Update 10/4/16: It looks like Kohl’s gift card purchases from the MPX app are NOT coding as department store as expected. Peeps in the comments say it didn’t work with their Chase Freedom cards.
It looks to also be true with Discover It. My purchase coded as “Misc. General Merchandise.” So I lost the 10% cashback and will get 2% cashback instead.
I haven’t heard of this happening before now, so I will gather new data points before I recommend this moving forward. Thanks to all who let me know!
I’m bummed about this, but at least we got the 1,500 United miles (worth ~$30) as consolation. Though I would’ve preferred the cashback.
Update 10/3/16: This deal has expired. I plan on writing about my experience with it – here’s how to keep up with the blog so you’ll get the updates!
Need a little rush this weekend? How about buying $600+ worth of appliances at Kohl’s?
Last year they had a similar appliance deal I didn’t take part in. But this year I did.
Now before you think I’m crazy (although it may be waaay too late for that), let me explain.
This is a moneymaker if you do it right!
Hat tip to Jill Cataldo for blogging about this and my friend Jas for turning me on to this deal!
Build the deal
I feel like I say this every time I write about Kohl’s, but… it’s no secret I freaking love Kohl’s.
Right now, they have a lot of appliances on sale for $17, including:
- Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster
- Toastmaster 15-oz. Mini Personal Blender
- Toastmaster Mini Electric Chopper
- Toastmaster 5-Cup Coffee Maker
- Toastmaster Electric Can Opener
- Toastmaster Electric Knife
- Toastmaster Hand Mixer
- Toastmaster 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker
In total, there are 8 kitchen appliances at the $17 price.
And, all of the items linked above are eligible for a $12 mail-in rebate. You get a Visa gift card with a limit of 5 per product.
That means if you buy 5 of all 8 items, you can get 40 X $12 back, or $480.
Right now, there’s also a 15% promo code: SMS1871. And it does work for these items.
When you add all of them to your cart and add the promotion code, the total is ~$625. You also get $110 in Kohl’s cash to spend next week.
Note that taxes in your state might be different than mine! In Texas, the taxes came to ~$48.
And, you must purchase the items by tomorrow, October 2nd, 2016, to qualify for the rebate (here’s the rebate form). Cheers to the weekend!