Ultimate Guide to Saving at Wayfair: 21 Tips To Take Your Game to the Next Level

May 21, 2024 by Kyle James
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Wayfair, known for its vast selection of home goods, furniture, and decor, is a go-to destination for many budget conscious shoppers. However, with the right strategies, you can transform your Wayfair shopping experience from “meh, kinda affordable” to extraordinarily budget-friendly. Here are 21 easy-to-implement savings tips to help you save big on your next Wayfair purchase.

Ultimate Guide to Saving at Wayfair: 21 Tips To Take Your Game to the Next Level

1. Use Wayfair’s Daily Sales and Flash Deals

Wayfair offers daily sales and flash deals that can save you a substantial amount of money.

These deals often include:

– Limited-Time Offers: Discounts on a rotating selection of items, usually for 24-48 hours.

– Clearance Sales: Heavily discounted items that are being phased out to make room for new inventory.

If you pay full-price at Wayfair for anything, you need to be more patient and wait until stuff goes on sale, because it ALWAYS does.

2. Shop the Wayfair Open Box Deals

Wayfair’s Open Box section is a treasure trove of savings. These items have been returned but are in excellent condition.

Benefits of shopping open box deals include:

– Significant Discounts: Save up to 70% on items that have been opened but are still in new or like-new condition.

– Quality Assurance: Open Box items are inspected for quality before being resold.


Make sure you really like it, or are savvy selling stuff on eBay, because open box deals are all final sale and not returnable.

3. Join Wayfair Professional

If you’re a business owner or professional in fields like interior design, real estate, or construction, joining Wayfair Professional can unlock even more savings.

This free membership offers:

– Exclusive Discounts: Access to special pricing and bulk discounts.

– Personalized Service: Dedicated account managers and custom order solutions.

– Early Access: Preview and purchase new products before they become available to the public.

4. Abandon Your Cart on Their Website

As I’ve talked about before, Wayfair is one of the few retailers that will often send you a 10% or 20% off coupon or discount to entice you to come back and complete your purchase if you abandon your “virtual cart”.

The length of your ghosting to trigger the coupon can vary, but expect an email with a savings incentive within a day or two.

While not worth it on a small purchase, it’s definitely worth a try when buying expensive furniture.


Be sure you’ve created an account with Wayfair so they have your email address on file. I’ve made the mistake of NOT doing this and the coupon to come back and complete my purchase never showed up in my inbox.

5. Stack Promo Codes and Coupons

While Wayfair doesn’t frequently offer site-wide promo codes, you can still find them through:

– Email Subscriptions: Sign up for Wayfair’s newsletter to receive special offers and coupon codes.

– Third-Party Websites: Check sites like RetailMeNot and Honey for additional promo codes.

– Wayfair’s App: Sometimes, exclusive app-only discounts are available.


The best part is that you CAN stack Wayfair coupon codes on top of sitewide sales, clearance items, and Open Box deals. But keep in mind that Wayfair has many promo code brand exclusions.

6. Utilize Wayfair Registry and Save 10%

Planning a wedding or housewarming? Be sure to create a Wayfair registry to enjoy:

– Registry Completion Discount: After your event, receive a 10% discount on any remaining items on your registry via what they term the Wayfair Fulfillment Discount.

– Special Offers: You’ll also gain access to exclusive deals for registry holders which could save you up to 35%.

7. Wait for Major Sales Events

Wayfair participates in several major sales events throughout the year.

Plan your purchases around these times to maximize savings:

– Way Day: This is Wayfair’s bi-annual sales event featuring huge discounts up to 80% across all categories. It happens EVERY April and October and lasts for 2 days, mark your calendar.

– Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Significant markdowns (also up to 80% OFF) on a wide range of products.

– End-of-Season Sales: Clearance sales at the end of summer and winter.

– Labor Day and Memorial Day weekend: You’ll find deals up to 75% off the original price.

8. Check Out Wayfair’s Mobile App

Downloading the Wayfair mobile app can provide access to exclusive deals and notifications about upcoming sales. Benefits include:

– App-Only Discounts: Special promotions available only through the app.

– Price Drop Alerts: Get notified when items on your wish list go on sale.

9. Use Wayfair Financing Options

Wayfair offers financing options through partnerships with Klarna and AfterPay. These services allow you to:

– Spread Out Payments: Pay for your purchase over time with manageable monthly payments.

– Zero Interest Offers: Take advantage of interest-free financing on qualifying purchases.

10. Become a Wayfair Influencer

If you have a strong online presence, consider joining Wayfair’s influencer program. Influencers can receive:

– Free Products: Opportunities to receive and review Wayfair products.

– Commission on Sales: Earn a commission for sales generated through your referral links.

