If you’re a loyal Old Navy shopper, you probably already have a couple money-saving secrets up your sleeve. But are they “bad-ass”? From knowing the best day of the week to shop, to clever hacks that’ll score you a coupon, to cracking their price tag code, these Old Navy insider secrets will change the way you shop. Go forth and save money my friend.
1. Shop at Old Navy on a Monday or Tuesday
A couple years ago my wife was shopping at Old Navy on the weekend and was disappointed with how picked-over the clearance section was.
So on a whim she asked an employee when they do their clearance markdowns. Much to her surprise, the employee was very open with the information.
She told her to come in on a Monday or Tuesday as they typically have all of their markdowns done by Monday evening.
My wife took her advice and has found MANY terrific clearance deals over the years because of it.
2. You’ll Find Better Coupons Online Vs. In-Store
When it comes to scoring coupons for Old Navy, they always have better online coupon codes compared to coupons you can redeem in-store.
Almost weekly you’ll find a 30-40% off coupon code to be used on your online purchase, where maybe once a month they’ll have this offer available in-store.
3. Free Shipping “Secret” When Shopping In-Store
Very few people know about this one. When shopping at OldNavy.com, you have to spend at least $50 to qualify for free shipping.
But when shopping in-store, you can get free delivery to your doorstep on any order over $25.
You can make it happen when you’re unable to find your size or desired color in-stock. Just tell an Old Navy associate and they’ll order it for you and have it delivered for free when your total surpasses $25.
4. Stack Coupons on their Website (Sometimes)
After a quick call to Old Navy customer service, I discovered that you can indeed stack coupon codes when shopping online.
The only caveat is that the code must state that you can combine it with other offers.
So when you get your hands on a combinable coupon, make sure you save it and use it when they also have a flat 40% off coupon to maximize your savings.
5. Look For Prices Ending in $0.47 or $0.97
Back when I cracked the price tag code at a bunch of major retailers, Old Navy was one of my first sleuths.
I discovered that prices ending with .47, .49, .97 or .99 were killer deals. If the price ends with any of these, then the item is marked as clearance or discontinued and is probably the best price you’re going to get.
6. Take Advantage of Price Adjustments
Did you know that Old Navy will give you a 1-time price adjustment if the price of something you bought drops within 14 days of purchase?
True enough, so hold on to those receipts. Unfortunately you can’t get a price adjustment on clearance items or stuff you bought with a coupon code, unless it was a free shipping coupon.
7. Think BIG on Black Friday
My wife and I regularly stock up for our 3 kids on Black Friday at Old Navy and save A LOT of money in the process.
We’ll buy a size or 2 up and store the clothes until the following spring or autumn. With savings in the 75-80% off range in the clearance section it just makes sense.
Plus, if you prefer to stay at home on Black Friday and sleep in, just shop on Cyber Monday at Old Navy when you’ll see their best online coupons of the year.
8. Shoot for at Least 40% Off
When it comes to shopping at Old Navy, not only should you shoot for never paying full-price, but you should make it a goal to get savings of at least 40% off your total order.
Totally do-able, especially when you use a coupon code in conjunction with a store-wide sale.
9. Text Old Navy for an Instant Coupon
Just text Old Navy at 653-689, with the message OLDNVY to score a $5 off $35+ coupon.
Once enrolled, they’ll only text you a new coupon or deal alert on a weekly basis. Don’t have your phone with you? You can sign-up via their website.
Also, if you sign-up to be on their email list, they’ll typically shoot you an instant coupon code (via email) good for 30% off your online purchase.
10. Their Credit Card Doesn’t Suck
Most store credit cards suck out-loud and are nothing more than a way to bombard you with advertising, but not the Old Navy card.
Once approved, you’ll get 15% off your first purchase, then earn 5 points for every $1 spent which’ll allow you to score free gift certificates on a quarterly basis.
Plus, you’ll get 1 point for every $1 spent anywhere Visa is accepted. It also has no annual fee. Just be sure to pay off your balance every month as it comes with a hefty 24.99% APR.
11. Keep an Eye Out for “1-Day Deals”
The single best day to shop in-store at Old Navy is on a day they’re offering a “1-Day Deal”.
They typically offer them a couple days per week and they’ll often get you 50% off a specific item. Could be jeans, could be dresses, could be shorts, etc.
The best way to know when these 50% off 1-Day Deals are going to happen, is to follow Old Navy on Facebook as they typically update their feed with the full scoop.
12. Look for Old Navy “Super Cash”
If you’re already registered with Old Navy, you’re eligible to ear “Super Cash” and it’s awesome.
For every $25 you spend, online or in-store, you’ll earn $10 in free cash. Unfortunately, you can’t combine Super Cash with a coupon, but you can combine up to 3 Super Cash rewards on a single transaction.
Maximum $30 Super Cash per transaction in-store, and $50 per online order. So if you have three $10 rewards, you can make a $35 purchase in-store and only pay $5 out-of-pocket. Winning.
13. Always Buy Discounted Gift Cards
Another terrific way to save money at Old Navy is to buy gift cards at less than face value.
For example, the popular site Raise.com is currently selling a $150 Old Navy gift card for $131 (12.5% savings).
If that’s more than you want to spend, they are also selling a $25 gift card for about $23. Obviously the bigger the gift card, the more you’ll save.
Ask the Reader: How do save money at Old Navy? Let me know if you have a bad-ass tip to add. Thanks.
By Kyle James
Photo by Mike Mozart.