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The Ultimate Guide To Saving At Macy's

BY: Christopher Mahar | Dec 11, 2018

Macy's is way more than just the Thanksgiving Day parade. Though its namesake parent company also owns Bloomingdales, it's the Macy's flagship brand that shoppers depend on for everything from name-brand household goods to designer clothes. Macy's customers tend to be savvy shoppers, and savvy shoppers are always looking for the best deals and tricks for saving money at their favorite store. That's where we come in!

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Look For Promo Codes & Coupons

Seems like you already know how to do this! Groupon Coupon's Macy's page stays up-to-the-minute with every last coupon, promo code, and sale notification. This page can be even more useful than Macy's own deals and promotions page, since it often has exclusive deals negotiated just for our loyal customers.

Shop The Sales

Macy's has two big semi-annual sales with dates that vary year to year. Usually the first one is held in January and the second around August. There is a Black Friday Sale the day after Thanksgiving, and a Black Friday in July Sale that is usually pegged to Amazon's Prime Day Sale. Major holidays also have sales devoted to them (Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.) and there are a series of "One Day Sales" scattered throughout the year. These special sales take place on Saturdays with a preview day on Friday.

Open A Macy's Charge Card

Like every other big merchant, Macy's offers branded credit cards that will score you savings. Sign up for their Macy's card or the Macy's American Express card to get 20% off the day you sign up and a further 20% off the next day, up to $100. After that, the card gives you birthday savings, exclusive offers, surprise savings at the register, and completely free shipping days four times a year.

Sign Up For Emails

Signing up for emails from Macy's will make you among the first to learn about any of their sales and special events. Plus, you'll receive a 25% off promo code in your confirmation email from them. So even if you feel like you're deluged by promotional messages from all over the web, this first email from Macy's is guaranteed to be worth it!

Join Macy's Rewards Program Plenti Points

Macy's reward program is called Plenti, a program shared with other merchants like AT&T Mobility, ExxonMobil, and Hulu. Join Plenti for free to start earning Plenti points on your everyday purchases at Macy’s and other Plenti partners. Once you register your Plenti card and have reached a balance of at least 200 points, you’ll be able to use the points for savings at Macy’s. For example, 1,000 Plenti points can shave $10 off your Macy’s purchase.

Free Shipping!* (That's a Big Asterisk)

Macy's offers free shipping every day, but the catch is that you have to meet their minimum spend requirement for most purchases. On regular days the minimum purchase is $99, but during sales, like their Black Friday in July sale, it can go down to just $49 or even lower. The good news is that beauty orders ship free every day with no minimum.

Ship-To-Store For Additional Savings

Savvy shoppers who live close to a brick-and-mortar Macy's can get the best of both worlds by shopping online and picking up their loot in-store. Shipping is free with this ship-to-store hack, and it also comes with further savings. Head to Macy's to pick up your shopping and get a savings pass good for 15% to 20% off your next in-store purchase!