5 Money-Saving Secrets to Know Before Shopping at Kohl’s

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February 13, 2017

The prices at Kohl’s are never straightforward. What you see on the price tag is rarely what you end up with. And if you do, you’re doing something wrong. With a little bit of know-how and some good old-fashioned patience, you’ll be a master of the deals before long. Here are some tips that will keep you from getting screwed when you shop at Kohl’s.

Let’s address what everyone who reads this is probably thinking – loyalty programs are a pain in the butt. Once you sign up for a loyalty program, you get endless emails you delete without reading. You get sales flyers mailed to you that just makes you want to buy more stuff you don’t need.

But the Kohl’s loyalty program is different. You can save some big money. Kohl’s will send you sales flyers, but they will also include a limited time 15, 20 or even 30 percent coupon for your entire shopping trip. They do exclude certain items from this sale, like a lot of electronics. So if you’re looking to pick up a new Fitbit, you won’t get a discount.

If you join Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards, you’ll get even more savings. You’ll earn one point for each dollar you spend there. When you get to 100 points, you’ll get $5 off. They’ll also send you a birthday gift – a coupon for a few dollars off in the store.

Kohl’s cash has the ability to make grown adults feel like little kids on Christmas day. A cashier is handing you a ticket that is just like money. The next time you come into Kohl’s, if it’s within the dates on the Kohl’s cash, you’ll be able to buy something and walk out of the store without owing anything. That’s a great feeling.

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For every $50 you spend when they are awarding Kohl’s cash, you get $10 in return. Sometimes, that amount is bumped up to $15 for every $50 spent. Make sure, though, not to let your Kohl’s cash expire. Even if you don’t feel like shopping, run in and grab a package of socks or something you can use that you can pick out quickly.

In the summer, kids are anxiously counting down how many days until they have to return to school. At the same time, parents are counting down how many days until Kohl’s has its annual tax free days.

Kohl’s advertises this as a way to help out parents who are buying back-to-school clothes for their children. But you don’t have to be a parent to get the savings – anyone who walks through the checkout line does.

To maximize your savings at Kohl’s, check out the clearance racks every time you go in. You can find good, quality clothes marked down to $4 or $5 dollars. If you have a 30-percent-off coupon for a $5 shirt, it will only cost you $3.50 by the time you are checked out. If Kohl’s cash deals are happening as well, you’ll be $3.50 closer to the $50 mark where you can get $10 in Kohl’s cash. On top of that, if you give the cashier your Yes2You rewards, you’ll inch toward your next $5 coupon as well.

Unless you really feel like it will be a life-changing purchase, you shouldn’t buy anything full price in Kohl’s. Wait until it goes on sale because you could score some major savings. If it isn’t in your store when the price cut hits, check for it online. They’ll likely still have some in stock.

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