If you’re planning ahead for Kohl’s Black Friday 2022, then you’ll definitely want to start with our roundup of their 2021 Black Friday sale.

I’ve studied and tracked Kohl’s Black Friday sales data for the past three years, and the history has a lot to teach us when we’re looking to score the best deals.

Below I’ve compiled all the essential info you need to know: when to expect Kohl’s Black Friday to begin, how to use Kohl’s Cash to maximize your savings, as well as the best deals we saw from Kohl’s Black Friday sale in 2021.

Bookmark this page, and we’ll update it with the best deals of 2022 as soon as they drop.

 

1. Expect Kohl’s to drop their Black Friday ad during the first week of November.

Kohl’s loves to get a jump on Black Friday. Mixed feelings about that, but between 2018 – 2021, Kohl’s began offering Black Friday savings as early as Nov. 1 – 6.

In 2021, though, Kohl’s split their Black Friday into two separate sales. Their first Black Friday sale ran from Nov. 5 – 7, but Kohl’s ran a weeklong Black Friday event during the week of Thanksgiving — the latter of which featured the best deals.

 

2. Kohl’s stores were closed on Thanksgiving in 2020 and 2021.

Don’t plan on shopping in store for Kohl’s Black Friday shopping. That’s because they offer Doorbuster deals online only for basically all of Thanksgiving Day anyway.

Doorbusters are the best-of-the-best deals, so plan to stay up late Wednesday night and shop right when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) just as Thanksgiving Thursday begins. In 2019, we found a Canon DSLR camera for just under 50% off. (We’re still talking about this deal two years later.)

Then enjoy the holiday with your family and avoid the stores that have decided to stay open during Thanksgiving dinner.

 

3. Get $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend during Black Friday week.

From Nov. 21 – 26, you get $15 in Kohl’s Cash every time you spend $50 during Kohl’s Black Friday week. You’ll be swimming in Kohl’s Cash by Saturday. THE END.

Normally, Kohl’s only offers $10 in Kohl’s Cash per $50 spent, but during Black Friday week, they up the reward to $15 in Kohl’s Cash. So, a single big-ticket item like their KitchenAid 5-quart mixer and attachment bundle (reg. $479.99, $349.99 sale price) will earn you $105 in Kohl’s Cash.

Buy 1 KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Series Fresh Prep Attachment Bundle (reg. $479.99), $349.99 sale price from Nov. 21 – 26
Spend $50, receive $15 Kohl’s Cash
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $349.99, $105 Kohl’s Cash

 

4. Don’t go all in! Only do half of your holiday shopping during Kohl’s Black Friday week.

Why? Well, because you want to actually spend all that Kohl’s Cash you’re earning, not just swim in it.

The Kohl’s Cash you earn on Black Friday won’t be usable until the weekend, and the Kohl’s Rewards won’t be usable until Dec. 1, so plan to do your second Kohl’s holiday trip in December.

Look for game consoles, cameras, or KitchenAid mixers during Black Friday. Save clothes and stocking stuffers for this second trip. This way, you’re literally creating your own sales on items you still need. Look at you, being the boss and having it all.

When I consider the Kohl’s Cash I’m earning on top of your Kohl’s Black Friday savings, it starts looking like Kohl’s could have the best prices on half of my list.

 

5. Sign up for Kohl’s text and email lists by mid-November for more coupons and promo codes.

Make sure you’re on Kohl’s email list by mid-November. In years past, we’ve seen “$5 off a $5 purchase” Black Friday coupon, plus a mystery coupon for Cyber Monday. In 2020 those promo codes got us anywhere from 20 – 40% off our holiday purchase.

Here’s how to get two 15% off coupons at Kohl’s:

Keep in mind that Kohl’s Cash is calculated from the price after coupons have been applied (but before tax is applied — thanks, Kohl’s). If your goal is to rack up as much Kohl’s Cash as possible, then save your coupons for the second trip.

 

 

6. Use the Kohl’s app to find mail-rebate deals and save 68 – 92%. You’ll get Kohl’s Cash, too!

For years, Kohl’s has offered mail-in-rebate deals that you can stack on top of their Black Friday sales.

The easiest way to find these rebates is to download the Kohl’s app and simply type “rebates” into the search bar. The app will pull up all ongoing rebates.

The 2021 Black Friday ad shows we’ll be able to save on Toastermaster appliances again. Many kitchen appliances will be available for just $4.99 after using the 15% off coupon and $12 mail-in rebate (reg. $24.99).

Buy 1 Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster (reg. $24.99) $19.99, Black Friday Week Deal
Or Toastmaster Immersion Blender (reg. $24.99) $19.99, sale price
Buy 1, submit for $12 mail-in rebate, limit 5
Use GET15 for 15% off
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Pay $16.99, submit for $12 mail-in rebate
Final Price: $4.99

Buy 1 Anchor Hocking 20-pc. Glass Food Storage Set (reg. $59.99) $29.99, sale price
Buy 1, submit for $10 mail-in rebate, limit 1
Use GET15 for 15% off
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Pay $25.49, submit $10 mail-in rebate
Final Price: $15.49

Be sure to check the limits for rebates, too. Usually there’s a limit of five of the same item per household, but sometimes it’s only two.

 

7. Kohl’s free shipping minimum drops from $50 to $25 during Black Friday.

Normally shipping is free after a $50 purchase at Kohl’s, but on Black Friday the free shipping minimum drops to $25.

