Bring On the Freebies
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Some rewards programs are better than others. You know the kind we're talking about: there's the drugstore one that never seems to amount to anything (you buy tampons every month and always swipe your keyfob; where are the rewards for that?), then there are the awesome ones with freebies, like Sephora (you can't wait to collect your free birthday gift, even if you already have 15 mini lipsticks!). But how about rewards for the fitness gear and athleisure looks you buy? Yep, those exist too. (P.S. Did you know that Athleisure Has Been Officially Added to the Dictionary?!) We tracked down the best reward and loyalty programs for exercise lovers, so you can get access to fun events, free swag, early sales, and even cash.
MyNB by New Balance
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Earn points for not just your purchases, but your activities by using MyNB online or downloading the MyNB app. Accumulate points by doing things like tracking your run with Runkeeper, following New Balance on Pinterest, or buying products online. The program isn't in stores yet, so you'll have to make your purchases and use your rewards points online. Membership also entitles you to a birthday gift, special access to product pre-orders, and last-call on limited quantities. As you rack up more points, you'll get added bonuses, like free shipping and concierge digital service for A-rated customer service.
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Fit-stagrammer? KultID lets you tag what you're wearing in a photo on Instagram (your fave Nikes, a Michi jacket...) and get paid when someone purchases it through your tag. If you're always 'gramming your latest pair of sneaks and followers are constantly asking where they can find them, KultID is a no-brainer!
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Good news: If you use the Nike+ Running app or Nike+ Training Club app, you're already enrolled in the Nike+ program! If not, it's super easy to create a free account. You'll get free standard shipping on Nike.com and invites to free workouts in cities across the U.S., private shopping events, and athlete appearances.
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Anyone can shop as a guest on Kate Hudson's Fabletics' site, but VIP members get major perks, so if you're the kind of girl who's always picking up new workout clothes, Fabletics is a good way to save money and get rewarded. You'll get up to 50 percent off regular pricing, free shipping on orders over $49, and points that you can use to buy more apparel. The catch: This program is similar to a subscription service, so by the fifth of each month, you'll need to decide if you want to shop that month or not! We suggest setting a calendar reminder. (If you love getting goodies each month, check out these New Subscription Boxes to Make This Your Healthiest Year Yet.)
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You'll need to be approved for an AthletaCard for membership benefits, but frequent shoppers will love the added perks that come with the credit card. (True story: We recently saw a woman spend just 97 cents for her loot.) Rack up five points per dollar you spend at Athleta, Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy, and get $5 in rewards when you earn 500 points. That's like getting $5 off every $100 you spend! You'll also get a birthday gift, notifications of bonus point shopping dates, and early access to sales and new arrivals.