If you love using Kohl’s Coupons then you’re in luck because I’ve got 15 Incredibly Smart Kohl’s Savings Hacks to help you Save Money at Kohl’s and Maximize all your coupons for the best deals! One of the stores most known for offering Huge Discounts is Kohl’s! But did you know there are SO MANY Ways to Save Money at Kohls, I’m guessing you probably haven’t heard of all of these so we have rounded up our Best 27 Secrets to Shopping at Kohl’s & Saving Money to help you get the best bang for your buck!
15 Secrets to Shopping at Kohls
1.) Earn Free Kohl’s Gift Cards from Swagbucks!
Sign Up for Swagbucks and Earn FREE Kohl’s Gift Cards when you search online! I earn at least a $5 Gift Card a month, if you save those up that’s like having an extra $60-$100 to spend on Christmas Gifts during the Holidays!
2.) Look for the Dot on the Price Tag for the Lowest Price!
If an item has a Digital Tag look for the small dot in the top right corner, that means this is the lowest price on the item and you won’t expect to find it for lower until the end of the season clearance starts.
3.) Decode the Signs And Avoid Getting Scammed!
Did you know that those Little Digital Signs tell you a whole lot more than the price of the item, it will aslo tell you what kind of sale and even if the item is on sale! Watch out for the “PP” Code, that means the item is just a Product Placement and it’s always that price, wait for the item to drop and go on an actual sale if you see this code! You also want to watch out for the “NM” Code that means the item will be marked down again so keep checking back for a better price!
Here’s what all the codes mean:
- PP: Product Placement – This item isn’t really on sale, this is the normal fixed price.
- NM: Item will be marked down again (Similar to PP)
- BGH: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
- S: Sale Price
- GV: Limited Time Sale (Includes Early Bird and Night Owl Sales)
- BB: Bonus Buy
4.) The Best Time To Shop Kohls is from 3pm Friday – 1pm Sunday
You can get Extra Discounts on top of Sale Prices when you shop during Night Owl or Early Bird Hours. Shop After 3pm on Friday, or Before 1pm on Saturday and you’ll often get an additonal 10-15% off Sale Prices! Check your local Ads for details and be on the lookout for these awesome sales! Sales are valid both online and in stores.
5.) You can Save 15% When you Sign Up Text Alerts
If you’re not already on the list make sure you Sign Up for Kohls Email & Text Alerts. You’ll receive a 15% off coupon each time you sign up so spread these out to get 2 separate coupons!
You can sign up for Email Alerts Here to get your 15% off Kohls Coupon
And Text SAVE07 to 56457 to get a 15% Off Coupon sent to your phone and sign up for Mobile Sale Alerts.
6.) Get a FREE $5 for every $100 you Spend!
One of my favorite new ways to save at Kohls is the Yes 2 You Rewards Program! You have to sign up for this program online, then you’ll earn $5 for every $100 you spend regardless of how you pay! Plus you can earn the $5 on every $100 in ADDITION to Kohl’s Cash so it’s Bonus Savings you don’t want to miss out on. Make sure you sign up here.
7.) Click on “Today’s Deals” to see Current Coupon Codes!
Kohls issues new Kohls Coupons typically on Wednesdays & Fridays! Sometimes we see additional codes on Sundays but regardless of when you are shopping you should be able to find high value discounts. Check our Kohls Coupons page for updated codes or click on the “Today’s Deals” Section of the Kohls Homepage to see all the current coupons available! You can also select “Today’s Deals” From the Kohl’s app to see any available in store or online coupons. This is one of the easiest ways to find all the discounts in one place.
8.) How to Find Kohl’s In Store Coupons Quickly
Just because you aren’t shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t save big at Kohls. All Kohl’s coupons are valid both in stores and online. If it’s an online coupon it should be listed under the Today’s Deals section where you can print an in store shopping past. Or you can use Retail Me Not App to find In Store Coupons. Just pull up the app on your phone to see current and valid Kohl’s Coupons then show your phone at checkout to receive your discount.
9.) Add Online Coupon Codes to Your Phone for In Store Use!
