Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: How do you save money on running gear/races? You can write about this or any running related topic. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
Join loyalty programs
I am a member of loyalty programs for various airlines and hotels. Accumulating points when you travel is a great way to save money when you travel for races. For example, in 2019 I flew to Charlotte to run a half marathon and I got my Delta flight for free by cashing in my Delta Skymiles rewards. You can also receive discounts for being a loyalty member for certain programs as well.
Use your credit card rewards
Both of my credit cards have a really great rewards program. I get points for every dollar I spend which really adds up over time. I’ve been able to cash in my points for hotel, airline and restaurant gift cards – all things that help to bring down the cost of racecations. I can also cash in points for gift cards to Target, Walmart, Under Armour, Nike, etc to stock up on running gear.
Look for Coupon Codes
I am the queen of looking for coupon codes! It’s as simple as doing a google search and takes only seconds. Totally worth it to save money, or shipping, on a purchase. For example, if I’m looking to buy something from Kohls, I’ll simply write “kohls promo code” or “kohls coupon code” in Google and see what I can find.
Online Consignment Shops
You can now check out consignment shops online, such as Poshmark. They have items from tons of brands, including Under Armour, Old Navy, Lululemon and Nike, just to name a few. in just doing a quick search on the website, I found many brand new items listed for 40-50% off their original price. You can also sell items on Poshmark to get some extra cash!
Shop Off Season
I love when the seasons change because that means I save money on clothing 🙂 For example, right now I’m seeing some really great deals on summer running gear as we move into the Fall/Winter season. This would be a great time to buy some shorts to stash in your closet for next year. The same applies to purchasing sneakers. It’s not really “off-season”, but when a brand releases a new version of a sneaker, stock up on the older version at a discount. I say this as I’m still waiting for the newest version of the Brooks GTS Adrenaline sneakers to go on sale, lol.
Tell me: How do you save money on running gear/races?
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