With its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kohl’s is an American department store retail chain. It has 1158 locations in the United States. It is also one of the best places you can go if you are on the hunt for gift cards for either yourself or someone you care about.

In its stores, Kohl’s has a wide selection of third-party gift cards that can’t be found on their official website. Their options and availability will all vary by store and location. You can always pay via cash or credit card, with no extra fee charged.

Note that it is not possible to buy third-party gift cards using a Kohl’s gift card, a Kohl’s charge card, or promotions such as Kohl’s Cash.

We contacted Kohl’s and visited two Kohl’s store locations to compile this list of all the third-party gift cards you can find at Kohl’s. Usually, you can purchase the cards in amounts that range from $10 to $100. Most gift cards are offered in denominations of $25 or $50.

List of Kohl’s gift cards

Food and Beverage

  • Applebee’s
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Carrabba’s
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Chipotle
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Dairy Queen
  • Domino’s
  • Firehouse Subs
  • IHOP
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Maggiano’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera
  • Papa John’s
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • QDOBA Mexican Eats
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Starbucks
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • Subway
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Fridays
  • Wendy’s

Entertainment

  • AMC Theatres
  • Apple App Store
  • Fandango
  • Google Play
  • iTunes
  • PlayStation Plus
  • PlayStation Store
  • Regal Theatres
  • Spafinder
  • Xbox
  • Xbox Live

Retail

In addition, you can buy Kohl’s plastic or e-gift cards email.

Gift cards unavailable at Kohl’s

1. Walmart

Kohl’s sells various third-party gift cards but Walmart ones are not included. However, you can visit the nearest Walmart store near you to purchase one of their gift cards.

Alternatively, you can order them online and have them mailed in their physical form or sent as an e-gift. Walmart gift cards come in a variety of designs for different events like graduations, birthdays, and holidays.

According to a store agent, customers can buy cards at any amount up to $5000. Accepted payment methods include credit cards, debit, PayPal, ATM, cash, and checks.

Across the United States, Walmart is one of the most visited stores and this means that a Walmart gift card is one of the most practical to give. They are reloadable and have no expiry date and in addition to that, you can cash them out when the balance goes below $10. Walmart is usually a major competitor for most retail stores, which is why it will be difficult for you to get its gift cards at any other gift card store near you. You must buy them in-store or online either from Walmart itself or Sam’s Club.

Besides being able to buy Walmart gift cards from the checkout lane at your nearest Walmart, did you know that it is also possible to purchase the same from Sam’s Club? Both stores are owned by the same company, meaning their gift cards can be used interchangeably at either store. How fantastic is that? Your card will also still be accepted at Walmart even if it has a Sam’s Club label. Try this out if you have a membership to Sam’s Club.

If you wish to buy gift cards online, they are available in both e-gift cards and physical cards. Physical ones are usually mailed to you after purchase, while e-gift cards are sent via email with the PIN, gift card number, and instructions. The easiest to use online are e-gift cards but they are also accepted in stores. At Walmart.com or Samsclub.com, the gift cards are available in amounts ranging from $10 to $1000, with free shipment. Allowed payment methods are cash, check, credit, debit, ATM, and PayPal.

2. Ulta Beauty

As its name suggests, Ulta Beauty mainly deals in beauty products. Ulta gift cards can be redeemed for any beauty service or product, including makeup and salon services, at Ulta.com, which is supported by customer service representatives. These gift cards are available in supply stores for amounts up to $500. Retailers selling Ulta Beauty gift cards include BJ`s Wholesale Club, Giant Eagle, Kroger, and Sam’s Club. 

The BJ Hall Sale Club sells Ulta Beauty cards for amounts between $25 and $500, but you can also download discounted ones. They are only available in physical form, and there is no additional purchase cost. Physical gift card shipping is also free.

Giant Eagle Ulta Beauty gift cards cost anywhere from $10 to $500, but actual cards are $25, $50, $100, $200, or $500. There is no additional purchase cost, shipping is free, and next day airing costs $15. The gift cards found at Kroger range from $15 to $500. Kroger.com  has both plastic and gift cards, but physical cards can be found in some stores. Half of the Kroger’s stores contacted had stock of Ulta Beauty gift cards. There are no additional purchase fees. They are also offering free shipping on Kroger.com gift cards, but can cost up to $25 if you opt for expedited shipping. 

Sam`s Club has the Ulta Beauty Gift Card Value Pack. For example, 2 cards are 5% off $25. Some value packs include free bonus gift cards. These cards can only be found in form of physical cards, with no additional cost and free shipping.

