Express targets the young professional by offering stylish clothes for reasonable prices. It’s a great place to start if you need business wear, or even athletic wear, and although the prices are really reasonable, there are several ways you can save even more the next time you shop at Express. Follow these simple tips to maximize your savings.
Start in the Clearance Section
The clearance section on the Express website often has great deals on business attire for both men and women. Here, you’ll find deals like “buy one, get one 50% off dress pants,” “$100 off men’s suits,” and deals on accessories and loungewear, as well. Express does a good job of organizing clearance products by category, so this is a perfect place to start if you know exactly what you’re looking for. This would be the place to start if you’re looking for business attire for a new job or a job interview. They also have an extensive selection of jeans, and many of these items are up to 70% off.
Stock up on clearance items, because if you spend more than $125, you’ll qualify for free shipping.
Sign Up For Email Alerts and Get 15% Off Your First Purchase
When you register an account with a valid email address, you’ll receive a one-time-use promo code for 15% off your first purchase at Express. You’ll also receive newsletters that contain exclusive coupons for subscribers and notices for upcoming in-store and online sales.
Enter Express Giveaways and Sweepstakes
Visit Express’s website for a list of currently available giveaways and sweepstakes. When you get to this page, you’ll find a list of active sweepstakes and contests on the left side of the page. Express holds a long list of sweepstakes and giveaways, especially ones which are linked to their social media. For example, one of their current promotions includes posting a fitness-related photo to your public instagram account with the hashtag #EXPCORE and #EXPSWEEPS. Winners are selected by random drawings, and the odds of winning depend on your number of eligible entries. Prizes are usually Express gift cards or free clothing.
If you follow Express on Instagram, you’ll find out when they’re holding Instagram-related sweepstakes (as opposed to continuously checking on their sweepstakes page). If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can also enter for sweepstakes and giveaways with your email address. You’ll simply send an email to email@example.com during the promotional period. In the body of your email, be sure to include your full name, address, and a ten-digit daytime phone number.
Shop the Express Factory Outlet
Visit the store locator page to find an Express Factory Outlet near you. The factory stores are typically very large with an abundance of items you’d find at a regular Express location, but at extremely low prices. The best time to go is Monday-Thursday in the mornings, because many of the locations can get crowded in the afternoons and evenings. However, even if you’re only available to check it out during rush hour, most customers would agree that the deals are worth fighting the crowds.
Just like the promotional offer you receive when you sign up for email alerts at the regular Express store, you can also sign up for outlet store alerts to receive 15% off your purchase.
Check For Printable Coupons and Promo Codes
Visit the Express promotions and exclusive offers page to find out if there are available promo codes before you checkout online. This is a great place to check for promo codes, but there may also be printable coupons available if you plan to make an in-store purchase. Be sure to check if printable coupons are available before you head over to Express or an Express Factory Outlet. Also note that some of the coupons may only be redeemable at Express, and not at an Express Factory Outlet.
This section of the website often has promotions for customers who sign up for mobile alerts. This is similar to signing up for email newsletters, except you’ll receive text alerts for special offers and promotions from Express. For example, their current promotion says anyone who texts ROCKS to 397-737 will get Express’s latest mobile offer and future mobile “deals and steals.”
Enroll in the Express Next Rewards Program
The Express Next Rewards Program allows shoppers to earn points as they shop at Express. Once you register, you’ll earn 10 points for each qualifying dollar you spend at both Express and the Express website. For every 2500 points you earn, you’ll get a $10 reward. You’ll also get special offers for earning extra bonus points on certain purchases. If you earn 7500 points within the program year, you’ll be bumped up to A-List status, which means you’ll earn $15 for every 2500 points earned (instead of $10). In addition, you’ll get a birthday gift!
Get the Express Next Credit Card
Applying for an Express Next credit card comes with some major perks. You’ll receive an additional 15% off the first purchase you make with your Express Next card, and you’ll earn 15 points (instead of 10) on each qualifying dollar you spend at Express. You’ll also receive a birthday gift and free standard shipping when you pay with your Express Next card. In addition, your rewards will be saved on your profile, so you can stack them up or use them one by one.
Buy Discounted Gift Cards
Cardpool offers great discounts on Express gift cards, allowing you to save an average of 23.5% by buying a $20 gift card for only $15.30. Cardpool has a wide array of Express cards in stock, including electronic, physical, and mobile gift cards. For even more savings, purchase a discounted gift card from Cardpool, then apply promo codes and shop in the clearance section. You may even wish to purchase part of your order on a gift card, and pay for the rest on your Express Next card to earn rewards on part of your qualifying purchase.
Check If the Items You Purchase Go On Sale After Your Purchase
Express does do price adjustments if the item you purchase goes on sale within 14 days after you purchase it. You should save your receipt for 14 days, and check back in-store or online to see if any of those items have undergone price reductions. Simply bring the item and your receipt in for a one-time price adjustment.
Bring Your Military I.D. For 10% Off
If you bring your valid military I.D. when you make your next in-store purchase at Express, you’ll receive 10% your entire purchase, on top of any other coupons you bring in. If your family members are dependents with valid military I.D.’s, they’ll also receive the 10% military discount.
This guide was published on April 14, 2015, and last modified on April 14, 2015.