Monday, January 18, 2010

The one where she falls in love at Kohl's

One of the main reasons I came out to KY was to help my Mom buy a new wardrobe. We all chipped in for her birthday and Christmas gifts and gave her a big pile of cash for new clothes. I came out to help her spend it because—you know mothers—they fritter their money away on their kids and grandkids and have nothing left for themselves.

So on Saturday, we hit Kohl's. I don't shop at Kohl's much because although I like it, most of my clothes are hand-me-downs. Plus, Kohl's can be expensive.

Unless, like my sister, you know how to play the game.

Oh. My. Gosh! We bought $800 worth of clothes for only $270-ish. It was amazing!

Here's how you do it.

First, you sign up for a Kohl's charge card. (You'll get 15% off on that first purchase.)

Then you go online and give them your email address so they'll send you special e-mail offers—like free shipping, if you order online.

They also mail you things—like 30% off coupons (that are re-usable) and "Spend $50, Get $10 Back" to spend another day.

Then you wait for them to do their big clearance sales—like right now when they're clearing out all their winter things to make room for their spring and summer items. Time the clearance sale with one of their promotions and voilá! It's Cash Central.

We bought almost everything off the clearance racks, which were between 60 and 80% off retail. The other stuff was 40 to 50% off.

Then we got the 30% off—on top of that! Yes! I couldn't believe it either!

We had to use my sister's Kohl's card to get the extra 30% off but then, we paid it off with cash right there at the register before we left the store. So she got all this credit and points or whatever, and now they'll send her more coupons. (The more you use your card, the more coupons you get.)

And then, when we got home, we ordered some clearance things online that weren't in our particular store. We got the clearance price, the 30% off AND free shipping!

And if it doesn't fit or we don't like it when it arrives? We can return it to any Kohl's.

I'll definitely be picking up this romance when I return to Utah.

Now playing on my iPod: At Last by Etta James

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I ONLY shop Kohl's clearance rack. I don't remember ever buying something full price there. And I shop there a lot, though I am not as good at the game as your sister, yet.