Zulily.com is a members-only daily deal site filled with children’s and women’s apparel, toys, infant gear, and home decor. Although this isn’t a physical store, Zulily deals still go pretty fast. Blink, and you might miss something good.
1. Make a Zulily.com account for daily deals of up to 70% off.
You can’t access the site until you sign up for a free Zulily account with your email. You’ll get access to daily deals up to 70% off. If you don’t want to give your email out, use a spam account (I have one with Yahoo) to sign up.
For every new member you refer to Zulily, you’ll receive a $15 shopping credit when they make their first purchase. Just know that your referral credits expire after 90 days — so make sure you use them when you get them.
2. Get Zulily free shipping all weekend if you buy something small on a Friday.
At Zulily, you pay a one-time $5.99 shipping charge on that day’s first order, but you get free shipping for the rest of the day (until midnight).
But wait — it gets better:
Zulily offers a weekend shipping special. If you place an order Friday, you’ll open a free shipping window for the rest of the weekend. I recommend placing a small order on Friday morning and paying the $5.99 minimum shipping, then using your free shipping for the rest of the weekend, with one caveat: The items you order must qualify for the lowest shipping charge (the $5.99 minimum), so you can’t order a huge piece of furniture and expect free shipping.
When I needed blackout curtains for my kids’ room, I purchased the curtain rings for $9.49 on Friday and paid $5.99 for shipping. I noticed that when I added the curtains, it brought the shipping total to $7.99. So, I ordered the curtains on Saturday and paid $0 for shipping, saving me $2.99.
Here’s the funny thing: Zulily combined both orders and shipped them at once anyway!
3. Check out Zulily Daily Deals each morning at 6 for big savings.
Zulily releases their Deals of the Day every day at 6 a.m. PT. Usually, you’ll see about 50 to 60 new deals on just about anything.
Ironically, Zulily Deals of the Day last up to three days, or 72 hours. To find out when a deal expires, check the top of the item’s page for the countdown.
The beauty of this is that deals pile up. It’s not uncommon to find countless great deals on home decor and other home items daily at Zulily.com. You can get items like these for more than 50% off:
Final Price: $14.98
Final Price: $36.98
4. Price match Zulily sale items to beat out Amazon.
Zulily always tells customers their goal is to offer the best deal on everything. This is why they guarantee that if you find the same item at Amazon or Walmart.com, they’ll match or even beat their prices. And honestly, I don’t know how they do it, but I spent about 30 minutes trying to find anything on Amazon priced lower than Zulily and I just couldn’t.
Look for the purple “Best Price Promise” check mark on Zulily’s product pages. To request a price match, click on the check mark anytime you find a better deal on an identical item at Amazon or Walmart. Zulily will match Amazon or Walmart prices for up to 24 hours after your purchase.
5. Zulily will price adjust for up to 14 days.
Because Zulily bases their prices by comparing them to those on other websites, item prices fluctuate. If you see a lower price on Zulily.com for a product you already purchased, they will price adjust their own prices for up to 14 days after your purchase.
The issue with price adjustments is that Zulily doesn’t offer rain checks for items not currently for sale. That means if your item’s a 72-hour deal or it sells out, you won’t be able to take advantage of this tip.
6. Look out for Zulily’s “Ready to Ship” events to get it faster.
Year-round, Zulily hosts Ready to Ship events where all qualifying items get to you much faster, usually hitting the road within one to three days, which is a lot better than their regular shipping period at five to fourteen days.
I say this because after you make your purchase, Zulily waits until the sale ends to place one bulk order from the manufacturer. The items are then shipped to their warehouse in eight to ten days, and then they finally ship the items to you. Ugh.
7. Stack Zulily promo codes and sales with cash-back apps and websites.
Although not many cash-back apps support Zulily, you can get 1% back with Ibotta. Plus, when you use this Ibotta link, you’ll receive up to $20 in bonuses. (To be eligible, you must be a new user and you must redeem your bonus offers within the first 30 days).
With a free shipping promo code, 65% off Zulily sale items, and 1% cash back with Ibotta, you’ll be sitting better than you were before stacking your deals.
Buy 1 Coral & White Foliage Queen Sheet Set $19.99, sale price
Use FSKCL40415 for free shipping on any order of $40 or more
Get 1% back with Ibotta
Final Price: $47.50
8. Save up to 85% on housewares and more on Black Friday.
In 2020, Zulily held their Black Friday Sale in July — but that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to more deals during the holidays, as I think most online retailers will be particularly aggressive this season.
In July, I saved up to 85% on a huge selection of styles. In fact, I found some items closer to 90% off. These are just a few dresses I saw on sale:
Final Price: $14.98
Final Price: $14.98
And here’s what I saw for Black Friday/Holiday in 2020:
Final Price: as low as $23.98
Final Price: $30.98
9. Start your Zulily career and get 20% off employee discounts.
10. Consider your Zulily returns carefully.
Like most stores, Zulily gives you 30 days for a return once you’ve received your items. Due to COVID-19, they’ve extended that to the end of January on any item purchased now until then. The catch is that Zulily’s Return Policy has a wide range of things they don’t accept for returns, which excludes just about everything but clothing and smaller housewares.
But, here’s another kicker: they charge YOU for your returns! Here’s how it works:
- $4.95 for 1 item
- $8.95 for up to 5 items
- $17.90 for 6 or more items