May 17, 2013
UPDATE: Code BLOSSOM15 is no longer working. Kohl’s charge card holders can still get 30% off with code SAVE30, but it is no longer possible to get 40.5% off in total.
Until May 22, Kohl’s has two stackable coupons that total to 40.5% off everything (except gift cards) at Kohl’s. There is both a 30% off coupon (SAVE30) and a 15% off coupon (BLOSSOM15). The trick is that you do need to have a Kohl’s charge card to qualify for the 30% off coupon. When you apply both coupons, you’ll get a combined discount of 40.5% off. The great thing is that this discount is applied to sales & clearance prices as well! If you spend more than $75 (after discounts), you’ll also qualify for free shipping.
The picture above shows an example of stacking both coupons with a product that is on sale. The purchase comes with free shipping because the total order (before taxes) is greater than $75. This is just and example and is not meant to be a recommendation to buy the product shown.
In addition to this 40.5% discount, you will qualify for $10 of Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent (after discounts, but before shipping and sales tax). That sounds like an additional 20% rebate if you buy in multiples of $50, but its not really. When you pay with Kohl’s cash, the portion of your order paid that way does not qualify for discounts and does not count towards totals needed for free shipping. Regardless, Kohl’s Cash can be used to buy stuff, so it’s a nice extra perk! Plus, Kohl’s Cash is deducted before sales tax is calculated, so you do get a small discount by not having to pay tax on that portion of your purchase.
When shopping online, it’s always a good idea to start with a portal that offers points or cash back for your purchases. I’ve always had great luck with Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Mall, and they offer an amazing 10 points per dollar for Kohl’s purchases! In my experience, the points are earned regardless of what coupons have been applied.
You can save even more (or earn more points) by buying Kohl’s gift cards before making your purchases. If you want to get the gift cards quickly, the simplest approach is to go to a store where your credit card earns bonus points and buy Kohl’s gift cards there. One great example is to use a Chase Ink card at an office supply store to get 5 points per dollar. Another similar option is to double dip at Staples.com. Start at a cash back portal such as uPromise and click through to Staples.com. Buy Kohl’s e-gift cards and pay with a Chase Ink card (5X). The e-gift cards should arrive overnight or early the next day. Note that Kohl’s only allows up to 4 gift cards to be used per order. Finally, if you’d rather save money than earn points, consider gift card resellers. Search GiftCardGranny.com for deals on Kohl’s gift cards. If you’re in a hurry, opt for electronic gift cards rather than paper ones.
Thanks goes to this SlickDeals thread for finding this deal!