For the sneaker enthusiast that always needs the freshest kicks when they come out, you’re probably familiar with Finish Line, and their extensive product line But, their prices aren’t always the lowest, or are they? You might be asking yourself: “does Finish Line price match?” And, if so, how do you go about getting that price match guarantee?
Here we’ll discuss the answer to that question, online website matching, matching competitor prices, and always finding the best deal when you do shop with the retail chain online or in stores.
Does Finish Line Price Match?
Currently, Finish Line does not offer a direct price match for competitors. So, if you do find a cheaper price through a third-party site, the company will not match that price. There are, however, other ways to save. One of those is the online price match, if you purchased a product through Finish Line online, and find a cheaper price in store (or vice-versa). Additionally, Finish Line consistently offers customers coupons, promo codes, saving discounts, and email coupons, so they’re always offering deals to regular customers.
A primary benefit Finish Line doesn’t offer price matching, is the fact that they guarantee their merchandise. If you buy a pair of Jordan’s or Nikes, you don’t have to worry about them being fake or ripoff products. There’s always this risk through third-party sites, or retailers which aren’t as reputable. So, although a direct price match isn’t currently available, price matching through online and in-store is offered, military discounts are offered, and other promos and coupons, are regularly sent out to customers who shop with the company regularly.
Does Finish Line Price Match Their Website?
Okay, so the next question you’re asking is, what if I bought something in stores that is more expensive than on their website? Will Finish Line offer me a discount, coupon, or other refund if I inquire about the cheaper price, online, than they were charging me for the same product I bought in their stores? The answer is yes, but there are some restrictions.
In order to receive a price match for the lower price you find on Finish Line’s website, if you bought an item in store, you’ll have to find it within the company’s 10-day window. This applies to both regular priced items, as well as items that go on sale. Say, for example, you buy a pair of sneakers that were $150 in store on Monday. Then, the same week on Friday, you see they are on sale for $100. If you inquire about this discount, show proof of purchase with your receipt, and call the customer service line or contact the company online via email, they will price adjustment. This will result in you receiving a partial refund, for the price you paid, versus the new sale price on the same item.
Remember, the main priorities to receiving your price match will be to fall in the 10-day window, to contact online or phone support, and to make sure you have proof of purchase, which clearly indicates the date of purchase of your item.
Does Footlocker Price Match Finish Line?
No. And, a primary difference in the questions “Does Finish Line Price match” vs. “Does FootLocker Price Match”, is the fact that Finish Line will actually price match their website. This isn’t the case with FootLocker.
When you purchase through FootLocker, if you pay a higher price than you would at a competitor’s site or store, the only option is to return the product (if it is within the return window). Some things to understand include
- FootLocker doesn’t price match with Finish Line or any competitor for that matter
- They don’t price match their website (according to the company, because of inventory differences)
- They don’t price match local stores (even within a certain radius)
- If there’s a sale after purchase, price matches aren’t offered
As you can see, FootLocker is extremely fixed on their pricing scheme, and isn’t willing to match their prices or lower their pricing, in order to match those of their competitors, or even to match their own website or a different local store the company operates.
Does Finish Line Have a Student Discount?
Yes. If you are a student, that is enrolled in school, you can receive a discount at finishline.com. Promotions will vary, and the amount of the discount will vary, but savings of 10% are often offered on purchases of $100 or more, and similar discounted pricing. In order to be eligible for the discount, students must show proof of enrollment in an institution, and must be in good standing as a student. To register for a student discount, simply visit the company site and follow the prompts (input name, DOB, school, etc.) to complete the process.
How Long do Finish Line Orders Take to Process?
This depends on how you are ordering. If you want to do an in-store pickup, the average wait time is about 2 hours. If you place the order online, and it is in inventory in your local store, you will receive a confirmation email from Finish Line. From there, once they pull the item from inventory (so others don’t buy it), you will receive a follow-up email informing you that you can come into the store for pickup. Obviously, this only applies if an item is in stock. Otherwise, you will have to wait for it to arrive in that store. Conversely, you can ask your local store to see if a nearby store has it in stock, and go to that store for pickup.
If you are ordering online, it will depend on two things, which are if the item is in stock at the warehouse, and your location/choice of shipping method. If the product is available at your local warehouse, the shipping times vary (standard shipping is usually 3-6 days, rush is usually 2-days, overnight is available). Remember, this will affect pricing as well. If an item isn’t in inventory or is backordered, you can still place the order. Finish Line will typically have that information on their website, and will include an “expected” arrival date. Once the item arrives, it will then ship accordingly, and the time it takes, will be based upon the shipping method you choose, or if you choose to go pick it up in the store directly.
Does Finish Line Have a Military Discount?
Finish Line does seem to offer a military discount to active service members as well as their family members. Obviously, similarly to the discounts offered to students, proof of military service is required, in order to receive the discount from the store. It is available both in stores as well as online to those who are purchasing locally, or prefer doing their shopping for items online.
It is important to note however, that Finish Lines stores are franchised. So, even though a majority of them do offer in-store discounts to active service members and family, all stores might not. In some cases, if a local store doesn’t, it is possible to ask a manager or staff member to offer a courtesy discount, but this doesn’t have to be granted. Online discounts are offered, however, to military service members. Additionally, the retail chain is always offering discounts and pricing reductions/coupons, so it is possible to save in other ways, if your local store does not offer the active duty military discount to service members or to their families.
Can You Use a Macy’s Card at Finish Line?
This depends on which Macy’s Card customers have. If it is a Macy’s store card, then no. These cards are only available for use at Macy’s or the online website. If, on the other hand you have a Macy’s American Express card or Visa card, it is possible to use these at a Finish Line store or online. As is the case with any credit card, you will incur interest fees on your purchase, so keep this in mind. And, you can only use the credit cards which Finish Line accepts, so confirm this with the store before you try to use your card, to avoid the declination at the time of sale.
Finish Line is a leader in shoes, clothing, and all things athletic apparel. If you want to find great prices, and the greatest merchandise, and genuine brand name products, you can rely on this reputable retailer. If you’re after a deal, take advantage of their many price match programs. And, always remain on the lookout for great promos, coupons, and email savings, as the company regularly offers discounts to their customers, both in-store, as well as for online purchases that they are making.