Best Department Store Brands – Coupon Deals
By Emma O'Donnell,
Ordering online has never been easier. What a time to be alive when one can sit behind the computer, or phone, and order products directly to their door! But finding the right brand and making the right decision when making a purchase can be a hassle. It’s a paradox of choice out there, and this article aims to help clear the noise by showing you how these top department stores stack up, and most importantly, how you can reap the benefits of applying coupons at checkout (whether online or in-store) to save you money! Sales and offers can be like going on a treasure hunt, but sometimes most can’t be bothered or are left at a dead end. Here are reviews for you to get a clear picture of what each department store offers and how you can take advantage once you’re ready to checkout.
JCPenney has some of the best coupon rewards out there! The company allows for up to ten $10 reward coupons per transaction. Yes, you read that correctly. Up to $100 worth of coupons can be applied to purchases at JCPenny at any one given time. JCPenny also offers rewards coupons exclusively available for JCPenney rewards members or cardholders. For example, you can earn points by shopping and redeem these points for cash value discounts (typically 200 points earned equals $10). Another great perk that JCPenny offers are coupons that release free shipping at a certain purchase threshold.
Many people often ask, “Does JCPenney take competitor coupons?”
And surprisingly (or not so much, because JCPenny is just that awesome), the answer is yes! Head on over to JCPenney.com and compare prices on in-store purchases, or online prices if you’re already in-store. Although price matching discounts of up to 5% off only applies to competitor prices, JCPenny offers the lowest price guarantee every day out of the year, including Black Friday!
TJ Maxx has over 1,000 stores in the US, making it one of the largest clothing retailers in the country, and with that, one would expect some crazy coupon deals, but unfortunately, T.J.Maxx generally doesn’t do promotions, sales or coupons. The retailer instead employs a different kind of strategy to keep their prices low and competitive. TJ Maxx mainly buys its stock from manufacturers that overproduce and from other department stores that overbuy, then hops on bargain deals at the end of the season. This strategy ensures that the prices offered are consistently lower than their competition, meaning it can sell brand names and designer products for between 20-60% less!
There are rare occasions where coupon codes and discounts can be found online to get those extra savings, and luckily there are a few floating around. If shopping online, at checkout apply code: RMN89 and get free shipping on purchases over $89. Or, if you’re a new shopper, head on over to TJMaxx’s website and sign up for their newsletter and get free shipping on your first order.
Dillard’s offers a variety of deals, not just from excellent coupons and promos, but if you’re looking to get online to offline price matches, then you’re not going to find it at Dillard’s unfortunately as they do not match prices or make price adjustments. Customers can still take advantage of online discounts, though.
Right now, on Dillard’s website, customers can get an additional 50% off permanently reduced merchandise, including men’s apparel, handbags, ladies’ accessories, and lingerie. Get 30% off UGGs and receive an $80 dollar Dillard’s reward certificate with your regular purchase of Eileen Fisher clothing purchase of $400 or more. Also, you can get 65% or more off sale and clearance items, discounts on shopping for home décor, buying Christmas gifts, and if you order $50 or more, you can get free shipping to local stores. Like JCPenny, Dillard’s has a reward scheme where customers can redeem 1500 points with a Dillard’s Credit Card and get a 10% off rewards shopping pass.
Kohl’s offers stellar deals, and what’s even more amazing is that customers can stack up Kohl’s coupons to save even more. You can stack up to four different coupons, so long as you use only one of each. Customers can use multiple coupons, even if promo codes have been used, they’ll always be applied during checkout.
And who doesn’t love Kohl’s cash? Make purchases online or in-store and collect Kohl’s cash to get even more discounts on your next visit. Even if expired, your Kohl’s Cash coupon, although not being able to be applied online, can still be used at your local Kohl’s store, which will still honor it up to 10 calendar days after the expiration!
If ordering online, Kohl’s also offers free shipping with a $25 purchase. No promo code necessary.
Enjoy an extra 20% off in-store, and only if you use promo code: GOSHOP20 (ends December 4th). If you’re looking to purchase home items, use promo code: SUNDAY and get between $10 to $50 off. Lastly, you can enjoy 4% cashback for online purchases sitewide.
Unlike Kohl’s, Target doesn’t accept expired coupons. I know, bummer, right? But no reason to feel down about it, Target still has a lot to offer in the promo code and coupon department. Online, Target offers 1% cashback for online purchases sitewide, 25% off home products (no coupon code needed), free 2-day shipping or standard shipping with no minimum order price. You can even enjoy 40% off bath and bed items, 30% off clothing and shoes for men and women, up to 60% off new Target markdowns, and get $5, $10, or $20 gift cards with select Target orders.
Target, while still accepting coupons, already applies a variety of discounts online without the need for promo codes. The way to take advantage of discounts is to get a Target RedCard that boasts savings of 5% both in-store and online. Plus, you can get $40 off any future qualifying purchase over $40 when approved for a RedCard. Much like Dillards and JCPenny, Target rewards loyal customers with discounts if using cards.
All department stores offer superb deals and will make any shopper happy that they’ve been able to take advantage of coupons, promos, and discounts. JCPenny has the most lenient policy ad even takes competitor’s coupons into account. Kohl’s offers stacking of coupons and is lax to the point that they’ll even honor expired coupons. How crazy is that!? TJMaxx, although not offering much in the coupon department, already does the bargain hunting on your behalf, so you can feel safe knowing that you’re getting a bargain. Dillard’s, like JCPenny, has a decent reward scheme where customers can feel good about racking up points in exchange for discounts, and with Target, even though you do not see those points, you’re sure to see a lower price tag from the discounts and perks of being a loyalty member.