Shipping Deadlines for Christmas Eve Delivery

We’re at the time of year when shipping deadlines MATTER. There is still time to get your gifts delivered by Christmas Eve and even with awesome deals. Just take a look at the graphic to get an idea of when you need to place your order and what shipping method to choose to guarantee that the package arrives in time!

On section and product pages, look for the “Get It By The 24th” tag to make sure that the item you want is in stock in our warehouse so we can ship it out fast enough to guarantee December 24th delivery! Items that are marked “leaves warehouse in X days” ship from a different warehouse and we unfortunately cannot guarantee delivery dates for those items.

Deadlines:
Expedited Ground (Free on orders over $99): 5 AM ET – Friday, Dec. 19th
Express (50% OFF!): 3 PM ET – Monday, Dec. 22nd
Next Day Air (50% OFF!): 3 PM ET – Tuesday, Dec. 23rd

Guaranteed Christmas Eve Delivery

 Guaranteed Christmas Eve Delivery


The Gift of Gear

This year, give your favorite football players the gifts they really want: Football Gear. Shock him with an awesome pair of football receiver or lineman gloves in his stocking or even put a football helmet under the tree. It’s clear that football players have a deep attachment to the gear that they wear at practice and on the field, but the sight of brand new gear is something that resonates. Let him keep those NFL dreams alive this year.


$5+$5+$5+$5=$20 OFF (That’s A+ Math)

We are building up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Cyber Week and Green Monday, blah blah (right?), with a pre-Thanksgiving sale that will make you gobble! Here’s a hint: It’s $20 Off your order. That’s a pretty darn good deal to let you get all your shopping done before you sit down for a Thanksgiving feast.

All you’ve got to do is enter TURKEY20 in to the Promo/Coupon Code field in the checkout and magic you get $20 off your order if you have at least $100 worth of items in your cart! Then you can use one of our awesome payment options to complete your order. We recently launched Amazon Payments for a super-easy way to check out. We also have PayPal and traditional credit/debit card options.

What are you going to do with that $20 bill you just saved? WHATEVER YOU WANT.


The Holidays Are Here (Kind Of) – SALE

When November hits, so do the sales because gift-giving is great. They plowed snow off the field in New England before the Pats Broncos game. If that’s not an indicator that the Holidays are coming, what is?

Start your season of giving at SportsUnlimited.com with our limited-time sale of 15% off the highest priced item in your cart. All you’ve got to do is enter code GIFTEEN into the promo/coupon field at checkout and you’re ready to go.

Our gift to you is great deals, so keep an eye out for the best products, the best prices, and the fastest processing in the West, er, East!

 

15% OFF ANY ITEM with code GIFTEEN

 

Happy Gift-Giving!


Black Friday – Cyber Monday at Sports Unlimited

It’s that time of year again! If you can hear the Jingling Jingle of Jingle Bells then you might want to see a specialist because your ears probably aren’t meant to be experiencing sensation like that, but no matter! This is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday post that you’ve all been anxiously waiting for…

BFCM  is usually a mad scramble for the best deals in stores and on the internet, but hopefully you’ll at least spend a little time with your family.

Here’s a crazy idea: Get all of your shopping out of the way at one place, save a bunch of dollars, and have the ENTIRE day or weekend to spend with your family and friends.

Apply these limited time saving to anything in the store from lacrosse equipment to baseball gloves to football cleats.

Well, with that said, check out the image below for details on our BFCM sale and click anywhere on it to get to our store and take advantage of the deals.

 

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sporting Goods

 

 

 

By Isaac ClarkIsaac is a Turkey Elf at SportsUnlimited.com

Best Summer Games – A Top Five List

What better allows you to be a friend, teammate, competitor, host, and inspirer of happiness than summer lawn games?  Well, there probably are other things that lend better to those roles, but heck, summer games are fun and can bring together a family and friends!  I remember, in my younger summers, sitting in a low, striped polyester beach chair in the back yard, holding a glass of iced lemonade to my nape and watching my cousins blow bubbles in the sun.  That child, hot and bored, wished for something a bit more exciting and fifteen years later, I happily present to you, the top five backyard games for this summer.

