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The past few years have shown us that Dicks Black Friday sale can be hit or miss, depending on what you’re shopping for. After taking a look at the regular Dick’s Sporting Goods sale schedule and comparing those deals to other Black Friday sales, I learned you have to be careful that you’re shopping the right sale at the right time.
For example, their discounts on big-ticket items like basketball hoops, ping-pong tables, and high-end golf club sets can range from 50% – 70% during Dicks Black Friday sale. But discounts on bikes, store brand apparel, and Columbia outerwear are all much better if you can wait to shop at other times of the year.
Now that Dick’s Black Friday 2022 kicked off on Nov. 20, I’m going to spell out exactly which items are the best deals during the Dicks Black Friday sale and how to make a game plan so your shopping goes as smoothly (and cheaply) as possible.
1. Dick’s Black Friday sale kicked off Nov. 20, 2022.
The Dick’s Black Friday sale kicked off Nov. 20 and and will last through Nov. 28, 2022. You can expect great deals on clearance items, as well as 50% off all week long. We’re seeing 30% off select Nike apparel and footwear, 50% off Adidas apparel and footwear, and 30% off select North Face hoodies.
Dick’s will be also offering up to $1,100 off select Horizon treadmills, and 60% off select Goaliath in-ground basketball hoops.
Starting Nov. 24, select Sorel footwear will be 25% off and Brooks footwear will be 30% off until Nov. 28.
TIP: Bookmark our Dick’s Best Black Friday deals page to see all the latest deals.
2. Here are the best deals to shop during Dick’s Black Friday sale:
3. Wait until Dick’s takes 50% off all complete Callaway golf sets to buy during Black Friday.
You know the old adage about death and taxes? That saying should include weekly golf sales at Dick’s. Golf sales happen constantly, but usually they’re only on Top Flite clubs — the golf brand that Dick’s owns.
During Black Friday, though, Dick’s applies those discounts to ALL golf brands. So if you’ve been waiting for Callaway clubs to go on sale, Black Friday is the only time you’ll find them at Dick’s at a steep discount. Here are a few deals we see in 2022:
- Callaway Epic Max Star Driver, $399.99 (reg. $699.99)
- Callaway XR Speed Fairway Wood, $70.97 (reg. $199.99)
- Callaway Women’s Rogue Hybrid, $92.97 (reg. $229.99)
- Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid, $107.97 (reg. $269.99)
I expect to see the same discounts on golf club sets at Dick’s, but there’s no reason to buy golf brands like Callaway or Nike until Dick’s runs that sale.
4. Get free golf ball customization during Dicks Black Friday sale.
Dick’s will charge anywhere from $18 – $59 for personalized golf balls normally, but in 2022 (and in recent years) they waive personalization fees during their Black Friday sale.
5. Aim for at least 50% off basketball hoops at Dicks Black Friday sale.
This one’s usually a no-brainer. Since 2019, Black Friday at Dick’s has meant some of the best deals we’ve seen on basketball hoops, like up to 50% discounts on Goaliath in-ground hoops and 38% off the Lifetime 52-inch MVP Portable Basketball Hoop. In 2022, Dick’s is offering 60% off select Goaliath in-ground hoops!
6. Skip bikes at Dicks Black Friday sale; save around 35% more during their April sale.
Dick’s takes 50% off their bike selection on an annual basis, but not during Black Friday. In years past, they gave shoppers $100-off discounts on adult mountain bikes, which only amounted to a 15% savings on this GT Men’s Aggressor Pro Mountain Bike (regularly $669.99 that year).
If you can, wait until their April bike sale where we found the same bike for 50% off regular price.
7. Save 50% during Dicks Black Friday on ping-pong tables.
Black Friday is the best time of year to buy ping-pong tables at Dick’s, especially because these items rarely go on sale outside of Black Friday. For the past three years during Black Friday, we’ve seen 50% savings on full-size Prince ping-pong tables. In 2022, the same goes! Right now, the Prince Tournament 6800 Indoor Table Tennis Table is marked down to $349.98, regular price it’s $599.99.
Buy 1 Prince Tournament 6800 Ping-Pong Table, $349.98 sale price (reg. $599)
Free shipping on orders over $65 or free in-store pickup
Final Price: $349.98
8. Foosball tables from Dick’s may not be a great deal during Black Friday.
In years past, we’ve seen 45% savings on foosball tables from Dick’s during Black Friday, but in 2021, the best Black Friday discount we saw from Dick’s was 25% off the regular price of this Atomic 55-inch LED foosball table (regularly $519.99 that year). But that’s not going to cut it for me — 25% savings is something you can get year-round on foosball tables from Dick’s. In 2022, the same model is marked down to $449.98, down from $599.99.
