Academy Black Friday

By: Stacy Garrels | September 30th, 2021

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a national sporting goods chain headquartered in Texas. The retailer originally started out in the 1930’s as a small, local chain of military surplus goods but over the years it has grown to a thriving national chain with over 250 store locations across 16 states. Academy stores are primarily located in the South and Midwest.

How long is Academy Black Friday?

Store hours for Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday are 5am to 11pm on Friday, November 26th. Academy Sports is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Dates: Friday November 26th to Sunday November 28th
  • Hours: Stores open at 5am the day after Thanksgiving on Friday the 26th

These are the expected hours for Academy’s Black Friday 2021. Black Friday deals have not yet been announced. When Black Friday ads are released, we will be able to confirm the Black Friday sale store hours.

What are the best deals for Black Friday at Academy Sports?

Academy Sports offers hot deals for its Black Friday sale. Find amazing Black Friday prices for outdoor gear, swingsets and playsets, trampolines, bikes, fitness equipment, apparel, hunting gear, sports gear, exciting doorbuster deals, and much more.

Based on Academy Sports Black Friday sales in 2020, we have a good idea of what to expect for this year’s 2021 Black Friday deals.

  • $4.99 and up select fleece pants, lounge pants, T-shirts, and baseball caps
  • $9.99 and up select jeans, flannel, and other apparel
  • 50% off bikes for the family with prices starting at $44
  • Buy One Get One 50% off Magellan Outdoors Fishing Shirts
  • 30% off Ray-Ban, Costa, and Oakley sunglasses
  • $599 for Canon Safe Valley Forge Series 64-Gun Safe (save $400)
  • Up to 50% off 6-Volt kid’s ride-on vehicles
  • Up to $100 off 12-Volt and 24-Volt kid’s ride-on vehicles, including Monster Trucks, Chevy Silverados, CAT Bulldozers, and Rollplay cars and jeeps
  • 50% off hoverboards
  • 40% off electric scooters
  • Up to 50% off indoor action sports games, including shuffleboard with bowling, billiards, air hockey, ping pong, basketball shootout, foosball, and darts.
  • Up to 50% off fitness equipment and portable exercise gear
  • Up to 50% off outdoor basketball hoops
  • Up to 25% off outdoor sports equipments, including soccer nets, pro tees, basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls
  • Up to $300 off backyard play equipment, including swingsets and trampolines
  • Up to 60% off hunting, fishing, and outdoor living gear including Igloo coolers, Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II Metal Detector Combos, Fishfinder navigational devices, tackle storage, YETI
  • mugs and coolers, binoculars including night-vision, noise mufflers, foldable knives, and multitools
  • Buy One Get One 50% Off Magellan Outdoors Camo Apparel
  • Up to 50% off Game Cameras
  • Up to 30% off meat grinders, meat tenderizers, meet slicers, and jerky makers
  • Up to $150 fire arms
  • Up to 50% off cooking and grilling supplies, including grills, smokers, outdoor fryers,
  • Up to 50% off gun cleaning kits and shooting rests
  • Up to 50% off Columbia clothing and outerwear
  • Up to 40% off workwear, including Wrangler jeans, Browning pullovers, 5.11 Tactical apparel, and Carhartt
  • Up to 40% off boots and outdoor footwear, including Crocs, Merrell, Sperry, Columbia, and Timberland
  • Up to 30% off tennis shoes, including adidas, Brooks, New Balance, and Under Armour
  • Up to 30% off North Face hoodies
  • Up to 50% off outdoor furniture and outdoor entertainment gear, including fire pits, patio furniture, and folding chairs

Academy Sports + Outdoors deals for Black Friday have not yet been officially announced for 2021. Their Black Friday ad not yet been been released. When their Black Friday ad does come out, we’ll have all the details near. Bookmark this page and check so we can share the top Academy Sports deals with you.

What are the best Academy Black Friday gun deals?

Academy Sports Outdoors is known for offering fantastic savings on guns and firearms among their Black Friday deals. Based on the 2020 Academy Sports Outdoors Black Friday sale, we have a good idea on what to expect for Academy Black Friday gun deals.

  • $229.99 Savage Arms AXIS XP Rifle (save $100)
  • $249.99 Savage Arms AXIS XP FDE SpiderWeb Rifle (save $100)
  • $279.99 Savage Arms AXIS II SR FDE Rifle (save $100)
  • $329.99 Savage Arms AXIS II XP Stainless Rifle (save $100)
  • $349.99 Save Arms AXIS II XP Veil Flagship Rifle (save $100)
  • $399.99 Stoeger M3000 MAX 5″ Shotgun (save $150)
  • $119.99 Heritage Rough Rider Revolver Caliber 22LR (save $60)
  • 20% off Browning Gun Safes
  • 10% off ANY gun safe with any firearm purchase
  • Free $200 Academy Gift Card with purchase of Strike Eagle Gen2 1-8×24 Riflescope ($499.99)

Can you buy an Academy gift card with an Academy credit card?

No, an Academy credit card cannot be used to purchase gift cards. Additionally, an Academy credit card cannot be used to purchase licenses or in-store services.

Can I use an Academy merchandise credit online?

An Academy merchandise credit certificate can only be used in-store. You cannot use a merchandise credit for online purchases, the purchase of gift cards, or as a payment on your credit account.

Does Academy have layaway for Christmas?

At this time, Academy does not offer any layaway programs, however you can apply for an Academy credit card to enjoy $15 off your first purchase and save 5% off future total purchase online or in-store.

Does Academy offer financing?

Academy Sports + Outdoors has a couple of options for customers who need financing for their holiday shopping.

  • Use Zip (previously Quadpay) when you shop online and you can pay for your purchase in 4 interest-free installments over 6 weeks.
  • Apply for an Academy credit card and enjoy $15 off your first purchase and save 5% off future total purchases.

How can I get free shipping at Academy?

You can avoid shipping fees when shopping at Academy Sports+Outdoors online.

  • Shipping is free on eligible orders of $35 or more. (For select items, including bulky items or firearms, extra shipping charges or restrictions may apply.)
  • Opt for free curbside pickup. Pick up your order at a local Academy Sports Outdoors store with their free curbside pickup service.

How else can I save money on at Academy Sports on Black Friday?

In addition to their exceptional Black Friday prices, there are other ways to save money on your holiday shopping at Academy Sports.

  • Buy discounted gift cards on gift card re-sale sites like MyGiftCardsPlus or EJ Gift Cards.
  • Shop at similar retailers that offer cash back rebates. Many other outdoor sports retailers sell the same gear (often the same styles, brands, and SKU’s), but will offer cash back rebates on your purchase.
  • Bass Pro Shops – earn 3% to 15% cash back rebates through Swagbucks
  • Cabela’s – earn 2% to 15% cash back rebates through Swagbucks
  • Gander Outdoors – earn 2% to 12% cash back rebates through Swagbucks
  • Eddie Bauer – earn 1% to 10% cash back rebates through Swagbucks
  • L.L. Bean – earn 2% to 10% cash back rebates through Swagbucks
  • Sportsman Guide – earn 1% to 10% cash back rebates through Swagbucks

You can also get a FREE $10 gift card on your purchase of $25 or more at any of these retailers listed. This free gift card offer is for new members of the free Swagbucks rewards site (sign up in 45 seconds or less), or existing members making their first purchase in the Swagbucks shopping portal.

What Other Stores Have the Best Deals on Black Friday?

Other retailers and hot deals you should hit up during the holiday season include:

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