18 Smart Savings Hacks for Williams Sonoma

When you think of Williams Sonoma, top-quality products with a sophisticated aesthetic tend to come to mind: elegant decor and serving ware, top-quality kitchen products, and luxurious food top the list, easily making this a favorite go-to kitchen store for many people.

Whether you’re looking for a new, durable cooking staple, wanting to freshen up your tableware for the next season, or just treasure-hunting for special finds, Williams Sonoma is likely to have what you’re looking for.

But if you love Williams Sonoma, you also know that you can easily spend more than you planned when shopping there. The items are definitely high-quality and will look beautiful for years, but that lighter wallet can hurt!

Fortunately, all is not lost, because there are several ways to save money at Williams Sonoma while still getting some wonderful products. With these savings hacks, you can breathe fresh air into your home and kitchen while holding on to a little more cash!

Read on for our best tips! 

1. Sign up for the email list

Williams Sonoma will deliver “daily inspiration” to you when you sign up for their email list. They’ll treat your inbox to specially curated content – one recent example showcased décor and treats for the perfect Easter. Aside from that, you’ll also get great deals on products and may also get chances to take advantage of free shipping!

NOTE: While you sign up for email, you have the option of signing up for text messages as well. Make sure to opt-in – you’ll hear about great savings and new items, plus so much more! 

2. Keep an eye out for annual sales and promotions

Many retailers have Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, and Williams Sonoma is no different. In order to help you build your dream home and kitchen, they’ll offer awesome sales throughout the year.  (Signing up for emails is again one of the best ways to hear about these deals as soon as possible, so don’t ignore our first tip!) 

3. Head straight to their sales!

Williams Sonoma will often have sales on many of their great products. It’s fun to head into your nearest store and treasure hunt, but you can also check out their online sales to grab something special!

4. … especially during Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Williams Sonoma had some fantastic Black Friday deals in 2020 – think HALF PRICE on a Digital Air Fryer, or a Cuisinart Food Processes for $79.96 (a savings of over $105!)

We’re pretty sure Williams Sonoma will be pulling out all the stops during future holidays, too – so if you’re looking for a great price on a bigger purchase, you may just want to wait for the holiday season to see what you can score! 

5. Shop their Clearance deals

Clearance is easily one of the best ways to save money on products you’ll love. Visiting the clearance page online will show you all the items on clearance! Recent offerings were available for up to 75% off!

Don’t forget to head in-store too. Every store is different, but chances are there will be items on clearance you’ll want to check out. You never know what you’ll find. 

6. …and check out their Outlet sales online!

Williams Sonoma also has an outlet page on its website. Keep an eye out for special deals and check it out regularly! 

7. Getting married? Get 10% off!

Are you tying the knot and planning on a Williams Sonoma wedding registry? If so, you’re in luck! For whatever items NOT purchased from your registry, Williams Sonoma will give you a 10% discount when you purchase them yourself, up until 6 months after your wedding.

This is a great way to get those must-haves for your home at a discount!

8. Find “The Key” to savings when you sign up for their rewards program!

Williams Sonoma has a rewards program called The Key, and they’ll offer you exclusive rewards when you sign up. For example, you’ll get 3% back as a Rewards Member, or “Key Holder.” This applies to William-Sonoma’s entire family of brands, such as Pottery Barn and west elm. This means if you make purchases at Pottery Barn, for example, the rewards you earn could be used at Williams Sonoma.

Rewards are in increments of $15 each and will be sent to your email 30 days after earning the reward. 

9. Get a gift on your birthday when you sign up for The Key

When you enroll on the website, they’ll ask for your birthdate. That’s because when your big day comes, they’ll send you something to celebrate. 

Happy Birthday to you! 

10. Get a Williams Sonoma credit card and get access to perks

Williams Sonoma offers a credit card and throws in some money-saving options to make taking advantage of it even sweeter. For clarity, there are two options: a Williams Sonoma Credit Card, and a Williams Sonoma Visa Credit card.

The Williams Sonoma Credit Card offers:

  • A 20% discount good on the day your account opens, using your credit card.
  •  A $20 welcome certificate via email.
  • For every $1 in purchases, you’ll get 5% back in rewards.
  • A birthday gift – they’ll present you with a $25 gift certificate during your birthday month!
  • Free shipping!

