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Oct 06 2015
2 years ago
2:02 PM MDT

10 Kohl’s Shopping Secrets You Need to Know

Oct 06, 2015 @ 2:02 PM MDT
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10 "HIP" Kohl's Shopping Secrets You Need to Know

If you regularly shop at Kohl’s, you may be interested in checking out these 10 “HIP” Kohl’s Shopping Secrets that will save you even more money!

1.) Shop on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month

Kohl's Sales 2nd & 4th Saturday

Kohl’s offers its biggest markdowns on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month during their “Night Owls” and “Early Birds” sales events when prices are an extra 10-25% off. These rock bottom sales start in-stores on Friday evenings from 3PM local time until midnight and continue on Saturday from open until 1PM. Or shop online from 2PM-Midnight on Friday evening until 3PM CST on Saturday.

2.) Spend $48 (not $50!) to Earn $10 Kohl’s Cash

Kohl's Cash Hip2Save

Did you know that you can spend just $48 after all applicable discounts and before tax instead of the usual $50 and still receive a $10 Kohl’s Cash Reward (during applicable Kohl’s Cash earning periods – applicable in-store or online)? Even though it may not show up during the final stages of online checkout, once you complete your order, you will in fact see that you have earned $10 in Kohl’s cash!

3.) Shop Online and Stack Multiple Discount Codes

Shop Online and Stack Savings

Shopping online is convenient since you can stack up to FOUR discount codes for online orders when purchasing from a computer. If placing an order from a mobile device, you’ll only be able to combine 2 coupon codes per order. Keep in mind that you can only use ONE sitewide percent-off code (20% off entire purchase) and one free shipping code per order, but can use up to four Kohl’s rewards codes (i.e. Kohl’s Cash) or dollar off/percent off/department specific codes per order.

4.) Apply for a Kohl’s Charge Card

Kohl's Charge Card

Usually around once a month, Kohl’s offers 30% off AND free shipping for Kohl’s Cardholders (generally non-cardholders can save 15% during this time). If you shop at Kohl’s often, consider signing up for a store card as you’ll receive lots of exclusive cardholder coupons that stack with other coupons for huge savings. Plus, Kohl’s cardholders who spend over $600 a year get placed into the “Most Valuable Customer” program and receive at least 18 discounts throughout the year.

5.) Make Immediate Payments on Kohl’s Charge Card

Make immediate payments on Kohl's charge card

Have a Kohl’s Card and are nervous about late fees? Did you know that you can immediately make a payment on your Kohl’s card after using it in-store? Just make a payment at the register using cash, check, money order, or a Kohl’s Cares card or head to the kiosks located around the store. Cash or check payments will post to your account the same day, if paid at a register.

6.) Price Adjustments + Hassle-Free Return Policy

Kohl's Price Adjustments

Did you buy a non-clearance item at Kohl’s only to find out it went on sale a few days later? Price adjustments are available for two weeks after the purchase date if the item(s) purchased were further reduced from the original priced you paid. Just be sure to hang on to your receipt and head to the customer service desk to receive the difference. The price adjustment is also available on a Kohl’s.com purchase whenever you call customer service at (855) 564-5705.

Plus, as mentioned in their online policy, there are no time restrictions for returns! You can get cash back for up to 12 months after purchase and after that you will receive in-store merchandise credit. No receipt is needed for Kohl’s Charge purchases. If you use any credit card to make your purchases, your shopping history will be stored in their computer for a full year.

7.) Decode the LCD Price Signs

Kohl's discount codes

Wondering if an item will drop further in price this season? Look for a square in the upper-right corner of an LCD price tag. If you see a square, this indicates that the item has reached the lowest price of the season and won’t drop further unless it goes on clearance.

Also, look for other codes which indicate when an item will be marked down. In the upper right-hand corner of the pricing code, there are letters such as “GV” that indicates a limited-time price drop, “S” which means it’s a 1-2 week sale, or “NM” which means the item will be marked down again that night or the following morning.

8.) Sign Up for FREE Yes2You Rewards Program

Kohl's Yes2You Rewards

Love rewards? Be sure to sign up for Yes2You Rewards (it’s FREE!) as you’ll essentially receive 5% back on every order of $100. Plus, Yes2You Rewards members often receive birthday coupons and additional rewards, such as a $5 reward coupons, bonus points, and more. Keep in mind that Yes2You Rewards are issued once a month.

9.) Kiosk Orders always Ship FREE

Kohl's Kiosk Orders Ship Free

Not finding what you are looking for in-store? Orders placed from any Kohl’s kiosk automatically receive FREE standard shipping to your home. The in-store kiosks allow you to search inventory and locate the size and color you need on Kohl’s.com and are still eligible for discount codes.

10.) Kohl’s Honors Competitor Prices

Kohl's Price Matches

Find a lower advertised price? Kohl’s honors in-store only competitor prices from any national retailer that has a brick-and-mortar store (Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc.) on select brands only – just bring a current copy of the competitor’s ad with you (make sure the ad includes a description of the item). Also you will be able to redeem Kohl’s Cash when price matching.


Discounted Kohl's Gift Card

Pair all the tips above with a discounted Kohl’s gift card for even more savings! Here’s what you need to do:

—> Go here to create a new Raise account (be sure that referral code is populated with hsave)
—> Enter mobile number so they can text you a code for verification purposes
—> Once verified, your $5 will be instantly credited to your account (new Raise members only)
—> Start shopping for a discounted Kohl’s gift card (or any other store you want!)
—> If your purchase is $50 or more, use the coupon code HIP2SAVE50 to save an additional $5 off!

Here is one Kohl’s gift card scenario to consider:

$54.78 Kohl’s eGift Card ONLY $51
Enter the code HIP2SAVE50 to get $5 off
Apply your $5 new member credit
Final Cost $41 for $54 eGift Card!

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