8 Roots Secrets To Know The Next Time You Shop

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Roots is one of those Canadian brands that everyone has in their closet. Whether it’s a cozy sweater or pair of track pants, the brand’s high-quality loungewear helps most of us survive Canadian winters.

The next time you’re in the market for some new sweats or leather goods, make sure to employ some of these Roots secrets!

Save on your next purchase with coupons, clearance pricing, and more — not to mention Roots has a number of Last Chance outlets and warehouse sales worth visiting in the GTA. Being cozy doesn’t have to break the bank!

Check out 8 Roots secrets to know the next time you shop below.

Make sure you’re receiving a student discount if you are in school.

Just for being a student, you can receive automatic savings of 15% off at Roots with your SPC card. If you’re making a purchase in-store, it’s as easy as showing your SPC card to the cashier. Purchasing online? Simply log in to spccard.ca first and follow their online shopping instructions.

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Find online coupons to save money on your next Roots purchase.

You can find coupons for savings at Roots all over the web. A quick google search will do the trick, but WagJag, RetailMeNot, and Honey are reliable sources for little known promotion codes and more. Head over to these sites regularly to snag the best deals. 

Sign up for Roots mailing list to get notified about its big sale events happening throughout the year.

Make sure you sign up for the Roots newsletter. Not only will you keep up-to-date on new arrivals, promotions, and savings, but you’ll be in the loop for all of its sale events. According to Bargain Moose, the Canadian retailer hosts several massive sales a year: The Roots Anniversary Sale, The Roots Sweats Sale, The Roots Customer Appreciation Sale, The Roots Black Friday Sale, The Roots Boxing Day Sale, The Roots Summit Sale, and Roots End of Year Sale. On average you’ll be saving up to 25-50% off during those events.

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Always take a peek at the Roots’ clearance section for amazing online savings.

The Roots clearance section is a treasure trove for fans of the classic Canadiana brand. The selection is usually large, with plenty of styles and sizes available. A lot of times, Roots will also offer further discounts on select styles when you are ready to checkout.

Visit the Roots Last Chance Outlet for discounts all year round.

If you’re based in Toronto or Vancouver, then you’re lucky enough to be able to visit these stores! The Last Chance stores offer deals on past seasons’ styles. Luckily, Roots is so classic that you’d never know the offerings weren’t current!

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Shop on resale websites to get deep discounts on lightly worn Roots clothing.

Resale websites can be a great way to save big on gently worn Roots apparel. Thredup and Carousell typically have an assortment of items for incredibly cheap. Sweats can be found for just $10, hoodies for $20, or even less depending on the seller. If you’re unsure about the quality, you can always ask the seller for more photos to prove the garments’ condition.

Only order online if you plan to purchase more than one item.

While Roots does offer free shipping to Canadians, it isn’t without a purchase of $75 or more. Looking for a pair of cabin socks? Definitely purchase in the store. Otherwise, if you’re stocking up on sweats and basics, you’re in the green as your shopping cart should meet the $75 minimum.

Keep an eye out for the warehouse sales Roots hosts.

This is our favourite of all the Roots secrets we have up our sleeve. If you live in Toronto or the greater Toronto area, keep an eye out for the warehouse sales that Roots hosts. These sales happen a couple of times a year, usually in Mississauga, and offer shoes, apparel, and accessories for as low as $4.

To stay up-to-date with when the next warehouse sale will be happening, be sure to sign up for the StyleDemocracy mailing list or the Shoestring Shopping mailing list — both will keep you up-to-date with not only the Roots Warehouse Sale, but other warehouse and sample sales happening in the city.

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