10 money-saving tips to know about Kohl’s

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10 money-saving tips to know about Kohl’s
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If you’ve ever shopped at Kohl’s, you probably already know that paying full price is paying too much at this department store — and one coupon is never enough!

Like many of its competitors, Kohl’s seems to be holding a never-ending sale.

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Love a good deal? Here’s how to save money at Kohl’s!

While the savings strategies we’re about to tell you about rely heavily on coupons, it’s so much easier to keep track of the sales if you download the Kohl’s app.

So let’s get to the 10 ways to save more on the things you love at Kohl’s!

Kohl’s Cash

For every $50 you spend at Kohl’s during a promotional period, you’ll get $10 in Kohl’s Cash, which is a coupon to be redeemed at a later time.

For example, a promotion is going on from August 18 to August 21. Any Kohl’s Cash earned during those few days can be redeemed at Kohl’s or on their website from August 22 to September 5.

By the way, a $48 purchase (or anything within $2 of the earned criteria) will be rounded up and you’ll get the reward.

Yes2You Rewards

When you sign up for the Yes2You Rewards program, you’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend while shopping at Kohl’s — and enrollment is free!

Once you get to 100 points, you’ll receive a $5 reward.

The rewards cash expires about 30 days after it’s issued, so again, it’s a good idea to download the Kohl’s app so you don’t miss out on the rewards.

Signing up for Yes2You Rewards also entitles you to eight savings offers a year and a birthday gift.

Today’s Deals

While you’ll see plenty of advertising for Kohl’s on TV and in the newspaper, the Today’s Deals section of the website is the best place to find the latest discounts.

As you can see, there are often multiple promotions going on at the same time:

10 ways to save money at Kohl's

Some of the “regular coupons” can’t be used for certain brands, but Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You Rewards can be earned and redeemed on excluded merchandise.

Here’s a list of the brands that are excluded from some coupons.

Gold Star Clearance

You may want to plan your trips to Kohl’s around the Gold Star Clearance, a semi-annual event that just so happened to be going on when we wrote this story.

During this sales event, you can save up to 80% off original prices.

Night Owl and Early Bird specials

Twice a month, Hip2Save.com says Kohl’s marks down prices on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. The specials are offered both in-store and online.

Combine your coupons

You might open your Kohl’s app and wonder how you’re ever going to use all of the coupons you’ve earned before the expiration date.

Fortunately, you can combine them. Here’s the policy from Kohls.com:

  1. First, department-specific dollar-off or percent-off promo codes will be applied to the qualifying items.
  2. Then, any dollar-off coupons (like Kohl’s Cash and Rewards Cash) will be subtracted from your subtotal.
  3. Lastly, the ONE sitewide percent-off discount will be applied.

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Price matching and price adjustments

Kohl’s says it will match a competitor’s price, but it only applies to in-store products. So you can’t find something cheaper on Amazon and get the lower price.

And if an item drops in price within two weeks of your purchase, go back to Kohl’s for a price adjustment.

Senior discount

Are you 55 or older? Wednesday is your day to shop! You’ll get 15% off. Just be sure to bring your identification to verify your age.

Understand codes on electronic price tags

To make sense of the pricing system, you may want to pay attention to the codes in the corner of the digital product signs, Kiplinger reports.

  • BB = Bonus Buy
  • BGH = Buy One, Get One Half Off
  • PP = Product Placement
  • S = Sale

And if you spot a square in the upper-right corner of the electronic tag, the product is at its lowest price before clearance.

Buy discounted gift cards

If you’re not using Kohl’s charge or a rewards credit card to save a little more, you might be able to snatch up a discounted gift card online.

Currently, there are Kohl’s gift cards for 12% off on Raise.com.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, MichaelSaves.com.
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