Best Shopping Hacks for Kohl's
Devoted Kohl's shoppers know that savings are plentiful at the store, but even the most loyal of them might not have all the tips and hacks to make their dollar go as far as possible. We invite you to go through this list and find out all the ways you can save more.
How to read price tags
If digital Kohl's price tags have a small dot in the top right corner, it means that the price is at its lowest and will not get cheaper until the end of season clearance. This is the time to buy it!
Decoding the digital signs
Reading those digital signs is very important if you want to maximize your savings. You will not only know the price, but will be able to find out what kind of sale this is and if it is a sale at all. For example PP means that the item is just a product placement and is not on sale, so if you want to save, look for this item when it gets discounted. NM means that the item will be discounted further, so come back for it later.
- PP – product placement, no sale, regular price
- NM – the lower price is not final
- BGH – buy 1, get 1 half off
- GV – limited time sale, like early bird or night owl
- BB – bonus buy
Best time to shop
The best time to shop at Kohl's and to get extra discounts on top of sales prices and coupons, is during Early Bird and Night Owl Sales. This means that if you will shop after 3 pm on Friday and until 1 pm on Saturday, you will get extra 10-15% off your order.
This sale is advertised heavily and works both online and in store.
Text alert savings
You should definitely sign up for Kohl's text message and email alerts and get 15% off your order for every sign up, so do this separately for phone number and email.
You can enter your email address on the website and text SAVE07 to 56457.
$5 for every $100
Sign up for Yes 2 You Rewards Program online and you will be eligible for $5 every time you spend $100. While everybody gets $5 Kohl's Cash for $100, this program will let you double that with additional $5, so don't miss out!
Today's Deals coupons
Every Wednesday and Friday Kohl's issues new coupons, so make these days your primary shopping times. You can see a new coupon code on Sunday once in a while too, but it's less likely. Kohl's app and various coupon aggregation sites are the best places to find Today's Deals.
Best coupon finding methods
All Kohl's coupons can be applied online and in store, which means that any coupon you will find online can be showed to a cashier and redeemed in store. All coupons can be printed for physical store or used online.
Online coupons in store
Kohl's app has My Wallet section, where all your online coupons can be added and used in store, scanning the barcodes.
Kohl's allows its shoppers to use more than one coupon per order. You can use up to 4 discount and coupon combinations and score some fantastic deals this way. You can combine $ off product coupons with % off category deals, then add total purchase coupon and finish with Kohl's Cash for the best price.
Online shoppers can also use up to 4 coupon codes.
Coupon usage strategy details
You should know the sequence of coupon usage for the best results. Kohl's Cash is applied first, so start scanning smaller items at the register to take advantage of that. Take a look at the list and next time you are at Kohl's follow this order:
- Department Specific Coupons ($10 off Baby and Kids)
- Dollar off coupons ($20 off $200)
- Percent off coupons (25% off storewide)
- Rewards coupons from Yes 2 You
If you want to simplify this process, add all your coupons to your Kohl's app and let it do the job for you when you are scanning all items you are planning to buy while shopping.
Brand name items with rewards
Most brand items, like Nike, Under Amour, and American Girl are not eligible for promotional coupons, but you can still spend Yes 2 You Rewards dollars and Kohl's Cash on them. Your Kohl's Cash is deducted before all other coupons, so it's best to spend it on those and similar brand names. Some people even split those non coupon items into a separate purchase to make sure register does not make a mistake.
Price matching with Kohl's coupons
Kohl's will price match all competitor ads as long as they are currently valid. This applies to all in-store items and offers some great savings. Kohl's coupons can be applied after the price match, so make sure to combine them both.
Kohl's Rebate Center online has all rebate offers listed for easy finding and printing. This applies to new and past rebates. All you have to do is print, fill out, and mail the form for some serious cash back.
Discounted gift cards
Check out Raise.com and similar sites for discounted Kohl's gift cards online and save 5-15% right away. Make sure you know if the card can be applied online, in store, or both.
The best way to earn some money at Kohl's is by getting and spending Kohl's Cash, which is in store money, typically $10 for every $50 spent. You can use this cash together with other discounts. Best of all, you really just have to spend $48 to qualify for $10 Kohl's Cash.