Around here we simply don’t believe in paying full price for anything, anywhere, at any time.
Why would you when you can always find a coupon at your favorite stores?
Here are 15 stores you probably shop and how to be sure to always get a deal. . .
1. Don’t shop at Hobby Lobby without a 40% off coupon.
The Hobby Lobby site always features a 40% off coupon, but here’s the real hack: You can use it to increase the discount on an item that’s already on sale.
For example, if a frame you want is marked 30% off, just use your 40% off coupon to add an extra 10% discount, totaling 40% off.
The coupon code is updated weekly and can be used once per day per person, so spread out your big-ticket items into multiple transactions, or bring a shopping buddy.
TIP: Always pay with a discounted gift card — you can get them on sites like Gift Card Granny. And because you can use these like cash, go ahead and pile on the coupons for an instant added savings.
2. Don’t step a foot inside Bed, Bath & Beyond without a 20% off coupon.
After signing up for BB&B emails or mailers, you can expect to receive a 20% off coupon, or a coupon for $5-$15 off your total purchase every month (depending on your zip code).
If your coupon has expired, head into the store to use it anyway. BB&B cashiers will typically honor their store coupons regardless of the date, but it won’t work online.
3. Get 40% off every time you shop at Michaels.
The 20% off your purchase coupon can be used on sale items, but check the fine print first. Michaels is famous for excluding certain brands like Elf on the Shelf, or entire product lines like sewing machines.
4. Sign up for Bath & Body Works emails to get new coupons every week.
Sign up for emails and snail mail to receive coupons like 25% off, $5-$20 off your purchase, or free gifts with (or without!) purchase.
B&BW is smart enough to ensure a great coupon doesn’t overlap with a big sale, but here’s a secret: Their coupons come with a three-day grace period.
TIP: Bring your coupons in during seasonal sales (the big semi-annual sales run in January and June). You can stack coupons on top of these 50-75% off prices if the sale falls within three days of your coupon’s expiration date.
5. Always use a 15% off coupon at Kohl’s, then stack it with department and dollar-off coupons.
Get an immediate 15% off your purchase by signing up for emails, or by texting SAVE07 to 56457. You can also check Kohl’s coupon page for a percentage-off coupon, but it won’t be as good as the 30% off discount that credit card holders often receive. The weekly flyer also features dollar- or percentage-off coupons up to 20% off.
These discounts work with clearance items, and you can stack your percentage-off coupon with dollar-off coupons, plus any department-specific discounts you have on hand.
You can use codes from this page both online and in-store. Gap and Old Navy run a new percentage-off sale at least once a week.
7. Get up to 50% off when you stack Target’s Cartwheel offers, coupons and your REDCard discount.
Cartwheel discounts go as high as 50% off and are available every day of the week through the Target app.
Just click “Cartwheel by category” to claim offers, and stack those discounts with store or manufacturer coupons, gift card promos, and your 5% REDcard discount.
8. Get up to 40% off when you use coupons at JoAnn Fabric.
Sign up for JoAnn’s Preferred Customer program (or just check out their coupon page) to get deals like 40% off a full-priced item, $5 off any $35+ purchase, or 20% off your total purchase.
Want even more savings? Get 50% off a regular-priced item by trying their “Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store” program. The catch? You can only use it on in-store purchases.
TIP: JoAnn Fabric takes competitor coupons. So use your Hobby Lobby coupon for 40% off anytime you can’t find a JoAnn coupon!
9. Get up to 65% off when you shop online at JCPenney.
JCPenney has a stash of online coupon codes like 65% off a $100+ purchase. But check whether your coupon is valid online only, in-store, or both. I’ve noticed that the higher-value deals tend to be valid online only.
Join JCPenney Rewards (it’s free) to get a birthday gift, exclusive coupons, plus a free $10 for every $200 spent ($1 spent = 1 point earned).
10. Sign up for Victoria’s Secret emails to get deals sent to your inbox twice per day.
They email often (twice per day!), but honestly, the promotions are worth it — like getting a free gift just for trying on a bra.
11. Get 10-20% off at Sears or Kmart with digital coupons and ShopYourWay rewards.
Email subscribers regularly receive $5 off $50, $10 off $100, and $15 off $150.
Register for the shared ShopYourWay rewards program for free, and start earning 10 points for every $1 spent, which you can cash in for discounts on future purchases.
12. Get 20% off any qualifying item at Ulta.
Get the coupon online or when you sign up for Ulta mailers or emails (you’ll also see a $3.50 off $15 coupon regularly). For extra savings, sign up for text offers sent at least once per week, often more.
Check your coupon’s fine print, because Ulta is notorious for excluding prestige cosmetic brands, Brow Bar services, and more from their 20% off coupon.
13. Check Amazon’s coupon page to save up to 30% on anything.
Amazon has coupons for more than just groceries. In fact, there were over 3,000 coupons for items in the Home category when I checked, including 20% off bedding, and 20% off a framed oil painting. And if you have kids, you must check the Toy & Baby coupons.
These coupons have to be “clipped” to your cart before you can use them.
14. Sign up and complete your Petco Pals Rewards profile to receive personalized coupons and discounts.
Sign up for the free Pals Rewards loyalty program, but note that you must complete your online profile before you can start receiving personalized coupons and discounts.
Also, check Petco’s coupon page before checking out online. You’ll find promo codes and generous offers like $30 off a $100 online purchase.
15. Check Forever 21’s Special Offers page for weekly promos.
By quickly checking Forever 21’s Special Offers page, you could save 10% on your purchase, get $6 denim, choose 2/$5 beauty products, $3 panties. . . the list goes on.
Check back weekly for the latest promotions, or sign up for emails to stay informed (and earn an instant 10% off).