In the market for workout clothes, but don’t want to pay wallet shocking prices. These 5 Valuable Tips will help you save money on the workout gear that you need.
Do not shop solely on price when it comes to workout clothes.
If you are or plan to become a regular exerciser, your workout clothes will need to stand up to stretching and repeated washings. You don’t want to buy the cheapest brands that you can find, only to have your clothes fall apart after a few cleanings. Also, don’t just buy name brands simply because a recognizable name “must mean” good clothes.
If in a store, carefully inspect how well the clothes are made before you buy. Does the stitching look well done or is thread already coming lose? Is the fabric super thin or does it have some substance to it? Does the fabric look like it would get picks/runs in it easily? Also, what is the fabric made of? 100% Cotton can be prone to shrinking unless it indicates on label pre-shrunk.
Pay attention, as well, to how people rate particular athletic clothing lines or pieces online. You can get a good idea of whether the clothes live up to the manufacturer claims, especially if you can’t see and touch them in person before ordering.
Do not be price blinded by technology.
Is a biometric sensor in your running shorts really necessary if you are a casual jogger? What about paying a premium price for those new tights that block infrared heat? Unless a cutting-edge gadget or fabric will greatly contribute to achieving your fitness goals, then opt for the less pricey, less tricked out version.
Definitely do price compare for hot athletic brand name apparel.
Online price comparison tools can help you get a good idea of best current pricing for the items that you are looking for. I like to use a trio just to see the range of pricing out there. I recommend Google Shopping, DealCatcher, and PriceGrabber.
If an item is available at Amazon.com, you can use the price tracker site called Camel Camel Camel to look at pricing history to see if the current price is really a deal. This past year, I saved $30 on a fitness tracker by checking this site and setting up a notification alert for price drop to a desired level.
Certain non-athletic stores offer competitive prices on workout clothes.
The likes of JcPenney, Kohl’s, Old Navy, and Sears can be excellent places to snag good athletic clothes minus big markups. I personally have bought such clothes from JcPenney and Sears, seen rave reviews about the athletic leggings at Old Navy, and know that Kohl’s offers a good selection of brand name items.
Target carries a C9 from Champions line that I have been largely pleased with and has held up well for me. Just avoid the smooth tech fabrics that are prone to pick.
If you are willing to be patient, aren’t super brand loyal, and will make periodic trips to Marshall’s, Ross Dress For Less, and T.J. Maxx, you may score some good workout clothes deals.
Buying at particular times of year can up your chances of finding bargains on athletic clothes.
The end of summer is an excellent time to purchase a swimsuit. Many sources agree that May is a good time to look for workout clothes bargains as retailers push out winter and spring offering to make way for new merchandise. Also, during the Christmas season and immediately following, you may be able to combine generous coupons and flash/quick sales to score good deals.
By using the 5 tips above, you can get the workout clothes that you need while keeping your budget in “top shape”.
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