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Dick’s Sporting Goods Black Friday 2021 is nearly upon us. But after taking a fresh look at years of Dick’s regular sales and comparing them to their own Black Friday sales, it’s apparent to me that Black Friday is hot and cold at this store.

Take basketball hoops, ping pong tables, and high-end golf clubs sets: savings on these items range from 50 – 70% during Dick’s Black Friday. But bikes, Dick’s Sporting Goods apparel, and Columbia outerwear all have better discounts at other times of the year.

I’m going to spell out which items are the best Black Friday deals at Dick’s, and how you can game plan to make this year’s Black Friday go as smoothly and cheaply as possible.

Before you read on, though, be sure to download the KCL app and bookmark our Dick’s deals page. That way you’ll be the first to know when their deals drop.


1. Dick’s Black Friday 2021 sale is on.

outside dicks sporting goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods is running new deals every day leading up to, and including, Black Friday. We’re already seeing deals on ping pong tables, brands like Nike, adidas, and Under Armour. But as of Nov. 22, I’m still waiting on better deals on golf club sets, basketball hoops, and foosball tables.

Bookmark the Best Black Friday Deals page and you’ll be ready when we are.


2. Sign up for Dick’s text alerts and get $20 off any Black Friday purchase of $100 or more.

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 latter. That’s because signing up for Dick’s emails nets you a 10%-off coupon, and they won’t allow you to stack percentage-off coupons with Black Friday sales.

But dollar-discount coupons—which you receive when you sign up for texts—are a different story, so be sure to text FIELD to 24001 before Dick’s Black Friday 2021 sale. Then they’ll send a $20-off-$100 coupon straight to your phone.


3. Stay home and find Dick’s Black Friday 2021 deals—even Doorbusters—online.

Woman sitting on a couch, looking at a computer with a cup of tea in hand.

Just like in 2020, Dick’s will be closed again during Thanksgiving. 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.


4. But if you shop Dick’s Black Friday in store, use the Dick’s app to skip checkout lines.

dicks app on cellphone being held in front of dicks sporting goods cart

At Dick’s, you have the ability to pay for an item as soon as you take it off the rack with the Dick’s app.

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.


5. Skip shipping costs and order curbside or in-store pickup for free.

curbside pickup at dicks sporting goods

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.

DicksSportingGoods.com also provides free shipping on all orders over $65.



6. Wait until Dick’s takes 50% off all complete Callaway golf sets to buy during Black Friday 2021.

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 only 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 a set of Callaway clubs to go on sale, Black Friday is the only time you’ll find them at Dick’s at a steep discount. Here’s a deal we saw in 2020:

Buy 1 Callaway Men’s Strata Complete Set (reg. $549.99), $274.99 sale price
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $274.99
Compare to Amazon at $349.99

But as of Nov. 22, we haven’t seen this deal yet. In fact, Dick’s golf club sales are much lighter than they’ve been in years’ past. I still 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.


7. Get free golf ball customization during Dick’s Black Friday sale.

golf balls box being held in dicks cart

Dick’s will charge anywhere from $18 – $55 for golf ball personalization normally, but for the past few years they’ve waived personalization fees during their Black Friday sale.


8. Aim for 70% off basketball hoops at Dick’s Black Friday sale.
basketball hoops on display in dicks sporting goods

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 70% discounts on Goliath in-ground hoops:

Buy 1 Goaliath 50-Inch Warrior In-Ground Basketball Hoop (reg. $999.95) $299.98, sale price
Free shipping on orders over $65
Final Price: $299.98

But in 2021 those savings are maxing out at 50% off the regular price. That same Warrior in-ground hoop is on sale for $499.99 as of Nov. 22. The fact that this price is currently ending in .99 rather than .98, though, tells me Dick’s might mark it down further by the time we reach actual Black Friday (final markdowns end in .98 at Dick’s).


9. Skip bikes at Dick’s Black Friday sale; save 35% more during their April sale.

sales sign at dicks bikes

Dick’s takes 50% off their bike selection on an annual basis, but not during Black Friday. In 2020, they gave shoppers $100-off discounts on adult mountain bikes, which only amounted to 15% savings on this GT Men’s Aggressor Pro Mountain Bike (reg. $669.99).

