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I’ve studied and tracked Kohl’s Black Friday sale data for the past four years, and history has a lot to teach us when we’re looking to score the best deals.
Here’s a quick and dirty rundown to whet your appetite before we get into the real good stuff:
- Check out the best Kohl’s coupons and deals available now.
- Download the KCL app and “favorite” Kohl’s, which means you won’t even have to look for the best deals — we’ll just send them straight to your phone.
- Read our guide to every single Kohl’s shopping hack for even more tips about shopping at Kohl’s year-round, not just during Black Friday.
Below I’ve compiled all the essential info you need to know, like, how to use Kohl’s Cash to maximize your savings. And if you just want the deals, we have those too: Best Kohl’s Black Friday Deals of 2022.
You can also text KOHLS to 57299 and be the first to know about the hottest deals each day.
1. Kohl’s Black Friday 2022 happened throughout the whole month of November.
The Kohl’s Black Friday ad dropped in early November 2022. They had four events of savings throughout the entire month.
2. Kohl’s was closed on Thanksgiving in 2022.
If you love going into the store, you can do it on Black Friday. Check your local store for exact hours. If you hate going into the store, you don’t have to — all Kohl’s Black Friday deals are available online.
3. Kohl’s “Doorbusters” are now Kohl’s “Super Deals”.
Historically, “doorbusters” have been insanely hot deals that retailers offered only to people who stood in line at the store on Black Friday. The term has slowly evolved to mean simply “insanely hot deals.” (No store visit is required in almost every case.)
4. Spend $25 or more and get Kohl’s free shipping.
In past years, Kohl’s has offered a lower free-shipping threshold during Black Friday. Usually, the free shipping minimum is $25.
If you have a smaller purchase, opt for free store pickup instead.
5. Look out for a special promo code to get an extra 15% off.
Kohl’s always offers a promo code for 15% off your purchase, but a few brands are excluded (like Crocs, Draper James, and KitchenAid). In 2022, Kohl’s offered 15% off your purchase in-store and online on Friday, Nov. 25, with promo code ENJOY15.
6. Get $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend during Black Friday week.
In 2022, shoppers received $15 in Kohl’s Cash every time they spent $50 during Kohl’s Black Friday week. This was an opportunity to really rack up Kohl’s Cash for other purchases in the future.
Typical Kohl’s Cash promotions see just $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 (regularly $479.99, on sale for $349.99) would earn you $105 in Kohl’s Cash.
7. Spend your Black Friday Kohl’s Cash during Kohl’s Cyber Monday.
The Kohl’s Cash you earn on Thanksgiving and Black Friday won’t be usable until Cyber Monday. But the good news? It’ll be usable on Cyber Monday! So unless you see a killer deal on something you’ve been eyeing for a while, wait to shop Kohl’s again until Cyber Monday when you can use your Kohl’s Cash.
Look for game consoles, cameras, or KitchenAid mixers during Black Friday. Then shop when your Kohl’s Cash is active to create your own sales on items that aren’t marked down as low.
When you consider the Kohl’s Cash you’re earning on top of Kohl’s Black Friday savings, it starts looking like Kohl’s could have the best prices on half the things on your list.
8. Kohl’s cardholders get deeper discounts and rewards members get an exclusive offer.
If you’re a Kohl’s credit card holder, you can absolutely use valid 15%, 20%, and 30% off coupons you receive every month during Black Friday. If you’re not a card member and want to be, you’ll get a code for 35% off when you sign up. Use this on your holiday shopping.
Not into the credit card thing? Join Kohl’s Rewards. It’s free and during Black Friday, there’s normally a member exclusive offer, like $10 off a $50 home purchase. Plus, you’ll earn 5% back on every purchase you make.
9. Sign up for Kohl’s text and email list by mid-November for two 15% off coupons.
Make sure you’re on Kohl’s email list by mid-November. In years past, we’ve seen a “$5 off a $5 purchase” Black Friday coupon, plus a mystery coupon for Kohl’s Cyber Monday.
Here’s how to get two 15% off Kohl’s coupons:
- Text SAVE02 to KOHLS (56457).
- Get another 15% off coupon by joining the email list.
Keep in mind that Kohl’s Cash is calculated on 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 (the one where you’re spending the Kohl’s Cash).
10. Use the Kohl’s app to find rebate deals and save up to 90%. You’ll get Kohl’s Cash, too!
Sometimes Kohl’s offers mail-in-rebate deals that you can stack on top of their Black Friday sales. These aren’t always available, but when they are, you stand to save loads of cash.
The easiest way to find these rebates is to download the Kohl’s app and type “rebates” into the search bar. The Kohl’s app will pull up all current rebates.
In 2022, we saw $12 mail-in rebates for Toastmaster, Black + Decker, and Hamilton Beach appliances, so you can expect something similar in 2023.
Many kitchen appliances that are regularly $24.99 will be available for just a couple of dollars after you apply the 15% off coupon and $12 mail-in rebate.
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.
11. Shop Fitbit at Kohl’s Black Friday, not Target.
12. Expect to save $178 on Shark vacuums during Black Friday 2023.
During Black Friday, Kohl’s notoriously discounts their upright Shark vacuums by 40% – 50% off the regular price. In 2022, I was able to stack coupons and boost my savings to 64%, which ultimately saved me $178, plus I earned $50 in Kohl’s Cash and $5 in Kohl’s Rewards.
13. Save $0.30 per bath towel when you shop Kohl’s instead of Macy’s.
Towels are a great thing to buy at Kohl’s after you’ve already earned your Kohl’s Cash, and during Black Friday, they’re super cheap.
Related: We have all the best towel deals for Black Friday here.
14. But don’t buy bedding sets at Kohl’s — buy them at Macy’s instead.
Macy’s Black Friday deals on multi-piece bedding sets really can’t be beat, not even by Kohl’s.
Both stores offered steep savings on bedding during Black Friday 2022, but Macy’s takes the lead with a 3-piece comforter set for $19.99:
The only exception to this would be if you have Kohl’s Cash to spend and can bring the price of Macy’s bedding down so it’s less than what Macy’s offers. Let your Kohl’s Cash be your guide.
15. Opt for in-store pick-up to avoid shipping fees.
If your order doesn’t hit the free shipping threshold and you have a Kohl’s nearby, opt for the free in-store pickup. Sometimes when you pick up in-store, you’ll even get an extra $5 Kohl’s Cash. We love free money.
16. 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 into one trip by bringing them all to Kohl’s. That means you can easily return your Kohl’s purchases just like always, and then also return Amazon items through a fairly simple process.
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? Return Amazon purchases at Kohl’s and you’ll receive $5 in Kohl’s Cash. Now this coupon will say that you can only use it in the store, but if you add it to your Kohl’s app wallet, you can apply it to any Kohls.com purchases too.
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.