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Academy Sports Black Friday 2024: Your Guide to the Best Deals

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Gear up for Academy Sports Black Friday 2024. In 2023, the excitement kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 17, stretching all the way to Saturday, Nov. 23, 2023. We hope to have the same week-long sales for 2024.

So what’s included in the Black Friday sale? Up to 50% off online and in stores on everything from fleece jackets to the Ozone 500 mountain bike. Also get 40% off game tables and up to 40% off Nike fleece and shoes. You can even see discounts on big-ticket items like trampolines, grills and electric bikes, where your potential savings can really stack up.

During Black Friday, you’ll get free shipping on orders of $25 or more if you have an Academy Sports account (sign up now if you haven’t yet). Without an account, you’ll get free shipping on orders of $35 or more. You can also skip the shipping fees entirely with free two-hour in-store or curbside pickup.

Here’s everything we know about this year’s Academy Sports Black Friday sale. Don’t forget to check out all the best Academy Sports Black Friday deals from their 2023 ad!

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KCL predicts the next Academy Sports Black Friday will begin Sunday, Nov. 24, 2024.

Academy Sports hasn’t officially announced the next date for their Black Friday sale, but based on what they've done in recent years, we here at KCL predict that it’ll take place between Sunday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 30, 2024. 

How do we make our prediction?

Since 2019, the Academy Sports Black Friday Sale has started the Sunday before Thanksgiving, running for an entire week (until the following Saturday). We think they’ll stick to that pattern in 2024.

1. Will Academy Sports be closed on Thanksgiving 2024?

More than likely, Academy Sports will be closed on Thanksgiving 2024. They have been closed on Thanksgiving for over ten years now. But there’s a loophole… you can still shop their Black Friday sale online on Thanksgiving Day.

2. What time does Academy Sports open on Black Friday?

academy sports doors are open signage

Academy Sports stores will open at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday with extended hours through 11 p.m.

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3. The Academy Sports Black Friday ad dropped on November 9, 2023, and then another one dropped Nov. 22.


We predict the Academy Sports Black Friday 2024 ad will be released on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2024.

As we predicted, Academy Sports dropped their 24-page Black Friday ad on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 with the second ad dropping Nov. 22. The ad is stuffed with tons of outdoor, fitness, and recreational things for up to 50% off regular prices.

TIP: If you haven’t already, sign up for the Academy Sports email list to get 10% off your next online purchase of up to $200. You’ll also be in the know about all things Black Friday!

4. You actually have a whole week to shop their Black Friday sale.

Just like in 2022, the Academy Sports Black Friday sale was back for a whole week. Deals for 2023 started on Sunday, Nov. 19, and run through Saturday, Nov. 25. So you have seven days to save big with all the Black Friday deals Academy Sports has to offer.

We can expect the same sales schedule going into 2024.

Academy is offering free shipping on select orders over $25, free in-store pickup, and free professional assembly on items like grills and bikes. You can also purchase gift cards online.

5. Look out for a 1-day-only doorbuster sale on Black Friday.

As if a week of savings wasn’t good enough, Academy Sports is having a 1-day-only doorbuster sale on Black Friday (Friday, Nov 24). Find deals in stores, online at 9 a.m., and through their app (Apple or Google Play).

6. Shop online at or in stores — the Black Friday deals are exactly the same.

someone shopping on the Academy Sports website

If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home, you’re in luck. You can shop Academy Sports’ 2023 Black Friday deals online or in stores. The deals are exactly the same and there are no special doorbusters or perks for going into stores.

7. Get up to 50% off select items during Black Friday, plus up to $20 off a $100 purchase.

academy bikes aisle photo

During the Academy Sports Black Friday 2023 sale, you can get a ton of bang for your buck. The store drops prices by up to 50% on most — if not all — of their inventory. For 2023, look for these hot deals:

  • 40% off Game Tables

  • 50% off Ozone 500 Exhilarate Mountain Bikes

  • $400 off Pit Boss Navigator Grill (reg. $899.99, 50% savings)

  • Up To 40% off Nike Shoes and Fleece

  • 25% off Hey Dude shoes

  • Up to 50% off Fleece from Puma, Adidas, and Under Armour

  • Up to $400 off safes

  • 12′ Trampoline just $149.99 (reg. $199.99, 50% savings)

Through Feb. 4, 2024, you’ll also get $20 off a purchase of $100 or more by signing in to your Academy account and claiming the discount at checkout.

8. You have 60 days to return anything you buy during Academy Sports Black Friday.


Return anything you purchase during Academy Sports’ Black Friday sale for a full refund within 60 days of purchase. You can return items either in stores or by mail. Academy will refund your money back to the original form of payment.

9. Create a free Academy Sports account to get free shipping on orders over $25.

person on laptop looking at academy sports and outdoors free shipping with sign-in

You’ll get Academy Sports free shipping on orders of $25 or more when you sign in to your Academy Sports account, even if it’s not Black Friday. If you don’t have an account, you’d have to spend at least $35 to get free shipping. Don’t want to sign up? You can also get free Academy shipping by opting for curbside pickup as long as you live near an Academy Sports store.

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10. Academy Black Friday leads straight into Cyber Monday with a whole new set of deals.

Missed Black Friday? You can still get major deals during Academy Sports’ Cyber Monday sale, which they call “Cyber Week.” During this time Academy Sports cuts prices from 20% to 50% sitewide for people who sign in with their Academy login. Unlike their Black Friday sale, the Cyber deals are only available online.

The deals during Academy Sports’ Cyber Monday sales are different from what they offered during Black Friday. While you can still score up to 50% off select merchandise, new items have price cuts each day.

TIP: We put together a big list of all the Cyber Monday sales worth shopping this year.

11. Score more deals around other major holidays at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

academy sports and outdoors angled storefront

Need more? Academy Sports has other savings events throughout the year. After Black Friday and Cyber Week, they offer Christmas deals where you can get up to 25% off footwear and other items, 20% off coolers, and up to $50 off grills.

Their Christmas sale has discounts starting around Halloween and ending on Christmas Eve. Additionally, Academy has other holiday sales for Presidents Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.

You can also score major markdowns during “End of Season” storewide clearances, which happen about once every quarter. These “End of Season” sales (naturally) happen before a season ends. You can score deals on seasonal items like snow boots, jackets, hats, and more.

TIP: Academy Sports has a “Hot Deals” Section online which highlights clearance items. Check the site daily if you’re on the hunt for great new deals on clothes, outdoor gear, home gadgets, and more.

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