‘Tis the season for deals and they are starting to come more frequently with each passing day. Some deals are nothing more than fluff to draw your attention to their retail space, but then there are others that actually make for a great deal. Such is the case with this one.
One of my favorite online running stores is Running Warehouse. They are the online version of your local running store when it comes to the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Not only that, but their return policy is great – 90 days to return things and they pay the return shipping!
This offer they are running is that you buy one gift card and receive a bonus gift of a smaller amount. But the amount is still pretty significant. It breaks down like this:
- Buy $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift card
- Buy $100 gift card and receive a $25 gift card
- Buy $200 gift card and receive a $50 gift card
Obviously, the better deals are for the $100 and $200 gift cards where you are receiving a gift card back that is worth 25% of what you put out! The great thing is that they will accept multiple gift cards in payment as well!
- The bonus gift card offer ends Friday, November 14
- Only valid for physical gift cards
- Must be sent to the same address
- Limit is 6
- Limited to stock on hand
Getting and Using the Gift Cards
Unfortunately, this offer does not apply to electronic gift cards. That means that you will need to wait for them to come in the mail (but they should arrive in just a couple of days). Also, you can’t use gift cards to purchase other gift cards. Finally, I could not find a current shopping portal that is giving points at Running Warehouse. If you find one, let me know in the comments.
Maximizing The Offer
Running Warehouse carries everything you would expect for a running shop, including GPS running watches. This means that you can essentially get 25% off any of the running watches when using these gift cards.
One such example would be the Garmin Forerunner 220. It is a very popular watch that is the cheaper version of the high-end 620 watch. This watch retails for $250. So, you would buy a $200 gift card and receive a $50 gift card as a gift. Once you receive them, you purchase the Garmin 220 and end up paying a net amount of $200. You are not going to find it at that price anywhere!
Of course, that does not just work with GPS watches. If you want to lay in a supply of your favorite running shoe, this is a tremendous way to get that done. My preferred shoe, the Asics Kayano line, would actually give me one of the cheapest prices I have ever paid using these gift cards and coupon codes. Use coupon code FB15D for 15% off clearance/sale items and code RUNBLOG10 for 10% off almost everything (does not apply for Garmin products but does work on other brand GPS watches as well as other items).
For an example, I grabbed two Asics Kayano 20 shoes (regular price $150) and put them in the cart along with the discount code. It brought the price down to $149 (no tax outside of California and free shipping). After I use two gift cards (a $100 one and the $25 gift), the cost out of pocket would be $125 – or $62.50 per pair of shoes. That is certainly one of the lowest prices I have paid for these shoes in recent history!
This is a great deal and one that no runner should pass up. You are essentially getting free money at a very reputable retailer with some great prices. I am definitely grabbing the stuff I need and I recommend that you do the same while you can!