Debbie's Deals: Ask for a deal
Kohl's, Sports Authority, Target, offer deals
Last Updated: 254 days ago
DENVER - When you're checking out at the cash register at the store, do you just pay the price you're told or do you ask for a deal?
Stores like Kohl's, Sports Authority, Target, etc... do not negotiate prices, but you should ask your cashier simply, "Do you have any coupons or discounts, by chance?"
Sometimes cashiers can offer you deal. At Kohl's, they often will give you 10 or 15 percent off your purchase for signing up for a credit card.
Target has offered a similar deal occasionally.
At Sports Authority this week, I asked if they had a coupon in the newspaper this week. The clerk said she didn't know, but offered to sign me up for their new loyalty program. It's free and they email you a $10 off coupon.
I signed up, but that didn't help with the current purchase, so as the cashier was ringing up my purchase, she scanned a "friends and family"-type coupon she had and suddenly I got $8.63 off one of my items.
I've always known to ask for discounts at hotels, but I never thought to ask at a store where the prices are fixed. This has convinced me it never hurts to ask.
And before you go to a store, consider visiting the website, RetailMeNot to see what coupons, discounts and deals other people have found.
If you see a deal, e-mail me Debbie (Debbie@thedenverchannel.com).