Kohl’s is one of those stores that generally offers most of their Black Friday stuff online. Some of their “big deals” for tomorrow are available online now for just a few dollars more that they’ll be at tomorrow. The question is: How badly do you want an item? If you really want it, maybe you should scoop it up tonight.
Here’s what you need to remember about shopping Kohl’s online:
- Orders of $75+ ship for free (at least at the moment). Have a local Kohl’s? You can return items to the store. So if you have less than $75 worth of stuff you want to buy, it might be cheaper to bump it up with something so that you get the free shipping, and then return at the store at your leisure.
- Kohl’s is one of my favorite stores, with a decent website, but their search function is rotten. If you do a search on a specific item and don’t find it, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have it. Try a different keyword, or try going in through the right category to find it by browsing.
- Putting an item in your cart does not reserve it for you. On a busy day like Black Friday, if you shop too long, things that went into your cart will be gone by the time you get to checkout. Also, you may check out with items that later turn out to be out of stock. The moral of the story is to shop quickly.
If you choose to hit the store itself, both tomorrow and Saturday (November 24-25) you’ll get $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend, good towards future purchases. So this is one of the few stores where I’m torn about the comfort of home vs. the benefits of showing up in-store.