Reader Saianel alerted me to the release of Kohls’ Black Friday advertisement yesterday. It has some really nice sounding deals in it, and a whopping $15 Kohl’s Cash per $50 spend. I’ve written about the value of stacking Kohl’s promotions in the past, here’s another great opportunity to stack!
You can find the advertisement here courtesy of Fatwallet. I took a look through and identified a few things that piqued my interest. The sad part is, I won’t be around on Black Friday, so I can’t take advantage of the in store options. But I hope others can! Before I discuss potential products, I want to give you as much of an edge as possible.
Planning Augments Resale Returns (PARR)
Ok, so I made up the acronym. But it sounds soo good… PARR. For those of you that have not maxed out your Chase Freedom Quarterly 5x (up to $1500), or Discover IT 5x (again, up to $1500), now is the time to stock up on Kohls Gift Cards. I haven’t seen any confirmation that purchasing Kohls Gift Cards online gives shopping portal bonuses anymore, so I’ll offer that if you don’t want to deal with limited $100 gift cards, you can go in store and get up to $500 gift cards.
But what if you are ahead of the game and maxed out your Freedom and Discover 5x? I’d like to introduce you to granny — GiftCardGranny in fact. This site allows you to see what the best percentage discounts on gift cards are. Looking today, there are some as much as 43% off (but shipping costs decrease the savings). Take a look:
The highlights of Kohl’s Black Friday
Page 3 – Garmin Nuvi 52LM. This product is a top seller on Amazon. Kohls has it for $79.99 in store. Amazon’s price is $98.99, of course is sold by Amazon so figure that you’ll need to undercut that. Generally they sell very quickly, but at a pretty low margin. In this case, anticipate that a less than 5% margin after you account for tax, shipping, etc. But, if you’ve got a really good discount on your gift cards, you can come out ahead.
For comparison sake: right now the Garmin Nuvi 52LM is at $129.99, so even with a 30% discount, it doesn’t even get close to the Black Friday pricing.
Page 5 – Xbox 360 4GB. Not as top a seller as the Garmin Nuvi, but, its #139 in Video Games. Kohls will have it for $129.99, Amazon is selling it for $179.99. There’s some room for upside on this one.
For comparison sake:right now the Xbox is regularly priced at $179.99. You’d think this is one that the 30% off discount for Kohl’s Charge holder, but this product isn’t covered by that.
Black Friday generally brings about a lot of great opportunities. I’ve only specifically highlighted 2 products at Kohls, but I’m sure others who know other categories (like Toys) will be able to find a lot of value. But remember, as good as Black Friday can be, there is always Cyber Monday (with shopping portal points!)