Updated on Friday February 2, 2024: While the trend with many stores these last few years has been to start their Black Friday sales way before the long weekend and primary focus the promotions online, Big 5 Sporting Goods has been sticking with the traditional in-store-only Friday morning specials. So what’s coming and when? Here’s are our predictions for 2024.
Our Black Friday 2024 Predictions
Big 5’s main Black Friday event is expected to once again be in-stores-only on Friday (November 29, 2024) from 6:00AM to 9:00PM or while in-stock supplies last. In addition, they typically also run “3-Day Coupon Deals” from Friday through Sunday and “Sale Prices” from Friday to the following Friday. Some, but not all, of the featured items can be picked up online.
All stores are always closed on Thanksgiving day itself.
In terms of the advertised list prices in their Black Friday ad, they specifically note in the fine print that “regular prices are offering prices only and may not have resulted in sales”. So just keep that in mind as some the specials may in fact not be so special at all. And according to feedback we’ve seen on Reddit, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse generally have better better Black Friday prices.
Big 5 Sporting Goods’ Black Friday ad is usually about 4 to 9 pages long. Some years we are able to secure a leaked copy in advance while during others we need to wait until the event begins to see what’s coming. Either way, we’ll post the ad right here the moment we get it and email everyone joined to our newsletter with the news (it’s free and only takes a moment to signup if you haven’t done so already!).
Last year’s Black Friday ad is posted below. It should give you a general idea of the mix of items that should be on sale. You can also check out our ad archive for a look at the ad scans from the last few years.
Last Year’s Black Friday Ad
Black Friday 2024 Start & End Dates
Big 5 Sporting Goods’ Black Friday event typically has staggered start and end dates; some offers are Friday-only, others are valid through the weekend, and a handful of them will likely run for a full week (as indicated in the ad). If the same schedule returns this year then these are the start and end dates that you can expect to see:
Expected Black Friday “1-Day Coupon Prices”: Friday November 29, 2024 from 6:00AM to 9:00PM.
Expected Black Friday “3-Day Coupon Prices”: Friday November 29, 2024 through Sunday December 1, 2024.
Expected Black Friday “Sale Prices”: Friday November 29, 2024 through Friday December 6, 2024.
Just keep in mind that everything is only available while in-stock supplies last and is subject to sell out early.
What were the featured specials at Big 5’s previous Black Friday sale? What about two or three years ago? You can view their older ad scans by following the archive links below.
We’re still working on officially confirming Big 5 Sporting Goods’ Labor Day sale details for 2024. However, you can scroll down the page to see last year’s ad, sale dates and terms to get a general idea of what’s likely to come (you can expect similar deals to return for the long weekend).
Last Year’s Labor Day Sale Details
Updated on Friday September 1, 2023: We’re just hours away from the long weekend but no need to wait for Big 5 Sporting Goods’ Labor Day sale… it just began moments ago!
From now through Monday (while supplies last), shop your local Big 5 store to save on a number of items. This year’s featured deals include a full page of shoes starting from $16/pair with coupon, tents starting at $35 with coupon, outdoor pools starting at $99 with coupon, inflatable boats from $10 with coupon, and a lot of various camping supplies. We’ve posted the complete 5-page ad scan below with this year’s sale highlights. Be sure compare the deals to those we typically see in their Black Friday ad. All the advertised specials are valid through Monday September 4, 2023 or while in-stock supplies last. Good luck and happy bargain hunting!
To get a better idea of the types of deals Big 5 typically runs over Labor Day weekend you can view the last few years of ad history by following the links below.
We still have some time left to go until we can officially confirm Big 5 Sporting Goods’ Memorial Day sale details for 2024. However, you can scroll down the page to see last year’s ad, sale dates and terms to get a general idea of what’s likely to come (more often than not, similar types of deals return year after year).
Last Year’s Memorial Day Sale Details
Updated on Friday May 26, 2023: If it’s time to gear up for the long weekend then Big 5 Sporting Goods is not making you wait any longer to shop their deals — Their Memorial Day sale officially kicked off just a few hours ago!
From now through Monday May 29th, shop your nearest Big 5 store to save up to 70% off select deals. We’ve posted this year’s 6-page ad scan below with all of the sale highlights. Some of our favorite offers include the Coleman Quail Mountain 10-Person Family-Size Cabin Tent on sale for $219 (that’s $80 off), the Westport 10’x10’ Slant-Leg Canopy on sale for $55 (that’s $74 off), the Airtract MPX .177 Cal. Air Rifle on sale for $89 (that’s $70 off), and the Power Steel 16-Foot Oval Pool on sale for $429 (the’s $120 off).
Remember, everything is available only while supplies last and selection may vary by store. See store associate for official offer terms and conditions as some limitations may apply. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
What are you planning on picking up at Big 5’s Memorial Day sale this year? Maybe new camping gear for your upcoming cross-country summer road trips? Or how about some new hiking boots? Let us know in the comments below!