Bloomingdales is considered an upscale department store, and may not be the first stop for bargain shoppers. However, with brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Oscar de la Renta, even a splurge at Bloomingdale’s is subject to savings if you follow our tips and tricks.
Cardpool offers discounted gift cards for Bloomingdales, which average about 10% off of the card’s value. The gift cards on Cardpool have no expiration date or fees, and the site offers both electronic and physical Bloomingdale’s gift cards. In addition, if you choose to purchase a physical gift card, Cardpool has free shipping.
American Airlines has a promotion on its AAdvantage eShopping portal for Bloomingdale’s running until October 2015. The promotion offers 12x points per $1 when you shop at Bloomingdale’s – this is a great promotion, because Bloomingdale’s shoppers typically only earn 4x points per dollar.
Once you’re in the American Airlines shopping portal, using a Chase Freedom card to complete your purchase will also help you save money. The Chase Freedom card has 5x bonus spending points on department stores – including Bloomingdale’s.
The loyallist program lets you earn points when you shop at Bloomingdale’s. Once you reach 5,000 points, you’ll receive a $25 reward card. It’s important to note that the number of points you earn is linked to your method of payment. For example, using the Bloomingdale’s Reserve Card or Bloomingdale’s Reserve American Express card earns 4 points per dollar spent at Bloomingdale’s. The Bloomingdale’s Store card and Bloomingdale’s American Express card will earn you 3 points per dollar spent at Bloomingdale’s.
They’ll sometimes have purchases that qualify for Power Points – which are fixed amounts of points on qualifying purchases. For customers in the loyallist program who spend $3,500 at Bloomingdale’s with a Bloomingdale’s card in a calendar year, you’ll receive “top of the list status,” which means free unlimited gift wrapping services, free shipping with no minimum purchase, and pick your own triple points day.
If you’re a loyallist, check for coupons specific to those in the loyallist program before making a purchase. Bloomingdale’s will often offer online promo codes for additional loyallist points on certain purchases.
Bloomingdale’s holds friends and family sales throughout the year, and typically offer 20% off of home and fashion items, and 10% off luggage, electronics, and dinnerware. The great thing about this sale is that it’s available for in-store and online purchases. The next friends and family sale is scheduled for September, and they will be holding a second one in November. Although some brands are excluded (Bloomingdale’s publishes the exclusions), the sale is perfect for back to school shopping, and shoppers in the Bloomingdale’s loyallist program may even earn triple points on their purchases.
Bloomingdale’s has crafted the perfect section on their website for bargain hunters. Once in the sales and promotions section, you can navigate through all of Bloomingdale’s special offers. For example, they are currently having a sale on clearance items – some of which are marked down by 80%. This section also lists gifts with purchase offers and Loyallist promotions like free shipping and double points.
If you download the bWallet app and link it to your loyalist account, you’ll automatically get loyalist points whenever you use the app to make purchases. bWallet also has a feature that allows you to add offers, and then it organizes the offers to show you which ones will help you save the most on your purchase. Finally, bWallet allows you to view your reward cards and credit cards all in one place.
The Give Pink, Get More Program runs from September 30 through November 2. When you enroll in the program, you’re charged a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale’s card, and 100% of the donation goes to support awareness programs and fund research for breast cancer. Bloomingdale’s will then mail you a gift card depending on how much you spend on your Bloomingdale’s card.
Here’s the breakdown: Get $25 when you spend $250-$499.99 Get $50 when you spend $500-$749.99 Get $75 when you spend $750-$999.999 Get $100 when you spend $1,000-$2,499.99 Get $250 when you spend $2,500 or more
In addition, loyallists who sign up for the program get 5,000 power points when they spend $250 or more.
The store locator on the Bloomingdale’s website will help you find local events and promotions at the Bloomingdale’s closest to you. Once you choose your store, you can search for store events by date, or filter by fashion events, beauty events, or home events. Store events usually mean special offers, so get the details on the upcoming events at the local Bloomingdale’s.
If you sign up for Bloomingdale’s email alerts, they will email you a promo code for 10% off your next purchase. In addition, the alerts include exclusive offers, fashion advice, and new arrivals. Registering an email is a simple way to save money, especially if you were already planning to make an online purchase.
Texting “CODE” to 25666 registers you for text alerts – and you’ll get a 10% off promo code for signing up.
Bloomingdale’s is very generous when it comes to gift registries. If you register with Bloomingdale’s, you’ll get exclusive offers, including: 25% off women’s dresses, 20% off fine jewelry, 20% off intimates, 25% off in the men’s department, and 10% off of luggage (starting two months prior to the occasion date). You’ll also get 10% off the remaining home items on your registry for six months after your occasion date. Bloomingdale’s also offers a $100 “splurge card” if you spend $500 or more on the remaining items in your registry, as well as complimentary monogramming.
Download the Big Brown Bag app to scan and add items directly to your wish list.
Bloomingdale’s doesn’t have an “official” price matching policy, so your success will likely vary from store to store. Some store managers will adjust the price upon proof (an ad or website print out) that the item is at another store at a lower price.
If the manager is unable to price match, ask if they have any applicable coupons available for any of the items in your purchase – you might even be able to snag your item cheaper than if they price matched it for you!