Gap Friends and Family Sale Guide

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Gap Friends and Family Sale Guide

A few times a year, Gap holds its Friends and Family sale. The timing of the sale enables shoppers to get substantial deals on clothes for different seasons. Here’s what you need to know about Gap’s Friends and Family sale to decide whether it’s worth shopping.

What is it?

The Gap Friends and Family sale’s discounts are offered online and in store. Gap reduces prices on a variety of clothing items across its stores, which include Gap, Gap Factory Stores, Gap Factory online and Gap online.

When is it?

Gap typically holds this sale three times a year: March, August and November. This timing provides opportunities to update your wardrobe for summer, fall and winter. Since the Gap Friends and Family sale usually has no exclusions, you can plan ahead what pieces you want to buy to avoid overspending.

Signing up for Gap’s email list and following the company on social media will ensure you’re one of the first to know when the Friends and Family sales start.

What are the deals?

Just because a store calls something a sale, it doesn’t necessarily mean it features impressive discounts. So, let’s see how the deals at the Gap Friends and Family sale stack up.

For the next Friends and Family sale, which runs Nov. 4 to 8, Gap is offering a 40% discount online and in store. In-store shoppers can take an additional 50% off on up to five regularly priced items. In March, the Gap Friends and Family sale also offered a 40% discount on any item. For August’s Friends and Family sale, Gap offered the same 40% discount online and in store as well as the 50% discount on five regularly priced in-store items. Check Gap’s site for possible additional coupons.

Is it worth it?

Since Gap’s Friends and Family sales are spaced throughout the year and offer deep discounts on a wide range of items, we recommend that shoppers plan their Gap purchases to coincide with these periods. If you miss one, you know when the next one will roll around, so you can time your seasonal clothing purchases accordingly.

Heather Yamada-Hosley is a content strategist at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: heather@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @Curious_Heather.


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