Hey everyone! I want to thank you all for your awesome feedback on my big announcement yesterday. I can’t wait to spill the beans on where we’re going, but you’ll all just have to be patient until we’ve got a few more things figured out.
Anyways, today’s wisdom is something that many runners/outdoor enthusiasts worry about a lot: how to save money on the stuff that we need in order to do the things we love. I’d love to own a lot more camping equipment, but I’m not really able to buy everything that I want because it’s so crazy expensive! And I just recently discovered that you need nice running shoes and moisture wicking clothes to be comfortable while running, but that stuff definitely comes with a big price tag. So here are some tips for getting good workout/camping stuff cheap:
1. Buy from discount websites. Philly Magazine recently released this list of 9 websites where you can score good workout gear cheap. I actually have used The Clymb and Planet Gear before and loved my experiences with the companies! These two websites have deals on certain name brand companies that last only a few days (or sometimes a few hours!) so if you check back every day you’ll find new items on sale! I’m seriously eying a $210 Nomis jacket on The Clymb that’s on sale for only $79.99. You can never have too many winter coats, right? I’ve seen companies like Colombia, Sorel, Under Armor, Mizuno, and Asics on these websites so check them out!
2. Make a wish list. Christmas is coming, and if you’ve got a list of all the gear you need maybe someone will hook you up! For my birthday last year my mom bought me an OtterBox for my phone (which has literally saved it dozens of times!) so this is a very good strategy for saving money on gear! We also made sure to register for camping equipment on our wedding registry, and ended up getting our tent, 2 person sleeping bag, and a camping coffee maker as gifts!
3. Enter blog and website giveaways. I never win anything, so I was really surprised to learn today that I won Jen’s PRO Compression giveaway on her blog Going the Distance! I can’t wait to rock my new free compression socks (Thanks Jen and PRO Compression!). Giveaways are a great way to try out new products for free, and they’re super easy to enter! Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway from my blog next week!
How do you save money on running/outdoor gear? Have you ever won a giveaway?