3. Target

Kohl’s does not offer Target gift cards. However, you can buy them in-store at Target, at Target.com and at other retail stores. They are usually available in a variety of denominations too. Physical cards go at any amount from $5 to $500. Gift cards purchased at Target.com or via the Target app are at amounts of $10, $20, $25, $50, $70, $75, $100, $200. You can also add a custom value of any amounts ranging from $5 to $500. Keep an eye out for the checkout at your nearest Target store, as they will be there in plenty

To buy physical, mobile, and e-gift cards on Target.com, follow these steps:

  • Visit Target’s page on gift cards.
  • Click Target Gift Cards and choose the gift card design that you desire.
  • Select the value amount that you want.
  • Select your delivery method from mail and mobile. Physical gift cards to be sent by mail will delivered within 5 to 7 days. Mobile cards are typically sent by text message to a mobile device, all within four hours. There is also the option of schedule the delivery for up to three months in advance.
  • Click Add to cart.
  • Click View cart and then check out.. Here, you can choose edit the extent of items in your cart if you wish.
  • When you are finished, click on I’m ready to check out.
  • Finally, follow the instructions to complete your order.

Physical, e-gift and mobile cards from Target can also be bought at their Target app, all in a few steps as follows:

  • On launching the app, click on Shop by category, and choose Gift cards.
  • Choose Target cards.
  • Select card design that pleases you.
  • Choose your desired value amount.
  • Choose the method of delivery that you wish from options like email, mail or mobile. The email way is a lot like the mobile way, where delivery is completed within four hours. For this, make sure your mobile device is data-enabled.
  • Proceed with checking out. For deliveries via email, put down the recipient’s name and address. If delivery is to be done by mobile, putt down the recipient’s name and their phone number.
  • To finally complete the order, click on Place my order.

Safeway, Kroger, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacies are among other retailers that sell Target gift cards. Card availability and range will differ by and location and distribution partner, but may include amounts of $25, $50, $100, multi-packages or even open denomination cards ranging from $15 to $500.

4. Macy’s

Macy Gift Cards are a popular gift for everything from baby showers to anniversaries and birthdays. This large retailer has hundreds of stores in the United States that sell clothing, household items, furniture, jewelry and more. This makes many people wonder where they can buy Macy’s gift cards.

One place you can get Macy’s gift cards is at Macy’s online store, where both physical and e-gift cards are available in amounts ranging from $10 to $1000. They offer free shipping if electronic or mailed in a standard envelope. If it comes with a personalized message and greeting card, a small fee of $3.05 may be charged. Macy’s online also accept payment in credit card or PayPal.

Another place to get Macy’s gift cards is at their physical stores, in amounts ranging from $10 to $1000 like those online. They accept payment in cash, check, credit and debit card. There are a few other home improvement stores, grocery stores and pharmacies in which you can purchase Macy’s gift cards, including Giant Eagle, Kroger, Smith’s and Publix. In all cases, in-store availability may differ based on location.

At Giant Eagle, Macy’s gift cards are available in-store in amounts of $25, $50 and $100. They accept payment in check, cash, debit, credit, Android Pay and Apple Pay. Gift cards here cannot be purchased by online, rather only in-store.

Kroger offers Macy’s gift cards in-store at $25 to $200, accepting payments in debit, credit, cash or check. On their website the gift cards go at prices ranging from $25 to $200. The delivery methods online are via e-gift by email.

Publix is another place you can get Macy’s at costs ranging between $25 and $200. You can pay via cash, check, debit or credit card. Just like at Kroger, Macy’s gift cards cannot be bought online. 

Smith’s offers Macy’s gift cards at amounts of 25$ to $200, with accepted payment methods like debit, credit, cash or check. The gift cards are only available in-store and not online.

In addition to those I have mentioned above, there are more brands of gift cards that are not available at Kohl’s:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I print my Kohl’s gift card online?

Yes, e-gift cards by Kohl’s are sent via email and can be printed out or used online. For some merchants, the cards can show on your mobile device while in-store. Both e-gift and plastic gift cards have neither expiry dates no additional purchase fees. However, you can always redeem them online at Kohls.com

Can I reload my Kohl’s gift card?

No, it is not possible to reload a gift card; neither can you combine it with coupons or discounts. It is also important to note that in case you damage or lose your gift card, you will need to show proof of purchase so that you can replace it.

Can You Exchange a Kohl’s Gift Card for Cash?

Kohl’s does not officially let you do this. However, this does not mean that you cannot get the remaining amount back. Some states like Washington, Connecticut, California and Vermont have a cashback policy on the same, meaning Kohl’s has to give you back your money. If you have some cash remaining on you Kohl’s gift card, here are some things you could do:

  • Spend the leftover balance- this could however be tricky if the remaining amount is just a few dollars and you do not need anything from the store.
  • Sell your gift card- you could opt to sell the used card to someone you know. Again, this all depends on the remaining amount, so it could be difficult too.
  • Look out for a gift card exchange shop near you- with this option, you are entitled to only 80% of the leftover balance.
  • Give your card to someone- you can always give it to a friend or family member who might find it useful to them.

Final Thoughts

With this guide, buying gift cards at Kohl’s should be a breeze. Want to explore other store options apart from Kohl’s? Here are some other retailers that sell gift cards:

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