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.

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 the BittyBaby collection
  • Free shipping

 

2. Sign up for AG Rewards to get a $10 reward after you spend $200.

American Girl’s three-tiered reward program breaks down like this:

SILVER
Get 1 point per $1 spent, and a $10 reward after you spend $200. The Silver tier also includes a birthday gift and the possibility of racking up more points for attending in-store events.

GOLD
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, early sale alerts, and first access to new dolls, accessories, and AG experiences.

BERRY
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, priority access for exclusive events, and a tiara with the use of American Girl Doll Salon.

 

3. 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.

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4. 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).

 

5. Keep your eye out for seasonal American Girl sales.

Another good reason to have the KCL app downloaded: You’ll be the first to know about sales! AG’s End-of-Summer Sale in 2019, 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.

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).

 

 

6. 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!)

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.

 

7. Shop American Girl’s Final Sale section to get up to 70% off clothes and accessories.

Check out the Final Sale section of the American Girl website. You can find clothes, accessories and books starting as low as $2!

 

8. Snag 20% off American Girl coupons when you sign up for a free catalogue.

A couple times a year, American Girl will publish coupons in their catalogue, like 20% off, or three select dolls for $98 each.

 

9. Don’t be afraid to buy a used doll and/or accessories.

Some of the best American Girl doll deals can be found on Facebook, Craigslist, 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:

 

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10. 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.

 

11. Pay just $28 to get your American Girl doll looking like new.

If you’re buying a used American Girl doll, you should know that it’s only $28 for a “Wellness Visit” to the American Girl doll hospital, where you can get your doll’s hair brushed and skin cleaned. Even with the added cost of restoration, it’s still cheaper to buy a used doll than a new one.

 

 

12. 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.

Important note: While you can earn and spend Kohl’s Cash on American Girl, Kohl’s coupons or promo codes won’t work.

 

13. Make your own accessories at home.

You can buy American Girl doll crafts at Michaels and Target and, yep, pay half the price! Plus, you get quality time with your child. Level up on this by using your Target RedCard to save 5%, or a Michaels 40%-off coupon.

Michaels:
American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit (reg. $25.99)
Use 40% off 1 item coupon
Final Price $15.59 +tax
Target.com:
Our Generation Heals on Wheels – Wheelchair Accessory Set for 18″ Dolls (reg.$29.99)
Use RedCard for 5% off
Final Price $28.49 + tax
Price Comparison: A single wheelchair is $38 on the American Girl dolls website.

 

14. Shop the Barnes & Noble after holiday sale for 50% off WellieWishers accessories.

In 2019, we found WellieWishers Popcorn & Cotton Candy Stand for just $14.99 (reg. $29.99) at Barnes & Noble’s post-holiday sale.

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15. Buy a discounted American Girl gift card.

Look for discounted American Girl gift cards on Raise.com or Cardbear.com for as much as 9.2% off. That’s about $12 off a brand-new Joss doll, book, and accessories kit (reg. $128).

 

 

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 is $28 for children 5 and up, and $17.50 for the littles. 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, 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.

 

17. Get doll accessories and treats when your child attends classes and events in store.

Check 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. Buy the smaller 6.5-inch American Girl Mini Doll.

Unlike their 18-inch counterparts ($98), 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.

 

19. Make the most of American Girl’s 2-year return policy.

Keep your receipt. Anything purchased online or in store from American Girl can be returned or exchanged within two years of purchase. American Girl Outlet purchases are final and excluded from this policy.

 

20. Get 15% off with American Girl’s Military Discount.

American Girl offers a 15% discount to all active duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses, and dependents — but only in store, not online.

 

21. Buy Williams Sonoma American Girl baking supplies on sale for 50% off.

Williams Sonoma partnered with American Girl to make colorful aprons, cookie baking and packaging supplies, pizza cooking supplies, and cookbooks for budding chefs. In winter 2020, all of these were marked down for at least 50%-off savings, like the American Girl by Williams Sonoma Lemonade Stand Kit for $9.99 (reg. $29.95) or the American Girl by Williams Sonoma Madeleine Baking Set that comes with a madeleine baking plaque, sugar sifter, and six gift boxes, plus tags, twine and stickers for wrapping for $9.99 (reg. $49.95). Sign up for Williams Sonoma emails and get another 20-25% off sale price coupons!

You can also sign up for American Girl cooking classes for your child at your local Williams Sonoma store, which usually start each spring and run through summer.

 

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