5. Badminton

An Odd Garden Variant of TennisCarlton Shuttlecock

If you haven’t seen the game of badminton before, you’re missing something extraordinary.  Reminiscent of 19th century England, the game consists of lightweight racquets, a net, and the illustrious shuttlecock.  The (usually nylon) feathers of the shuttlecock provide drag so that it decelerates much quicker than a ball, which means, no out-of-the-park home runs for any over-excited players.  Hit the shuttlecock in the air over the net until it hits the ground!  Easy to set up in the back yard or in a park, lightweight, and affordable, badminton is a great way to involve anyone and everyone.  Cheerio!

Try the Franklin Elite Series 4 Player Badminton Set

4. Volleyball

Sick Dig Bro! Wilson Softplay Outdoor Volleyball

Another net game, volleyball is an incredibly fun way to get some exercise.  Setting and spiking competitively or leisurely tossing the ball back and forth, this game works for everyone.  Learning this game also can have advantages when you come across a game of indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, or even water volleyball.  Make some memories this summer with family games of backyard ball in the sun.

Recommended volley ball set – Park & Sun Spectrum Classic

3. Toss Games

Did You Say Cornhole?Bean Bag Toss - Cornhole Game

At my desk, there isn’t much in this world more enticing than being outside with some buddies, baseball game on the radio, and tossing a bean bag with a cold beverage in my free hand.  I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of relaxing and taking advantage of the warmer months.  Sometimes referred to as tailgate games, toss games are simple and require little set up.  Usually in the form of a bean bag, players toss the object underhanded at a target.  Rules depend on the game being played, but the simplicity and the game-day feel of toss games definitely put them on the top five summer games list.

Fun bean bag game for the family – Corn Toss by Sport Design

2. Croquet

Through the Wickets and into the Stake, Old Sport!North Meadow Scottsdale Croquet Set

With origins dating back 400 years, croquet can transport you through time.  Well, no.  But it is exciting, classic, and perfect for some backyard Saturday fun.  Whether you’re sporting knickers and argyle socks or some under armour shorts, any day with reasonable weather is a perfect day for croquet.  I had fun playing this ball and mallet game as a kid at my grandparents’ house in Maine and this summer I will be definitely getting into some croquet mischief, putting on an English accent, creating new rules, and competing feverishly with my young nephews.  Undoubtedly a winner, croquet is perfect for backyard hangouts.

Best seller –  North Meadow Scottsdale 6-Player Croquet Set

1. Horseshoes

Summer Just Got a Bit LuckierWD Horseshoe

Albeit strange, pitching oversized shoes of a horse is cool.  Ancient Grecians tossed them when they couldn’t afford a discus.  Soldiers threw mule shoes in Union Camps during the Civil War.  Abounded in history, horseshoes is a game everyone knows and playing it is easier than ever today.  All you need is two stakes and some horseshoes to pitch.  The skillful pitch of the shoe is not something that demands tremendous physical ability, which makes it perfect for players of all ages.  Backyard or in the sand, horseshoes defines the summer as the epitome of relaxing, fun, and memorable!

One of the best horseshoe sets around – WD Horseshoe Co. Glory Set

Now, where’s my lemonade?

By Isaac Clark

Isaac is a Lemonade Lover at Sports Unlimited.

A Merry Christmas To All!

A big merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year to everyone, from all of us here at Sports Unlimited!

Sports ChristmasFrom everyone here at Sports Unlimited, have a merry Christmas, and a happy and a healthy new year! Thanks for stopping by, sharing your thoughts, and making us the place to get all of your favorite sports gear and apparel this year. We hope to see you again in 2013…and I promise you, we have plenty of surprises, incredible new products, and great articles coming your way in the new year! See you then!

-Brandon, and everyone here at the Sports Unlimited family.

By Brandon Porter.

Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.

Top 5 Sports Toys for the Holiday Season

The Top 5 Kids Sports Toys for the Holiday Season are sure to keep the little ones on your list active, happy, and social, all year long! From the latest indoor basketball games to the coolest snowball shooters on the block, this list of our favorite new toys this year will definitely give you some great gift ideas.

The 2012 holiday season is upon us, and kids everywhere are clamoring for the latest video games, Smartphones, tablets, and digital devices to keep themselves technologically superior to every other kid in their grade. But do we really want to keep them plugged in and stuck inside all winter long?

How about going with a different gift…something that will challenge them, get them moving, and let them unplug from the digital universe?

Our favorite gift ideas this holiday season are fun and engaging for any age, and are sure to keep them busy, active, and social, long after they’ve beaten and tossed away that new video game!