If you can, wait until their April bike sale, where we found the same bike for 50% off regular price.

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


10. Save 50% during Dick’s Black Friday on ping pong tables.

ping pong table and supplies in dicks store

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. In 2019 and 2020 we saw 50% savings on full-size Prince ping pong tables, and in 2021 Dick’s is running that same deal again.

Buy 1 Prince Tournament 6800 Ping Pong Table (reg. $599), $299.98 sale price
Free shipping on orders over $65 or free in-store pickup
Final Price: $299.98



11. Foosball tables from Dick’s may not be a great deal during Black Friday.

table top soccer in dicks cart

In years past, we’ve seen 45% savings on foosball tables from Dick’s during Black Friday, like this deal on a 60-inch Huntington foosball table:

Buy 1 Triumph 60-Inch Huntington Foosball Table (reg. $399.99) $224.97, sale price
Free shipping on orders of $49+ or free store pickup
Final price $224.97
Compare to Dick’s previous Black Friday price of $299.99

But as of Nov. 22, the best Black Friday discount currently available from Dick’s is 25% off the regular price of this Atomic 55-inch LED foosball table (reg. $519.99). That’s not going to cut it for me—25% savings is something you can get year-round on foosball tables from Dick’s.


12. Wait until the New Year to buy Dick’s treadmills and ellipticals and save $100.

dicks cart in front of treadmills

During Black Friday 2020, Dick’s sold treadmills, ellipticals, and other workout equipment for 45% off.

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:

Buy 1 XTERRA Fitness Folding Treadmill (reg. $1,599.99) $799.99, sale price
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $799.99


13. Shop Kohl’s—not Dick’s—and save at least 10% more on Columbia outerwear during the holidays.

Kohl’s is a perfect example of how Dick’s struggles to compete with retailers that offer rewards specials during Black Friday.

If you shop at Kohl’s during Black Friday, you’ll earn $10 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 should find at Dick’s.

Let’s say you’re shopping for this Columbia Girls’ rain jacket (reg. $45) from Dick’s, which we’ve seen on sale at Dick’s Black Friday for 40% off—that’s $27 total. Here’s how the same jacket at Kohl’s compares:

Buy 1 Girls Columbia Switchback Lightweight Rain Jacket (reg. $45), $20.25 clearance price
Use $10 of Kohl’s Cash earned during Black Friday
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $10.25
Compare to Dick’s for $27


14. 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 “Hot Holiday Deals” section. From there, you can sort “Savings High to Low,” and quickly find the best deals on the top brands, like these:

Buy 1 adidas Women’s Terrex Two Parley Trail Running Shoe (reg. $124.99), $42.97 sale price
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $42.97

Buy 1 Nike Women’s Pro Warm Metallic Funnel Neck Long Sleeve Shirt (reg. $50), $19.97 sale price
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $19.97


15. Shop Dick’s Sporting Goods apparel during December—not Black Friday—and save 25% more.

A close up of a DSG womens clothing price tag attached to a pink shirt from discks sporting goods

In 2020, Dick’s took 40% off the regular price on all Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) store-brand apparel. That’s a good deal on clothes that are already priced below brands like Nike and adidas.

But Dick’s came right back in December with the best prices of 2020 (65% discounts) on DSG fleece hoodies (reg. $80) and insulated jackets (reg. $30). Plus, they ran a free shipping promotion on all online purchases at the same time.

Buy 1 DSG Women’s Insulated Jacket (reg. $80) $32, sale price
Free shipping
Final Price: $32

Buy 1 DSG Men’s Polar Fleece Hoodie (reg. $30) $9.98, sale price
Free shipping
Final Price: $9.98



16. Save 55% on NCAA hoodies during Dick’s Black Friday 2021.

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.

Buy 1 NCAA Hoodie (reg. $59.99), $24.98 sale price
Free in-store pickup
Final Price: $24.98


17. You’ll likely have 90 days to return your Black Friday Dick’s purchase—but not always.
the checkout at dicks sporting goods

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 mattresses
  • 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 electric scooters and 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!

How to Win Dick's Sporting Goods Black Friday 2021