Download the Kohl’s App and then click on “My Wallet” Add your online coupon code to the app and it will create a barcode you can use in stores!
10.) Stack Your Kohls Coupons for Extreme Savings!
Most people don’t know Kohls allows you to stack a dollar off coupon (Like a $10 off any purchase or $10/$30 Purchase) Coupon with a Percent off Coupon (Like 15% or 20% Off Everything!)
Dollar off coupons, Kohls Cash and Discount Coupons all can be applied to the same order. Or you can stack a Category Coupon (Mens, Juniors, Womens) + A Total Purchase Coupon for Big Savings!
Online you can Stack up to 4 Coupon Codes on the same transaction!
11.) Get Maximum Savings By Maximizing Your Coupons!
It’s important to know how your Kohl’s Coupons will apply, Kohl’s Cash is applied first which means if you have a big transaction you might be better off breaking out a smaller item that’s exactly $10 and applying the Kohl’s Cash to that item first. This list will also help you keep track of your total so you know what you’ll be spending out of pocket because the price changes depending on how you apply the coupons.
Here is the order used for applying discounts at Kohl’s:
- Kohl’s Cash
- Department Specific Coupons ($10 off Mens or Kids)
- Dollar Off Coupons ($10/$30 or Kohl’s Cash)
- Percent off Coupons (30% or 20% off Storewide)
- Rewards Coupons from Yes 2 You Rewards
Here’s a Tip! Add your Kohl’s Coupons to the Kohl’s App and it will keep up with your total for you, just scan all coupons you have, including Kohl’s Cash and rewards, then scan all the items you plan to buy and it will calculate and keep a running tab on your total.
12.) Spend & Earn Rewards on Name Brand Items!
Kohl’s has recently started carrying name brand items like Nike, Under Armour, and American Girl. These items are not eligible for Promotional Coupons, But you Can Spend your Yes 2 You Rewards and Kohl’s Cash on these items. This is the best way to use your Kohl’s Cash since your Kohl’s Cash is deducted before coupons, I would split any non coupon items into a separate transaction and use your rewards to make sure the cash registers mark everything correctly.
13.) Use Price Matching with Kohls Coupons
Did you know Kohls will match Competitors Ads with a current date. This applies to in store items, but it can be an easy way to save. Stack those Price Matches with Kohls In Store Coupons for Big Savings!
14.) Look for Rebate Items & Print Your Rebates Online
You can find Kohl’s Rebates online in the Kohl’s Rebate Center, this lets you print out all current rebates as well as find past rebates, If you are wondering how to find the rebate form for an item you purchased check out the Kohl’s Rebate Center.
15.) Buy Discounted Gift Cards
You can save between 5-15% When you buy discounted gift cards online! Raise.com has a big selection of Gift Cards you can buy for discounted rates. Typically when people receive gift cards they don’t want they can sell them online for a discount. You can purchase these discounted cards then use them in addition to Coupons & Other Savings to save even more! Check out the Selection from Raise.com Here or checkout GiftCardRescue.com.
16.) Earn 10% Back in Rewards on Gifts Purchased off your Registry
If you or someone you know is getting married make sure they know about Kohls Ever After Rewards! You can earn 10% of the amount purchased from your registry! That means if friends and family members buy $1,000 worth of items off your registry you’ll earn $100 in Rewards to spend on other items!
17.) Earn Kohl’s Cash on $48 or more
One of the best ways to save at Kohl’s is by taking advantage of Kohl’s Cash. Kohl’s frequently runs promotions where You can earn $10 in Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend.These promotions typically overlap with coupons so for the biggest savings wait for a Kohl’s Cash Promotion and stack it with coupons!
Did you know, you actually only have to spend $48 to earn Kohl’s Cash? If you are within $2 you’ll earn Kohl’s Cash as if you spend $50! It’s just one way Kohl’s makes our lives a little easier! No more adding in filler items to get over $50. Details Here.
Remember Kohl’s Cash is only valid during specific dates, so check the dates on your Kohl’s Cash and set a reminder in your phone so you don’t forget to spend it!
