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Kohl’s Military Discount Guide

Dec 8, 2020

Kohl’s Military (Servicemember) Discount guide

Vets and active service members will be pleased to learn that beloved American department store Kohl’s does offer a military discount, though some caveats apply. This article explains how Kohl’s in-store military discount works and covers some of the most commonly asked questions about the discount.

What Is Kohl’s Military Discount?

What Is Kohl’s Military Discount?

The Kohl’s military discount offers active military, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members a 15% discount that is available in-store only, and only on Mondays. To receive the discount, valid identification needs to be presented in the form of a military identification card, a state-issued identification indicating veteran status, or Form DD 214.

This discount can’t be combined with other percent-off or age-specific discounts, and certain merchandise is excluded. However, it still offers military members and their dependents a 15% savings on many Kohl’s purchases.

What Day Is Kohl’s Military Discount?

The Kohl’s military discount is available on Mondays at brick-and-mortar Kohl’s locations across the country. It cannot be used online or on any other day of the week.

Who Qualifies as Servicemembers?

For the purposes of Kohl’s military discount, servicemembers include active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members (parents, spouses and children). Proper identification does need to be supplied, no matter who is claiming the discount.

How Does Kohl’s Military Discount Work?

How Does Kohl’s Military Discount Work?

Using the Kohl’s military discount is simple. Here’s how it works:

  • Shop in a Kohl’s store on a Monday
  • At check-out, mention the discount and present your military ID
  • Be sure to keep an eye out in the store for signage indicating exceptions and exclusions to the discount

For example, if you were purchasing a KitchenAid stand mixer at the regular retail price of $379.99. With the 15% off military discount, you’d pay only $323, saving $56.99 — not bad! (All of this discount includes sales tax, however.)


If you’re an immediate family member, you’ll still need to present the qualifying servicemember’s ID to be eligible for the discount.


Can I Combine Kohl’s Military Discount with Coupons?

While the Kohl’s military discount can’t be combined with other percent-off or age-specific discounts, it can be used alongside dollar-off coupons, including Kohl’s Cash, rewards, and promotional gifts. These discounts will be applied before the 15% off is taken.

For example, say you purchase a pair of Caterpillar work boots for $99.99. You have $10 worth of Kohl’s cash, which brings the price down to $89.99 when you had the coupons to the cashier at checkout. Then, the 15% off discount cuts an additional $13.49, bringing the price down to $75.50 — which is almost 25% off, altogether!

Here’s the breakdown of the order discounts are applied:

  1. Dollar-off discounts
  2. Dollar-off coupons, such as Kohl’s Cash, and other promotional gifts and rewards
  3. 15% off military discount

Are There Any Exclusions for Kohl’s Military Discount?

Are There Any Exclusions for Kohl’s Military Discount?

Yes, there are some exclusions to the Kohl’s military discount, including:

  • Gift cards
  • Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise/charitable items
  • Select online exclusive items
  • Premium athletic wear
  • Beauty and fragrances
  • Consumables
  • Curated by Kohl’s brands
  • Certain electric items
  • Premium electronics
  • Premium footwear
  • Certain novelty gifts
  • Sporting goods
  • Sports team merchandise
  • Premium sunglasses
  • Toys
  • Certain branded goods, including items from Columbia, Dyson, KitchenAid, Land’s End, Levi’s, Lovepop, S’well, TOMS, and UGG

Keep an eye out in-store for signage indicating any additional exclusions and find a complete list on the Kohl’s exclusions page.


How to Save More at Kohl’s

Along with using the Kohl’s military discount if you’re eligible, there are plenty of other ways to save money every time you shop at Kohl’s, both in-store and online.

Using Kohl’s Cash

Kohl’s is well known for its Kohl’s Cash coupons, which are earned by shopping at Kohl’s during specified earning periods (and anytime, for Kohl’s Rewards members). Kohl’s Cash coupons can be used as cash to help decrease the total cost of your purchase.

Shopping Sales

Keeping an eye on Kohl’s sales calendar can help you find the best deals, no matter when you shop.

Using Kohl’s Senior Discount

Similar to its military discount, Kohl’s offers a senior discount in-store on Wednesdays to customers aged 60 or over.

Combining Coupons

Yes, you can use multiple coupons at once at Kohl’s — and doing so can help you score a knockout deal even on large purchases!

Scoring Free Shipping at Kohl’s

Kohl’s offers free standard shipping on online orders of $75 or more.