Forget Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Those stores might be retail behemoths, but one of America’s favorite places to shop is actually a Wisconsin-based department store chain. Kohl’s earned the top spot in Harris Poll’s 2017 EquiTrend rankings of department stores, above competitors, including Macy’s, JCPenney, and Dillard’s. It also came in third in the National Retail Federation’s ranking of America’s favorite online retailers.
What’s behind the Kohl’s love? The great deals you can score are one reason the chain is winning popularity contests. But getting the best prices at this store requires a little know-how. From the ins and outs of Kohl’s Cash to the best times of day to shop, we’ve rounded up 15 secrets to saving money at one of America’s favorite retailers. If you haven’t already joined the ranks of loyal Kohl’s shoppers, you might soon become one, especially once you realize how much money you stand to save at the store.
1. Learn to love Kohl’s Cash
Kohl’s Cash is the not-so-secret way to save big bucks at the store. For every $50 you spend (after discounts and coupons and before tax), you’ll get $10 in Kohl’s Cash to use on a future shopping trip. Kohl’s Cash is only offered on certain dates, so watch for ads in your newspaper or check online. Then, time your shopping trip accordingly. Once you have your “cash” in hand, you can use it to buy almost anything at a Kohl’s store or at Kohls.com, except for gift cards and certain charitable items, during the specified redemption period.
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