TIPS FROM THE PROSOnce a year during Black Friday Week Kohl’s offers $15/$50 in Kohls Cash this is the best time to buy Hot Name Brand items that are often excluded from coupons, or to buy higher ticket items like Kitchen Aid Mixers, Dyson Vacuums and more!
18.) Combine Your Receipts to Earn Kohl’s Cash
You can take your receipts to Customer Service and have them combined to get your Kohl’s Cash. If you make 2 $25 Purchases during the same Kohl’s Cash Offer (For example running August 5th – 14th) You can add up your receipts and get your $10 in Kohl’s Cash for spending $50 or more! Just ask your Cashier, or go to the Customer Service Department!
19.) FREE Shipping from the Kohl’s Kiosk In Stores
Kohls.com offers Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more and occasionally we post Kohls Coupons for Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more, or Free Shipping No Minimum.
If you can’t find a Coupon Code for Free Shipping you can head in stores to use the In Store Kiosk. Any order made from an In Store Kiosk will get Free Shipping with No Minimum! This is perfect for ordering those items only available online and a great way to avoid shipping costs!
20.) Wait for Gold Star Clearance
Kohls runs something called Gold Star clearance which is up to 80% off original prices. Typically this happens around 4 times a year at the end of each season. Watch for the Gold Star Clearance sections in your stores to find amazing deals!
Remember you can stack Gold Star Clearance Sales with Coupons and sometimes even Kohl’s Cash! Stacking the savings is the best way to get amazing deals!
21.) Senior Citizens Discount
If you’re over the age of 60 the best day to shop is Wednesdays! All Senior Citizens age 60 and older will save save 15% Every Week on Wednesdays! Details Here.
22.) Kohl’s Charge Card Holders save more
I’m not typically one to recommend that you sign up for In Store Credit Cards, but Kohls offers amazing savings that are exclusively for Card Holders. If You’re a Card Holder you can save up to 30% at least once per month. That’s 12 times per year when you can save more by being a Kohls Card Holder!
We also frequently see Free Shipping Codes for Card Holders, just another perk of being a Kohls Card Holder. If you don’t already have a Kohls Charge Card this is one store where it might be worth it, You can sign up for a Kohls Card Online.
23.) Download the Kohls App to Store Your Credit Card
If you’re worried about not having your Credit Card With You when you head to the store you can actually scan your Kohl’s Charge Card Information into your Kohl’s App and store it securely. That way you never have to worry about getting to the store without your card. Since most of the Kohl’s Cardholder Discounts require you to use your card this is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out!
24.) Save Your Receipt for Easy Price Adjustments
You have 2 weeks to take your receipt back for a price adjustment. If the price goes down then you’ll be able to get the difference back! You have 14 days from the purchase date to take in your original dated sales receipt and get the cash back, this does not apply to Clearance Items but it does apply to coupons. So if you buy an item without a Coupon, take back the receipt, item and a new coupon you can get the difference of the final prices!
25.) Use a Credit Card for Easy Returns
Kohl’s offers Hassle Free Returns which means you can make a return of any item any time. And when you buy items using a credit card (Any card, not just a Kohls Charge Card) They can look up your purchase within the last 12 months to give you back your purchase price even without a receipt!
I did this recently where I couldn’t find a receipt and they were going to give me the lowest known price for my return, when I came back with the credit card I used to make the purchase I received the full value of my purchase even though I still didn’t have a receipt! It’s really simple to make returns as long as you know which credit card you made the purchase on.
26.) There’s No Limit on Returns
Did you know that there is actually no limit or time-frame on when you can do returns at Kohl’s. As long as you have the receipt or the credit card the purchase was made on you don’t have to worry about running out of time on items that you don’t need or want. You can return your item anytime for the purchase price with proof of purchase, or the lowest price in stores if the item is no longer available.
27.) Sign Up for Kohl’s Sale Alerts and get 15% off
No matter how much or little you shop at Kohls, there are great ways to save for Just About Everyone! If you have another tip for saving big at Kohl’s be sure to leave a comment below and let us know!
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This post was originally posted in March of 2015 with only 15 Secrets! We love adding new ones, leave a comment below if you have a new Secret Shopping Tip to share for Kohl’s! We’d Love to share it the next time we update this post!