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Trying to keep track of the sales schedule at Dick’s Sporting Goods is a reliable way to go nuts. The store throws so many flash sales, department- or brand-wide deals and clearance events that it’s difficult to know when you’re getting real value or even what you should or shouldn’t buy.

Fortunately, crazy is our M.O. around here, so I’ve been digging through a few years of Dick’s sales in order to map out the best time to buy everything.

From now on, I’m looking for 50% savings when I’m shopping for apparel from Nike and adidas. The same goes for The North Face jackets. I’m waiting for 50% off on treadmills, and I’m staying far away from the golf section unless it’s March, April, or December.

And I’m adding Dick’s Sporting Goods to my favorite stores on the KCL app—these deals move fast, and the app lets me know as soon as the best ones hit.

 

Here’s a quick and dirty cheat sheet for every Dick’s Sporting Goods Sale under the sun, but read on and I’ll break it down for you!

Dicks Sporting Goods sale schedule graphic

1. Buy Nike and adidas during Dick’s weekly flash sales for 50% off.

The Nike clothing section at Dicks Sporting Goods

If Dick’s ever goes more than one week without a flash sale, it’s only by a day or two. And if you check those sales, it’s almost a certainty that you’ll find Nike apparel and shoes at a discounted price.

The standard Dick’s flash sale includes 20 to 50% off. A few of the flash sales we’ve seen in the past include:

Buy 1 Nike Men’s Grey/Blue Air Max Wildcard Tennis Shoes (reg. $89.99) $44.97, sale price through Feb. 6
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $44.97

Buy 1 adidas Glow Pink Women’s Run It Running Shorts (reg. $30.00) $9.97, sale price through 2/6
Free shipping on orders $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $9.97

 

2. Wait for Dick’s flash sales to buy your kids’ sports equipment for 30 – 50% off.

A cart filled with kids soccer equipment

In addition to the four core types of items you can expect to find in any Dick’s flash sale, they always include either fitness gear, equipment from a team sport, or both.

The savings are the same: up to 30 – 50% off each product. Here are some examples of what I’ve seen:

Buy 1 Rawlings VELO ACP BBCOR Bat 2020 (reg. $349.99) $199.99, sale price
Free shipping on items $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $199.99

Buy 1 adidas Men’s X Ghosted.3 Laceless FG Soccer Cleats (reg. $99.99) $49.98 sale price
Free curbside pickup
Final Price: $49.98

 

3. Save $95 on full Top Flite club sets in March and April.

Topflight gold clubs in golf bags next to a Dicks Sporting Goods shopping cart

Dick’s best sale for Golf everything is their annual Golf-A-Thon, which takes place thru March and April. In years past, we’ve seen Dick’s offer just over 30% off a full set of Top Flite clubs:

Buy 1 Top Flite XL 13-Piece Complete Club Set (reg. $299) $204.98 sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $204.98
Compare to Wilson Women’s SGI Complete Set from Amazon $349.99

 

4. And find Walter Hagen golf apparel BOGO free during weekly flash sales.

walter hagen shirt at dicks sporting goods

If you’re looking for golf clothes, you might not need to shop anywhere else. Dick’s sells Walter Hagen, Lady Hagen, and women’s Slazenger items BOGO free or BOGO 50% off on a weekly basis during their Flash Sales, and the pricing beats Amazon and Walmart.

Buy 1 Walter Hagen Perfect 11 Turtle Print Golf Polo (reg. $70) $49, sale price
Get 1 polo of equal or lesser value (determined from sale price $49)
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free pickup
Final Price: $49
Compare to Amazon at $65.10

 

 

5. Wait for January to buy high-end outerwear at Dick’s for 50 – 60% off.

Columbia jackets hanging on racks. One is a mens in black, the other is a womans in coral.

Dick’s runs a clearance event around New Year’s, which promises up to 75% off, but honestly, I’ve never seen it get that high. Dick’s also runs another flash sale on outerwear later in the month.

Buy 1 Columbia Men’s Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket (reg. $160) $99.98, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $99.98

Buy 1 The North Face Boys’ All Around Hoodie (reg. $70.00) $34.98, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $34.98

 

6. Hit up Dick’s May boat sale for 40% off Pelican Kayaks.

Kayaks lined up inside Dicks Sporting Goods

This sale usually hits during the third week of May and through Memorial Day. The sales include inner tubes and kayaks, but sometimes stand-up paddleboards, as well. Last year we found this Pelican Kayak for 42% off.

Pelican 10′ Trailblazer 100 NXT Kayak (reg. $279.99) $159.98, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $159.98
Compare to Academy Sports + Outdoors and save $90

 

7. Buy adult mountain bikes like the GT Aggressor Pro for 50% off in April.

a man looking at a bike in the bike section of dicks sporting goods

I’m definitely the kind of person who would realize mountain biking is a bad idea only after I’ve started barreling down a hill I have no business riding down. And the only thing that would make that situation worse is if I had paid $600-plus just to seriously hurt myself.

I’d rather seriously injure myself at a serious discount:

Buy 1 GT Men’s Aggressor Pro Mountain Bike (reg. $669.99) $334.99, sale price
Free shipping on orders $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $334.99
Compare to Trek beginner mountain bikes for $469.99

The catch? Dick’s only allows bike returns within 24 hours of assembly—which they’ll do for free, by the way.

 

8.Outdoor and camping gear go for 20 – 40% off in June.

Sleeping bags on shelves for sale

Memorial Day marks a move toward the outdoors at Dick’s. As in, that’s when they start putting a ton of camping gear on sale. Dick’s also sells outdoor games $19.99 and above (think: bocce ball, bags) BOGO 50% off.

Buy 1 Hydro Flask 20L Insulated Cooler Tote (reg. $64.95) $48.71, sale price
Sign up for Dick’s email for 10% off
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $43.84
Compare to REI for $64.95

Buy 1 Field & Stream Ultimate Tackle Chair (reg. $89.99) $69.99, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $69.99

Buy 1 Quest Switchback 8-Person Cross Vent Tent (reg. $199.99) $119.99, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free curbside pickup
Final Price: $119.99

 

 

9. Hit Black Friday basketball hoop sales and save 70%.

Basketball hoop inside Dicks Sporting Goods

Dick’s usually recycles the same deals we see earlier in the year for its Black Friday sales. But there are exceptions, such as the deals we’ve found on basketball hoops for more than $600 off:

Buy 1 Goaliath 50-Inch Warrior In-Ground Basketball Hoop (reg. $999.95) $299.98, sale price through 11/29
Free shipping through 11/29
Final Price: $299.98

 

10. Don’t sleep on after-Christmas clearance sales!

A clearance table filled with running shoes and cleats at Dicks Sporting Goods

Look, it’s at least worth a stroll around the store if you have to return something, anyway. On top of those outerwear deals I mentioned above, we’ve also found 50% off women’s adidas hoodies and men’s Field & Stream flannel shirts.

Buy 1 adidas Women’s Melange Hoodie (reg. $80.00) $40.00, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $40.00

Buy 1 Field & Stream Men’s Classic Flannel Shirt (reg. $29.99-$34.99) $14.98, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $14.98

Thanks for reading, y’all. Let me know if I missed anything down in the comments!

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