How to Save Money at Wayfair

How to Save Money at Wayfair Shopping

When I need furniture or home decor, Wayfair is one of my go-to’s. They have a dizzying number of items for both inside and outside of the home, from large furniture pieces to lamps to rugs. They also carry a broad range of brands at a wide variety of price points. Not one to take a price at face value, I wanted to dig up all the ways you can save on your Wayfair purchases. 

Wayfair sister sites

Wayfair has four sister sites: Birch Lane, AllModern, Joss & Main, and Perigold. While each one boasts a somewhere different aesthetic, some items are available on more than one of these sites. The sister sites will price match with one another, but not with any other competitors. The markdown system is a complex algorithm and very often you can find an item priced lower on one of the sister sites, especially if it’s a proprietary brand. There are more than 80, including Andover Mills, Breakwater Bay, Mercury Row, and Laurel Foundry.

The Wayfair credit card

If you are a regular Wayfair customer, consider the Wayfair Credit Card. It can only be used at Wayfair, but you will have access to exclusive benefits and rewards when you shop with Wayfair. You may also be able to secure special financing on larger purchases. Store cards have a high Annual Percentage Rate, so ideally, you should only use cards like this when you can pay them off in full (unless you get special financing).

Request a price adjustment

If you see that an item is marked down within seven days of purchasing, call customer service and request a price adjustment. This may seem like a hassle, but it might save you some money, so it’s worth the time it takes to ask.

Try calling customer service and asking politely for a promo code – we’ve been told that reps are authorized to grant you a 10-15 percent off code and even free expedited shipping – but you might need to place an order over the phone with them to use it. 

Shop the sales

Like most e-tailers, Wayfair has frequent sales. To be in the loop, sign up for their emails. Their emails will alert you to available promotions, upcoming sales, and offer some style inspo at the same time.  You never know what you might discover!

WayDay

Amazon has Amazon Prime Day, and Wayfair has WayDay. This annual clearance event typically happens in the spring and fall. This year (2024) the spring sale is May 4-6 and the fall sale typically happens in late September. Discounts can be found on everything from furniture, to home decor, to patio items and can be as deep as 80 percent off.

WayFair sales

  • WayDay: Save up to 80 percent off
  • Black Friday: Save up to 80 percent off
  • Long weekend holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day, etc.): Save up to 75 percent off
  • Clearance events: Save up to 60 percent off
  • Daily Deals: Save up to 50 percent off

Daily deals

Daily Deals are – supposedly –  limited-time deals that expire when the time counter runs out. However, we’ve heard that those deals don’t go away unless there’s a sale that’s specific to a sale day, like WayDay or Black Friday. So, relax and take your time browsing the great offers and deciding if the time is right for that purchase.

Play hard-to-get

Add items of interest to your cart, then exit the browser window. Wayfair, along with many other online stores, will sometimes incentivize you with targeted ads and/or emails to come back and finish checking out with discounts specific to that item. This seems to be happening less often these days, but it’s worth a shot!

Wayfair Professional program

You don’t have to be a pro designer to unlock special industry deals and access to commercial products. Wayfair Professional is a program available to any self-employed person, regardless of your industry.

Here’s the hack: Don’t register online. Call Wayfair and have a customer service rep register you that way. Once you’re in, you’ll get access to a version of Wayfair’s site that features at least a 15 percent savings on most items.

As a Wayfair Professional, you’ll be assigned a personal account manager with a direct line and email. They’ll be able to help you find the absolute lowest prices they can, and you can also use the program to lock in deals for 30 days, organize projects, etc. 

Have promo codes?

Promo codes can be found on deal sites, like Slickdeals.net, which crowdsources its deals, or CouponCabin.com, which offers discounts and cashback opportunities. You can combine promo codes with any kind of sale – but only one coupon per order.

You can also get up to 4.7 percent back on Wayfair gift cards that you buy from CouponCabin and then shop with those cards to save yourself up to 4.7 percent! 

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