American Girl dolls are one of the most coveted toys out there, but at $125 for a single doll, they’re not exactly a modest purchase. Luckily, we found a lot of ways to get the best American Girl prices for dolls and accessories with discounts, coupons, and even buying used.
We looked all around for how to save on American Girl and are excited to tell you how!
And don’t forget to download the KCL app and set up American Girl deal alerts so we can notify you as deals go live!
1. Get American Girl coupons from AmericanGirl.com.
AmericanGirl.com offers American Girl coupons and promo codes. Make sure you check the current special offers section before you plan your purchases so you don’t miss out on any discounts that could save you more money, like:
- 50% off sale items
- $20 off $100 purchase
- Free shipping
2. Sign up for AG Rewards to get a $10 reward after you spend $200.
American Girl’s three-tiered reward program offers reward coupons, gifts, and other perks. It breaks down like this:
Get 1 point per $1 spent, and a $10 reward after you spend $200. The Silver tier includes a birthday gift and the possibility of racking up more points for attending in-store events.
Get 1.25 points for every $1 spent, and a $10 reward after you spend $200. The Gold tier includes a birthday gift, extra points for attending in-store events, and early sale alerts.
Berry, the highest tier, is for those who spend more than $500. You’ll get everything the Gold tier gives plus 1.5 points for every $1 spent, first access to new products, experiences, and a tiara with the use of American Girl Doll Salon. Plus, your points will never expire.
3. Sign up for the AG email newsletters.
Make sure you’re signed up for AG emails for the latest sales and discounts. Recent alerts include up to 60% off items during the end-of-year sale, 20% off orders of $100 or more, and earning 3x points for those enrolled in the AG Rewards program (see above).
4. Shop American Girl Black Friday for the best time to buy.
Black Friday is hands down the best time of year to shop for American Girl dolls. (Just in time for holiday gifting!) American Girl will even host a pre-Black Friday sale for one day.
In 2019, they ran 10 Days of Deals that included Mini Doll and Book Bundles for just $20 (reg. $68.99). Other discounts included 10% off orders of $75 or more and 15% off orders of $125 or more.
In 2020, they offered $60 off your purchase of $300 or more and up to 50% off on special collections and doll accessories. Many hot items sell out in a flash, so get your quick fingers ready!
5. Buy the smaller 6.5-inch American Girl Mini Doll.
Unlike their 18-inch counterparts at a whopping $110, 6.5″ American Girl mini dolls are just $24.99. They’re just as fun as the big girls! Minis come with a book and have their own set of accessories and clothing.
6. Head to Costco for discounted doll and accessory bundles.
In the past, we’ve found American Girl Doll & Accessory Sets at Costco for $119.99 (reg. $131.99) and a WellieWishers Doll & Accessory Set (reg. $125) for as low as $79.99.
Prices are lower than they would be on Americangirl.com. For example, the American Girl Bowling Alley is $150 on AmericanGirl.com but only $114.99 on Costco.com. We often see these great deals during the holidays, too.
7. Keep your eye out for seasonal American Girl sales.
American Girl offers seasonal sales that you do not want to miss! American Girl’s End-of-Summer Sale in 2020, for example, dropped all 18-inch American Girl Dolls down to just $98 (reg. $125). This sale included new and historical characters, which are typically excluded from promotions. Accessories were also marked down 55%.
The AG End-of-Year Sale, which starts in late December and actually goes until late January, sold a Bitty Baby On-the-Go Collection for $38 (reg. $70).
8. Shop American Girl’s Final Sale section to get up to 70% off clothes and accessories.
Check out the Final Sale section on AmericanGirl.com. You can find clothes, accessories, and books starting as low as $2! This is a great way to score a few items and stash them away for future gifts.
9. Snag 20% off American Girl coupons when you sign up for their catalogue.
A couple times a year, American Girl will publish coupons in their catalogue, like 20% off, free shipping, or three select dolls for $98 each.
