I finally figured it out

I’ve long wondered what’s the best way to describe Sierra Trading Post to the uninitiated. And I think I’ve finally figured it out! Basically, Sierra Trading Post is what would happen if 6pm.com and LL Bean had a baby. So there you go. (In short: Clothing—some sporty, some fancy—plus sporting gear and random home goods. You’re welcome.)

Right now there’s a big “Price Slash Sale” going on at Sierra Trading Post, so the prices are already pretty good. But we all know you can make it better with a coupon, right? Right. Use coupon code ALSTART3 for 20% off any order, or use coupon code ALJAN3 for 25% off your $125+ order or 30% off your $200+ order.

I never know what I’m going to find at STP, but I often find something I didn’t know I needed at a price I can’t possibly pass up. Still trying to decide if that’s a good thing….

6 Responses to “I finally figured it out”

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    Cele January 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    It’s definitely a good thing. I too find myself with a shopping cart full of items I didn’t know I could live without, yet couldn’t pass up the bargain… and I’ve never had a bad experience with them in the 10 plus years I’ve shopped with STP!

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    Mamacita January 25, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Smartwool! I made out like a bandit last week (with a different coupon).

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    MsMarm January 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    STP is “stand up.” 9 times out of 10, customer service will bend over backward, and occasionally offer 15 bucks off your next order if there’s been difficulty or confusion about your order/experience.

    Here’s a hint to get the lowest prices…. If you put a selection of items in your ‘cart’ and leave them there, click on the daily email blast (each with unique promotional codes) (and each are hugely annoying, sometimes multiples per day) to discover when the lowest prices appear — then place your order. I’ve saved big chunks that way. It just takes patience and maybe a week’s time.

    Regarding returns (after all, how often are those shoes you see in a picture going to fit????)….
    Call customer service, describe your return situation and ask for a return label. It can be emailed.

    To save on ‘return shipping’ on a “defective” item, write a note included in the return box indicating why an item is “defective.” If the warehouse people buy your reasoning, the usual 5.95 won’t be charged. Examples of “defective” might be “giant scratch on the beautiful leather” or “legs seem to be sewn together” or “arms long enough for an orangutan.” Just saying an item is too big or too small isn’t a reason for free return shipping.

    You will be rewarded for your organized approach and reasonableness. (Don’t tell anyone that I get off on using the ‘system’!)

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    MsMarm January 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Oh, and pay attention to customer comments. Learning that shoes run small or the umbrella broke within the first 3 opening/closings will save you the grief of returns.

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    Kathy January 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    I just ordered ski pants for the little who keeps getting TALLER. Fingers are crossed!

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    Kathy January 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Ski pants just arrived and they are AMAZEBALLS and fit perfectly. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You saved my life with this one!!