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Getting Lululemon (affectionately called Lulu) on sale, or at least saving or scoring freebies at the popular retailer, was once one of life’s mysteries. Since 1998, athletes, stay-at-home moms, personal trainers, and fitness instructors, and eventually guys, too, have been willing to pay higher prices for Lulu’s iconic logo.
All that might’ve been absolutely true during Lulu’s formative years, but now, well over two decades later, it’s not just possible to get discounts on high-end workout apparel, but to also cash in on freebies and workout perks.
What Makes Lululemon Expensive?
Whatever your exercise of choice — Pilates, yoga, cycling, HIIT, CrossFit — there’s no doubt when movement and sweat are involved, comfort is key. And a pair of Lululemon yoga pants can set you back $100 or more. So why’s it so expensive?
These are the main reasons Lululemon sets itself apart from other brands:
Performance Fabrics: Using five high-quality and innovative fabrics — Luon, Nulu, Luxtreme, Everlux, and Nulux — Lululemon puts extensive research and development into ensuring the materials are breathable, highly durable and make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.
High-Tech Design: Lululemon fabrics offer varying degrees of compression and thickness to help you concentrate on your workout moves and perfect form without worrying about bunching, sagging or transparency.
Craftsmanship: Lululemon never takes shortcuts with its products. Every detail, including how it wicks sweat from your skin and where they thoughtfully place the seams, requires relentless attention to ensure it fits and performs perfectly every time.
Exceptional Customer Service: Because happy Lululemon-wearing customers create more Lululemon-wearing customers, the brand works exceptionally hard to ensure its customers are happy. Lululemon reviews speak as much to the fantastic customer service as they do the products.
How To Get Lululemon on Sale
Lululemon sale merch is almost always considered a “final sale,” so keep this in mind when you’re snagging your athleisure for a discount.
Shop Lululemon ‘We Made Too Much’ Sale
The Lululemon “We Made Too Much” section is where you’ll find a plethora of sales and discounts on leggings, jackets, tops, and bags, to name a few, ranging from 15% to 60% off. Lululemon adds new products to the page every week.
When Does Lululemon Restock Online?
Lululemon will usually restock their online inventory every Thursday morning, so add a reminder to your calendar if you’re looking for the newest merchandise.
Shop Lululemon ‘Like New’ Apparel
Recently, we’ve seen retail brands embracing sustainable consumption in several ways. Lululemon’s approach was to launch its own online resale shop. And when you make a product as durable, well-designed and technically advanced as those by Lululemon, you’ll feel confident in providing an outlet for reselling that product. The Lululemon ‘Like New’ section offers an opportunity to prolong the life of perfectly good athletic gear with prices you won’t find elsewhere on its site.
Shop Lululemon Outlet Stores
We consider outlet shopping a sport — not unlike hunting or fishing. Fortunately, Lululemon has almost 20 locations in the U.S., where hunting for the brand on sale isn’t a spectator sport. Like most outlets, the inventory is inconsistent (mostly last season), but you’ll find merchandise on sale for as much as 40% off.
Seasonal Ways To Get Lululemon on Sale
Some of these tips may be obvious, but it’s always good to get a refresher on any savings potential you can snag on your favorite athletic wear at Lululemon.
Shop the Black Friday Sale at Lululemon
Historically, Lululemon isn’t known for its big Black Friday sale blowouts. But that was yesterday. In 2022, Lulu is a force to be reckoned with come Black Friday in November. In 2022, the Lululemon Black Friday Sale kicked off Thanksgiving Day morning online, and then continued in stores the next day and through the weekend.
Bookmark the Lululemon Black Friday page for a quick and easy reference at any time of the year.
Shop the Cyber Monday Sale at Lululemon
The Lululemon Cyber Monday Sale event is officially a thing. It has a dedicated page for the best sale holiday after Black Friday, of course, to help you catch discounts on athleisure gifts for yourself, oh, and maybe your loved ones, too. In 2022, Lululemon discounted the Studio Mirror by a whopping 50%, making it $745 (reg. $1,495).
Shop the Lululemon Boxing Day Sale
When the stores close on Christmas Eve, hungover holiday shoppers can hop online for the Boxing Day Sale at Lululemon. Celebrated the day after Christmas (Dec. 26) in Canada, the Boxing Day Sale started early online in 2022 on Dec. 24 and will last in-store and online until Dec. 28. It offers another opportunity to save on past and current collections by as much as 50% off.
Shop the Lululemon ‘End-of-Year Sale’
The End-of-Year Sale boasts discounted prices for both men and women. Although sizes can be sparse, you’re sure to still find something new to love for much less than you’d pay any other time of the year, including the Define Jacket for $89 (normally $118), for example. The sale starts right after Christmas.
