At the most expensive time of the year, we share our tips on getting your favourite sports brands for less.
There’s no getting away from it – life is pretty expensive these days and, during the festive season, we all have a few extra expenses.
While you may have to shell out full price for your turkey and trimmings, it’s possible to bag a bargain on your fave sports brands to help you shed those extra calories and, in this article, we’ll show you how to do just that:
Many happy returns
You’ve no doubt heard of Amazon but, you might not have yet come across one of the internet giant’s spin offs – Amazon Warehouse. This is a great option for getting your hands on branded sportswear and equipment at discounted prices and is free to join. Amazon Warehouse sells products which have either been bought and returned by other customers or items which have damaged or no packaging.
This means that, while you may not get the shiny new box to go with your new trainers or Fitbit, you’re still getting the same high quality product, just with a slightly smaller price tag.
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Nike is one of the most popular sports brands in the world but, getting hold of the latest products can be a little pricey. The good news is that you don’t need to run up a debt in order to get hold of some new Nike running shoes.
Nike Discount Codes offers great price savings on a wide range of Nike products. Simply head to the website and choose your purchasing region from the menu to get a discount up to 50%. Once you’ve made your purchase, your Nike promo code will be sent whizzing into your inbox, giving you access to great discounts and allowing you to complete your order.
Rebate and save
These days, there are a number of rebate programs available which will pay you cashback on purchases from certain sites. Some of these programs include TopCashBack, Quidco and MyMoneyPocket. These sites will normally require you to sign up in order to take advantage of money savings and, in some cases, you’ll need to shop for your branded sports items through the site in order to save money. These sites are usually free and sign up only takes a minute or two.
Credit where credit’s due
Some credit cards offer cashback on purchases made using your card, allowing you to save money on your favourite sports brands. Some of these card issuers include American Express and Chase Bank. Although it is possible to obtain money savings this way, you should always read the terms and conditions carefully to make sure that you know what you’re getting into.
Join the club
A really easy way to get discounts on your favourite brands is to sign up to the brand’s subscription program. For the uninitiated, these programs offer regular deliveries of sports and fitness products at discount rates and, an example of this is Street Team Cycling who offers monthly boxes for cycling enthusiasts.
How does it work? Customers sign up to the subscription program and pay a monthly fee – in the case of Street Team Cycling, packages range from $45 to $475 per month.
You’ll then receive a box of goodies from the company each month which may include merchandise, snacks and more. Although you will usually receive some great products from these subscription programs, its worth noting that the contents of the subscription boxes are ‘pot luck’ and, so, you don’t get to choose what you will receive.
Set your calendar for the sales
While this one requires a little bit of patience, it can pay dividends in the long run. Annual sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday let you take advantage of reduced prices – often during a limited timeframe – but you need to be quick once the sale begins so it’s worth setting that alarm. You can also research your chosen brand to find out when they usually hold in-store and online sales every season.
The survey says
Online surveys can be a goldmine for those with the time and patience to get involved. There are lots of sites out there who will reward you for filling in surveys with freebies, discounts and even cash. Some of these sites are Branded Surveys, Swagbucks and Toluna.
In 2021, one of the most valuable assets that a brand has is its product reviews, and they’re always on the lookout for ways to get more. Because of this, lots of major brands, including sports brands, sign up to product testing sites in order to gain more (hopefully positive) reviews.
For you, this means that you have a chance to get hold of some fantastic products completely free of charge – all you need to do is to sign up to these sites, receive the product and leave a review and the item is yours.
Some sites include BzzAgent and Pinecone. One tip here is to make sure that your reviews are as detailed and thoughtful as possible as this will set you up as a super-tester with the brand and usually lead to more regular testing work.
In 2021, paying full price is far from the only option available when shopping for your favourite sports brands. Often, stores and websites are adding huge markups to products as standard, meaning that you end up paying well above the odds for your product.
The tips included in this article can really help to save you cash on your favourite brands as well as giving you access to exclusive offers when you sign up to programs and newsletters.