In recent years Athleta has developed the reputation of having high quality workout and yoga clothing for girls and women. Many would put their styles on par with Lululemon but at a lower cost which is a plus for many frugal shoppers. But I’m here today to drop the knowledge on clever ways to save significant money on your next Athleta purchase, making them an even better value. Here are my 8 favorite tips so you can start saving money today.
1. Make “Final Sale” Your Best Friend
If you’re shopping the regular priced items at Athleta you’re REALLY overspending.
Always start your online shopping at the Athleta.com Final Sale section where the savings ranges from 50% off all the way up to an incredible 85% off the original price.
The amazing part is that Final Sale items include their most popular styles like Yoga pants, athletic tops, and even expensive jackets and vests.
The one caveat is that ALL items are obviously FINAL SALE and not returnable or exchangeable under any circumstance, but the savings is TOTALLY worth the risk.
It’s also a bit hit or miss as some of the items are only available in limited colors and sizes.
2. Score a Rare Athleta Coupon
While not a regular occurrence, keep an eye out for Athleta coupon codes that you can use on your next online purchase.
The absolute best way to automate the process is to download the HONEY browser extension and you’ll be notified when checking out from the Athleta website if there’s a coupon code available.
Offers range from 20% off your entire purchase to an additional 40% off all “Sale” items.
3. Their Rewards Program is Actually Worthwhile
Join the free Athleta Rewards program and you’ll immediately start earning 2 points for every $1 spent.
Earn 500 points and you’ll get a $5 reward.
It’s not a lot…but if you’re going to be shopping with them anyways you might as well earn some rewards.
4. Shop eBay and Save on Current Athleta Styles
The one thing to remember with Athleta is that it’s a brand you WILL NOT find at discount stores like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, or Ross.
So easily the best alternative to these discount stores is checking out the Athleta deals on eBay.
Many entrepreneurs will snatch up closeout Athleta deals and try and turn a quick profit by putting their “loot” up on eBay.
In most cases you’ll pay WAY LESS than the regular Athleta price and even get free shipping.
TIP ALERT: Look for eBay sellers that accept “Offers” on their Athleta products and offer then 20% less than their asking price. Many sellers will happily meet you in the middle or accept your first offer. Winning.
5. Buy a Discounted Athleta Gift Card
Were you aware you can buy Athleta gift cards for LESS than face value? True enough.
For example, right now at Raise.com you can score a $50 gift card for only $43.27.
Similarly at CardCash.com you can get a $75 Athleta gift card for about $66 for a savings of 11%.
If you know exactly how much you’ll be spending at Athleta, buying discounted gift cards is a slick way to guarantee some savings.
6. Hit Up Athleta Live Chat and Ask for a Deal
Can’t find a coupon code and are about to pay full price?
Before you complete your purchase, hit up Athelta Live Chat and ask a chat operator if they have a way for you to save some money.
In most cases they’ll either throw you a coupon code or tell you where on their website the most savings currently exists.
7. Wait & Buy During Their Semi-Annual Sale
If you’re not in a hurry to make a purchase, you’re best served to wait for the Athleta Semi-Annual Sale which will score you savings up to 60%.
Their Semi-Annual event takes place in July and then again in mid-December.
Mark your calendars accordingly and stock-up.
8. Clever Tip to Get Free Shipping on $50
Athleta offers free shipping when you spend at least $50.
If you’re about to pay $7 for shipping on your $46 order, I have a clever tip for you.
I have it on VERY good authority that Athleta beanies are some of the most comfortable around.
Buy one for about $10 in the Final Sale section and you’ll basically get if for FREE when the shipping charges get wiped away.
Ask the Reader: How do you save money at Athleta? Or are you content paying full price and essentially throwing your money down the toilet?
By Kyle James
Photo by Mike Mozart.