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How to Save Money at American Eagle Outfitters

Find out what kind of sales you'll find at this all-American clothier and lingerie store.
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American Eagle Outfitters sell clothing, shoes, and accessories primarily geared towards 15- to 25-year old men and women. AEO is also the parent company of Aerie, a store focused on selling women's bras and panties, along with sleepwear, swimwear, loungewear, and more.

Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at American Eagle Outfitters, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

Types of Coupons at American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters offers a steady stream of discounts to customers, most of which are product sales and other promotions that do not require a coupon code. Coupon codes are not their most common offer type, but they do become available up to five times per month. During some months, there may only be one or two, but we've seen a higher number of codes released during the back-to-school shopping period through the holidays.

Discounts to Expect

When American Eagle Outfitters does have coupon codes available, they are usually general-use discounts that take a percentage or dollar-off amount most items around the site. It's most common to see percentage-off discounts taking 20% or 25% off, with higher discounts of 30% or 40% coming up less frequently. Dollar-off discounts tend to be in tiers, such as $10 off $40, $20 off $75, or $40 off $150. In some cases, coupon codes will only apply to new arrivals or other specific product types, like jeans, or will require payment by AEO credit card.

Coupons become available up to five times per month, and it's most common to see discounts taking 20% or 25% off.

There are plenty AEO offers that don't require a code. Shipping offers tend to be available the most often, such as free shipping with no minimum purchase or free shipping on the entire order if a particular item type is included, like swimwear. AEO gives extra discounts of 40% to 60% off clearance items regularly and the extra savings usually appliy automatically in the cart. BOGO offers become available often, providing a "Buy 1, get 50% off 2nd" discount on certain product categories, such as shorts or tees. There are also offers for free gifts with purchase and various other promotions that give special pricing on select item types.

For maximum savings, keep your eye out for a general-use coupon code that coincides with an offer for free shipping with no minimum purchase. If an extra in-cart discount is also available in the clearance section, you can often apply the coupon code on top of those savings and also get your order shipped for free. This particular scenario isn't applicable very often though.

We've also seen various cases where American Eagle Outfitters will extend an offer for another day past the original expiration date. While you can't always rely on the possibility of an extension, it's something to watch for if you missed the cutoff.

More Ways to Save at American Eagle Outfitters

The AERewards program is free to join and offers the ability to earn one point for every dollar spent, with a discount awarded after accruing at least 100 points in a 3-month period, plus 15% off birthday discounts and more member-only offers.

Using an AEO Visa card will provide one extra savings points for every $25 spent with $10 in savings for every 10 points earned, as well as other exclusive discounts like coupon codes released just for cardholders. There are some discounts that only apply if you download and shop through the AEO app. You can also sign up for email or mobile alerts to stay on top of newly released offers.

Shipping Costs

American Eagle Outfitters currently offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more as a standard, but special free shipping offers come up regularly. This might be free shipping with no minimum or with the purchase of at least one select item.

How to Redeem a Code at American Eagle Outfitters

Add a product to the bag and click to go to checkout. On the first page of checkout, click 'Have a Promo Code?' under the item in the bag. Enter the code and click Apply Code.

Where to Find American Eagle Outfitters Coupon Codes

If you're ready to shop at AEO, be sure to check our American Eagle Outfitters coupon page or our Aerie coupon page for all of the discounts available now and check back often for newly released offers.

Do you have a tip for saving money at American Eagle Outfitters? Please share in the comments below.


Coupon Editor

Sarah Jones joined DealNews in 2005 and currently manages the team that publishes coupons and breaks down the info in Black Friday ads, one item at a time. She enjoys family, music, writing, and fashion.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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