How to Activate a Kohl’s Charge Card

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What’s up with Kohl’s and their store charge cards?

They way Kohl’s sends out coupons and free store cash, I have a hard time understanding how in the world the company makes money, but obviously they must be. Considering the fact that they are one of the top retailers in the United States, those coupons and deals must be drawing in a ridiculous amount of customers (I know they get me into Kohl’s stores).

However, a lot of those deals, coupons and in-store cash are only obtainable if you have a Kohl’s Charge Card. Now, by no means do I see this as any kind of shrewd practice or anything, but it is a lot easier to spend more money at the store when you have a credit card to back up all of those clothes purchases. Beyond access to these deals, the store credit card available at Kohl’s works like any other in that they can only be used at their locations.

How can I apply for a Kohl’s Charge Card?

If you are a regular shopper at Kohl’s, you are probably familiar with their cashiers asking if you would like to apply for a Kohl’s credit card and, guess what, that’s one of the easier ways to apply for one of their cards. But, if it has just dawned on you that you would like to apply for a Kohl’s Charge Card, you can do so by going to Kohl’scredit application page.

Can I activate a new Kohl’s store credit card online?

You sure can. To activate your card, follow these instructions:

My Kohl's Charge Card Login Screen and Register

  • Once logged in to the Account Summary, there will be a message at the top of the screen that says “Have a new card to activate?” then a button that says “Activate Now” – click that button
  • Follow the prompts and your card will be ready for use at any Kohl’s location or at

How do I activate my Kohl’s Charge Card over the phone?

All you have to do to activate your Kohl’s card over the phone is call them at (800) 954-0244 and follow the audio instructions given.

Is there a way to activate my Kohl’s store charge card in person?

If you just can’t wait to use your card, you can actually activate it by using it at any Kohl’s location. To find one near you, visit Kohl’s store locator.

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