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Save BIG at Kohl’s!

If you love shopping at Kohl’s for home decor, bedding and bath products, or kitchen items, save money with these shopping hacks to get the most bang for your buck!

1. Spend LESS to earn $10 Kohl’s cash.

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Did you know that you can actually 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 promotion dates)? 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!

2. Don’t throw away expired Kohl’s cash.

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Don’t throw away expired Kohl’s Cash! Kohl’s offers a 10-day grace period for expired Kohl’s Cash, valid in-store only. While an expired Kohl’s Cash coupon cannot be applied to a Kohl’ order, your local Kohl’s store will still honor it up to 10 calendar days after the expiration date. Awesome!

3. Get 5% back for every $100 you spend.

Kohls Rewards Program sign

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, you’ll get eight guaranteed savings offers every year and a special birthday gift, opportunities to earn bonus points and so much more – with some surprises for you along the way! Keep in mind that Yes2You Rewards are issued once a month.

Hip Tip: If you’re in a test market, check out this post for details about Kohl’s New Rewards program that gives members 30% off during member-only savings events and more!

4. Download the free Kohl’s app.

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The FREE Kohl’s App has lots of handy features available! You can store your Kohl’s Cash & Yes2You Rewards in the virtual Wallet, save coupons within the app, AND use the barcode scanner in store mode to check prices instead of lugging items to the price checker.

AND you’ll get 10 Yes2You Rewards points just for downloading the app! In the app, you’ll also get 10 points for liking Kohl’s on Facebook, following them on Pinterest, following them on Instagram, following them on Twitter, subscribing to their YouTube channel, AND following them on Google+.

Plus, connect to the Kohl’s Guest Wi-Fi in-store as you may receive special offers while shopping! If you choose to shop via the Kohl’s App while you’re in-store, you may score FREE shipping, too!

5. Watch for mailer coupons.

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Kohl’s mails out different coupons to customers throughout the year, but not every customer will receive the same coupon at the same time. On occasion (and usually during the holidays), you may receive a $5 off $5 or $10 off $10 purchase mailer coupon (or other denomination) that can make for FREE items!

Plus, Kohl’s often mails out coupons to non-Kohl’s cardholders in areas where a new store will be opening or has been recently remodeled, but unfortunately, there’s no system to know for sure who gets them.

6. Shop on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.

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

Hip Tip: Certain products are never eligible for promotional discounts or coupons, so you won’t be able to apply additional discounts or coupons if you buy these brands. However, you can earn and redeem Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You Rewards. See the excluded brands here.

7. Shop often? Apply for a Kohl’s Charge Card.

Kohls charge card and rewards cash

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. You’ll even be able to save 25% on your first Kohl’s Charge purchase!

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. AND no receipt is needed for Kohl’s Charge purchases if you want to make a return. If you use any credit card to make your purchases, your shopping history will be stored in their computer for a full year!

Remember, if you’re in a test market, be sure to check out this post for details about Kohl’s New Rewards program that gives members 30% off during these member-only savings events and more!

8. Pay off Kohl’s charge card payments at the register.

kohls cash register

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.

9. Save 80% or MORE on clearance items.

fiesta dinnerware clearance stickers

One of the best ways to save at Kohl’s is by shopping the Clearance sections! If you’re heading in-store, look for yellow clearance stickers found on the products, or keep your eyes peeled for the shelves with the Clearance Gold Star signs above each department or throughout the store.

After the holidays, you’ll eventually find items marked up to 90% off. AND, you can stack store coupons, Kohl’s Cash AND your Kohl’s Charge Card on clearance items, making for awesome deals! Plus, you’ll also earn Kohl’s Cash on clearance purchases if shopping during a Kohl’s Cash period.

10. Watch for items with rebates or gift card offers.

kohls rebate form and rewards cards

One of the best times to purchase kitchen appliances, pots and pans, luggage, and more is whenever Kohl’s is offering up a mail-in rebate or gift card with the purchase of qualifying items. Even better, you can also apply coupons and promo codes to these rebate items to save even more!

During a previous small appliances promotion, you could score select Toastmaster appliances for as low as $2.44 (regularly $29.99) after combining promo codes with the mail-in rebate! Sweet!

