Thrifty Thursday – Save on Sports

by on July 17, 2008

Ok, not much time left to get a Thrifty Thursday post out there, but I just came across a great deal that I though I’d share. While checking the deals on (great thrifty resource) I saw one for 25% off and one item at Sports Authority (good through the 19th). You can get the in-store coupon here or you can use the following code at the online store (TSA25DEAL). The catch is that there are a LOT of items on the “fine print” list. That said, I still managed to score some new tight kicks… Funny “Ryan” trivia is that I only buy tennis/running/sneaker shoes once about every 5 years… my last pair (6 years old) retired a couple weeks ago.

You can use the discount on stuff besides shoes, so if you’re in the market for a new backpack for school or some sunglasses for the summer… hey, 25% off is hard to beat. Oh, another thing, I noticed that some items not listed on the “excluded” list were not working with the online code (like the shoes I just bought). However, if you go into the physical store, everything should be fine. Just tell them that the item isn’t listed on the exclusions and they should honor the discount… initially my shoes didn’t get the discount but the kind lady at the register took care of that issue.

In totally unrelated news, I launched a new website the other day called Photography Inspiration. It has nothing to do with Thrifty Thursday, but since I own and run Going to SeminaryI figure it is ok to give myself some free advertising… which remides me, did you know that you can now advertise on for A BUCK A DAY! Heck, for a buck you could just post a picture of yourself and feel cool for a day… the possabilities are endless… feel free to get creative.


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


I had to break down and buy a pair of shoes after three years myself last week. I figure working outside at a golf course for the last year took its toll on the life expectancy of my shoes.

I usually am good on shoes. I don’t wear expensive sneakers, more of a vans/toms shoes kind of guy. I can make a 40 dollars pair last well over a year. What I am rough on is blue jeans. A couple of years ago, I found a great pair at WALMART of all places, and bought several. The run around 17 dollars. I go through jeans quick, I always have. A pair can go from “nice” jeans (work and sunday night church) to “garden” jeans in about 4 months.

I went to get another pair this week and they changed the cut of the jean…so I am back to scouring the world for the perfect jean under 20 dollars.

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