JCPenney (also called JCP), has been around for more than 100 years. The store is a leading destination for clothing and household items. A few years ago, they tried to do away with coupons and sales but quickly realized that was not what their customers wanted.
JCPenney is now back to doing what they do best. They offer clothes for kids, teens and adults at affordable prices. And, they once again offer sales and coupons to make their great deals even better. So, what are some of the secrets for saving money at JCP? Check them out!
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY AT JCPENNEY?
1. Use JCPenny coupons
The simplest way to save money is by shopping the sales when there is a coupon you can use. JCP often releases $10 off $25 purchase coupons. You can use these on most purchases. However, make sure you read the fine print as some brands, such as Nike and Levi’s for example, are excluded.
You can find the most current JCP coupons directly on their website, under the Coupons Link on the main menu. These coupons can be used in the store, or online.
2. Sign up for their rewards program
You won’t save instantly on your purchase, but you will get credit for shopping. When you reach a spending total of $50 in your account, JCPenney will issue a $10 rewards certificate. You can use this on just about any purchase in the store or online.
You can join JCP Rewards for free, either in the store or line. Download the JCP app so you can check your points balances no matter where you are.
3. Use the store credit card
Another simple way to save money is to use their store credit card. When you do, you earn 2x the points as normally would as a rewards member. Just make sure you are responsible and diligent about paying it in full each month as the interest rate can be much higher than other cards.
4. Shop using discounted gift cards
Skip the credit cards entirely and pick up a discounted gift card instead! Use a site like Gift Card Granny, where you can find gift cards for less than the value of the card. For example, you may find a $25 card being sold for $23. That is instant money in your pocket!
If they do not yet have a card available for the store where you want to shop, make sure you sign up for alerts. That way, as soon as one becomes available, you can get a notification and try to grab it before someone else does.
5. Shop only the sales
JCPenney has sales all year long. That means you will find deep discounts frequently. Some of the best deals fall right around Thanksgiving and Black Friday. For example, they often sell women’s boots for as low as $19.99! You can find jeans and other items also deeply discounted this time of the year.
6. Watch for the pink tags
When shopping, find the items with the pink tags. These indicate that it is the lowest clearance price and it will not drop any lower. You can find great quality clothing and household items at some pretty low prices.
7. Score free shipping
If you live near a JCPenney store, try getting your items shipped to the store for free! When you spend $25 or more, your purchase instantly qualifies you for free shipping to your store. Compare that offer to free shipping to your home with a $99+ order, and it is even more appealing.
8. Complete the survey
Another simple way to get a great coupon is to watch your receipt. They often include a link to complete a survey and as a thank you, will reward you with a coupon to save 10% off your next purchase.
9. Sign up for emails
As great as it can be to shop in the store, sometimes, you will find better deals online. When you are signed up for emails, you will get an alert whenever they have one day or special online-only offers.
10. Stack codes and rewards
By combining a coupon and a rewards certificate, you can maximize your savings. You can use one coupon and reward when you shop either in the store or online.
When it comes to stacking, here are some things to keep in mind:
- You are limited to using 9 rewards codes per purchase (if you are using a coupon)
- If you do not have any other coupons, you can use 10 reward code per purchase
- The total savings cannot exceed your purchase amount (that means you will not get cash back)
11. Search for online codes before you shop
If you love to shop online, you should make certain there is a coupon you can use to save more money. While you can usually find coupons on their site, you can also find them on sites such as Coupon Sherpa.
In addition, you can buy it online and pick it up in the store, which not only saves you time but money. There are many times when JCP has online only offers but shipping can make it less affordable. Bypass that entirely by selecting in-store pickup and you’ll never get stuck paying high shipping charges.
Check out these current coupon codes you can use today:
12. Get paid to shop
If you find a deal or discount and a coupon code, you should take that savings and do more with it. By that I mean, get paid to shop!
It sounds pretty unreal that you can earn money while shopping online, but sites such as Ebates do just that. When you shop using their links, you can earn cash back. They don’t pay points, but rather, cold hard cash. If you plan to do any online shopping, it is a must use trick so you can get paid on every purchase you make.
13. Ask for a price adjustment
Another secret to saving at JCPenney is to take advantage of price matching. If you find the same item advertised for less, within 14 days after you buy, you can get the difference back. Call customer service at 1-800-322-1189 if you shop online. If you purchased the item in the store, stop in with your receipt to show proof of your purchase.
14. Download the app
If you download the JCPenney app to your phone, you may get rewarded with a $10 reward. We’ve tested this and sometimes it seems to work and for others, it did not. Give it a try to see if you don’t get an instant reward.