The Williams Sonoma VISA credit card gives you everything above but also offers a little bit more:

  • 2% back for every dollar spent on dining in restaurants or having food delivered.
  • 1% back for every dollar spent wherever VISA is accepted.

Either way, once you score $25 in rewards, you’ll earn a gift certificate for that amount! This is a great way to save some cash. 

11.   Look for items with FREE shipping

We mentioned in the tip above that the Williams Sonoma credit card will help you get free shipping, but that’s not the only way to save some money.

Another method? Add “Free Shipping” after the item you type in on the homepage’s search box. The results will return items that ship for free! 

You can even enter “Free Shipping” without any item if you just want to browse! 

12. Skip shipping charges by picking up online purchases in-store

Yet ANOTHER opportunity for free shipping! If you purchase an item from Williams Sonoma online, you can pick it up at your local store for free! Check the information page for your desired item – it’ll show you if it’s eligible to pick up at store. Most items are eligible, so keep an eye out for a chance to save some cash on the shipping costs!  

13. Take advantage of gift card deals

Did you know that you can purchase gift cards to many places at a discount? It’s true, and there are several places online where you can find them for Williams Sonoma (among other places). Check out Gift Card Wiki – they recently offered a $100 gift card for $95.50 – a 4.5% discount. 

Another good place to look is on Raise.com – they had a $100 gift card with a 2.2% discount – you could score that one for $97.84.

These two sites are great, but far from the only ones around. We recommend doing a quick internet search to find discounted gift cards on these sites and many others. 

14.   …and gift cards for their “sister brands” too!

Do you know that Williams Sonoma is also owned by the same company that owns the Pottery Barn stores (including PB Teen and Pottery Barn Kids), along with west elm? This means that if you have a Pottery Barn gift card, you can use it at Williams Sonoma and vice versa. 

It’s definitely worth a look to see if west elm or Pottery Barn gift cards are available on the sites mentioned above (and other places!) and if they’re cheaper to purchase than Williams Sonoma cards. If so, you’ve just saved even more money! 

15. Grab a military discount

Williams Sonoma appreciates those who serve their country, along with their families! As a show of appreciation, active and retired service members, along with their families, can get a 15% military discount on Williams Sonoma purchases! The discount goes to 10% for electrics, and you just have to have your military ID! 

16. Are you a Culinary Professional? Join their Professional Chefs program to cash in on a discount and other perks!

Williams Sonoma is synonymous with quality and cooking and wants to help those in the food industry stock up with the very best. If you are a culinary professional (think chef, restauranteur or sommelier), you can get a 20% discount on your purchases when you join The Williams Sonoma Professional Chefs program.

This also applies to culinary students!

17. Take advantage of their Design Crew!

Williams Sonoma is excited to help you build your perfect home experience, so they offer several FREE services to help you do just that.

Check out product recommendations, training on their products, and registry guidance through private appointments. You can also see about creating your own cooking class or get help on decorating!

They’ll even do a virtual walk-through of your kitchen to help you find time-saving solutions! 

18.   Head to Amazon!

Yes, Amazon! Searching on Amazon may find you the same item you’re looking for at a better price! For example, at the time of this writing, a popular cookbook was listed for $22.49 on Amazon, and $34.95 on the Williams Sonoma website! 

BONUS: You’ll save even more if the item has free shipping on Amazon! (And let’s face it: many items on Amazon do!) 

Final Thoughts

Now that you know some fun hacks to score great deals at Williams Sonoma, you can start hunting for the perfect items to make your home kitchen and dining experiences complete. These tips will help you outfit your home while holding on to more cash.

You’ll have even more fun shopping at Williams Sonoma now that you have a few tricks up your sleeve to maximize your savings. Whether you’re wanting a complete refresh or just looking for that perfect item, these tips will make it even easier to find great prices!

Emma Denner is a koopy.com contributor and blogger in the Midwest. She loves writing, watching true crime shows, and drinking Diet Coke. When she’s not doing those things, she’s spending time with her husband and obsessing over her dog, Sadie.

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