Famous Footwear always has a great selection of name brand shoes, and is often a stop for back-to-school shopping. Although choosing to shop at Famous Footwear may already save you a few bucks, there are also plenty of ways to save more, and even several opportunities to score free shoes. Follow these tips and tricks the next time you shop at Famous Footwear.
Start in the sale section of the Famous Footwear website – where you can search by brand, shoe category, gender, color, or price. Many of the shoes in this section are half off, and the best part is that there are shoes for all seasons with slashed prices. Famous Footwear also marks which products have been newly added to the sale section. This is a great place to start for back to school shopping, especially because they have a large stock for every age and gender.
Spend $75 or more to qualify for free shipping. If you are only off by a few dollars (which is often the case), simply add a pair of socks or another small accessory to qualify for free shipping.
Signing up for Famous Footwear emails is perhaps the easiest way to save money. The offer is for first-time subscribers only, but you’ll receive a $5 off Famous Footwear coupon for your first purchase. You’ll also receive exclusive promotional offers and news about upcoming sales events, new inventory, and other ways to save when you shop at Famous Footwear – both online and in-store.
Don’t forget to consider other available Famous Footwear promo codes before using your $5 coupon. There may be other valid Famous Footwear promo codes that offer more savings.
Signing up for Famous Footwear’s rewards program is not only free, but comes with major perks. You’ll earn points every time you shop at Famous Footwear (both in-store and online), and once you spend $200 in one year, you’ll become a gold status member. The standard membership will earn you 1 point for each dollar you spend. With every 100 points you earn, you’ll receive a $5 certificate for your next Famous Footwear purchase. You’ll also receive free shipping when your local store doesn’t have your size in stock, and extra opportunities to earn bonus points. Once you achieve gold status, you’ll get all of the above benefits, except you’ll receive 1.5 points for each dollar spent. Additional benefits of gold status include: 25 bonus points just for achieving gold status, free ground shipping for online orders, special birthday offers, and private sales events only available to gold members.
Download the Famous Footwear app to keep track of your reward points on-the-go. You’ll also receive exclusive app deals and cashing in your rewards is easier with a virtual rewards card.
Keep track of Famous Footwear grand openings near you, because attending one may score you some free shoes (up to a $60 value). The grand opening celebrations usually mean the first 100 shoppers get a free pair of shoes. They also hold hourly drawings for more free shoes (in case you aren’t one of the first 100 shoppers). The best thing about these grand openings is that it’s not just a one-time thing. The events often take place weekly for several weeks after the grand opening, and last for about four hours. Aside from great giveaways, the events also include deeply discounted prices and other sales you’ll want to take advantage of.
Famous Footwear has been holding these events for quite some time, so expect a line, and come prepared!
Famous Footwear has outlet stores throughout the country, and they all offer brand name shoes at significantly slashed prices. You’re likely to find name brand running shoes, including Adidas and Nike. Because the prices are so amazing, however, you may find that the stock is somewhat limited. You'll likely have to put in some effort to find what you’re looking for, but the savings will definitely be worth it.
Some Famous Footwear locations offer a 10% military discount on all purchases. The discount applies to active, reserve, and even retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The discount is available at all Famous Footwear locations, and can even be used for purchases of accessories and clearance items. The only catch is that you won’t be able to combine a military discount with Famous Footwear coupons (other than a rewards program certificate). This means that you can’t use your military discount on BOGO items and other storewide promotions. In addition, the discount is only available for in-store purchases.
The military discount can also be used at select Famous Footwear outlet locations.
If you’re buying a specific brand of shoe for the first time, it is sometimes risky to purchase them online, because you won’t know if the shoes are the proper fit until after you receive them. However, Famous Footwear offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if your shoes don’t fit. The website also has a printable foot measurement tool to help you determine your shoe size. However, if you’re purchasing a brand of shoe you’ve never worn before, it may be a good idea to use the store locator and visit the store to try them on before purchasing.
It’s extremely important to note that the 30-day money-back guarantee is only available for unworn shoes. This means that if you realize the shoe doesn’t fit properly, you should avoid wearing them to ensure you get your money back.
Famous Footwear not only offers the aforementioned 30-day money back guarantee, but they’ll also give you a price adjustment up to 10 days after your purchase. After you make your purchase, check back with Famous Footwear up to make sure the items you purchased haven’t gone on sale. If they have gone on sale after your purchase, take your receipt into the store and ask for a one-time price adjustment.
If you find a valid coupon after your purchase, simply take your receipt into the store with the coupon, and ask a manager if they would be willing to give you a price adjustment. While Famous Footwear doesn’t have an established policy on this procedure, you may get lucky.
Raise.com often has Famous Footwear gift cards in stock, and currently one is available for 8.2% off. When they have run out, you can create a notification to find out when they get some more. The great thing about Raise.com is that if you buy a physical card, the shipping is always free. In addition, Raise.com offers a $5 reward when you refer a friend.
Famous Footwear holds sales events throughout the year, also known as “shoe love” events, where shoppers can win free shoes, and enter to win prizes every 15 minutes. The next event will be in the spring. However, the event is only held at select stores, so contact your local Famous Footwear location to find out if that location will be involved.
Famous Footwear also holds sweepstakes throughout the year with entries through its website. For example, one of their recent sweepstakes allowed shoppers to enter for a chance to win meet-and-greet Taylor Swift passes (a $5,000 value). Past Famous Footwear giveaways gave shoppers a chance to win free shoes for life by simply sending a text message or filling out an online form.
Follow Famous Footwear’s social media for chances to enter sweepstakes exclusively offered to social media followers.