Shoeaholics know how to sniff out a good bargain, and that's why DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) is our mecca. Although this massive store is loaded with great deals, it is possible to save even more when shopping here. Clear out some closet space because it's time to go shoe shopping with these savings tricks at DSW!


Sign up for the free DSW Rewards Program, which offers perks such as coupons, points earned for every purchase, a special birthday discount and more. Earn 1,500 points and get a $10 certificate to spend in a store or online. Other details:

  • Get advance notice about upcoming promotions
  • Get free shipping on purchases of $35 or more (use the free shipping code)
  • Earn double rewards points twice each year

Become a Premium Rewards member (also free) by earning 6,000 points in a calendar year and get benefits of basic rewards in addition to these:

  • Earn 50% more points with each purchase
  • Get free next day shipping
  • Earn triple rewards points twice each year

Tip: Shop online or in a store at least once each year to enjoy Rewards benefits! Some benefits, such as the birthday certificate, are only sent to members who have shopped at DSW during the past year.

Stack 'em

When a DSW coupon is received in the mail, pay careful attention to the dates. Many coupons must be used within a specific time frame, and sometimes shoppers receive multiple coupons that have overlapping dates! Shop within that overlapping time frame and enjoy even more savings.


Many retailers use Facebook to offer fans special promotions and other exclusive offers, but DSW takes it up a notch by featuring giveaways and assorted contests. Be sure to visit their Facebook page on Tuesdays, dubbed "Shoesdays," for a chance to win a shoe giveaway by participating in an easy trivia contest.

But don't limit those Facebook visits to Tuesdays. DSW loves to engage its fans, and they often have fun contests and giveaways. In late January they gave away a Screen Actors Guild Awards goodie bag!


The clearance sales at DSW are an easy way to stack up the savings. Although those generous clearance markdowns can be found online, it’s worth visiting a DSW store to save even more — watch for the colorful dots on clearance shoes for an extra percentage off the marked price. The greatest payoff is the rare yellow dot, representing an additional 80% off! A handy guide is located on each clearance rack so it's easy to quickly calculate the savings based on the dot color and price (no math degree necessary).

How to Save at DSW