11. Don’t be shy to get price adjustments.

fiestaware at Kohl's

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 price you paid. Just be sure to hang onto your receipt and head to the customer service desk to receive the difference. The price adjustment is also available on a Kohl’ purchase when you call customer service at (855) 564-5705.

However, if you’re making a return, know that they must be made within 180 days after purchases, as mentioned in their online policy. Premium electronics must be returned within 30 days from the date of purchase with original packaging and a valid receipt or account look-up.

Hip Tip: If you’re making a return and you purchased an item on sale or full price, and the store doesn’t have the item you want to exchange it for, you can do an even exchange for a different item of the same regular price! That means if you paid $5 (reg. $40), you may be able to return & exchange it for a different $40 item. Note that this policy may vary by store.

12. Know how to decode the LCD price signs.

Kohl's sale sign

Wondering what all the letters mean on the sale signs or price tags? Rumor has it that if you see a sale item that has an LCD price tag with a small black square in the upper-right corner, it means that there is limited stock available, so be sure to grab it before it’s gone!

Also, look for other codes which indicate when an item will be marked down. In the upper right-hand corner of the LCD display, you’ll find letters such as the following:

  • GV – Limited-time sale or price drop
  • S – Sale Item (usually lasts 1-2 weeks)
  • NM – The item will be marked down again
  • BGH – Buy One Get One 1/2 Off
  • BB – Bonus Buy
  • PP – Product Placement (fixed price, not percent discount)

13. Kiosk orders always ship free.

kohl's registry kiosk

Not finding what you’re looking for in the store? Orders placed from any Kohl’s kiosk or via the Kohl’s mobile app (in-store only) 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’ and are still eligible for discount codes. Awesome!

14. Kohl’s honors in-store competitor prices.

Keurig Brewer at Kohl's

Find a lower advertised price? Kohl’s honors in-store only competitor prices from any national retailer with a brick-and-mortar store (Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Macy’s, 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’ll be able to redeem Kohl’s Cash when price matching.

15. Sign up for Kohl’s sale alerts.

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When you sign up for Kohl’s Email Sale Alerts, you’ll receive an email with a coupon for an extra 15% off your next purchase, valid in-store or online! You’ll also receive email updates about their biggest sales & clearance events, notice of exclusive free shipping offers, plus more!

16. Use FOUR discount codes for online orders.

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Shopping online is convenient since you can stack up to FOUR discount codes for online orders when purchasing from a computer. 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.

If placing an order from a mobile device, you’ll only be able to combine two coupon codes per order.

Note: Dollar-off coupons may be combined and combined with one percent-off coupon as well. When using both dollar and percent-off coupons, the dollar-off coupon will be deducted first at the register.

17. Create a gift registry and earn rewards.

kohls gift registry

The Kohl’s Wedding Registry offers Ever After Rewards where you can earn 10% rewards on gifts purchased from your registry – that means if you spend $500, you’ll get a whopping $50 reward back to spend (up to $200). Plus, if you register with select brands, you’ll also receive free gifts!

For both Baby and Wedding Registries, you can also send your guests Free Announcement Cards with a coupon for 20% off their $100 in-store purchase to use on your registry. You’ll also save an extra 15% on items left on your registry for three months after the wedding/arrival of baby.

18. Over 60? Shop on Wednesdays.

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Kohl’s offers a 15% discount every Wednesday in-store only for customers aged 60 or better with proper identification. However, keep in mind that this offer cannot be applied in conjunction with any other percent-off discounts BUT will be applied to prior dollar-off discounts, including Kohl’s Cash coupons, Yes2You Rewards, and Promotional Gifts (excludes select categories & brands).

19. Save BIG on Kohl’s gift cards.

kohls gift cards

One way to save on your Kohl’s purchases is to buy discounted Kohl’s gift cards on as you can use them in-store and online. You can also occasionally purchase discounted Kohl’s retail gift cards on sites like eBay, Amazon, and the Swych App, but these deals often go fast!

Up next: Check Out These Clever Organization Tips for Kids Closets!

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  1. Mary Jo McDonald

    I really like our Kohl’s store in Danville,Illinois. They are always very accommodating and courteous. I was very disappointed when they quit carrying in Donna Bockmann clothing.

  2. Mary Jo McDonald

    Please bring back Donna Bockmann clothing I really miss her things.

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