Macy’s is the place to go when you want the latest looks in fashion, quintessential home decor, makeup, and shoes for the whole family. It’s also an amazing place to find great deals.
Here are some of my favorite ways to save every time you shop at Macy’s.
1. Price Match
Macys.com and Macy’s stores operate separately, which means online vs. in-store products and prices can differ. If an item’s price is lower on the Macy’s website than its in-store price, just show the cashier the price, and they will give you the discount. Read more about Macy’s pricing policy.
2. Download the Macy’s App
Download Macy’s app and unlock tons of features! The app also keeps you updated on exclusive deals and promotions, tracks your orders, and lets you compare prices in-store and online. You can also take the Style Inspo quiz, create lists and see furniture in your space with View In My Room 3D.
3. Start at RetailMeNot
A simple way to save on Macy’s purchases is by checking Macy’s storepage at RetailMeNot. This is an excellent place to find Macy’s coupons and promo codes. For example, you can often find coupons for up to 30% off purchases, along with cashback offers and department-specific sales. Macy’s weekly ad is also listed here, which can be a great place to save even further.
4. Sign up for Macy’s Money
Similar to Kohl’s Cash, Macy’s Money is a rewards card that lets you gain money each time you shop. You can use Macy’s Money in addition to coupons and during sales.
5. Sign Up for the Macy’s Credit Card
If you’re a frequent Macy’s shopper, you can save significantly with the Macy’s credit card. When you spend up to $499 annually, you’ll earn points toward Star Money rewards, which are similar to a cash discount. At this level, you’re also eligible for a 25% discount for a day and a birthday surprise.
When you spend between $500 and $1,199 annually, you earn free shipping on all purchases. And if you spend over $1,200 per year, you will earn 5 percent back in rewards.
6. Check Out the One Day Sale
The One Day Sale is a day that typically happens on the third Saturday of the month, though there can be timing changes throughout the year. In short, this is the day that Macy’s offers the best prices on a wide range of merchandise. There are also further discounts offered on clearance merchandise purchased at this time. It’s the best time of the month to make your purchases!
7. Get the Last Act Sales
Macy’s also offers Last Act deals. This is the equivalent of big clearance savings. You can find these items marked down in-store, but the best options are on their website. The savings options here are as high as 80% off, and they include everything from clothing to appliances. Of course, these change very often, and there is no way to know what merchandise will hit the Last Act sales. Nevertheless, it is a good place to start when you are shopping for something.
8. Check Out the Macy’s Friends & Family Sale
The Friends & Family Sale is a good time to buy. This sale happens throughout the year. It’s an easy way for you to save money. Generally, the company provides a specific promo code for you to use to get the lowest prices. The Friends & Family event offers up to 30% off merchandise (though price discounts range widely from time to time).
9. Shop Semi-Annual Sales
Plan to shop in January and July during Macy’s Semi-Annual Sales. These major sales offer up to 75% clearance prices.
10. Sign Up for Emails
Macy’s offers both email and text message discounts. The actual discounts will vary throughout the year, but they can be substantial at some points. Those who subscribe will receive a one-time 25% off discount on their next purchase. That discount is worth the time itself. And you can count on receiving other discounts throughout the year. It only takes a few minutes to create a Macy’s profile to do this.
11. Shop When Seasons Are Changing
You can also get nice benefits by buying merchandise when seasons are changing. Macy’s does a good job of cleaning out products in the first three to four weeks after the season change.
- Add a Beauty Item to Your Order to Get Free Shipping
Okay, so Macy’s used to rock free shipping with beauty orders all the time. This was the ultimate shopping trick! Recently, they’ve been a little less liberal, but keep an eye out. At the time I wrote this, they were offering it!
13. Ship to Stores for Free
Shop online and select the free pick up in stores at checkout. Easy!
14. Get Rewarded for Choosing “No Hurry” Shipping
During the holidays, look for a “no hurry” shipping option at checkout. When you opt for that, you’ll get Macy’s Money that you can apply to your next purchase.
15. Shop with a Macy’s WOW! Pass
Don’t fret if you don’t want a Macy’s credit card. Hang on tight for a WOW! Pass. These are coupons for non-cardholders. One WOW! Pass or Macy’s coupon is allowed per visit or shopping trip on Macys.com. When you’re shopping online, use Macy’s coupon code found on your WOW! Pass.
16. Shop With RetailMeNot’s Deal Finder
Install our browser extension, Deal Finder. Because the name itself isn’t cool enough, what Deal Finder can do is even cooler. It automatically tracks down tests, and applies the best coupon codes available for your order. Try it at Macy’s the next time you shop there online!
How to Get Free Shipping at Macy’s
if you’re a Macy’s Star Rewards Platinum or Gold member, you can get free shipping with no minimum when you use your card to make a purchase at Macys.com. If you’re not a member, you can get free shipping on orders of $25+ (through July 31 in the U.S. only.) There’s also an option to choose “Pick Up” at checkout to get your online order sent to your local store for free. You can pick it up in the store or via curbside pickup. RetailMeNot also has free shipping coupons, as well as other offers!