1. Franklin Bounce-A-Bucket Basketball Game

This in-home arcade game, and its little brother the Bounce-A-Bucket Junior, is one of our all-time favorite games to play around the office, and it’s sure to become your little ones’ new fave too! Simple to play but difficult to master, like all great games, this arcade challenges you to bounce the mini basketballs off the trampoline target and into the tiers of nets, racking up as many points as possible before time runs out. With real arcade LED electronic scoring and announcer sounds, the action never slows down for a second!

The Bounce-A-Bucket is easy to set up in a game room or on any table in the house, and quickly folds back down again for storage or travel. We recommend it for kids age 6 and up, but watch out, because it’s a ton of fun for adults too…trust me.

2. Franklin Youth MMA Standing Speed Bag

Easily one of the coolest new kids’ sports toys on the market this holiday season, the Franklin MMA Standing Speed Bag lets your little guy or gal channel their inner Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, or Randy Couture, to practice combinations and get active in a safe, fun environment! Bringing the Octagon home, this inflatable speed bag attaches to an adjustable and flexible rod, with a water-filled, spring-loaded base, so they can keep striking consistently, without moving the base or tipping it over.

Easy to adjust from 36″ to 46″ high, so it grows with them, the speed bag comes complete with padded MMA gloves and an inflation pump. We think it’s the perfect gift for really active kids, and since it’s simple to set-up almost anywhere and keeps them focused and moving, it’s just as good for parents too!

3. Stiga Table Hockey Games

A timeless favorite that has only gotten better with age, the latest table top hockey games from Stiga are as fun for kids as they are for parents! Just like their big brothers in the arcades, these bar-controlled ice hockey games put you right in the heart of the action, dribbling, passing, and shooting with incredible precision, as the competition on the other side of the table tries to stop you in your tracks.

The classically designed Stiga Stanley Cup Table Hockey Game is the officially licensed NHL table hockey game, durably built with realistic plexi shields and score-keeping. There are even puck ejectors that keep the action moving.

But for even faster hockey action, check out the Stiga High Speed Table Hockey Game, featuring new “ice sheet” technology that turns the speed up a notch. Perfect for slightly older kids, this advanced table hockey set really challenges you to see who has the fastest hands.

4. Wham-O Arctic Force Snow Crossbow

Your kids will be the dominate power in every neighborhood snowball fight this winter, with the advanced weaponry of the Wham-O Arctic Force Snow Crossbow! While their friends are packing snowballs, winding up, and throwing them the old fashioned, slow-go way, your kids will quickly load up this crossbow with a perfectly crafted snowball, lean back on the easy-pull handle, and launch it up to 60 feet, hitting their targets from anywhere in the yard!

We’ve had some fun with these guys around the office, after the most recent snow fall, and they’re even better in action then we thought. Fun and safe, these advanced snow toys are great for older kids, around 8 and up, and get them outside, enjoying the snow and making lifelong childhood memories with their friends.

5. Franklin Shoot Again Indoor Basketball Hoop

This ingenious new door-hanging basketball hoop has absolutely everything you’d ever need in an indoor basketball set! First of all, it attaches to almost any door in the house, turning their bedroom or game room into a full basketball court, for intense tournaments whenever they want. Second, it easily and securely adjusts up and down, making it perfect for kids of any age, and also letting it grow with them as their skills advance. Finally, and probably most obviously, it’s got a unique automatic ball return system built in, which sends every shot right back to them for non-stop action! The ball return even rotates, so they can keep shooting from different angles around the room, changing up the game and honing their shot accuracy with repetitive practice.

Durably made, with an authentic backboard, net, and rim, and enhanced with realistic announcer sounds and LED electronic scoring in the backboard, this indoor basketball hoop makes them feel like their favorite NBA pros, all in comfort of their own home. Honestly, I just wish Franklin had come out with this when I was a kid!

By Brandon Porter.

Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.

Go As Your Favorite Sports Star This Halloween!

Grab the best NCAA, MLB, and NFL uniform sets for the best Halloween your kids have ever had! Dress up as your favorite sports star this year!

As a kid, the highlight of my year was always Halloween night. But there was no way, no how that I was leaving the house unless I was dressed as my favorite sports star! Since I grew up in Philadelphia in the 90’s, that meant I could be Randall Cunningham for a night, and to me, there was no greater honor.

