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Sports Authority Black Friday 2015 Ad: Find the Best Sports Authority Black Friday Deals

Nov. 5, 2015
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Don’t miss out on all of NerdWallet’s highly anticipated 2015 Black Friday ad leaks this season from your favorite stores! For announcements about the best holiday deals around, check back regularly before you start shopping. For year-round sales, use NerdWallet’s DealFinder tool.

The 2015 Sports Authority Black Friday ad is here! We’ve flipped through the pages to help you find the best deals. Check out the highlights below.

Sports Authority Black Friday 2015 Ad Scan

Sports Authority Black Friday 2015

Sporting a 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day opening time, Sports Authority stores exercise their right to welcome early holiday shoppers in style. The first 80 people in line at Sports Authority stores on Thanksgiving will receive a $15 Sports Authority gift card, which can be used right away. On top of that, anyone with a copy of the coupon from the front page of Sports Authority’s 24-page 2015 Black Friday ad can get an additional $15 Sports Authority cash card, one that can only be used on a future visit. Still, that’s $30 in free Sports Authority merchandise before you’ve even walked through the door. That door at Sports Authority also opens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday for Day 2 of the retailer’s three-day sale through Saturday. The savings are legit and the deals are far too numerous to list, but here a few notable standouts: 

  • Fitbit, Garmin and Jawbone high-end fitness bands and watches at up to $80 off
  • Treadmills heavily discounted at $300-$1,600 off, featuring trusted brands like ProForm, FreeMotion and Schwinn
  • Nike shoes, plus men’s, women’s and kids apparel 25% off (some restrictions apply)
  • Asics running shoes for $40-$70 off
  • Ski jackets for 50% off, plus oodles of buy-one-get-one-free deals on hats, gloves, mittens and base-layer attire
  • Alpine Design winter boots up to 40% off
  • All Diamondback bicycles 25% off
  • North Face jackets up to $70 off

While the Sports Authority Black Friday ad is packed with dozens of deals for the skier, camper, jogger, hunter, Fitbitter or any other sports-inclined person on your list, it bears mentioning that some of these deals are for Thursday and Friday doorbusters only and others are on special for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A careful read of the Sports Authority ad will clarify the sales deadlines, plus give you a few more “bonus cash card” deals of up to $25 for certain labels like the North Face and Columbia.

If you like shopping at Sports Authority, you’ll definitely want to check out the Black Friday deals at these similar stores: Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops.

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Sports Authority Pre-Black Friday 2015


Sports Authority 2015 Pre-Black Friday Ad Scan

Sporting goods superstore Sports Authority is getting its game on for Black Friday a little early this year. The Sports Authority Pre-Black Friday sale, running now through Saturday, Nov. 7, features some big-name brands and sweet sporting gear. Sports Authority is taking up to 40% off select Asics athletic shoes in what the retailer is calling its “biggest Asics sale ever,” with the running shoes available at prices as low as $59.99. The store also is slashing 40% off the prices of Adidas and Champion fleece pullovers, with the stylish premium pullover hoodies available for as low as $13.99. Women’s Aspire leggings are being sold at 55% off for just $15.99 a pair.

There are deep-discount deals for your rec room, too. Sports Authority is taking $900 off the Pro-Form Power 995 interactive treadmill, priced at $1,099.99, which has a multi-window LED dashboard and an iPod-compatible sound system.  The Ultra II pingpong table is available at $300 off the original price, for just $199.99, during the Pre-Black Friday sale.

Shoppers also can grab a $20 cash card good for the duration of Black Friday weekend by printing the Sports Authority Pre-Black Friday ad and spending $100 or more in the store.  Just bring in the ad’s barcode, spend $100, and you’ll have a $20 store credit on your pocket that’s good for Black Friday weekend.

Sports Authority Black Friday Deals from 2014

The doors opened and the doorbuster deals were in effect at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day last year, providing shoppers looking for sporting goods with a head start on Black Friday. And the first 50 people who arrived early to get in line was rewarded with a free Sports Authority fold-out camping chair to make the wait a little easier. On both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, the first 80 shoppers to arrive were entered to win $500 in Sports Authority bonus bucks.

Last year’s Sports Authority Black Friday ad was a powerhouse packed with 16 pages of deals. Here are a few 2014’s standout offers:

  • Buy one, get one 50% off all footwear
  • Buy one, get one 50% off all licensed caps
  • Freemotion 545 elliptical for $799.99 ($1,200 off)
  • Ultra II pingpong table for $199.99 (save $300)
  • 40% off kids New Balance active apparel
  • Alpine Design fleece tops and pajama bottoms for $9.99
  • Men’s Champion jersey T-shirts for $4.99

After their 6 p.m. to midnight Thanksgiving Day opening, Sports Authority stores were open on Black Friday last year from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more details about the 2014 Sports Authority Black Friday sale, take a look at our analysis of last year’s ad here.

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