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How To Score the Best Deals in the Dick's Black Friday Sale

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Dick’s Black Friday sale can be hit or miss, depending on what’s on your shopping list. 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 Dick’s Black Friday sale. But discounts on bicycles, store brand apparel, and Columbia outerwear are all much better if you can wait to shop at other times of the year.

In this past year’s Black Friday sale, we saw 25% off Yeti, 30% off Hydro Flask, $350 off a Peloton bike, and 50% off a Prince Tournament ping-pong table.

Now that Dick’s Black Friday 2023 is over, I’m going to spell out exactly which items were the best deals during Dick’s Black Friday sale and how to make a game plan in 2024 so your shopping goes as smoothly (and cheaply) as possible.

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Dick's Sporting Goods Black Friday is a weeklong sale with some of the store’s best apparel and gear deals.

For their weeklong Black Friday sale, Dick’s Sporting Goods offers significant discounts on a wide range of sporting goods and equipment. During this sale, Dick’s offers some of their best-of-the-year discounts on big-ticket sports equipment like basketball hoops, ping-pong tables, exercise bikes, and high-end golf club sets. 

KCL predicts the next Dick’s Sporting Goods Black Friday sale will begin Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods 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 Monday, Dec. 2, 2024.

How do we make our prediction?

In past years, Dick’s Sporting Goods Black Friday has taken place starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving, running until Cyber Monday. So in 2024, that means Nov. 24-Dec. 2.

Our Favorite Dick’s Black Friday Deals in 2023

Dick’s dropped their Black Friday deals on Nov. 19 with additional deals kicking off on Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. Many of these deals hung around through Cyber Week and ended on Dec. 2, 2023.

1. Dick’s Black Friday sale officially started Sunday, Nov. 19, and ran through Saturday, Nov. 25.

outside dicks sporting goods

In 2023, you could shop the Dick’s Black Friday sale from Nov. 19 through Nov. 27. However, there was a second drop of deals valid from Nov. 23 – 25.

For the entire week, you could get up to $200 off select golf clubs and up to 60% off select basketball hoops, and starting Nov. 23, select Sorel footwear and select Nike apparel, plus footwear was 25% off through Nov. 25

Then Cyber Week deals kicked off on Nov. 27 and ran through Dec. 2, 2023.

2. The best Dick’s Black Friday deals included $350 off a Peloton bike and up to $30 off The North Face fleece and hoodies.

In 2023, Dick’s Black Friday preview dropped on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Here’s what we saw as the sale started rolling out on Nov. 19:

Sunday, Nov. 19 – Saturday, Nov. 25 Deals

  • Up to 25% Off Select Apparel & Footwear on Nike, adidas, Brooks and Under Armour

  • Up to $30 Off Select The North Face Fleece and Hoodies

  • $350 Off Peloton Bike

  • 50% Off Select NCAA Hoodies, Quarter Zips and Polos

  • Up to $200 Off Select Golf Clubs

  • Up to 60% Off Select Basketball Hoops

Thursday, Nov. 23 – Saturday, Nov. 25 Deals

  • 25% Off Select Nike Apparel and Footwear

  • 25% Off Select SOREL

  • 25% Off Entire Stock of Hydro Flask

  • Up to 50% Off Select Prince Table Tennis Tables

3. Dick’s took up to $200 of select golf clubs 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, there was up to $200 off select golf clubs, including brands other than the retailer’s own.

4. 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 – $59 for personalized golf balls normally, but since 2022 they have been waiving personalization fees during their Black Friday sale. This year, we spotted this same freebie on select golf ball packages making this a great gift idea.

5. Dick’s discounted in-ground basketball hoops up to 60% off during Black Friday.

basketball hoops on display in dicks sporting goods

Since 2019, Black Friday at Dick’s has meant some of the best deals we’ve seen on basketball hoops. This year, they’re offering up to 60% off basketball hoops. So if anyone has this item on their list for Santa, head to Dick’s now.

During Cyber Week, we saw prices with a 47% discount at best, so the official Black Friday sale was the time to score these hoop deals.

6. Skip bikes at Dick’s Black Friday sale — you’re better off waiting until 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 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 the regular price.

7. We saw up to 50% on ping-pong tables during Dick’s Black Friday sale.

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.

Dick’s had up to 50% savings on full-size Prince ping-pong tables. The Prince Tournament 6800 Indoor Table Tennis Table was an early Black Friday deal and was marked down from $599.99 to $349.99.

8. Shop Kohl’s — not Dick’s Black Friday sale — 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.

Traditionally, 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 an even better deal than the 50% savings you’d find at Dick’s.

9. You’ll get just a flat 25% off on Nike during Dick’s Black Friday sale.

     

I’m going to be real with you — not psyched about the return of the flat 25% off select Nike apparel for Dick’s Black Friday sale in 2023. They did this a lot in the past, but then in 2022 showered us with Nike gear at up to 40% off.

Frankly, I’d rather just shop the Nike clearance at Dick’s. Right now the section is plentiful, and you could get up to 75% off Nike apparel by shopping clearance instead of the Black Friday sale.

10. 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

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 of up to 65% on DSG apparel in December. Plus, they usually run a free shipping promotion on all online purchases at the same time.

11. Save 50% off on NCAA hoodies during Dick’s Black Friday.

Dicks Black Friday NCAA

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.

12. Sign up for Dick’s text alerts for special coupons you can use on Black Friday.

Dick's Sporting Goods text alerts and email sign-up form.

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. Last year you could text KICKOFF to 41389 before Dick’s Black Friday sale and they sent you a $20-off-$100 coupon straight to your phone.

13. Stay home and find Dick’s Black Friday deals — even doorbusters — online.

A woman sitting on a couch, looking at a laptop with a cup of tea in her hand.

Just like previous years, Dick’s was 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.

14. Use the Dick’s app to skip checkout lines when shopping in-store.

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

At every Dick’s Sporting Goods store, you can pay for an item as soon as you take it off the rack using the Dick’s app (iOS / Android).

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.

15. 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 — or $49 and up if you’re logged in to your ScoreCard rewards account.

16. 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, gun powders, primers, rifles/muzzleloaders, or black powder

  • Other exclusions include items requiring gasoline or fuel, airbeds, custom and special order items, autographed collectibles and memorabilia, trading cards, airbeds, 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 shoe 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.

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