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Tossing Expired Kohls Cash? STOP! It Could Still Be Redeemable

Last updated on December 7th, 2017
Tossing Expired Kohls Cash? STOP! It Could Still Be Redeemable

As of 12/07/2017, this information is still accurate!

As a Kohls-a-holic and a frugal shopper, nothing irritates me more than when I accidentally let Kohls Cash expire!

To me, expired Kohls Cash is pretty much the equivalent of tossing a $10 bill into the garbage disposal. There’s such a tiny window that it can be used, with two kids and a school schedule it’s easy to forget.

Before this past weekend, and for years, I ASSUMED that once you hit that end date deadline my Kohls Cash was dead. My $10 was gone, and nothing was going to bring it back. *insert sob here*

I was WRONG!

Expired Kohls Cash – The Discovery

This past week my Mother came into town due to Hurrican Irma.

With her, she brought $20 in expired Kohls Cash. Due to all the prep for Irma, she was unable to spend it before it went to Kohls Cash land.

Saturday, while we were out shopping she made a comment about how she was upset that she’d missed the redemption window and how it was such a waste of money.

I had read several articles about companies being lenient with payments etc due to Irma, so I thought it was worth a shot to ask Kohls if they’d take the expired cash.

I found out something even better!

You can redeem expired Kohls Cash, in-store up to 10 Days past the expiration date. 10 DAYS!

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AND that is a year-round policy, not just for special circumstances. Imagine my surprise, glee, and overall excitement at hearing this, pretty close to what you’re feeling now if this is news to you as well.

Then imagine my horror, frustration, and despair when I realized 10 seconds later how much expired Kohls Cash I have THROWN AWAY over the years.  All that wasted money!

I do want to add that even the cashier, who checked us out was not aware of this policy as an employee of the company.

Your next question may be… “How did you find this out?”

My Mother was pretty apprehensive about going into the store to ask about the expired cash, so I decided to call Kohls.com customer service phone number. (If you decide to call select option 2, Kohls.com and then select option 3 for Kohls Cash)

Right there, in the recorded audio, the nice robot lady told me that, although you can NOT use expired Kohls Cash online, you CAN use it in-store for up to 10 days past the expiration date.

Now, I can not guarantee they aren’t going to change this policy, but as of 12/07/2017 if you have expired Khols Cash in the 10-day window go spend it!

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Now, that you know you can still use expired Kohls Cash don’t forget to share it with friends and family!

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This Post Has 20 Comments
  1. Unfortunately my daughter just lost $70 in Kohl’s cash. She knew about the 10 day grace period and planned to use it during that time. She got very sick and was unable to get to the store. I picked up her coupon, one day after the grace period, explained the circumstances, and was told no exceptions. Called Kohl’s.com and was told the same thing. That’s a lot to lose!

    1. Oh my!! That is a lot to lose. Sometimes I am not a huge fan of Kohls as I think they have a tendency to mark up price tags then turn around and be like “but it’s on sale so you are saving $50”, when in fact you’re just paying the retail price when it’s on “sale”.

    2. I lost $80! I had the flu but didn’t think they were so strict. I was unaware of the 10day grace period though. She was rude said the policy is strict about it and no exceptions because I wanted to speak to the manager. Said it wouldn’t make a difference. I won’t shop there prices are raised and then u get Kohl’s cash. Best to wait for clearances.

  2. I just called the number that you gave, and it still says that you can redeem your expired Kohl’s cash up to 10 days past the expiration date in the store but not online. This is great news as I just realized my Kohl’s cash that I have expired yesterday! So thank you so much for your Kohl’s tips!

    1. Call (855) 564-5705 it’s Kohls customer service and then select option 2, Kohls.com and then select option 3 for Kohls Cash.

      1. Thank you, thank you! I just realized that I had $15 that expired yesterday! I was determined not to throw them away, so I began googling and found YOU! Your directions on calling were perfect! I’m going to Kohl’s this weekend! Thank you again!

        1. Me too!! My $15 expired on the 6th. Going in tomorrow with a new 30% off coupon and my expired Kohl’s cash! Thanks Jackie for the tip!

      2. Thank you!! I have $30 kohls cash that expired last night; I just dug it out of the recycle after reading your article and calling the hotline to confirm the policy is the same now in 2018. Great article, thank you!!

  3. That’s a really helpful tip, thank you for sharing! I haven’t been to Kohl’s in awhile, but that Kohl’s cash is an awesome incentive to go there!

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