Coupon codes aren't the only money-saving tool you have to work with when shopping online for healthy, green living products. We have worked with Gaiam staff to put together the Ultimate Guide to Saving Money at Gaiam.com. So stuff your yoga bag full of these savings tips and you'll always get the best deals available on premium organic bedding, activewear, wellness products and yoga gear from Gaiam.
Never checkout on Gaiam.com without first seeing what coupons are available.
Gaiam only allows you to use one coupon code at a time. Lucky for you, CouponSherpa keeps a list of the latest and greatest Gaiam coupons so you can choose which one saves you the most money on each order. In the sections below we'll discuss how you can combine coupon codes with other savings tips to keep even more of your hard-earned cash where it belongs.
Use free shipping codes on expensive orders, or bulky items that incur additional shipping fees (like certain renewable energy or appliance products). Combine free shipping promotions that don't require codes with Gaiam coupon codes for stackable savings.
Gaiam doesn't offer ongoing free shipping on all orders, but sometimes they have free shipping promotions. Coupon Sherpa will list these above when they become available. If the promotion requires a code (e.g. FreeShip2016) then it is not "stackable" with other offers. A stackable offer means you can combine it, such as getting free shipping along with 10% off.
As a general rule, use non-stackable free shipping codes whenever you have a large order, or are ordering heavy/bulky items that don't include free shipping. Many of the products in their Bed & Bath, and Home categories tend to be heavy, large, and expensive. thus incurring more shipping costs. These would be good candidates for a free shipping code. Gaiam also sometimes offers discounted shipping codes and promotions, such as .99 cent shipping (see our list of discounts above for available shipping discount codes).
For smaller orders, providing your order still meets any minimum dollar amounts, you may be better off using a discount coupon for Gaiam, such as 10% off orders over $100; or $10 off orders of $50 or more. Sometimes these can be combined with shipping specials that do not require a code. Check the shopping catalog home page for shipping offers that don't require codes, which can then be combined with coupon codes. Sometimes free shipping is also offered on select products. Keep your eye out on product description pages for Gaiam's free shipping offers, which usually show up in red text near the item name.
Sign up for Gaiam's Nesletters and be the first to know about deep discounts and special offers.
Gaiam tends to reward their best customers in many ways. One of the most common rewards is giving newsletter subscribers a head start on any limited time or limited stock deals. Here is an example of one of their newsletters so you can see what kind of coupons and promotions are sent by email. Look for the sign-up box on any Gaiam store page:
The Gaiam Life newsletter also includes links to useful articles that could help you save money around the house, such as 50 ways to reuse an old yoga mat; tips on making your own green cleaning products; and turning old clothes into hip, new fashion items.
Do your holiday shopping at the end of summer during Gaiam's yearly blowout sale.
Sometimes referred to as "the GAS catalog", this book of discounts is generally mailed to existing Gaiam customers only (i.e. those with an order history) toward the end of summer. If you paid attention to Saving Tip #3 you're in luck. While it is a sitewide sale, Gaiam email subscribers get first notification of the sale items, and often additional discounts on top of them. By the time the rest of the world finds out, many of the best items with the deepest discounts (70% off or more) are sold out.
Even if you weren't the first to know, there are still plenty of deals to be had. Here are some examples of the discounts featured in the Gaiam Annual Sale catalog of 2010: Organic cotton sheet sets â€“ regularly $129, now $39.99; EARTH brand shoes as low as $29.99; 50% on organic printed bedding; 20% off personal care/wellness; Water bottle sets only $9.99; 50% off clothing and loungewear; 30-40% off on Yoga and Fitness productsâ€¦
Pay attention to what's on sale every day. Your first stop when shopping on Gaiam.com should be the Clearance outlet category. Combine these deals with coupons and, when available, shipping discounts for huge savings.
Retail warehouse space costs money, and overstocked items tie up cash-flow. Like all smart retailers, Gaiam cleans house from time to time. These items generally go into their Clearance category, where you can routinely save 20%. 30% (sometimes as much as 80%) on everything from clothing to personal care products to DVDs.
Stacking one of the coupon codes above with a store-wide shipping offer (like .99 cents on any order) to purchase items from the Clearance category is a great way to save the money shopping on Gaiam.com. Do this once and you'll think twice next time before paying full-price for a pair of yoga pants off the rack at the yoga studio or sporting goods store.
Gaiam offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Unlike many other retailers, they do not charge restocking fees on returned items. However, you will be responsible for the original shipping costs, as well as the cost of shipping the product back to Gaiam. If exchanging the product, Gaiam will pay for the second shipment back to you. This is only available to customers who purchase from the catalog or website. Gaiam products purchased from stores should be returned to the place of purchase. If you are returning a product because it is defective (as opposed to the wrong size, or just not what you thought it was) call Gaiam's customer service department a 1-877-989-6321 to discuss reimbursement of your shipping costs, or to get more detailed information about size and fit before purchasing clothes from the Gaiam catalog or website.
This one's for southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky residents.
If you live in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Ohio or Northern Kentucky you're in luck. Gaiam has a warehouse in West Chester, OH, and once or twice each year they will have huge sales to clear out overstocked products, returned items, and sample / display items. I once purchased a stack of 10 yoga DVDs for $1.00 each. They were brand-new, and would have cost me over $50 new. But that's nothing. I got a balance ball chair for $30 because it had been a display model. My entire trunk was filled up with new Gaiam goods for less than $100. If you're lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, these sales are by far the deepest discounts you can get on Gaiam products.
Buy gently-used Gaiam gear from eBay, or compare prices between Amazon and Gaiam.com
Gaiam has eBay and Amazon stores where you can sometimes find their branded healthy, green living goods at lower prices. Gaiam products are also available from third-party sellers on both sites, including some really fantastic deals on gently-used items on eBay.