Coupons for Carter’s baby clothes are frequent and the KCL Carter’s deals are truly Krazy.
Guys, I’m talking bodysuits for $2 or less and blanket sleepers for under $5.
Kohl’s and JCPenney are typically the top places to get Carter’s brand for cheap, by stacking Carter’s coupon codes with sales.
Here are some of our best tips to save on Carter’s baby:
1. Stock up on Carter’s bodysuits and sleepers during Black Friday at Kohl’s.
During Black Friday at Kohl’s, bodysuit 5-packs are marked down to $9.99 (reg. $26). Plus, in the past we’ve seen a 15%-off code you can apply to your order for extra savings. These codes change every year, but bookmark KCL Black Friday deals page and we’ll tell you when we see it.
The Black Friday sale price on Carter’s, combined with a 15% off code, brings your price down to about $1.70 per bodysuit.
You’ll find the same is true for footed sleepers. Last year they were on sale for $7.99 each (reg. $20) but you could apply the 15% off code, bringing each sleeper down to about $6.79. Win.
2. Buy matching family Christmas pajamas during Black Friday at Carters.com.
Everyone from Dad down to the baby can wear matching Christmas pajamas when you shop Carters.com.
In fact, if you shop during Black Friday, you can score up to 50% off Carter’s family Christmas pajamas.
3. Shop Kohl’s and JCPenney for the best stock-up deals on Carter’s bodysuits and 3-piece outfits.
The lowest-price stars align most frequently for bodysuits and 3-piece outfits at Kohl’s and JCPenney. In addition to the great sales, these stores have plenty of coupons and rewards points that convert to cash, which, of course, you can spend on more Carter’s products or other brands.
I’m never disappointed when I’m looking for Carter’s brand at JCPenney’s, because at a clearance markdown price — before coupons or promos — I can get a sleeper for just over $6 (marked down from $18).
Short-sleeved bodysuits at JCPenney can hit an even lower price point — typically $1.50 each or less. Long sleeves can be harder to find for that price though, so expect to pay closer to $2.50 each for those.
4. Get over 60% off Carter’s at Kohl’s in January and February.
The Kohl’s Baby Sale runs in January and again in February, where shoppers can save up to 60% on all baby products. Bodysuits are marked down to as low as $1.77 each!
In January, you can get a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase three ways: through the Kohl’s app, by clicking on the sale banner on the website and printing the coupon out to bring in store, or by using the Kohl’s promo code on the site for shopping online.
You can use this coupon on top of the sale price.
First, be sure to sign up for Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards program to earn one point for every dollar spent and a $5 Reward once you reach 100 points (5% savings).
Earn these points all year long, then use your rewards along with coupons and up to four promo codes online at Kohl’s to get the lowest price on bodysuits whenever there’s a sale.
Also be sure to shop when you can earn Kohl’s Cash so you can spend it on your Carter’s purchases.
Here’s an example of what a deal could look like, not including Yes2You points or Kohl’s Cash you may earn:
- Buy 1 Carter’s 5-Pack Short Sleeve Bodysuits $12.99 (reg. $26)
- Use code: BABYSALE20 for 20% off baby and toddler items
- Use code: COLD for 15% off orders under $100
- Final Price: as low as $8.84 shipped, or $1.77 per bodysuit
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5. Stack JCPenney coupons and promos on top of the Carter’s sales.
Sign up for JCPenney Rewards to earn one point for every $1 you spend.
You’ll get a $10 reward for every 200 points you earn (5% savings). JCPenney offers store coupons and promo codes almost constantly online for anyone to use. Just click on “Coupons” on the home page.
In fact, in the past we’ve seen a promo code for 60% off $100 worth of regularly-priced merchandise. If you were to stock up on Carter’s bodysuits by buying four of the five-packs (regular price $26), you’d get them for $1.82 each.
TIP: If you’re in a bind and you can’t find a coupon deal at Kohl’s or JCPenney, it’s worth it to check out T.J.Maxx and Burlington’s Baby Depot. Both have bodysuit sale prices that are below $3.00 each. Selection is more limited in both size and style availability, but it may work in a pinch.
