The Best Time To Shop At Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn, the popular and cult favorite upscale home furnishing store, is known for its high-quality products and eye-catching floor displays that look like something straight out of your Pinterest board. As a result, Pottery Barn's high-quality and well-made product offerings usually come with an equally high price tag. Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice the idea of furnishing your home with high-quality products in exchange for affordability, as there are a few well-kept secrets that allow shoppers to score savings and deals at the notoriously pricey retail giant.

Knowing when to shop both online and in-store, as well as following a few other savings tips and tricks, can help you score big-ticket items for a fraction of the retail price. So, don't give up on snagging those crystal napkin rings or that beautiful area rug you've been eyeing; it's possible to turn your house into a Pottery Barn showroom on a budget if you know when and how to shop.

Shop seasonally

If you like to keep your home festive all year with seasonal decor, you can score a lot of heavily discounted seasonal items at the end of a season to store and use for the following year. According to The Krazy Koupon Lady, Pottery Barn, like many other retail chains, rotates its inventory on a seasonal basis to make room for new items. 

As a general rule of thumb to follow, start looking for seasonal decor from the previous holiday or season as stores begin to introduce decor for the next. The best time to shop for fall decor is in November, when stores are making room for Christmas inventory, and you can score heavily discounted Christmas and winter-themed decor in January when stores are preparing to push spring decor. Likewise, if you are looking for discounted summer decor, the best time to shop is in August, when most stores are preparing for fall, and May is the best time to score cheap spring and Easter-themed decor as stores are gearing up for summer.

Keep an eye on the annual sale schedule

Pottery Barn, like many retail stores, offers several great opportunities throughout the year to save big during their annual sale events. According to Frugal Reality, Pottery Barn typically schedules their big sale events every year to line up with a few key holidays and major national events.

The Memorial Day Sale takes place around the last Monday in May. The President's Day Sale takes place around the third Monday in February. Pottery Barn has a special Friends & Family Sale that e varies every year, so your best bet is to sign up for the Pottery Barn email list to be notified about when to save. The 4th of July Sale takes place for several days leading up to and following Independence Day. The Labor Day Sale typically takes place around the first Monday of September.

If you're a die-hard holiday shopper, you already know they have a Black Friday Sale that starts the day after Thanksgiving. And, if you want to avoid those crowds, the Cyber Monday Sale starts the Monday after Thanksgiving. The Warehouse Sale varies yearly, so that's another good reason to join the email list. The White Sale typically happens late in the year or just after New Year's.

On average, Frugal Reality estimates that shoppers can save anywhere from 30% to 70% off retail pricing by shopping these annual sales.

Know how to score the best coupons

Pottery Barn has some awesome coupons throughout the year if you know where to find them. The Krazy Koupon Lady suggests signing up for the Pottery Barn email list as opposed to liking Pottery Barn on Facebook, as she says their Facebook page rarely offers shoppers deals and discount codes.

Subscribers to the Pottery Barn email list can expect to receive coupons throughout the year from 10% to 15% off their purchases beginning the moment they sign up. Plus, she adds that joining the email list is a great way to be notified of sales throughout the year, especially sales that don't fall on the same day every year.

Shoppers who move or change addresses can also receive a 20% off coupon through the Pottery Barn New Mover Program, just by changing the address that their Pottery Barn catalogs are sent to or when they first sign up to receive catalogs.