9. Wait until the New Year to buy Dick’s treadmills and ellipticals and save $100.
If you need a treadmill before 2023, Dick’s is offering $1100 off select Horizon treadmills, but if you can wait until Dick’s New Year’s Cleanout sales event in January, you’ll see savings that are at least 5% better like we did in 2020 when Dick’s took 50% off treadmills.
Related: Did you know Dick’s and Amazon will start selling Peloton bikes this year?
10. Shop Kohl’s — not Dick’s Black Friday — to save at least 10% more on Columbia outerwear during the holidays.
Dick’s struggles to compete with retailers like Kohl’s who offer special rewards during Black Friday.
If you shop at Kohl’s during Black Friday, you’ll earn $15 of Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend. And if you use that on Columbia outerwear at Kohl’s — which Kohl’s put on clearance in December — you’re looking at a better deal than the 50% savings you’d find at Dick’s.
Let’s say you’re shopping for this Columbia Kids’ rain jacket (regularly $45) from Dick’s — which we’ve seen on sale at Dick’s Black Friday for 33% off — that’s $29.99 total. Here’s how the same jacket at Kohl’s compares:
Buy 1 Girls Columbia Switchback Lightweight Rain Jacket, $24.99 – $34.99 clearance price,
$45 reg. price
Use $15 of Kohl’s Cash earned during Black Friday
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $9.99 – $19.99
Compare to Dick’s for $29.99
11. Expect 50% – 60% savings during Dick’s Black Friday on Nike and Adidas.
Over their past few Black Friday events, Dick’s ran a flat 25% off sale on Nike and Adidas apparel. But they also provided deeper discounts (read: 50% off regular price) on both brands.
An easy way to find the best discounts is to shop at DicksSportingGoods.com and go to their “Holiday Shop” section. From there, you can choose a category and sort “Savings High to Low” and quickly find the best deals on the top brands like these we’re finding in 2022:
12. Shop Dick’s Sporting Goods apparel during December — not Black Friday — and save 25% more.
Dick’s has been known to take 40% off the regular price on all Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) store-brand apparel during Black Friday. That’s a good deal on clothes that are already priced below brands like Nike and Adidas.
But you’ll often see discounts up to 65% on DSG apparel in December. Plus, they usually run a free shipping promotion on all online purchases at the same time.
13. Expect to save 56% on NCAA hoodies during Dick’s Black Friday.
Dick’s holds their best discounts on NCAA hoodies during Black Friday. So when you see 50% or more off of NCAA hoodies at Dick’s, understand that the sale won’t get much better.
These are best bought online, as local stores mostly carry regional schools.
14. Sign up for Dick’s text alerts for special coupons you can use on Black Friday.
Dick’s offers a few promos to folks who sign up for Dick’s email or text alerts, but around Black Friday, you only want the text alerts. That’s because signing up for Dick’s emails nets you a 10%-off coupon, but they won’t allow you to stack percentage-off coupons with Black Friday sales.
But dollar-discount coupons — which you’ll receive when you sign up for their texts — are a different story. In 2022, you can text KICKOFF to 41389 before Dick’s Black Friday sale and then they’ll send you a $20-off-$100 coupon straight to your phone.
15. Stay home and find Dick’s Black Friday 2022 deals — even doorbusters — online.
Just like last year, Dick’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. But there isn’t much of a reason to go in store, anyway, as Dick’s runs identical deals on DicksSportingGoods.com during Black Friday.
Online shopping won’t include everything, though, as some items must be purchased in store, such as firearms and ammunition.
Related: Looking for stores open on Thanksgiving? We’ve got the full list.
16. Use the Dick’s app to skip checkout lines when shopping in store.
All you need to do is tap the search bar near the upper right-hand corner of your screen and the app will give you the option to scan a barcode. Then:
- Scan whatever you want to buy.
- Your phone will open a checkout screen, and from there you can pay for your product.
- Don’t forget to enter your $20-off-$100 code before paying.
- After paying, a Dick’s team member will confirm your payment at the front of the store.
Once you’re confirmed, you’re good to go! No checkout lines necessary.
17. Skip shipping costs and order curbside or in-store pickup for free.
At all 800+ Dick’s Sporting Goods locations, customers can place an order online and pick it up — either curbside or in-store — within an hour for no additional charge.
18. You’ll likely have 90 days to return your Black Friday Dick’s purchase — but not always.
Dick’s has a long list of exclusions to their return policy, including:
- They won’t accept returns on firearms, ammunition, hunting bows, crossbows, air beds, or gift cards
- Used bikes must be returned no more than 24 hours after they are delivered or taken home — but the original tags must be intact
- All Hyperice and Theragun products have a 30-day return window
- All Yeezy shoes sales are final
- Baseball and softball bats, as well as football helmets, Whoop fitness trackers, electric scooters, and electric bikes, may not be returned if the factory seal is broken
But if you return your Black Friday purchase and have your receipt, Dick’s will reimburse you on the initial form of payment.
What are you looking to buy from Dick’s this Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!