This year, give your kids those same feelings of joy and distinction, as they run through the neighborhood in search of free candy. Get them a Halloween sports costume, and see their faces light up as they take on the roll of their favorite NFL, NCAA, MLB, or NHL all-star. Skip the same old scary ghost, NCAA Football Uniform Setsbored bouncing goblin, tired super hero, and trendy zombie costumes this year, and give them someone real to idolize, with a sweet youth uniform set from Sports Unlimited.

No matter your favorite team, we’ve got a full line of NCAA and NFL Youth Uniform Sets by Franklin, complete with a football helmet, chin strap, pants, and pads! The polyester mesh jersey comes in your team’s colors with an official logo, and even includes iron-on numbers to complete the look. Sized for 4-6 year olds, and 7-9 year olds, we have a Halloween football uniform set for every kid on the block.

Have a little baseball fan in the house? We offer a full array of MLB uniform sets by Franklin, each complete with a team baseball jersey, wristbands, and batting helmet. Now your little ones can emulate their favorite major league sluggers with pride this Halloween…even if they’re, say, a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!

NCAA Football Helmet and Jersey SetsHigh quality, and made to look just like the real thing, these kid’s uniform sets make great gifts, and even better Halloween costumes. And thankfully, they’ll last longer than my fleeting love for Cunningham and the Eagles of the early 90’s.

Check back soon for our collection of kid’s NHL hockey jersey sets!

By Brandon Porter.

Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.

Heated Jackets and More Hot New Gadgets for the Holidays

Do you want to give the gift that gets the most “Oh’s” and “Ah’s” this year? The gift that they’ll remember, and also turns the neighbors a slight shade of jealous green? Then I’ll pass along some advice my father gave me years ago; “Get me some new cool stuff for once!” Ah, dad was always so forthcoming with the nuggets of knowledge…

Seriously though, what’s cooler than the latest new technology and new gadgets?

How about something hot? No Paris, not like that. I mean, actually hot.

Something that combines the latest technologies and coolest gadgetry with warm toasty heat!

Well, if you read the title of this blog post, then you know we’ve already got you covered.

Heated jackets, heated vests, heated boots, and heated socks have come to Sports Unlimited, and they are literally the hot ticket items this holiday season (sorry for the bad pun, but I couldn’t help myself)! Designed with the most advanced microwire and space-age compound heating panels, all powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, these pieces of heated clothing and heated apparel warm you to the core this winter. With technologies originally developed for the U.S. military, companies like Ansai and Gerbings have recently lead the charge (sorry, the puns keep on coming!) of bringing electronically heated vests, jackets, and heated gloves to the masses, in fashionable, casual, and comfortable designs, colors, and style

Columbia Bugathermo Heated Boots

Other companies, like Columbia and Wenger, have developed and perfected the  electric heated boot, to keep your toes, feet, and ankles nice and toasty when you trek out into the chill this season! The Bugathermo and Boar heated boots are perfect for the adventurer, hiker, or snow-shoveler in your life.

The North Face Etip Gloves

And speaking of hot winter gadgets for the holidays, check out the latest in winter glove technology! Didn’t know there was winter glove technology? Well then, it’s time to meet the North Face Etip gloves! The coolest thing to happen to gloves since the mitten, the North Face Etip features innovative material on the fingers that actually let you use your touch screen Smart Phones, iPod, iPad, and other iParaphernalia right through the glove! No more sliding off your gloves to make a call, or trying to change the song with your cold nose. Now your hands can stay warm while you stay connected thanks to these and similar touch gloves.

Finally, for the guy or gal on the go in your life, we present the Nathan VITAband! Now, this isn’t a winter-specific gadget, and it won’t keep you warm in the winter, but we all know how much runners are obsessed with the latest and greatest athletic gadgets andgizmos, and this one is honestly way too cool not to tell you about here. Get this; the Nathan VITAband is the first ID bracelet that stores emergency contact information and a personal emergency profile, and also acts as a convenient contactless payment system for water, energy bars, and other goodies on the go! That means you just strap on the lightweight wrist band, and that’s all you need. No more running with a wallet in your pocket, or a couple dollars and your ID clipped into your sports bra. You link the debit chip in the band to a credit card, load your personal emergency medical info onto the service and you’re safe, secure, and protected whenever you head out for a long run. Trust me, this is going to be the “it” gift of the season, and will make a perfect stocking stuffer for active folks, so get in on it early and pick one up at Sports Unlimited.