Here’s why the Best Deals are at Kmart

Here’s why the Best Deals are at Kmart

why the best deals are at kmart

Kmart offers tremendous deals on a number of items, provided you know where to look. From furniture to food, you can take advantage of incredible savings in a number of ways. Here are just a few reasons why the best deals are at Kmart.

Military Discount

Service members can take advantage of a 10% discount off of regularly-priced merchandise every single day. Some stores may even offer a 20% discount. To receive your discount, simply show your ID card at the register when checking out. The offer is good for active duty, reserve, and retired service members, along with their immediate dependents.

Shop your Way Rewards

Kmart’s “Shop your Way” rewards program allows you to earn points on each and every purchase you make at Kmart, Sears, Land’s End, Kenmore and You can then redeem these points for a discount on future purchases. Sign up for the Shop your Way rewards program free of charge at any register inside the store.

Becoming a member of “Shop your Way” provides you with more benefits than just discounts, as it also allows you to take advantage of special promotional events such as double couponing and free shipping on online orders. A double couponing event allows you to double the face value of any coupon up to $2, provided you purchase five similar items and your total purchase amounts to $25 or more (before coupons). Take advantage of double coupon events to stock up on commonly-used household items, toiletries and groceries.

Regular Couponing Deals

In addition to double couponing events, you’ll find several regular couponing deals available on a weekly basis. Visit websites such as Living Rich with Coupons, The Krazy Coupon Lady, and Southern Savers to see what the local specials are, and find links to coupons that are good for those products. There are typically deals on grocery, baby, household and pet items at any given time.


Kmart is one of the few remaining department stores that still offers a layaway. If you’re planning a major purchase, putting it on layaway can help you save money that might otherwise be spent on interest if you were to use a credit card instead. Just pay a small deposit and processing fee, and then split your remaining balance over a period of eight to twelve weeks.

You don’t even have to visit a brick and mortar store to take advantage of layaway. When shopping online, simply choose the layaway icon at checkout. You can make weekly payments online, and won’t have to visit the store until it’s time to pick your items up. Not only is this convenient, but it will save you money on gas going to and from the store as well.

Manager’s Specials

Kmart regularly has a rack full of grocery items deemed to be “manager’s specials” because they are either out of season or getting ready to expire soon. You can purchase items for pennies on the dollar, simply by learning where this rack is in your store. In some stores, it’s found in the pantry aisle, but in others, it may be near the service desk or next to the layaway department in the back of the store.

Clearance Clothing and Shoes

Kmart is also known for hosting clearance sales on clothing and shoes seasonally. During one of these sales, you can often purchase clothing for as little as $2 to $3 per piece, which is much lower than you could expect to pay at a thrift store.

They may not be known for blue light specials anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some amazing deals at Kmart. Keep these tips in mind when shopping, and you might be surprised at how much money you can actually save.

  • Steven L. Rhyner

    I had a relative that used to work at Kmart. Not that long ago, they were really working at taking market share from other stores and using discount prices to do it. I’d shop at their website before I’d go into their stores….