Kohl’s and Amazon are like two sides of the same coin. As a department store, Kohl’s has many of the things you could possibly need in your day-to-day life. Similarly, Amazon makes it incredibly convenient to order just about anything you want right to your door. Accordingly, the inventory between the two stores has a significant amount of overlap.
When you find something at your local Kohl’s storefront that you know is cheaper on Amazon, you might want to see if Kohl’s will price match the item in question. This article will explain some of Kohl’s price adjustment policies, as well as some details about how to make sure you’re getting the best deals between the two stores.
Does Kohl’s Price Match Amazon?
Yes, Kohl’s does have a price matching policy for items found on Amazon, but there are some caveats to go along with it. Kohl’s will only price match in-store items, so if you’re looking to price match something from Kohls.com, you’re out of luck.
However, if you find an item in-store at Kohl’s that is also listed on Amazon.com, then you might have some price matching options at your disposal.
Keep in mind, however that Kohl’s will not price match items that are not currently available.
It’s also important to note that in order to price match an item at Kohl’s, you must provide some kind of proof that the price is lower on Amazon. You can bring in printed advertisements or provide digital proof of the lower price such as showing the advertisement on your phone.
Which Items Will Kohl’s Price Match?
Aside from the exceptions mentioned above, Kohl’s price matching policy is fairly lenient. You can price match basically anything you can find on Amazon, including clothing items and even food.
The catch is that whatever you wish to price match from Amazon must be identical to the item you find at Kohl’s. This also only covers items sold directly by Amazon, which will be explained in more detail below.
Although Kohl’s price matching policy covers a wide range of items, there is also an extensive list of brands that are automatically excluded from any discount at Kohl’s. These items will always be ineligible for price matching, and include, but are not limited to:
- Gift Cards
- Sephora merchandise
- Many sporting good brands
- Sports team merchandise
- Premium sunglasses
- Some electronics brands
- Premium athletic brands
- Premium footwear brands
- Select personal care brands
A complete list of excluded brands can be found on Kohl’s website.
How To Price Match an Amazon Item at Kohl’s
Getting a price match discount on an Amazon item at Kohl’s is a fairly straightforward process:
- Find an advertisement for an Amazon item offered for cheaper than Kohl’s
- Bring in proof of the lower price to Kohl’s
- Kohl’s will confirm the authenticity of the advertisement
- As long as the ad is real, and depicts an accurate sale price for the item in question, you will be given a price matching discount on the item at Kohl’s
Are There Restrictions On Kohl’s Price Matching?
There are a number of restrictions on Kohl’s price matching Amazon products. Certain items are not available for price matching even if they meet the above criteria. The specific restrictions are as follows:
- Items sold on sale. Obviously, if Amazon has reduced the price on something for a temporary promotional sale, Kohl’s will not price match for that item.
- Anything sold during thanksgiving. The week of thanksgiving is a busy week for Amazon, with many items being offered at reduced prices in anticipation of Christmas. Accordingly, Kohl’s will be unable to price match items from Amazon during this period.
- Items sold by third-party sellers on Amazon. Since third party sellers on Amazon set their own prices and discounts, Kohl’s will only price match items sold directly by Amazon.
- Items sold by certain brands. Some items at Kohl’s are always excluded from any type of discount no matter what. The list is extensive, and can be found here.
It’s also important to keep in mind that coupon bonuses and other dollar/percentage discounts cannot be applied to a price matched item.
Does Kohl’s Price Match Other Stores Besides Amazon?
Currently, Amazon is the only online retailer that Kohl’s will price match. Other online stores, such as Chewy or eBay, are excluded from price matching at Kohl’s.
The reason for this is that many of these stores have different policies and business structures that cause a wide amount of variety in prices between online stores. If you’re looking to price match something from another online retailer at Kohl’s then unfortunately you’re out of luck.
If you’re looking to price match from a brick-and-mortar store, however, there are a few more options at your disposal. Kohl’s will actually price match items from any physical store, as long as you can prove the lower price with some sort of advertisement. Once again, a printed ad or a digital one shown on your phone are both fine.
A good way to find items for price matching is to look through catalogues printed by stores like Wal-mart, Best Buy, and any other physical retailer that prints catalogues listing its items. Keep in mind that items already on sale are still excluded from Kohl’s price matching policy.
One thing to keep in mind is that Kohl’s does not maintain an exhaustive list of accepted stores for price matching on its website. This means you will have to use your own best judgment when trying to find items for price matching at Kohl’s. The best way to stay on track is to enquire at your local Kohl’s location for more specific information.
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As long as you follow the abovementioned guidelines, you should have no trouble getting Kohl’s to price match your items. Just make sure to provide adequate proof of the lower price if you expect Kohl’s to match the price. They won’t simply take your word for it.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to fire away in the comments section.