Go to the Next Level of Deals on Extreme Sports
The only thing that makes my heart race as much as extreme sports is extreme sales and amazing prices. That’s why I’m going to share my secrets with you for how to get the lowest prices while chasing that adrenaline high you can only get from soaring, skiing, boarding, banking, flipping, kicking, diving, running, and more. Get stoked to save, then keep reading.
Who would’ve thought you can earn money back every time you shop for extreme sports gear? I was certainly surprised when I found out! Now that I know this shopping secret, I get such a thrill from my Cash Back. It works like this:
When you create a free Ebates account
, you’ll be able to start earning a percentage back of your eligible orders at thousands of online stores, including your favorite extreme sports gear providers. This percentage is called Cash Back and gets deposited straight back into your Ebates account for you to spend however you like. Every store offers a different percentage amount of Cash Back that you can earn, so just check Ebates to see how much money you’ll get back on your next order.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for special Ebates days where the Cash Back opportunities are doubled or even tripled. You could end up getting a much higher percentage of your order back, and who doesn’t like to increase their earnings?
There’s an extreme sport for every season, and most likely a sale for every season, too. Whether you’re shopping a spring preview sale, getting ready for a wild summer, or finding hot deals at the Patagonia
Winterfest Sale, you’ll never be without a sale, no matter what season it is.
Before you check out any full-priced extreme sports gear, check out sale, clearance, and outlet sections. You’ll find markdowns in the outlet section of Backcountry.com
, as well as their sale section. Head over to Dick’s Sporting Goods
and find new sale items all the time. Some stores even have web-only sales for all of us online shoppers, like the Patagonia web-exclusive deals.
Always look for a sale or clearance tab when you’re browsing stores that sell extreme sports gear. You never know when you’ll find a closeout deal on exactly what you’re looking for.
To ensure your safety, you want to be buying high quality products when it comes to your extreme sports gear. However, these items can get rather pricey quite quickly. In one way, this is a really good thing. It means you can earn a lot of rewards points if you put your extreme sports orders on a store credit card. Large stores with impressive athletic departments, like Macy’s
, usually have great incentives in place for both opening and using a store card, like 10% off your entire first order, and points earned for every dollar spent that you can later cash in for store credit. Whether you plan on making one extra large order or becoming a regular at a store, a store-specific credit card can be an easy way to save money, and even boost your credit every time you shop.
Even if you don’t have or want a store credit card, you can still get rewarded for shopping at your favorite stores. Look for rewards clubs where you’ll get a little something special as a reward for being a loyal customer. For example, Nike
offers its free Nike+ account where you can get free returns on online orders, promotional pricing, news on new products and more. It’s so worth it to take a few minutes to sign up for these programs at places you shop — even if it’s just a one time thing.
Finding promo and coupon codes for extreme sports gear is so easy to do with Ebates. They’re always free to use, and can save you so much money. Head over to the Ebates pages
for some of your top stores for shopping for extreme sports gear and see what promo codes you can find. Get an extra 15% off select items at Pro Board Shop
with a code, or free shipping codes at Summit Online
. After you find a code you want to use, just enter the code when you complete your online checkout and you’ll see your discounts, special savings, and perks added to your order. It’s easy to forget to use these codes, so always remind yourself before a shopping excursion. I write a reminder note and stick it on my computer screen the night before I know I’ll be shopping so I won’t ever forget.
Stores that sell extreme sports gear also tend to have email lists where you can sign up to get some really sweet perks. First, you’ll get news about store happenings and new products, as well as occasional special prices, promotions, and early access to sales. You’ll also possibly be able to get a discount just for signing up, like a code for 20% off any one item, or 10% off the very first order you place after signing up. It’s a quick way to be able to save money right away as well as on future orders.
Some stores always offer free shipping, while others only offer it on certain items or if you spend over a certain amount of money. Patagonia, for example, gives free shipping on orders over $75. It’s always smart to hunt down these shipping deals or take advantage of them when you can so you can save even more. Dick’s Sporting Goods offers free shipping on select items, so watch for the free shopping symbol and you’ll save more.
When it comes to extreme sports gear, sometimes second hand is a really economical and practical option. You can find lightly used gear and accessories at places like eBay
and even Amazon
, and you won’t ever end up paying anything close to full price on an item. Just make sure you carefully read descriptions and shop extra smartly to make sure you know what you’re actually getting.