RELATED: Learn how to shop JCPenney and save more than anyone else.
6. Buy packs of bodysuits, not singles, to get the best value.
Carter’s bodysuits typically come in packs of five (short sleeves) and packs of four (long sleeves). Skip buying single bodysuits altogether unless you can buy them for $2 or less — which is rare.
7. Use Bed Bath & Beyond’s 20% off coupons on Carter’s at buybuyBaby.
buybuy Baby is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, which means they’ll honor their parent company’s 20% off coupons.
buybuyBaby can’t keep up with Kohl’s or JCPenney’s prices on Carter’s, but if you have a brick-and-mortar buybuyBaby in your city, it’s possible to get bodysuits for about $2.20 each, depending on how many coupons you have.
Unfortunately, they won’t honor the Bed Bath & Beyond coupon when you shop online.
8. Stock up on size 6 months-5T sleepers at Costco.
Costco carries an array of Carter’s items like pajamas and outfits. But the most impressive thing is the price on blanket sleepers.
The good news is these ring up at just $4.97 when they’re on clearance. The bad news is that Costco doesn’t carry anything smaller than the 6-month size.
9. Buy rompers at Macy’s when they hit $4 or less (usually in the summer).
In general, Macy’s can’t compete with Kohl’s and JCPenney when it comes to bodysuits and sleepers, but Macy’s offers the best selection and most frequent deals on baby rompers.
These deals start rolling in around June and last through September. (Think: End-of-Summer clearance.)
TIP: Look for blue price tags in the Last Act section at Macy’s, and you might find Carter’s for stock-up prices. Set a deal alert for Carters inside the KCL app and our team of deal hunters will alert you when we see the lowest prices.
RELATED: Learn more tricks to save money at Macy’s.
10. Shop for Carter’s infant and toddler shoes at 6pm and Kohl’s.
At first glance, you’ll see that 6pm.com’s prices on Carter’s infant and toddler shoes are fabulous. You can get a pair for $11.99 (regular price, $38), for example.
Aim for 50-65% savings on Carter’s shoes at Kohl’s.
RELATED: Read more about saving money at 6pm.com.
11. Shop the Carter’s store once a month when you see extra percent-off clearance sales.
The Carter’s store and Carters.com offer an extra percentage off clearance prices about once a month.
It can be anything from 20-70% off. Also note that these sales often happen way in advance of certain seasons. For example, Halloween clothing will hit 70% off in September.
Be sure to sign up for the Rewarding Moments loyalty program. You’ll earn one point per dollar you spend, and when you reach 150 points, you can cash in a $10 reward.
12. Carter’s Outlet stores sell the same items as Carter’s Retail stores.
Moral of the story — don’t assume you’re getting a great deal just because you shop at the Carter’s outlet.
There’s no difference in merchandise quality or price.
The only reason Carter’s has an outlet version of their store is because sometimes outlet malls require retailers to be “outlet stores.”
Your Carter’s Outlet may be a larger store with a wider selection (and great one-off clearance deals), and your Carter’s Retail store may have newer items than the outlet, but the items — and prices — are otherwise the same.
13. Skip Carter’s-owned brands like Just One You, Child of Mine and Simple Joys.
Some Carter’s-owned brands are totally different products than Carter’s — like Osh Kosh, and Skip Hop.
Others are “made by Carter’s” which means that Carter’s has an exclusive line made just for certain retailers.
For example, Just One You is a Target exclusive, Child of Mine is a Walmart exclusive, and Simple Joys is an Amazon exclusive.
Sure, the retail prices on these retailer-exclusive brands will be less than the regular Carter’s line. But there’s still no reason to bother with these other lines when you’re getting the actual Carter’s brand for the prices you’ve read about here.
Here’s a comparison between the Carter’s lines so you can see that regular Carter’s is still cheaper than retailer-exclusive lines.
Bodysuits: $2 each (with coupons and sales)
Sleepers: $5 each (with coupons and sales)
Just One You
Bodysuits: $2.99 each
Sleepers: $7.99 each
Child of Mine
Bodysuits: $2.41 each
Sleepers: $7.44 each
Bodysuits: $2.99 each
Sleepers: $8.25 each
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