11. Opt for Free Shipping

Wayfair offers free shipping on most orders over $35. Additionally, you can:

– Filter by Free Shipping: Use Wayfair’s filter options to view only items with free shipping.

– Combine Orders: Group smaller purchases to reach the free shipping threshold.

12. Follow Wayfair on Social Media

Stay updated on the latest deals by following Wayfair on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (X).

Benefits include:

– Exclusive Promotions: Access to social media-only discounts and giveaways.

– Early Sale Alerts: Be the first to know about upcoming sales and promotions.

13. Read Reviews and Compare Products

Before making a purchase, take the time to read customer reviews and compare similar products. This can help you:

– Avoid Costly Mistakes: Choose products that have high ratings and positive feedback.

– Find Better Deals: Compare prices and features to find the best value for your money.

14. DIY and Upcycling

Sometimes the best way to save is by getting creative with what you already have.

– DIY Projects: Use Wayfair items as the base for DIY projects to create custom pieces at a fraction of the cost.

– Upcycling: Repurpose and refresh old furniture and decor with new items from Wayfair.

To this end, Wayfair has created a couple excellent resources you can use for inspiration in your next DIY projects.

11 Easy At-Home DIY Projects to Try in Your Free Time – None of these look incredibly difficult and can really spruce up your home or specific room.

5 Ways to Incorporate DIY Projects Into Your Home – I love the tips that they have for taking pieces of furniture you already own and giving them an inexpensive facelift.

15. Subscribe to Wayfair’s Email Alerts

Wayfair email

Sign up for Wayfair’s email alerts to receive notifications about sales, new arrivals, and exclusive promotions PLUS 10% off your first order.

– First to Know: Be the first to hear about upcoming sales and special offers.

– Personalized Recommendations: Receive product suggestions based on your shopping history.

See Also: All The Stores That’ll Send Out a Coupon When You Sign-Up

16. Take Advantage of Wayfair’s Assembly Services

Wayfair offers assembly services for many of its products. While this might seem like an added expense, it can save you:

– Time and Hassle: Avoid the frustration of assembling complex furniture.

– Money: Prevent potential damage that could occur during DIY assembly, which might lead to additional costs.

17. Use Wayfair’s Room Ideas and Inspiration Section

Wayfair’s Room Ideas and Inspiration section can help you find affordable decor and furniture ideas. Benefits include:

– Budget-Friendly Tips: Discover ways to style your space on a budget.

– Shopping Lists: Get curated lists of products that match the look you want to achieve.

18. Follow Seasonal Trends

Shopping for seasonal trends at the right time can save you money. Consider these trends:

– Off-Season Shopping: Buy seasonal items like patio furniture in the winter or holiday decor in January for the best deals.

– Seasonal Clearance Sales: Take advantage of end-of-season sales to stock up on items for next year.

19. Take Advantage of Free Returns

Wayfair offers free returns on most items within 30 days, which can save you money if you need to send something back.

– Check Return Policies: Ensure the item qualifies for free returns before purchasing.

– Return Promptly: Make sure to return items within the 30 day return window to avoid any fees.

20. Be Patient and Wait for the Right Time

Sometimes the best way to save is simply by waiting. Keep an eye on items you want and:

– Add to Wish List: Use Wayfair’s wish list feature to track items you’re interested in.

– Price Alerts: Set up price alerts to be notified when the price drops.

21. Sign Up for Wayfair Credit Card

One of the most straightforward ways to save at Wayfair is by signing up for the Wayfair Credit Card. This card offers various benefits:

– 5% Back in Rewards: Earn 5% back in rewards on all Wayfair purchases.

– Special Financing: Take advantage of special financing offers on orders over a certain amount, typically $500 or more.

– Exclusive Deals: Get access to exclusive cardholder-only sales and promotions.

But like any store credit card it comes with outrageously high interest rates, so only consider it if you can pay it off every month.

BONUS: Beware of the Wayfair “90% Off” Clearance Scams

It’s recently been brought to my attention that the Wayfair website is notorious for fakes and scams.

Scammers will create a website that mimics Wayfair’s and offer 90% off deals, often on furniture.

They’ll then advertise on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, especially after Christmas and other major holidays.

Shoppers will then visit the fake site, place orders with their credit cards and their stuff WILL NEVER SHOW UP.

Avoid this scam by always being aware of what ads you click on, make sure they actually redirect you to Wayfair.com and not some URL that you don’t recognize.

Better yet, don’t click on Wayfair ads and visit the site directly by typing in Wayfair.com in your browser search bar.

Ask the Reader: How do you save money when shopping at Wayfair? Any tips or hacks that I may have glossed over? Let me know, thanks.

By Kyle James


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