To Nike, everyone is an athlete. Based in Beaverton, Oregon, and boasting an international presence, it strives to create innovative products while encouraging sustainability, lessening environmental impacts and hiring a diverse, global workforce. Nike, Inc. includes the Nike, Hurley, Jordan and Converse brands and serves the billions of athletes who push themselves every day. Nike's goal is to make all athletes better.
Nike Discount Tips
There are many ways to save money on your next pair of running shoes or athletic apparel, from free shipping and sales to the special Nike coupon codes on Nike.com. Keep these tips in mind as you shop for all your athletic needs, and you're bound to find a great deal.
Hit the Sale Section
Clothing and shoes stay on trend for a short time. Once a season passes, items move to the sale and clearance section. On the Nike.com website, browse the Sale section and you can sort by newest, highest rated, price and much more. And you can occasionally find Nike coupon codes, so check back often.
Time Your Purchases to Get the Best Deals
Throughout the year, Nike will hold special flash and seasonal sales that offer 20%, 25% or even 30% off select items. Check Nike.com around the holidays and the change of seasons for these sales and extra Nike coupons. Plus, don't miss the Friends & Family events that are typically held in November and February.
College Students and Military Personnel Get a 10% Discount
You get a 10% Nike promo code when you verify your child's U.S. college status. Fill out the online form and a third-party verification service will check your student's eligibility. You can only use the code once, but you can request a new code each time you shop. Use the code on Nike.com or at Converse stores.
Active, reservist, veteran and retired military, and their families, also receive a 10% discount on most purchases. Use this discount online and in stores. Verify your eligibility online and you'll receive a Nike promo code that's good for six months. Like the student code, this can only be used once, but you can request a new code each time you shop. Show your military ID at a Nike store to get the discount.
How to Get Free or Reduced Shipping
While you can always get free standard shipping with a purchase of $150 or more, you can also get free shipping on any purchase if you join NikePlus. Your membership also entitles you to free return shipping. Check the website often, as Nike deals occasionally include discounts on shipping, such as $5 for two-day shipping.
Whether you're a serious sneakerhead or just in the market for a new pair of running shoes, Nike.com is a great destination for some of today's most popular styles.
Find out how you can get the shoes and apparel you love for less with our favorite Nike shopping tips.
1. Ask Customer Service for a Nike Promo Code.
No Nike.com promo code? No problem. Just contact a customer service representative through the website's Live Chat to ask for a possible discount. Many of our forum users report scoring coupons for 15% to 20% off just for inquiring!
Don't forget, the Slickdeals Nike store page always has the most current Nike coupons and information on sitewide sales.
2. Score Free Shipping with a NikePlus Membership
Hate shipping and handling fees? Of course you do, and Nike makes it easy to avoid them altogether with its NikePlus loyalty program. It costs nothing to join, and registering earns you free shipping and free returns within 30 days -- no minimum purchase required.
3. Use Kohl's Cash on Nike Purchases
Nike may be excluded from Kohl's coupons, but you can still earn and redeem Kohl's Cash on your Nike purchases. Save up your bonus Kohl's Cash from previous purchases, and then essentially give yourself a discount on Nike running shoes, workout apparel, or slides.
Kohl's cardholders can also use any free shipping codes to get Nike items shipped for free (or you can just select in-store pickup instead).
4. Take Advantage of Special Discounts
The store also offers exclusive discounts to U.S. college students and members of the military. Students get 10% off at Nike.com, while military members get 10% off at Nike.com plus 10% off at Nike, Converse, and Hurley Stores nationwide.
The military discount applies to active, veteran, retired and reservist U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel (as well as spouses and dependents of active personnel). Just confirm your eligibility by completing the store's online form to receive your Nike.com coupon code, or present a valid ID in-store.
5. Shop in the Kids' Section.
Shopping in the kids' section is yet another good way to score cheap Nike shoes if you have a small foot size. For women, this overlap works for adult shoe sizes of 8.5 and under. Just subtract 1.5 from your regular shoe size to convert it to youth sizing (e.g., a woman's size 7 converts to a youth size 5.5.) For men, youth sizes are the same as regular men's sizes (e.g., a youth size 7 would fit a man's size 7.)
To give you an idea of the price difference, the Nike Air Max 1 costs $110 in regular women's sizing, but is just $85 in youth sizing.
6. Sign up for the Store's Newsletter
First things first: If you're a Nike fan, you'll definitely want to sign up for the store's emails. You'll get special news and offers from the Nike family of brands, including Jordan, Converse and Hurley -- and you'll receive updates on Nike.com sale events, price drops and new shoe collections. Even better, you'll get an exclusive coupon for your birthday.
7. Shop Nike's Seasonal Sales.
Nike.com has its fair share of seasonal sales throughout the year. The store recently gave customers an extra 25% off already-reduced sale items (which meant deals like women's Nike Flyknit sneakers for $48 shipped free of charge). We've seen similar sales in the past offering 20% to 25% off, as well as flash sales with limited-time discounts on select shoes and apparel.
The Nike Friends & Family event, which has previously taken place in February and November, gives customers 30% off at Nike factory stores. Of course, there are also holiday sales to look out for, as well. Last year, the store sent out coupons for $20 off $100 right before Christmas.
8. Use Coupons on Nike Clearance Items.
What's better than sale prices? Sale prices stacked with coupons, that's what. Nike regularly offers promo codes for an extra 15%, 20% or 25% off sitewide (including their already-reduced clearance section). Since styles and sizes are usually limited, be sure to set a Deal Alert on Slickdeals for up-to-date notifications of any Nike.com clearance sales.
9. Visit the Nike Factory Store.
Attention, outlet shoppers. Nike factory stores are the best places to score amazing deals on everything from running shoes to athletic gear and apparel. Make a beeline for the very back wall (commonly called the "hash wall") to find some ridiculously good markdowns. Styles and sizes are always limited, but these stores typically have the lowest prices out there. Slickdealer njbandit says, "If you live anywhere near a Nike factory store, they really clear out their shoes. Found ones that fit for under $20." (Nice!)
Another way to stack your savings at Nike.com is by taking advantage of gift card deals. We just saw a Best Buy offer for a free $10 Best Buy gift card with a $50 Nike gift card purchase, and Best Buy recently let you buy one Nike gift card and get a second Nike gift card for 20% off. In January of last year, Newegg gave customers a bonus $10 Nike digital gift card with the purchase of a $50 Nike digital gift card.
Slickdealer stasis also recommends checking out Discover Nike gift card deals, saying it's a "slick deal if you get Nike gift cards from Discover when they're discounted 20%."