10. Save big with buying a used doll and/or accessories.
Some of the best American Girl doll deals can be found on Facebook, Offerup, eBay, or even at thrift stores. Quality ranges from brand-new to definitely secondhand.
Facebook groups are a great resource for finding cheap American Girl dolls and accessories. Some of the best groups we’ve found are:
- American Girl Dolls Resale for the USA
- American (AG) Girl Doll Obsessed BST
- American Girl A*G* Dolls Online BST
- American Girl Doll BST
11. Buy from Girl AGain to support a good cause.
New York-based Girl AGain is a resale boutique dedicated to selling fairly-priced refurbished and gently used American Girl dolls and accessories. Plus, it’s run by and helps support Yes She Can Inc., a nonprofit that provides professional support and guidance to young women with autism.
12. Pay as little as $30 to get your American Girl doll looking like new.
If you’re buying a used American Girl doll, you should know that for as little as $30, you can visit the American Girl Doll Hospital and get her all cleaned up!
Depending on the type of doll and service needed, the price can vary all the way up to $88. You can bring your doll into a storefront or mail her in. If shipping, all treatments include free round-trip shipping within the United States.
Wellness visits include skin cleaning, hair brushing/re-styling, limb tightening if necessary.
13. Buy a WellieWishers doll at Kohl’s and get $25 Kohl’s Cash.
Kohl’s sells dolls and accessories from the WellieWishers line, a more affordable brand from American Girl. Not only is a WellieWishers doll only $60 (versus $125 for AG), but when you buy at Kohl’s, you can earn or pay with Kohl’s Cash.
You get the following for every $100 you spend during Kohl’s Cash earning periods:
Inventory depends on stores, so make sure to check with a Kohl’s near you before making the trip. Plus, you might find clearance goodies too!
TIP: While you can earn and spend Kohl’s Cash on American Girl, Kohl’s coupons or promo codes won’t work.
14. Make your own accessories at home.
You can buy American Girl doll accessories at Target and, yep, pay a fraction of the price! Plus, you get quality time with your child. Level up on this by using your Target RedCard to save 5%.
Our Generation Heals on Wheels – Wheelchair Accessory Set for 18″ Dolls (
Use RedCard for 5% off
Final Price $28.49 + tax
Price Comparison: A single wheelchair is $38 on the American Girl dolls website.
15. Shop Zulily for Dolls and Accessories Starting at $8
16. Score a free doll-sized cup and saucer when you eat at the American Girl Cafe or Bistro on your kid’s birthday.
A birthday celebration at an American Girl Cafe or Bistro location starts at $39 per child, depending on the location of your restaurant and party package you choose. A little steep, but for the experience and food that’s included, we think it’s worth it if your child is an American Girl enthusiast.
You’ll leave with a birthday crown, a goodie bag, and a full stomach. Goodie bag contents vary per location, but in the past we’ve gotten stickers, a T-shirt, a hair bow, and balloons. Make sure to bring your doll or ask to borrow one; each doll gets a booster seat to sit at the table, which is pretty darn cute.
You can also pick up a Birthday Take-Home Celebration, which is $25 per child. There are multiple packages to choose from to bring the American Girl experience to your home! All of the celebration packs come with:
- Signature pink-and-white birthday cake carefully packaged in a to-go box
- Digital invitations
- Table talkers
- A themed goody bag for each guest
- A take-home craft for each guest
- Doll crown and doll-sized cup and saucer for each guest
- A birthday crown and special gift for the birthday girl
17. Get doll accessories and treats when your child attends classes and events in store.
If you live near an American Girl storefront, check out the American Girl site for in-store events. They may not be free, but they usually come with a craft and food for your child.
18. Get 15% off with American Girl’s Military Discount.
American Girl offers a 15% Military discount to all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and dependents — but only in store, not online.
American Girl also has products at Navy Exchange and WellieWishers products at select Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Marine Corp Exchange locations.
19. Make the most of American Girl’s return policy.
Keep your receipt. Anything purchased online or in store from American Girl can be returned or exchanged within one year of being purchased. American Girl Outlet purchases are final and excluded from this policy.
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