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The 3rd and final part to the Kohls Cash trilogy. Whew. Alright, I will try to explain this in writing like I have to my customers in person. Just bare with me, there are several scenarios to consider.
Returning! My forte.
Returns involving Kohls Cash that has NOT been redeemed or spent yet:
If you return merchandise during the EARNING period that would result in you going below a $50 spending point, your Kohls Cash will simply just be deducted or voided, depending on how much was spent. There is no option to keep it.
Once the redemption period has started, this is what could happen if you return merchandise from the receipt you EARNED it on.
Say you spent $70 worth of merchandise. No tax. You return items that equal, let's say $28. 70 - 28 = 42. After the return you have only spent $42. And you earned $10 Kohls Cash. This type of return gives you a choice. You have UNEARNED the Kohls Cash. You can either get the full $28 refunded back to you and forfeit the coupon, or you can keep the $10 coupon, and take a $10 reduction on your refund. Meaning you would only get $18 credited to whatever account/tender you used. So either way, that $10 will be taken back, because it was UNEARNED. It just depends on what you want. Personally, I would suggest getting your full refund, and losing the Kohls Cash.
If you spent $100, no tax(meaning you earned $20 in Kohls Cash), and returned $30 worth, it will only deduct $10 from the coupon, leaving you with $10 available, because you still spent over $50.
Finally, there is NO option to take store credit in order to keep the Kohls cash. This policy went into effect May of 2012. We had too many scammers abusing the system by buying merchandise to earn Kohls Cash, and return it all and keeping the Kohls Cash and their refund as store credit. Basically, they were getting free store credit and costing the company a lot of money. And they ruined that luxury for everyone else who was honest.
Returns involving Kohls Cash that has been redeemed:
If you return merchandise that was used to EARN Kohls Cash, and you spent the Kohls Cash already, the return may result in a deduction on your refund, depending on whether or not you went below a $50 spending point. Let's say you do. Say you spent your $10 Kohls Cash earned from that $70 receipt and did a $28 return. Since you UNEARNED your Kohls Cash and spent the coupon, Kohls has to deduct the $10 from your refund since they can't take the coupon back. That $10 was put towards another purchase. So you will only get $18 back from this receipt.
EXCHANGES! They can be your friend or a headache. If you do not want to lose your Kohls Cash or do not really want to accept a deduction, you can always exchange. But it has to be EVEN! One item for one item, NOT multiple items for one item. It must be the exact same original ticket price, NOT sale price. I would avoid clearance if you can, since once an item goes clearance, that is its original ticket price. Example: You bought a shirt that was originally ticketed $36.00. You must find one item that is also ticketed originally at $36.00. A penny above or below that price will not count as an even exchange. The computers won't accept it and there is no way to override that. So be careful.
Returns involving Kohls Cash spent on the receipt being used for the return:
This is a return in which you used your Kohls Cash on this purchase. Say you spent $30 and the whole thing was paid with Kohls Cash. Do you get nothing? No! You get that $30 back as a store credit! Tada! Whenever you return merchandise that involves the use of Kohls Cash in the initial purchase, you will receive your Kohls Cash back as a store credit/in-store gift card. If you spent your Kohls Cash and still paid for the rest with a credit card, the computer will determine how your refund will come back to you.
1. Say you put $10 on a credit card and used $20 Kohls Cash to pay for the whole thing. Now you returned everything. $20 will be store credit, $10 goes straight back to your credit card.
2. Say you spent $60. $40 on your card (as cash, etc) and $20 Kohls Cash. You return $30. The computer determines how you will get it back. It could be $20 store credit and $10 back on your card, or the whole $30 may go back to your card (or whatever tender you used besides the Kohls Cash). I can't guarantee the outcome, but you will get your full refund back.
Sorry for all the math, but that is how it goes. I really hope this trilogy on Kohls Cash helps you all and makes your shopping experience easier and better.
Any further questions or concerns regarding RETURNS INVOLVING KOHLS CASH, please comment. I'll answer to the best of my abilities.
Tell me which topic I should cover next!
Returns in general (policy, receipted, non-receipted, lookup)
Exchanges (more depth, maybe some stories)
% off coupons
Adjustments in general