1. Sign up for an AEREWARDS account
AEREWARDS is American Eagle’s free rewards program that lets you earn points for any purchase at American Eagle in stores or online. To get your free AEREWARDS card, fill out an application at your local American Eagle or sign up online (you’ll receive 25 points just for signing up). With the AEREWARDS prorgam, you can earn one point for every dollar spent online or at American Eagle stores. Earn 100 points and receive a 15 percent off birthday coupon; earn 200 points and receive a 20 percent off coupon; earn 350 points and receive a 30 percent off coupon; earn 500 points and receive a 40 percent off coupon. Points are totaled every three months, and you can receive up to three rewards discounts every three months. In addition, with AEREWARDS you’ll get a 15 percent birthday discount, receive a free bra after you buy five, and be notified of members-only sales and events.
2. Use online coupon codes
American Eagle frequently has online coupons/promotional codes for discounts and free shipping. Look up these codes and promotions on RetailMeNot and other coupon code websites. Sometimes you’ll even see these coupon codes and sale alerts posted right here on KCL.
3. Sign up for an AEO Credit Card
When you sign up for an American Eagles Outfitters (AEO) credit card, you’ll get 15 percent off the first purchase you make with your card. In addition, you’ll earn $10 in Extra Savings just for shopping with your AEO credit card, and you’ll also receive a 20 percent off birthday coupon. There are also exclusive cardholder savings events four times a year. However, be aware that the AEO credit card has a very steep APR of 24.99 percent — so only open an AEO Credit Card if you are confident that you can pay your card balance in full each month.
4. Sign up for AE email
If you sign up for American Eagle’s email mailing list, American Eagle will email you AE.com discounts, coupons, and offers. They’ll also send you emails with information about special in-store and online-only deals and event updates. To sign up for these emails, click here.
5. Sign up for AE mobile alerts
If you sign up for AE mobile alerts, American Eagle will send you text messages with exclusive discounts and offers. To sign up for these mobile alerts, click here. Note: the maximum number of mobile alerts you’ll receive is four a month. Also, messaging and data rates may apply.
6. Download the AE mobile app
AE has a mobile app for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) and Android devices. When you download this free app to your compatible mobile device, you’ll get exclusive deals right from your phone or tablet. In addition, with the AE mobile app you can earn extra AEREWARDS points for signing in, buying stuff, and checking into AE stores and scanning items. Download the AE mobile app for iOS devices here and for Android devices here.
7. Follow American Eagle on social media sites
If you “like” American Eagle on Facebook, you’ll be the first to know about exclusive discounts and special promos. Similarly, if you become a follower of American Eagle on Twitter, you’ll also be privy to exclusive discounts and offers.
8. Buy discounted American Eagle gift cards
9. Get a job at American Eagle
If you really love American Eagle clothes and are looking for a retail job, consider getting a job at American Eagle. American Eagle employees get a pretty significant discount: 40 percent off all full-price items and 50 percent off items the first week they arrive in the store.
10. Shop at the AEO Factory Store
American Eagle’s outlet store is called the AEO Factory Store. You can shop the AEO Factory Store online here or visit one of its nearly 200 locations at outlet malls throughout the country. Items at the AEO Factory store are typically priced 10-60 percent lower than similar items at the American Eagle store. For example, these Favorite Boyfriend Jeans at the AEO Factory Store cost $29.99, whereas the same Favorite Boyfriend Jeans, except in a lighter wash, cost $49.99 at AE.com.
11. Shop at discount and second-hand retailers
You can sometimes find American Eagle clothes from past seasons at discount stores such as Marshalls, Ross, and T.J.Maxx. Also, be sure to check out the “young adult” consignment store Plato’s Closet for gently used American Eagle clothes and accessories at up to 70 percent off retail price. To find a Plato’s Closet location near you, click here.