The Finish Line is a great spot for name brand shoes and apparel, but some of the must-haves can be pricey. The good news is that there are several ways to save the next time you shop at Finish Line. Simply follow these tips and tricks on your next purchase.
Whether you know what you’re looking for or not, starting in the sale section on the Finish Line website will potentially save you big bucks. They often have up to 40% off both men and women’s shoes, as well as up to 50% off kids’ shoes. You’ll also find great deals on apparel and accessories. Check the sale section frequently, because they’ll sometimes have brand-specific sales. This section also displays the deal of the week, and often allows customers to mix and match items for a set price (i.e. 2 items for $100 or less). You can further narrow your search with the filters on the left side of the page, which allows you to search by shoe type, apparel (jackets, shirts, tanks, etc.), or even by shoe size.
The Finish Line qualifies thousands of items for free shipping. Simply look for items with the “free shipping” text. Unfortunately, items that don’t qualify for free shipping are still subject to shipping charges. Other limitations include shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and APO/FPO addresses. See Finish Line’s shipping chart to find out how much you’ll owe on items that don’t qualify for free shipping.
Every savvy shopper knows that registering your email is one of the easiest ways to save at your favorite retailer. Register your email for exclusive offers and product information, check your order status and purchase history, and even receive the Finish Line catalog by mail (by simply checking the box at registration). Customers enrolled in email registration will be the first to receive information on upcoming sales (both in-store and online).
Join the Finish Line rewards program, and earn $20 in rewards for every 200 points you accumulate. You’ll accumulate points on eligible purchases at the Finish Line, but joining the Winners Circle also has additional perks. You’ll get seasonal Finish Line coupons, free shipping offers, early access to new arrivals, and exclusive opportunities to enter launch product drafts. Launch product drafts allow customers to purchase certain shoes before everyone else. Once you have a Winners Circle account, you simply complete a draft entry form. You’ll then receive an email with instructions, and confirm your spot in line on the “draft date.” Once you receive the good news that you’ve reserved a spot in line, you are guaranteed only one spot in line. Be sure to confirm your shoe size and store location.
Download the Winners Circle App for easier tracking of your rewards points and special offers. The app also provides direct access to your rewards – allowing you to scan rewards and coupons while you make in-store purchases. The message center on the app also makes it easy for shoppers to stay up-to-date on exclusive offers and hot releases – including photos and details of shoes that are soon being released. You can add shoe release dates to your phone’s calendar by simply clicking “add reminder” on the app. In addition, the app allows you to scan shoes while you’re in the store for direct access to product info and customer reviews on that shoe.
Follow Finish Line on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. You’ll find exclusive offers not found in promotional emails, and you’ll also stay apprised of current sweepstakes opportunities. Finish Line social media also gives you an opportunity to stay connected to your favorite athletes. Aside from traditional social media, Finish Line also has a blog, where you’ll find trending products, popular picks, and product updates.
Finish Line has a great return policy, allowing customers 45 days to return purchases. However, there are some conditions that must be followed for a successful return. Not following these conditions may mean you lose out on a refund. First, the return must be within the 45-day allotted time period, and the merchandise must be unworn. In addition, items purchased from FinishLine.com can only be exchanged at a Finish Line store. It’s important to note that Finish Line stores located inside of Macy’s do not accept returns, and shipping charges are not refunded for returned items. For returns online, be sure to contact customer care for a return authorization. In general, it’s a good idea to review the entire return policy before purchasing.
It’s always a good idea to do a preliminary search for Finish Line promo codes before making an online purchase. Unlike other retailers, Finish Line doesn’t explicitly list active promo codes on their website. If you don’t see any promo codes in any of your promotional emails from the Finish Line, there’s a good chance there are still codes available. Finish Line will often have promo codes for $10 off your order of $100 or more. However, you’re likely to get most of your savings from shopping in the sale section and redeeming rewards points.
Finish Line offers a significant military discount for in-store purchases. Bring a valid military ID for your next purchase and receive 20% off your entire purchase. However, only participating locations honor the military discount, so be sure to call and ask if your local Finish Line honors this discount.
Finish Line usually has at least one active sweepstakes contest at all times. Past sweepstakes included the chance to win a $500 Finish Line gift card, sneakers, and brand name products. You usually don’t have to purchase anything to be included in the drawing, so make sure you enter any available sweepstakes. Sometimes simply signing into your account on the Finish Line website will enter your name in the sweepstakes drawing.
Raise.com often stocks in-store Finish Line gift cards, but they sell out quickly. Set up an alert so that you can snag a discounted gift card once they’re restocked. Raise usually offers Finish Line gift cards at a 5% discount, which really adds up if you plan on purchasing multiple name brand items at Finish Line.