Here’s an Easy Way to Score a Free $20 to Spend at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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If you or your kids are the sporty type, you may have heard Sports Authority isn’t on top of its game right now.

The struggling chain filed for bankruptcy last week, and is slated to close more than 140 storefronts across the nation.

While this might mean some super sales in the short term, you could be missing a supplier for your future sporting equipment needs. Some things — like running shoes — are not best purchased online.

Luckily, Dick’s Sporting Goods is swooping in to steal the play.

(Mixed sports metaphor? Probably. The closest I’ve ever gotten to competitive athletics was getting picked last for dodgeball in seventh grade. They actually fought over who would have to take me, now that I think about it…)

Get a Free $20 to Spend at Dick’s Sporting Goods

In what seems at first like a low-blow promotion (Look how good I am at sports metaphors! I’m doing it, right?), Dick’s is offering customers a $20 reward when they trade in their Sports Authority “League” loyalty membership card for a Dick’s “ScoreCard.”

Since Sports Authority is already struggling, it’s fair to say any business Dick’s drains from it will hurt like a football to the face.

But it’s great news if your local Sports Authority is closing and you still need a place to buy sporting goods.

The ScoreCard is a pretty sweet deal in its own right: You get a point for every dollar you spend, and when you rack up 300 points, you get $10 to spend at Dick’s.

You’ll also be the kind of VIP who gets access to exclusive coupons and sales events.

And while the free $20 reward probably won’t even cover a new pair of shorts, every little bit helps. Workout gear is expensive!

Get in the Game

Not a Sports Authority League member?

Even though you’ll miss this deal, it’s still free to sign up for the Dick’s ScoreCard.

Then, do yourself one better by paying for your purchases with a cash-back credit card or a discounted gift card to stack your savings.

That’s how we Penny Hoarders play the game.


Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She understands sports really really well. Seriously.