13 Super-Easy Ways to Save at ThredUP

Thrift shopping can be a great way to save money, but what if you could save even more money? There’s nothing saying you can’t save money on already discounted clothes, right?

ThredUP makes it easy to save money on your clothes. They have promo deals available often, and they even have deals right on their website.

Here’s everything you need to know about saving money when you buy clothes on ThredUP and even how to save money when you sell clothing to them.

1. Save 50% on your First Order

ThredUP is a membership site, but it’s free to join. When you sign up, you’ll get an offer for up to 50% off your first order. You’ll also qualify for free shipping on your order. It’s a great way to try out ThredUP.

2. Shop the Deals

On the ThredUP main page, you’ll find a deal section at the bottom. The deals are categorized by ‘Under $6,’ ‘Under $10,’ ‘Under $15,’ and ‘Under $20.’ You can click on each category to find clothing in each price range on all brands.

3. Download the ThredUP App

The ThredUP app is the #1 way to stay in the loop with the latest promo codes and deals. You can download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Turn alerts on for the app so you are aware of the latest deals.

4. Shop the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Most stores offer their best deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ThredUP offers some of their largest discounts during this time including mystery deals that you’ll find in your email as well as sales or special discounts.

5. Sign up for ThredUP Emails

When you sign up for your ThredUP account, you can click ‘send me emails’ and you’ll receive promotional offers. They typically aren’t just straight discounts, though, but discounts for certain activities, such as:

  • A $10 coupon for taking a survey
  • A 15% bonus for sending certain clothing items or brands they are in need of at the time
  • Promo codes for certain brands, sizes, or categories

6. Join the ThredUP Rewards Program

When you join the ThredUP Reward Program (free), you earn 1 point for every $1 you spend. You can then turn the rewards into offers. The more points you have, the higher the rewards, but a few samples include free shipping, credit toward your order, or waived restocking fees for returns.

The more money you spend per year, the higher the tier you’ll be in. There are two earned tiers – Superstar and Very Important Thrifter. To be a Superstar, you must spend $200 in a year and to be a VIP, you must spend $1,000 in a year.

You can claim a reward within your tier once you have enough points. You have six months from the date you redeem a reward to use it. Your loyalty points are good for one year if there isn’t any activity on your account.

7. Buy Discount Boxes

ThredUP sells what they call rescue boxes. These are boxes of clothes they received that they can’t list, but can still be used. They create boxes by category, such as Mixed Clothing, Handbags, Sleepwear, Scarves, etc.

Each box has a description including the types of items inside and the number of items in it. The price varies based on what’s inside, but the most fun besides the discount is the surprise of what’s inside.

8. Look for ThredUP Promo Codes

Don’t assume you can’t save money if you can’t find a promo code on their website. First, check your email. If you signed up for their newsletters, they may have sent a coupon code that’s good for a while. Check the validity of the codes.

Next, check third-party coupon sites that may have exclusive ThredUP promo offers. Enter the promo code at checkout to save more money.

9. Buy the Remade Brand

ThredUP has its own brand of clothing called Remade. If you buy the clothing, which you can get discounts on, ThredUP will buy the items back when you are done with them. This means you can get money back on the items you buy. It’s not a discount, but it’s money to use toward your next purchases if you like to refresh your closet often.

10. Shop around Earth Day

Since ThredUP is all about sustainability they often run their best sales around Earth Day, which is April 22 each year. This is a great time to watch your email for the largest discounts if you signed up for their newsletter.

If you didn’t, check the site often and you’ll see the deals they offer usually for the entire weekend spanning Earth Day.

11. Refer Friends and Family

If you refer friends and family to ThredUP, they’ll reward you for your efforts. For each person that uses your referral link, you’ll receive credit. ThredUP changes the amount of the credit periodically and you’ll receive it when their order ships.

As a bonus, your referral will also receive a coupon to use on their next order, helping them to save money too.

12. Get a Cleanout Kit

Not only can you buy clothes from ThredUP, but you can sell them too. If you want to clean out your closet, order a Cleanout Kit from ThredUP. It’s free. They’ll send you a box and shipping label. You fill the box and send it to them.

Any items they can sell, they will. When they sell, you earn the cash. You can take the money as a cashout or store credit. If you use the money as a store credit, you’ll save money on your purchases. 

13. Limit your Returns

It’s hard to buy clothes online sometimes, but the fact that ThredUP charges $1.99 per item that you return, the costs can add up. If you stick to brands that you know your sizing well you can limit your returns. 

You also don’t get a refund of your original shipping charge when you make returns, which means it costs you even more money.

FAQs – Ways to Save at ThredUP

How do you save 50% off your first order at ThredUP?

If you notice when you sign up for ThredUP and make your first purchase, it says that you can save up to 50% off your purchase. Of course, we all want to know how to save that much, right?

Here’s how.

When you sign up, you’ll see categories for 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% off your items. If you want to save the most, click on the items that are up to 50% off, which are usually the designer brands. While they may cost more, the fact that you’re saving 50% off of them is a great deal.

Can you use more than one promo code on ThredUP?

Like most retailers, you can use only one promo code on ThredUP at a time. If you have multiple codes, find the one that offers the largest savings. But, if you have credits from referrals or selling items to ThredUP, you can use the credits along with the promo codes to save the most on your order.

Does ThredUP offer free shipping?

ThredUP doesn’t offer free shipping normally, but they sometimes send out offers for individual orders that are good for a specific period. The good news is, though, standard shipping is just $5.99 for all orders.

What does ThredUP do with rejected clothing?

Since ThredUP is all about sustainability, it’s important to know what they do with rejected clothing. The good news is they either send them back to you or recycle them. They might also include them in a mystery box.

If you choose to have the items shipped back to you, the shipping charges are your responsibility.

Does ThredUp sell men’s clothing?

ThredUP only sells clothing for women and children. Within those categories, they sell a large variety of items including dressy clothing, casual wear, sleepwear, handbags, shoes, and accessories. They also have a large maternity selection, which is a great way for expecting mothers to save money on clothing they will use for only a short while.

Final Thoughts – Ways to Save at ThredUP

Even though ThredUP clothing is secondhand clothing, you can still save money on your purchases. When you save money on your secondhand clothing you might be able to buy designer brands that you otherwise would not be able to afford.

Promo codes, coupons, special sales, and referral codes are all great ways to save money at ThredUP. Explore your options and see how much you can save today!

Kim Pinnelli is a personal finance freelance writer and koopy.com contributor. She lives in the Chicago suburbs, writing from home for the last 13 years. Kim enjoys helping people understand personal finances and writes on topics about saving money, investing, planning for retirement, and ways to increase income. In her free time, Kim enjoys hanging out with her 3 children, reading, crocheting, and spending time outdoors.

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