Macy’s Coupons Plus Store Closings Equals Amazing Savings

Updated on January 9, 2018
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Macy’s stands out as one of the few remaining premium shopping outlets widely distributed across the country. It is also notable for costing less than luxury outlets like Neiman Marcus, and you can save even more when you can take advantage of Macy’s coupons and Macy’s promo codes.

We’re about to enter the best time to take advantage of Macy coupon deals because Macy’s is closing about a hundred stores nationwide. This wave of Macy’s store closings was announced in August 2016. These Macy store closings are in addition to the forty or so Macy stores closed in the spring of 2016 after a disappointing Christmas season. How does that affect how you can use Macy's coupons and promo codes?

Combining Macy's coupons with clearance sales can save you a lot of money.
Combining Macy's coupons with clearance sales can save you a lot of money. | Source

How to Use Macy's Coupons and Codes to the Greatest Effect

You can use your Macy's coupon codes on top of the going out of sale discounts they use to clear out inventory, so that they don’t have to move the inventory to other stores. You can use Macy's store promo codes for everything from 25% off a purchase to discounts off items you order online and pick up in the store. Some promo codes for Macy’s only apply to certain items, such as clearance handbags sold online. The benefit of these coupons is that the online clearance sales will continue even after the local Macy’s stores close.

Your Macy’s coupon codes combined with discounts for using your Macy’s card add up for serious savings. However, many Macy’s promo codes are only good for regularly priced merchandise for that particular merchandise category. Read the details of the coupon before you assume it can be essentially stacked. However, some Macy’s coupons do say they apply to regular and sale items, while a rare few provide discounts on clearance priced items. It is the coupons good for clearance priced items that will yield the best deals.

What Coupons and Promo Codes Can You Use After Stores Close?

Not all Macy’s coupons are exclusive to their stores. For example, Macy’s does sell a lot online, and this remains an option for those whose nearest Macy’s store is closing. You can use the Macy coupon codes for free shipping on online orders, usually on orders $50 or more, no matter where you live. Check to make sure the coupon doesn’t call for you to get a discount if you buy online and have to pick it up in store and there is no longer a Macy’s store near you.

Macy's is closing stores that cost more to renovate than they earn in revenue, and closing stores that are barely cash flow positive.
Macy's is closing stores that cost more to renovate than they earn in revenue, and closing stores that are barely cash flow positive. | Source

Which Stores Are Closing and Why

Do you live near a Macy’s store that is closing? The odds are that you do if you live in a large metropolitan area, since the stores they are closing are often in the suburbs or second locations in a major city. None of the closing stores are their flagship locations in the largest downtown shopping centers but more often the smaller Macy’s stores in suburban malls. These stores were mostly cash flow positive but their sales were declining due to the decreased demand for luxury products and competition with other upscale stores. If you live near the less busy Macy’s location in your area, you’re about to be able to save a lot of money. The 100 Macy store closings out of the 728 traditional Macy’s stores are located all across the United States. This is on top of the 41 stores they closed in 2015.

One of the reasons why Macy’s is closing so many stores is that the properties are worth more than the revenue the stores bring in, at least for those locations. Another reason that Macy’s is closing these stores is that premium brands like Coach are pulling back their exposure to luxury retailers and instead selling online or through its own branded stores. The upside for Macy’s customers is that the last remaining Coach purses and similar last of breed offerings will be marked down significantly, and that’s on top of the discounts you can get with promo codes or Macy coupons. Whether or not coupons for free Macy gifts will still be good depends on whether or not the local Macy’s store has any of the items in stock.

And Macy’s coupons and promo codes for the luxury chain aren’t going to be worthless. Macy’s has opened a dozen new stores in several new or high traffic malls. You may have to go into downtown or fight the crowds at the remaining Macy’s stores, but you’ll be entering the best stores that don’t need to be revitalized because they were neglected by management. Until then, use your Macy’s coupon codes and Macy’s promo codes at the suburban and low traffic Macy’s stores that are closing to compound your savings and steal some real deals.

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