How To Save at Lululemon All Year
Lululemon offers opportunities for saving all year. From military discounts to free hemming, these are the best ways for saving on your athletic gear year-round:
Join the New Lululemon Membership for Free
Membership has its privileges, and that’s never truer than at Lululemon. When you sign up with your email, you become an Essential Member with access to savings resources. There are two types of memberships: the free Lululemon Essential membership and the Lululemon Studio membership, which comes with the purchase of The Mirror.
Here’s a look at the cool benefits a free Essential membership gets you:
Early access to product drops: Download the Lululemon App to be the first to know when new merch drops.
Exchanges or credit on sale items: Members have the option to receive a refund to a gift card or make an exchange on sale merch purchased in a store, through the Lululemon App or online.
Access to select Lululemon Studio content: Daily workouts with a selection of curated Lululemon Studio classes through the Lululemon App. New classes arrive every week.
Free virtual community events: Register for live member-only events with Lululemon Studio instructors, ambassadors and experts.
Receipt-free returns: No receipt? No problem if you’re a Lululemon Essential Member.
Fast-track refunds: Quicker refunds on orders placed online and sent back by mail.
Free hemming: Members get complimentary hemming on tops and bottoms at Lululemon stores.
Here are the extras you get in addition to the Essential membership with a premium Lululemon Studio membership for $39 a month:
- Over 10,000 world-class workouts.
- 10% off Lululemon athletic gear.
- 20% off at partner studios.
- Free unlimited experiential store classes.
- Early access to events.
- All Lululemon Essential Membership benefits.
Get 15% Off With a Military Discount
The Lululemon Military Discount offers 15% off to members of the military and their spouses and dependents living in the same household, reservist military members and veterans. The discount applies to purchases both online and in stores for regular-priced merchandise, “We Made Too Much,” Lululemon Lab and self-care items, but not “Like New” items. You’ll also need to verify your identity with SheerID.
How to Use Your Lululemon Military Discount Online
To apply your 15% military discount when you’re shopping online at Lululemon, just sign in to the account that verified you. Then at checkout, make sure the 15% off option is on and check out as you normally do.
Get 15% Off With a First Responder Discount
Just like the military discount, Lululemon’s First Responder Discount offers 15% off all merchandise (except Lululemon’s “Like New” items) to active emergency first responders, including firefighters, law enforcement, search and rescue, EMTs, medical doctors and licensed nurses. You’ll need to verify your identity with SheerID.
Get 25% Off With a Fitness Instructor Discount
Your Pilates instructor is likely wearing Lululemon because it’s arguably the best athletic wear available, and you probably won’t be shocked to find out that he or she likely didn’t pay full price thanks to the Lululemon Sweat Collective Program.
The professional discount program is available to anyone who teaches group fitness, including personal trainers, dance group leaders, the captain of a volleyball team and more, meaning you’ll get a 25% discount on all regular, sale, in-store, outlet, and online Lululemon purchases. And that also includes 25% off on MIRROR.
Join the Lululemon Team Program for 25% Off
With a purpose “to elevate the world by realizing the full potential within every one of us,” the Lululemon Team Program is a way of bringing athletic teams or sports groups together for a common goal of getting sweaty and growing through training and development.
The program gives team members access to an assortment of merchandise that’s specifically curated with Lulu’s core styles. Plus, teams get a discounted rate on merchandise purchases, usually around 25% off.
Save on the MIRROR Home Gym
Since you’re saving on Lulu apparel, you’ll want to put it to work. And with the MIRROR Home Gym, you can save $795 right now on your sweat sesh at home. Plus, bundle other workout gear with your MIRROR and up the ante on the savings possibilities. You can try the MIRROR with unlimited live and on-demand workouts risk-free for 30 days.
If you don’t positively love it, you can send it on its way for free. You can add on a Lululemon Studio Membership for $39 a month with plenty of other benefits to use.
Get a Free Reusable Lululemon Bag With Every Purchase
This one may seem silly, but if you’ve created a shopping bag that has resale value, you’ve created something special (only available if you purchased it in-store). And that’s exactly what Lululemon did when it created its shopping bags. The cute bag, which comes in a couple of sizes, doubles as a gym bag, or as my daughter calls it, her sleepover bag.
Get Free Alterations
If your Lulu top or pants don’t fit exactly how you want them to, then you can get complimentary hemming. No tags or receipts are required. Your gear will be ready three to seven days later.
Get Free Shipping and Returns
When you order online, Lululemon offers free shipping and free returns with FedEx for standard shipping orders with no minimum purchase requirement.
