This is only mildly miles/points related, though I’m downright floored by how good this promotion is to the point that I have to share it.
Y’all provided excellent suggestions last night for how I can maximize my Black Friday new home shopping, and so far I’ve done a darn good job, if I may say so myself. I’ve spent a ton of money over the past few hours, though I’ve earned 25,000 Ultimate Rewards points too, which slightly eases the pain.
Anyway, Kohls is running three promotions simultaneously, all of which can be “stacked,” to make this a truly unbeatable deal.
I was about to purchase the Keurig Special Edition Brewing System from Best Buy for $149.99 plus tax, for a total of $160.49. I would earn 11 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards mall thanks to the bonus points they were offering at Best Buy on Black Friday. An hour before I was planning on making the purchase reader Ben emailed me to alert me of how much cheaper it would be through Kohls.
Kohls is selling the same coffee brewer for $134.99 plus tax. They’re also offering 11 points per dollar through the Ultimate Rewards mall, so in and of itself that’s a savings of over $15. But that’s not all. There’s a promotion code for 20% off anything at Kohls, which is CON20HH4. That brought the cost down to $107.99 plus tax. But through Sunday Kohls is also offering $15 worth of Kohls Cash for every $50 spent, though it can only be redeemed starting November 28. Still, I earned an extra $30 worth of Kohls Cash for that purchase.
So in the end I paid $115.55 including tax and shipping for my Keurig system. In addition to that I get $30 Kohls cash (which I value at close to face value because I’m in the process of moving and need to buy a bunch of stuff) and nearly 1,300 Ultimate Rewards points, which I value at $26. So that coffee maker that usually goes for $160 ended up “costing” me about $60.
Anyway, the reason I mention this is because you can get well over 50% off anything at Kohls, assuming you value Ultimate Rewards points at a reasonable amount. Take the retail price and deduct 20% using the coupon code above, plus 30% (or whatever percentage of face value you value Kohls Cash at), plus 22% (for the 11 points per dollar you earn through the Ultimate Rewards mall).
Admittedly not everyone’s valuations of the above three “discounts” will be quite as high, but regardless we’re talking about some serious savings.
You’ve gotta love that you can save more by staying home on Black Friday than by going out into the chaos.