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.
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
- S – sale price
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
- Kohl’s Cash
- 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.
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.
10% cash back off your registry items
Kohl’s will award you with 10% of amount spent by your friends and family on your registry with Kohl’s Ever After Rewards. You can use that money to purchase whatever was left in the registry. Those remaining items will also get additional 15% off.
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.
Kohl’s and Target Insider Black Friday Deals
Kohl’s Black Friday deals were leaked on November 1st with an impressive 64-page ad. Shoppers celebrated the upcoming offers until they saw what Target has to offer just a few hours later. Target came out with a 47-page booklet and threatened Kohl’s with some serious competition. Let’s take a look which deals will we enjoy more on Black Friday:
Where Kohl’s is a winner
Kohl’s will have longer hours and beat Target here. As stated in the ads, the store will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open all night long. The door buster deals will be available until 1 pm on Friday, giving you 20 hours to score the best bargains. Target will open at the same time, but will only stay open until 1 am before reopening again at 7 am Friday.
Kohl’s is increasing its Kohl’s Cash amount from $10 for every $50 purchase to $15 during November 19th-23rd. The cash will have to be redeemed November 24th – December 5th. This free future money definitely counts when the race is so tight.
Nintendo Switch deal is sweet at Kohl’s – a bundle with Turtle Beach headset and carrying case for $329.99, which is $30 less than normal price, and $90 Kohl’s Cash. The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle at Target is $299.99, but there is no cash gift, so Target loses.
Kohl’s offers Xbox One X 1TB Players Unknown’s Battleground Console Bundle for $399.99, which is $130 less than standard price. Target does not have such Xbox deal this year.
Kohl’s does not have many TV deals to compare with others, but it has one of the best: Samsung 58” 4K Smart TV for $549.99 (Save $350) and $165 Kohl’s Cash to go with it.
Kohl’s also wins online battle by starting the deals at 12:01 am CT on November 19th. Target’s online deals go live on Thanksgiving.
Where Target beats Kohl’s
Target will offer free two-day shipping for the first time this year with no minimum purchase. The free shipping deal will go on all the way through December 22nd and cover the entire holiday shopping season. Kohl’s is not talking about free 2-day shipping for Black Friday. It currently has free standard shipping on orders of $50 and above and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change, which leaves Target a winner.
Kohl’s is offering a huge variety of deals on electronics, but Target still wins in this category, especially with iPhones, both 2018 and 2017 models:
· iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max activation with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T awards shoppers with $250 Target gift card.
· iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X activation with $150 gift card.
Target also has great deals on Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones. At the same time Kohl’s does not offer any phone deals. Let’s look at Target’s Galaxy and Pixel offers:
· Samsung Galaxy Note9 and $300 gift card with activation
· Samsung Galaxy S9 and $300 gift card with activation
· Samsung Galaxy S9+ and $300 gift card with activation
· Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL with $200 gift card for activation with Verizon
When it comes to TV deals, Target beats all the competition by sheer number of offers. While Kohl’s has a couple of great prices, Target has 20. Element 55” Smart 4K UHD TV for $199.99 offers $180 savings and is one of the best deals this year. Many Samsung TV specials will be available at Target for those looking for premium TVs.
Target REDcard offers 5% off orders all year long and Black Friday is no exception. In addition, all REDcard holders will have early access to Black Friday deals on November 21st, which is an entire day earlier than for other shoppers. Kohl’s does not have a similar card and loses here.