November 24, 2011
It’s possible to save more than 50% off of the already heavily discounted products at Kohls. Here’s how.
I just browsed through the Kohls’ “Happy ThankSaving Days” catalog that fell out of the morning paper. I was surprised to see some pretty great deals – especially the Early Bird specials that are available Thursday Midnight to Friday 1PM. There is no way in a million years you would catch me going to Kohls in person on Friday (I hate crowds!), but the catalog text says “Selected Early Birds also available online“. Now we’re talking!
If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or the Chase Ink Bold, then you have access to Chase’s lucrative Ultimate Rewards Mall. Take advantage of it to squeeze the most miles and discounts out of your purchases:
Step 1: Go to the Ultimate Rewards Mall
Go to ultimaterewards.com/mall.
Step 2: Search for Kohls and click on Additional Offers & Coupons
Note the CYBER20 coupon code offering 20% off everything & free shipping on orders over $50.
Step 3: Click on the Shop Now button
By shopping at Kohls.com through the Ultimate Rewards Mall you will earn 10 points per dollar spent. Ultimate Rewards points are quite valuable: they’re worth a minimum of 1.25 cents each when used to book travel, but can easily be worth at least 2 cents each when converted to airline miles or hotel points. For convenience, let’s say each point is worth 1.5 cents. In that case, the Ultimate Rewards Mall is giving you another 15% rebate for your purchases!
Step 4: Shop Online
Don’t forget to apply Coupon Code CYBER20 when you check out!
NOTE: At the moment, CYBER20 doesn’t seem to be working. If this happens to you, try another 20% off promo code CON20HH4 instead (thanks dracs!). If that doesn’t work, use promo code GOBBLE15 for 15% off (thanks Jennifer).
If you purchase items between now and Sunday November 27th, Kohls will send you $15 in Kohl’s Cash to be used at a later date (online or in-store). You are given specific dates in which you can spend Kohl’s cash, but in my experience Kohls cash really does work as well as a gift card for buying things at Kohls.
Step 5: Count Your Savings
Let’s say you find $125 worth of heavily discounted merchandise that you want to buy. The CYBER20 code will give you 20% off and free shipping, so your total will come to $100 before taxes. You will also receive 1000 Ultimate Rewards points, worth about $15 (based on a conservative estimate of 1.5 cents value per point). You will also receive $30 in Kohls cash for future purchases. So, for your purchase of $125 worth of items, you will get a total of $70 back in discounts, points, and Kohls cash for future purchases!
For more tips on earning points and saving money over the holidays, check out Mommy Points.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
If you are interested in future deals like these, I highly recommend you get the Chase SapphireSM Preferred Card. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up with this link. Even if you don’t want to shop at Kohls, this is a great card. The signup bonus alone is worth $500 in cash back, or $625 in travel booked through Chase, or more than $1000 in travel if you convert the points to United Airlines miles and/or Hyatt points. That last point is really key to the value of this card: Ultimate Rewards points earned with this card are instantly transferable to a number of airline and hotel programs. So, you can shop around to find the best miles and points redemptions before transferring your points and in that way get some incredible values from these points! I will get a small commission if you use my link, but you’ll get the same best offer available anywhere. I promise I would recommend this card with or without the referral commission. In fact, I have recommended it many times prior to my signing up for a referral network and I use it every day as my main go-to credit card.