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During the 2021 holiday season, anyone who uses Kohl’s curbside pickup will be rewarded with free Kohl’s Cash!

That’s huge, as Kohl’s Cash is the one form of Kohl’s coupons that shoppers can stack on any Kohl’s purchase with no exclusions.

Below I’ve written up the quick hits that cover everything you need to know in order to cash in on this holiday offer, including how to set up your Kohl’s curbside pickup, as well as the best way to earn and use your Kohl’s Cash.

Before you read on, be sure to download the Krazy Coupon Lady app and favorite our Kohl’s page. Do that, and we’ll know to send the best Kohl’s deals straight to your phone.


1. Get free Kohl’s Cash when you spend at least $25 on a curbside pickup order.

Hands on a laptop computer with Kohls.com displayed on the screen.

Kohl’s hasn’t really spelled out the minimum amount shoppers need to spend in order to get free Kohl’s Cash, but I’ve only received the offer on orders over $25.

When shopping in the Kohl’s app or Kohl’s website, look for the “Free Store Pickup Today” option when adding something to your cart. You should see a banner at the top of your checkout page that shows you’ve earned $5 in Kohl’s Cash by using Kohl’s pickup.

Not all Kohl’s stores offer limited-contact curbside pickup, but you can check if the Kohl’s nearest you offers the service.


2. Expect Kohl’s pickup orders to be ready in about two hours.

Woman holding a cellphone with Kohls app for contactless pickup in front of a kohls store

You have to place the order at least two hours before the store closes to guarantee you can get it the same day.

When your order is ready, you’ll get an email and/or text message letting you know.

You’ll need a copy of that email and your ID in order to make the pickup. If you placed the order but need someone else to pick it up, you’ll need to add them as an “alternate pickup person” by going to the Manage Order page in your account history.


3. Find the designated Kohl’s pickup parking spot out front.

Kohls curbside sign for online pickup parking spot in front of kohls store front

When it’s time to get your order, pull into the designated Kohl’s pickup parking spot and follow the directions in your email. You’ll find a button that alerts a Kohl’s associate of your arrival, and a barcode they can scan to make sure you get the right order.

An associate will bring your items to your car and place them directly in your trunk or backseat.


4. Order your Black Friday purchases for Kohl’s pickup.

Pug dog peeking over back seat as a woman puts kohls bag inside the back trunk of a midsize suv

Kohl’s will run a special Kohl’s Cash earning period from Nov. 21 – 26. That means they’ll give shoppers $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 they spend.

But folks who select Kohl’s curbside pickup will earn an extra $5 in Kohl’s Cash on top of any Kohl’s Cash they earned with their Black Friday purchases, which will be ready to use starting Dec. 1.


5. Then use your Kohl’s Cash during Kohl’s pre-Christmas sales.

A person holding Kohl's cash near a Kohl's cash sign

If you make your Kohl’s pickup order during the week of Black Friday, be sure to save some of your holiday shopping for December. That’s when you’ll be able to use the Kohl’s Cash you earned over Black Friday.

In Dec. 2020, $20 in Kohl’s Cash would’ve gone a long way on these Christmas pajamas we saw on sale during Cyber Monday:

Buy 1 Jammies For Your Families (reg. $15-$56) $9-$33.60, sale price
Use $20 in Kohl’s Cash
Free curbside pickup
Final Price: Free or $13.60


6. Pick up your Kohl’s orders within seven days.

Woman closing trunk of a black midsize suv car parked in pickup parking spots outside of a kohls store

If you wait longer than a week to pick up your order, it’ll be canceled, refunded, and put back on the shelf.

Do you have any other hacks for earning free Kohl’s Cash? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!


Return Kohl’s curbside pickup orders in stores to avoid shipping costs.

A woman standing in the Kohl's return line.

Kohl’s won’t cover the return shipping cost for any return, which is why I always try to return my purchases in the store. Just bring a valid ID — you don’t even need a receipt. You’ll have 180 days after picking up your order to make your return, unless:

  • You bought premium electronics or a watch (returns must be made in 30 days)
  • You made a beauty or Sephora purchase (returns must be made in 60 days)

By the way, if you have any Amazon purchases that need to be returned, you should bring those items with you to Kohl’s and make your Amazon return there. It’s fast, easy, and it’ll earn you $5 in Kohl’s Cash.

Use Kohl's Curbside Pickup for Free Kohl's Cash This Holiday Season