Kohl’s 101 – How to Shop and Save Money at Kohl’s
This is a guide for getting the biggest bang for your buck when shopping at Kohl’s. In this post, I cover how to find Kohl’s coupons and promotions, Yes2You Rewards, Kohl’s Cash, and more!
The discount retailer is known for a wide range of affordable items, from clothing and shoes to home decor, but you could be saving even more on your purchases by following these steps!
Find Coupons and Promo Codes
Before I shop at Kohl’s — online or in-store — I ALWAYS check out the Kohl’s Coupons page first. This is where all of their current coupons and promo codes are displayed on one simple page.
It’s so easy to quickly browse to see if any of the brands or categories that you’re shopping for have coupons or promotions available. While most of these promotions will be applicable to online purchases only, some offers will have a “Get Pass” icon which enables you to print and use in-store. You can also screenshot it on your phone and have the cashier scan it from there!
In addition to coupons and promo codes for specific categories or brands, you’ll find specials like free shipping events, buy-one-get-one deals and much more.
Note that some coupons are exclusive to Kohl’s credit card holders, so be sure to read the terms of the coupon before checking out.
It’s easy to stack the savings with Kohl’s promo codes. You can enter up to four promo codes per order when you are placing your order online. Combine free shipping promo codes, department-specific promo codes and Kohl’s Cash (more on that below) when you check out to maximize your savings.
Shop Online and Save
As mentioned above, most of Kohl’s coupons and promo codes only apply to online purchases, so you’ll usually end up saving more if you shop online vs. in-store. However, shipping fees can certainly put a damper on those savings. The trick here is to buy online to get those extra savings and pick it up in store for free. Online orders over $75 also qualify for free shipping.
Return Items In-Store
So you qualified for free shipping, but you need to return something. Kohl’s does not pay for return shipping, so I recommend returning unwanted items directly to a store near you instead — it’s free! Any Kohl’s store will accept returns on items you bought in-store and online as long as you have the receipt and it’s within 36 months of the original purchase.
Sign up for a free Yes2You Rewards account online or in-store, and get 1 point for every $1 spent at Kohl’s. On the 1st of every month, you’ll receive a $5 reward for every 100 points earned. These rewards can be used on a future Kohl’s purchase, online or in-store, but must be used within 30 days of receiving the reward. What’s nice about this reward is that there are no brand exclusions!
As a Yes2You Rewards member, you’ll also receive a special birthday gift if you share your birthday during registration and access to special bonus point events where you can earn more points per $1 spent.
This is sort of like a cross between a loyalty program and a rebate offer. Here’s how it works:
Kohl’s Cash is earned during periodic Kohl’s Cash promotions when you make qualifying purchases in store, at a Kiosk, on Kohls.com or with the Kohl’s App. Look for Kohl’s Cash promotion dates online and on in-store posters.
- For every $50 you spend on qualifying purchases, you earn $10 in Kohl’s Cash.
- The Kohl’s Cash will be printed out or sent to you via email. For email Kohl’s Cash, follow the email instructions to print your Kohl’s Cash or add it to the Wallet in the Kohl’s App.
- Use your Kohl’s Cash at any Kohl’s store, on Kohls.com, or with the Kohl’s App.
- At checkout, your Kohl’s Cash will be deducted from your purchase total.
Not the simplest way to earn credit back on purchases, but worth participating if you happen to shop during the promotional periods!
Occasionally, Kohl’s will run mail-in rebates on certain brands. Make a qualifying purchase and you will get Kohl’s credit back (not cash).
You can find out if items you’ve recently purchased have a mail-in rebate offer here. Pay special attention to the dates stated on the rebate. The start and end dates indicate the time period that you can make the qualifying purchase during. The postmark date is the date by which you have to mail in the rebate card to get the Kohl’s credit.
Download the Kohl’s App and store all your Kohl’s coupons, promo codes, Yes2You Rewards and Kohl’s Cash in your mobile wallet. This will make it easier to keep track of all your rewards so that you don’t miss out on anything! You can also search coupons and shop directly from the app. As an added perk, you will also receive 50 Yes2You points when you download and sign into the app for the first time!
Kohl’s Charge Credit Card
If you shop at Kohl’s a lot, you may want to consider signing up for a Kohl’s Charge, their store credit card. Some of the perks include at least 12 exclusive cardholder offers every year and 30% off your first Kohl’s Charge purchase.
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