For returns, except for “We Made Too Much” and Essential Members, Lululemon accepts returns in stores and by mail for free within 30 days of the purchase date. When returning shoes, you’ll get a full refund or exchange if it’s still within 30 days of your purchase, but they need to be unworn and in the box along with your proof of purchase.
To get your refund quickly, use Lululemon’s Fast Track Return to shop back less than three items and receive your refund as soon as you drop off your return at FedEx or USPS.
Note: You can return “Like New” products under certain conditions, but Lululemon’s process is a little different.
Holiday Return and Exchange Policy
For purchases made between Oct. 5 and Dec. 24 in 2022, you’ll have until Jan. 22, 2023 to make a return.
Subscribe to Lululemon’s Email List
If you check your email more often than your Facebook and Instagram accounts, get on Lululemon’s email list to learn about can’t-miss product drops, collaborations, community events, and more. We’ve heard some attendees at community events come away with some sweet swag, including discount coupons.
Follow Lululemon on Social Media
If you’re a fan of, well, just about anything, it’s smart to follow the social media accounts of your affection. It can be expensive and tedious for brands to update their websites with sale information while sharing news on Facebook and Instagram happens daily — sometimes hourly. Lululemon sale info may show up on social media before appearing on the website.
Use the Lululemon Lifetime Warranty
Lulu understands when you pay more, you expect more. Their Quality Promise, well, promises that if at any point your Lululemon product rips or tears or if a seam comes undone, or if it is simply not performing the way you’d expect it to, the retailer will take it back. The only exceptions are “Like New” items or products that go beyond their “practical lifetime.”
Get Free Virtual Expert Advice
Did you know Lululemon offers a free personal shopping experience with a click of a button? The 15-minute time slot lets you get help with new and “Like New” Lululemon sizes, product recommendations, footwear and gifting ideas from the comfort of your couch. You have the option of a one-on-one video chat via FaceTime or Zoom, text message or phone call.
Book a Free In-Store Shopping Appointment
When you want help with Lulu’s vast array of products in person, then schedule an appointment. Just choose the Lululemon store closest to you and select a 30-minute time slot for a personal shopping experience in-store, a MIRROR demo or a Lululemon “Like New” Trade-in.
Join the Free Lululemon #thesweatlife Online Community
Join Lululemon’s #thesweatlife online community and stay active and mindful from anywhere. The #sweatlife offers videos for restorative and training classes, meditation, yoga and more. Train with Lululemon ambassadors no matter how much time you have.
Follow Lululemon’s #thesweatlife Facebook group, watch videos on Lululemon’s YouTube channel, and follow Lulu on Instagram along with #thesweatlife for inspo and connect with others who share your enthusiasm. And the U.N. Foundation x lululemon offers “evidence-based tools that are simple, accessible, and trauma-sensitive,” according to the site.
Become a Lululemon Ambassador
Lululemon Collective is an affiliate and influencer program for those who want to help promote the retailer and its products. You’re your own boss for how often and what products you want to post. If accepted into the affiliate program, you’ll receive a commission on the products your followers purchase through your recommended social media posts. Plus, you’ll have access to Lulu’s Facebook resources along with a supportive team ready to help you when and/or if you need it.
Download the Lululemon App
Download the free Lululemon app for personalized recommendations, and early access to monthly Throwback drops or to check if your size is available in-store before you head out. The app is available for iPhone and Android users.
Trade-In ‘Like New’ Lululemon Gear for an E-Gift Card
Lululemon will buy back your used Lululemon merchandise, provided it’s still in really good condition, and give you an e-card for store credit to use at lululemon.com and your local retail store.
These items are eligible for trade-in credit at Lululemon:
- Tank tops, shirts and shorts: $5.
- Hoodies, sweatshirts and sweaters: $10.
- Pants, crops, leggings and dresses: $10.
- Bags and backpacks: $10.
- Coats and jackets: $25.
Note: Lululemon doesn’t accept all used items, so check the list of exclusions before heading out to a store to trade it in.
Shop Resale Stores for Used Lululemon Gear
I’ve purchased countless used Lulu products that had so much life left for a fraction of their original price. Retailers like Poshmark, thredUP and eBay are a treasure trove of Lululemon wear, and some even still have the tags. The point: Don’t discount used Lululemon apparel just because it’s used, but do make sure it’s in good shape.
Use Buy Now, Pay Later at Lululemon
OK, not a way to save, but this option lets you pay for your purchase in stages. The Afterpay or Klarna options are available for use both in Lululemon stores and online and give you the gift of time. They spread your payments out over six weeks without having to pay interest or any fees.
Snag Lululemon Promo Codes
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