Old Navy used to be Gap Inc.’s uber-successful little sister, but now she’s all grown up! Just recently Old Navy and Gap split up and are now two different companies!

Check out the money-saving tips below to find where to get Old Navy coupons, when to shop for the lowest price, and what to avoid buying altogether!

 

1. Aim for 50% off your entire Old Navy purchase during Black Friday, both in store and online.

Black Friday at Old Navy is a great time to stock up on shirts, jeans, coats and shoes.

Aim for half-off prices and definitely shop online unless you’re spending less than $50, which is the minimum amount you must spend in order to get free shipping. In that case, use the free in-store pickup option!

Download the KCL app and find out when the best Black Friday Deals drop.

 

2. Markdowns at Old Navy happen on Sunday and Monday.

New markdowns come out every Sunday, but depending on a variety of factors, markdowns may not be complete until close on Monday. For example, men’s, kids’ and baby prices might be updated on a Sunday, while women’s might have to wait ’til Monday.

 

3. Temporary price cuts start every Thursday.

Thursdays are “Signage Days” at Old Navy. This means that most of the advertised signage and sales switch in preparation for the upcoming weekend’s sales.

 

4. Sale prices and coupons are better at OldNavy.com.

If you’re watching your budget, you’d better be shopping online. Old Navy consistently has better savings potential at OldNavy.com because of their regularly (almost constantly) available coupon codes. In-store coupons are much more rare.

 

5. Stack up to three coupons per order at OldNavy.com.

One of my favorite, little-known secrets at OldNavy.com is that you can use up to three coupon codes per order! Just look at the screen grab above where I stacked a 25% off $75 coupon code with a 20% off coupon code!

 

6. Old Navy stores and OldNavy.com operate independently.

Did you know your local Old Navy actually views OldNavy.com sorta like a competitor? Your store wants to keep your business and hopes you won’t shop online.

In fact, local stores and .com operate so independently that sale prices, markdowns and coupons are almost always unique. Keep in mind that Old Navy stores will not match online prices or vice versa.

 

 

7. Shoot for a minimum of 40% off every purchase.

My rule of thumb at Old Navy? Never make a purchase that isn’t 40% off retail price. It’s just not necessary to pay more. Nearly every item in every size will make it to 40% off within six weeks of the original stock date in stores.

 

8. One-day deals are the best reason to shop in store.

While coupons are consistently better online, sales can sometimes be better in store. There’s no better example than the one-day sales at Old Navy stores. Daily sales are available a few times per week. Follow your local Old Navy on social media to learn what’s on sale each day!

 

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9. Earn Old Navy Super Cash based on your total before coupons!

Old Navy Super Cash is earned on the amount of your purchases before all applicable discounts are applied and before tax is imposed. So, if I spend $75 at OldNavy.com, then use a 30% off coupon, I will get rewards as if I actually paid $75 out of pocket!

 

10. The best place to redeem Super Cash is in store.

You can redeem $10 in Super Cash on eligible purchases in $25 increments. In other words, redeem $10 on a $25 purchase, $20 on a $50 purchase, or $30 on a purchase of $75 or more.

Avoid redeeming Super Cash online because it can’t be applied to Everyday Steals and Hot Deals. Instead, buy the same items in store — while their retail price may be a bit higher, you’ll be able to use your Super Cash.

 

11. The best time to request a price adjustment is Monday.

Old Navy offers price adjustments for 14 days after you make a purchase online or in store. And the best day to check for price drops is on Monday! Since new sales begin on Thursdays and clearance markdowns happen Sunday – Monday, early in the week is the best time to go in search of storewide price drops.

Sadly, items purchased using a promotion code or other discount aren’t eligible for a price adjustment.

See the official Old Navy Price Adjustment Policy.

 

 

12. Shop weekdays before 2 PM for a tidier store.

Old Navy stores are notorious for being a disaster! If the mess gives you stress, try shopping earlier on weekday mornings before hoards of shoppers undo all the folding from the night before.

 

13. Get flip-flops for $1 each (limit 10) in June.

Old Navy’s annual flip-flop sale began in 2005 and today constitutes the company’s second biggest windfall behind holiday shopping. (By signing up for The Krazy Coupon Lady daily email, you’ll be sure to know when hot deals like this one are up ahead!)

 

14. Activewear and jeans are some of the best items to buy at Old Navy.

I once heard a family member refer to Old Navy apparel as disposable clothing. She said it generally doesn’t last, but she doesn’t mind because she didn’t invest a lot in it.

While I think Old Navy quality has gone up in the last couple years, I agree that some items (including polos and any tops with viscose or rayon) should be avoided, while other faithfuls like denim and activewear have stood the test of hand-me-downs at my house.

 

15. Price tags ending in $0.47 are final price markdowns.

The pace and timing of markdowns at Old Navy are not universal but rather very dependent on store inventory and available space. The one thing we do know is that when a clearance tag ends in 7 or 9 and when you see a tag that ends with the digits $0.47, it means it’s the final sale price. It will rarely be marked down again.

 

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16. Get items shipped to your house for free when you place an order in store.

If you can’t find an item in the store (or if you’re just looking to avoid shipping charges), place an order through the store, and it will ship to your house for free as long as the total order is over $25. (Compare to online, where free shipping requires a $50 minimum purchase.)

 

 

17. Sign up for Old Navy’s text alerts.

 

18. Wait for extra sales on top of already reduced clearance prices.

One of the best times to buy is during one of Old Navy’s “additional discounts on clearance merchandise” sale.

 

19. Mid- to end-of-season is the best time to shop at Old Navy.

The best time to find storewide sales at Old Navy is between seasons. Did you know that by the time summer officially arrives on June 15th, your local Old Navy store is receiving its first shipments of fall apparel? A month later, the store will begin to clearance out summer apparel, making it the best time to buy for next year. See the following list of best times to buy for each season:

Spring: April 15 – June 1
Summer: July 15 – September 1
Fall: October 15 – December 1
Winter: January 15 – March 1

 

20. If you’re loyal, the Old Navy credit card has its perks.


Although you may tend to shy away from store-specific credit cards, the Old Navy credit card offers excellent perks that include advance notice of sales and promos, a special offer on your birthday, and exclusive coupons and promos. The card also offers a point-based program that rewards you with a $5 reward card for every $100 spent at Old Navy.

 

21. Save up to 8% with discounted gift cards from Raise.com.

Especially for those shoppers adverse to the store-credit-card route, paying with discounted gift cards is another great way to stack more savings on top of sales and coupons! At Raise.com, you’ll automatically receive a $5 credit to spend on any gift card of your choice when you sign up through this link.

 

22. Sign up for Old Navy emails and receive a 20% off coupon.

Sign up to be an email subscriber and immediately receive a 20% off Old Navy coupon for your entire order. You’ll also get a birthday coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase!

 

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