Thursday, June 11, 2015

Don't Sleep on Sierra Trading Post

I don't think it's all that much of a secret to seasoned deal hunters that Sierra Trading Post can be a goldmine if you catch things at the right time.  If you sign up for their DealFlyer emails (which I would recommend) they will send you extra discount codes as well.  The discounts vary pretty drastically, but keeping track of a few items/brands can pay off.  A few weeks ago I posted an extra discount that brought Wolverine 1000 Mile seconds to ~$160 shipped (there is actually a pair at this second in Size 13 black and a tan Centennial in 11) and there were a ton of sizes.  I recently also got a Barbour Tailored Waxed Sylkoil Sapper (in size small) for $84 + shipping.  Booyah.

A couple of things to note:

#1 - STP stocks everything from Isaia and Incotex to weird fedoras and iPhone covers that somehow come up under "clothing."  It can be a bit like trying to find a needle in an huge stack of ugly and unfortunate pieces of hay if you don't know what you're looking for.  I would suggest reviewing the brand list once and make a note of it for the future so you don't have to waste more time later trying to filter through a lot of nonsense.

#2 - The discount codes vary a lot.  Sometimes the discount details may say they exclude
certain items but the coupon code will still apply.  Also, some discount emails will include clearance or closeouts, and others will not.  The additional discount will change in % often as well.  Unlike most retailers, coupon codes can change daily and most items will see some sort of additional discount often.  I am subscribed through two email addresses (I couldn't get my first subscription to work again for a while after I initially unsubscribed a year ago), and they get different email flyers for some reason with different offers.

#3 - If you're a size large, in general you win.

I'll try and post deals that seem like a bargain as they come down the line (see below).

Tricker's Shoes and Boots at STP

For instance, if I was a size UK 8.5/US 9.5 or above I would take a good hard look at the Tricker's shoes/boots that posted a while ago.  My discount code today adds an extra 40% off, bringing boots to mid $300's w/ $2 shipping.  This is basically Allen Edmonds sale prices for what is widely considered to be a step up in quality (comparisons to Alden or C&J).  Those Jodhpurs are really calling my name but STP apparently doesn't stock Tricker's in smaller sizes.

 Here's a link to the Tricker's available.

*Updated 6/12 w/ today's code - Also, 1000 Mile boots were snapped up, as expected

    *On a side note, I have no idea how to post pictures side by side, and it's 
      driving me crazy

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