Black Friday 2018 is less than a week away, and one of the most discussed is focused on Kohl’s 64-page Black Friday ad. When you check it out, you’ll understand why. As usual, Kohl’s has arguably the best Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Fitbit Versa discounts this year and, in Kohl’s Cash, the most generous coupons of any store. But now we’ve found that our friends at Kohls have leaked us an additional ad scan page which reveals secret deals worth getting excited about.
So what was Kohl’s keeping secret? You can see it in the image above, and for gamers everywhere, this is one to get excited about. The best PlayStation 4 Slim deal this year:
Compared to other stores, what makes Kohl’s deal stand out is its Kohl’s Cash coupons. Every other retailer matches Kohl’s asking price, but they are blown away thanks to its additional $60 of free Kohl’s Cash coupons.
More Hot Black Friday Deals To Not Miss:
Target – Sony PlayStation 4 1TB Spider-Man Bundle for $199.99 (save $100) – see ad scan deal
Kohl’s additional ad page was also hiding one extra deal and again it beats all rivals thanks to its inclusion of $60 Kohl’s Cash.
Sony PlayStation VR Astro Bot Bundle + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) (See Ad Scan Deal) (see ad scan deal)
Interestingly, Kohl’s did not announce any PS4 deals in its original Black Friday 2018 ad scan, despite delivering arguably the best discounts available on the Nintendo Switch (see ad scan deal), Xbox One X 1TB (see ad scan deal) and Xbox One S 1TB (see ad scan deal). Kohl’s has now fixed this oversight in fine style.
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What To Beware Of:
For many, the smart money spent during Black Friday 2018 will be at Kohl’s thanks to its impressive Black Friday ad scan deals and massive ‘Cash’ savings. But it’s not so simple. While Kohl’s does score some big wins, it falls short with gaping holes in its product selection and shipping policies. Here are the nasty surprises you need to know about in Kohl’s Black Friday sale.
Kohl’s Black Friday 2018 Sales Problems
Inferior Shipping Policy – Kohl’s did not mention shipping in its Black Friday ad, which means it is highly unlikely to change its current policy of free standard shipping on orders over $50. This is the worst free shipping policy among premier Black Friday stores. Target (see shipping policy), Walmart (see shipping policy), and Best Buy (see shipping policy) all have deals for fast two-day shipping either with no minimum order or much less than $50.
No PS4 Deals – While Kohl’s has many premium electronics in its ad this year, it does not have any Sony PlayStation 4 deals. In contrast, every rival does. Walmart will sell the PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle for $199 saving you $100 (See Ad Scan Deal), while Target (See Ad Scan Deal) and Best Buy (See Ad Scan Deal) almost match it.
No Target REDcard Discount Equivalent – While Kohl’s Cash coupons (see complete details) are a strong incentive, it has no equivalent to Target’s REDcard. REDcard holders save 5% on every single buy (see complete details) at the point of purchase, and that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Kohl’s Cash can only be spent on future purchases for a limited period.
No iPhone Deals – Like last year, Kohl’s has not been able to arrange a deal to stock any iPhones. This leaves it at a significant disadvantage as iPhones are a successful gateway to further store purchases. Whatsmore, rivals have some great deals with Walmart’s $300 discounts on the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR leading the way (View Ad Scan Deal). Best Buy’s direct savings (See Ad Scan Deal) and Target’s coupons (See Ad Scan Deal) are head turners too.
Nintendo Switch – This is a little harsh, but Kohl’s Nintendo Switch deal is not the best on what will be a high demand product. It is offering a $30 discount and bundling a Turtle Beach headset and carrying case for $329.99 and $90 Kohl’s Cash (See Ad Scan Deal). Walmart has the more appealing Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle for $299 (See Ad Scan Deal), as do Target (See Ad Scan Deal) and Best Buy (See Ad Scan Deal). The $90 Kohl’s Cash may swing this for you, but not for me.
Should you write off Kohl’s Black Friday sales? Absolutely not.
While we’ve have listed the disappointments above, Kohl’s Black Friday ad also has some of the best deals this year, including arguably the top Microsoft Xbox One X bundle (See Ad Scan Deal), premium HDTV sale (See Ad Scan Deal) and more.
And remember: Black Friday starts earlier this year on November 23, 2018.
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