Kohl’s “Cyber Week Deals” Look Impressive – But Are They Deals?

Kohl’s “Cyber Week Deals” Look Impressive – But Are They Deals?

As we mentioned in a story yesterday, Kohl’s Cyber Monday/Cyber Week sale is one of the flashiest around.

The sale includes 300 online Cyber Specials, according to the site. Plus they are offering a 20% discount on everything in their online store – and free shipping too!

That sounds like a really impressive offer. Let’s dig down a bit and see if the deals are as good for shoppers as they sound.

Some of the items in their sale are exclusive to Kohl’s, so we can’t really do price comparisons on those. But the first item we chose, at random, that is not a Kohl’s exclusive is a LeapFrog Leapster GS Explorer Bonus Pack. This is an educational gaming device that is familiar to many parents. Kohl’s as it on sale for $89.99. We take the additional 20% off using their promo code: cyber20, and that brings the cost down to $71.99. Kohl’s says it’s regularly $129. This version includes three apps and a carrying case.

A quick search finds the same Leapster with three apps – minus the carrying case – on Amazon for $54.99, also with free shipping. We found the same Leapster with the apps and carrying case at Toys R Us for $89.99, plus shipping or free ship-to-store.

So a deal? Yes, if you want the carrying case included.

Let’s jump over to the Polaroid Ultra Thin Digital Video Recorder that Kohl’s has featured on its home page. The video cam is on sale for $169.99 – that would be about $139.99 with the 20% off promo code. Kohl’s states that it’s normally $299. 99. Over at Amazon, the cam is $164.92 (free shipping). At Overstock.com it’s $169.99 (plus shipping). This one looks like a deal.

Moving away from electronics now, let’s look at the Madison Park Farrah 7-pc. Comforter Set. Pretty set (pictured above). Kohl’s has the queen size version on sale for $99.99, the king size is $129.99. With the 20% off coupon code, that would make them about $79.99 and $103.99, respectfully.

They have these same items, both sizes, over at Overstock.com for $98.99 (plus shipping). So if we are considering the queen size, Kohl’s is the deal. For king size, after shipping, it’s a wash.

Based on a limited sampling, it looks like Kohl’s is offering some actual deals in it’s Cyber Monday/Week promotion. All the deals might not be as dramatic as advertised, but that’s where savvy shopping comes in.

Have you found some stunning deals in Kohl’s Cyber Monday deals? Let us know in the comments section below!

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