Perhaps, if you are like this Cleveland Pop Culture reporter, you also just received an email from actress Kate Hudson’s Fabletics website, screaming you can “get $20 off your first outfit!” Or, you may have even gotten the deal that allows users to get a complete activewear outfit for only $25, plus free shipping and exchanges.
The actress in such favored movies as “Almost Famous” has certainly found a way to intrigue exercise savvy buyers into signing up as VIP members with that $25 first outfit offer. As a VIP, Fabletics sends customized outfits via email, this reporter presumes, selected for that specific person based on the selections of the style of workout they’ve indicated they prefer. The complete outfits usually run in the range of just under 50 bucks – and some of those outfits are two or three pieces.
Generally you’ll find a jog bra, workout shorts or pants and perhaps a tank top as an option. Goldie Hawn’s fawn certainly has an eye for beautiful exercise gear, because the designs on the backs of some of those tanks are gorgeous.
The VIP discounts are already reflected in that $49.95 starting price for outfits, and by becoming a VIP member, you are pretty much agreeing to buy something every month. But it’s not a requirement, according to the celebrity’s website.
“If you don't make a purchase or skip the month by the 5th, you'll be charged $49.95 for 1 member credit on the 6th. Each member credit can be redeemed for 1 outfit — use it to shop anytime,” reads Fabletics. So you’d better make sure to actively skip the months you don’t want to be charged $49.95.
As for performing the ritual of looking for a Fabletics coupon code on RetailMeNot.com or any other website, Fabletics claims no promo codes are necessary for deals like these $20 discounts or $25 complete first outfits. All in all, it’s a neat concept – at least mainly on the business side of the actress’ venture. Hook customers for $25 for a cute first outfit, and then charge them $49.95 or more per month, because free shipping is only available for orders over $49.95 shipped to destinations within the contiguous United States. Also, a flat-rate shipping charge of $4.95 will be applied to orders under $49.95, so basically you’ve got to pay at least $54.90 (not including tax) for a workout outfit every month that you don’t choose to skip. Perhaps it’s a better deal to invite friends to shop via your “refer a friend” link that Fabletics provides (like mine above) and get a $10 credit for each of them that becomes a VIP.
That way, instead of searching like silly for Fabletics coupon codes that may never exist, you’d get enough referral credits to get your own workout clothes for free. One can only hope.