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A quality area rug can cost you between a few hundred to nearly a thousand dollars, depending on where you purchase your rugs. But saving money on a good quality rug that will last years can be done cheaply — that’s why it helps when you know the cheapest places to buy rugs to save the most.
Discount retailers like Rugs.com and Designer-Rugs.com curate their huge selection of rugs from high-end brands so you can spend half the cost on a high-quality area rug. And discount home decor sites like Overstock and Wayfair also offer huge discounts on area rugs that can stand the test of time.
If you’re in the market for a rug, be sure to check out our Rug Deals page where you’ll find current sales and low prices on rugs from popular stores like Target, Macy’s, or even Zulily. Plus for more home discounts and money-saving tips, download The Krazy Coupon Lady app or text HACKS to 57299.
Then check out some of our top retailers below to purchase a high-quality rug area without the high price tag.
1. Save over 70% plus an additional 10% on area rugs from Rugs.com.
Straight up, one of the cheapest places to buy rugs is Rugs.com. Plus they have their semiannual sale in late April, which is always worth the wait. You’ll find rugs over 70% off plus an additional 10% off if you buy two or more rugs in the same order.
Get unbelievable prices like this 9.6′ x 13′ rug for just $169 — marked 72% off of $598.
Rugs.com also offers free shipping and free 30-day returns, so there’s no risk in trying out a rug from the online-only store.
About four days after browsing the Rugs.com site, I received a $15 off a $150+ purchase email from Rugs.com to entice me to come back and keep shopping. I can’t promise it’ll work for everyone, but it may be worth waiting a few days to see!
TIP: Instead of adding a Rugs.com rug pad to your order, get one separately from Amazon. Rugs.com sells a 9′ x 12′ rug pad for $88 – $98, while Amazon sells this Mohawk Home rug pad in the same size for just $58.
2. Get up to 70% off and a free rug pad from Rug Studio.
Shop by price, color, size, style, and the type of rug you’re looking for. There’s even a $100 – $200 selection of rugs on the clearance page with over 5,000 rugs when I last checked.
Plus get an additional 20% off your first purchase when you sign up to receive Rug Studio’s newsletter. Just look for the pop-up window to sign up with your email address when you visit the site.
3. Save up to 50% on high-end rugs from Designer-Rugs.com.
For my last rug purchase, I went to a few designer rug stores until I found a few designs and sizes that would work for me. Then I took a photo of my favorite rugs’ tags with the designer info and went home to do some Googling.
I ended up finding the exact rug I wanted from Designer-Rugs.com for less than half the cost. The soft, high-pile rug I saw in store for $1,200 was shipped to me for free from Designer-Rugs.com for just $622.
Designer-Rugs also offers rug swatches to test out a smaller version of the rug in your home — which is rare when it comes to purchasing a discount rug.
TIP: The same rugs are often available on a variety of sites for different prices. Search the designer name and size of the rug design you’re looking for, then use Google’s Shopping feature to easily compare prices at a variety of retailers.
4. Enjoy 50% off Wayfair rugs every day and 70% during sales.
You can expect 50% off everyday rug prices from Wayfair and up to 70% off during sales, making it one of the cheapest places to buy rugs.
For example, I found this 5′ x 7′ Fashion area rug is currently 53% off, marked from $219 down to just $98.99.
Get 20% off your first purchase when you sign up for Wayfair emails, then wait for a 70% off rug sale to make your purchase. You’ll be notified of Wayfair’s next rug sale via email.
(Also … Wayfair tends to have tons of photo reviews. Scroll through the photos in the review section to get a real vision of the rug you’re about to purchase before checking out.)
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5. Get an additional 5% off when you use your Red Card during Target’s 30% off rugs sale.
A few times a year, Target drops their area rug prices by 30%. You’ll see the 30% rug discount appear in your Target app, and you’ll get a text alert if you enable notifications. You never know when to expect these sales to happen, but the last two sales happened in mid-February and early April 2023.
Use your Target RedCard to save an additional 5% on already reduced rug prices and enjoy free shipping right to your door.
6. Find antique or custom wool rugs for under $200 on Etsy.
I’ve found beautiful antique Turkish rugs for under $200, like this 5.3′ x 8.6′ Turkish rug for $217.80 marked down from $726 — that’s 70% off the original price.
Etsy also features 100% wool rugs like this custom 5′ x 6′ Moroccan wool rug for just $183.
Because Etsy retailers can be found all over the world, shipping prices and windows will vary as well as return policies. So be sure to look at seller reviews and fine print when searching for your one-of-a-kind area rug.
We’ve got lots to say about how to save money at Etsy.