 

8. Or use Kohl’s Drive Up feature for free curbside and in-store pickup.

Either way, there’s no reason to pay for shipping at Kohl’s, because almost everything is available for in-store pickup, or even better, use Kohl’s pickup.

To use Drive Up, all you’ll need to do is place your order and select “free store pickup” at checkout. You’ll then get an email that directs you to pull into a designated Drive Up parking spot when your order is ready. Tap “I’m here” and the rest of the work is done for you.

You may even earn extra Kohl’s Cash or a coupon for your next order, just for using store pickup.

 

9. Skip Target on Fitbit gear, instead shop Kohl’s Black Friday and save $28.

Frequent readers know that we love shouting out Target RedCard deals. That remains true! But when you factor in Black Friday Kohl’s Cash rewards, Kohl’s beats Target on Fitbit.

Kohl’s will have the Versa 2, Versa 3, and Sense Advance on sale starting Nov. 21 plus you’ll earn Kohl’s Cash.

Buy 1 Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch (reg. $179.99) $129.99, sale price
Spend $50, receive $15 Kohl’s Cash, no limit
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $129.99, plus $30 Kohl’s Cash
Compare to Target at $123.45 for RedCard holders

That comes out to $28.48 saved for folks who bought their FitBit from Kohl’s rather than Target.

 

10. Expect to save $150 on Shark and iRobot vacuums during Kohl’s Black Friday 2022.

In years’ past, we’ve seen Kohl’s discount their upright Shark Vacuums and iRobot vacuums by 40 – 50% off the regular price. We were able to stack coupons and boost our savings to 50 – 60%, which ultimately saved us over $150 on these vacuums:

Buy 1 iRobot Roomba 677 Wi-Fi Connected Robotic Vacuum (reg. $374.99) $217.99, sale price
Spend $50, receive $15 Kohl’s Cash, no limit
Spend $100, receive $5 Kohl’s Rewards, no limit
Use GIVE for 15% off through Nov. 27
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $185.29, plus $5 Kohl’s Rewards and $45 Kohl’s Cash

After including the Kohl’s Cash earned on this purchase, savings are more than $200—that’s nearly 65%.

Buy 1 Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum (reg. $299.99) $149.99, sale price
Spend $50, receive $15 Kohl’s Cash, no limit
Spend $100, receive $5 Kohl’s Rewards, no limit
Use GIVE for 15% off through Nov. 27
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $127.49, plus $5 Kohl’s Rewards and $30 Kohl’s Cash redeemable

Here we earned $35 in Kohl’s Cash, which brought our savings to 70%.

 

 

11. Save $1 – $2 per bath towel when you shop Kohl’s Black Friday instead of Macy’s.

Towels are a great thing to buy at Kohl’s after you’ve already earned your Kohl’s Cash, but they’re also an example of something that’s simply cheaper at Kohl’s the old-fashioned way.

In 2020 we found The Big One bath towels for just over $3, versus Macy’s Martha Stewart towels that were on sale for $4.80.

But the best towel deal we saw at Kohl’s was on a 12-pack of towels usually priced at $89.99. During Black Friday they were on sale for $22.99, and after we used a coupon brought the price to $19.54. That’s less than $2 per towel:

Buy 1 The Big One 12-Piece Bath Towel Value Pack (reg. $89.99) $22.99, sale price
Use GET15 for 15% off
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $19.54

 

12. But don’t buy bedding sets at Kohl’s—buy them at Macy’s and save almost $15.

Macy’s price on multi-piece bedding sets really can’t be beat, not even by Kohl’s.
Both stores offer 70% off bedding during Black Friday, but Macy’s takes the lead with 8-piece bedding sets in any size for $29.99.

Buy 1 8-Piece Bedding Set (reg. $100) $29.99, sale price
Select No Hurry Shipping for $10 in Macy’s Money
Free no hurry shipping on orders $25+
Final Price: $29.99, Receive $10 Macy’s Money
Compare to Kohl’s 6-piece bedding set for $32.19

This is a prime example of things you can get better prices on when you use all that saved up Kohl’s Cash earned the week before.

 

13. Don’t wait for Black Friday to get Under Armour and Nike items.

The best prices on Under Armour and Nike at Kohl’s aren’t during Black Friday. Instead, wait for clearance prices that net you 70% savings. We saw clearance during June 2021 go up to 90% off for women’s, men’s and kids’ Under Armour and Nike. These were the lowest prices all year!

Buy 1 Under Armour Men’s Rival Fleece Hoodie (reg. $45) $15.75, clearance price
Free shipping on orders of $75+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $15.75

Psst! You can get updates whenever Under Armour or Nike hits clearance at Kohl’s (or anywhere) by following Under Armour deals and Nike deals on our site.

 

14. Return your Amazon purchases to Kohl’s and earn $5 in Kohl’s Cash.

Remember this when you’re bringing returns to 8 million different stores: You can consolidate your Kohl’s and Amazon returns to one trip by bringing them all to Kohl’s.

It’s fairly simple. Start your return process through Amazon’s returns page, and select the Kohl’s drop-off option. From there you’ll be emailed a QR code, which Kohl’s will scan when you drop off your returns.

The best part? Shoppers who return Amazon purchases at Kohl’s are rewarded with $5 in Kohl’s Cash.

That is, unless you live in Anchorage, Alaska. Sorry, y’all. The Anchorage stores are the only Kohl’s locations that won’t honor this.

I hope you found this rundown helpful! Let me know if you have any Kohl’s Black Friday tips or questions in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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