Although I haven’t shopped at Macy’s a lot lately, I get some pretty fantastic deals when I do.
As of today, I have gotten deep discounts on 3 dresses. How deep? I’ve gotten at least 80% off. For today, I bought a Free People dress. The original price: $128. The price I got it for (pre-tax): $16.88.
The nice thing about Macy’s is that they seem to always be having a sale. They usually have 15% off “shopping passes” but sometimes they also have 20% off passes. So, if you can wait to buy something, then hold off until you can get the bigger discount.
If the sales associate is nice enough, they will have a pass at the register that they can scan if you happen to forget your pass. This is what happened to me today. I had a few passes at home, and the sales associate told me she had one with her. What made it even better was that it was a pass for $10, which saved me even more than the 20% off would have.
I have a couple of tips for shopping at Macy’s (and the same goes for its higher-end sister store Bloomingdale’s):
- Use the price scanner if it is available — Sometimes the price tag doesn’t necessarily reflect the current price of the item (regularly-priced items and discounted items). At Macy’s, the price scanner will even tell you what the price would be if you are a Macy’s cardholder. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put back items because of what the price tag read. It doesn’t hurt to double check.
- Use your savings pass on already-discounted merchandise — This is where the savings really add up. While there are some exclusions (which are listed on the back of the savings pass), it will work on many brands.