How to Easily Activate Your New Kohl’s Credit Card at

Hey there! Just got a shiny new Kohl’s credit card in the mail? Awesome! These store cards can be super handy for earning rewards and discounts. But before you can start using it, you need to activate your Kohl’s card.

Activating your card is simple and can be done online, over the phone, or by visiting a store. I’ll walk you through how to activate that Kohl’s plastic in a few easy steps.

Prerequisites: What You’ll Need

Before you start the activation process, make sure you have these three things handy:

  • Your new Kohl’s credit card number – This is the 12 or 16-digit number printed on the front of the card.
  • Your Social Security Number – Kohls will ask for this to verify your identity.
  • Your personal information – Full name, mailing address, phone number, etc.

Okay, now that you’ve got all that, you’re ready to activate your Kohl’s Charge Card!

Activate Online at

Activating online at is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to the activation site.
  2. Log into your Kohl’s account.
  3. Click on “Account” and select “Manage card”.
  4. Choose “Activate my card”.
  5. Enter your new card number.
  6. Provide any additional info requested.
  7. Follow the instructions to complete activation.

And that’s it – your new credit card is now active! The whole process takes less than 5 minutes.

Tip: If you don’t have a Kohl’s online account yet, you’ll need to create one first before you can activate your card online.

Activate by Phone

If you prefer, you can activate your Kohl’s credit card over the phone:

  • Have your card number and personal info ready.
  • Call 1-800-564-5740. This number is usually on the card packaging.
  • Follow the automated prompts to activate.
  • Provide any details requested to verify your identity.

A customer service rep can also assist if you call Kohl’s main customer service line at 1-866-887-8884.

Activate In-Store

You can also visit any Kohl’s store to activate your card in person:

  • Bring your new Kohl’s credit card to a store.
  • Talk to a store cashier or customer service.
  • Provide your card details and SSN to the rep.
  • They will activate the card for you right there!

Pro Tip: Call ahead to make sure the store has an activation specialist available to assist you.

And that’s all there is to it! Just follow one of these simple methods to activate your Kohl’s credit card and start earning rewards. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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