If you’re an athlete, you may be wondering about the Lululemon athlete discount. If you’re not familiar, it’s a part of the Lululemon Sweat Collective program.
As a part of this program, athletes and others involved in the health, fitness, and sports sectors can receive a discount at Lululemon.
Since I am a member of the Lululemon Sweat Collective myself, I love to share this program with others so they can get in on some savings, too!
In this post, we will go over how to qualify for the discount, how to use the discount, plus so much more. Let’s get started!
Do Athletes Get A Lululemon Discount?
Yes! Certain groups of athletes receive a discount at Lululemon. See our list below to find out if you’re eligible:
- Professional athlete
- University / College Athlete (excluding NCAA)
- National level athlete
- International level athlete
The above groups all have a chance to receive a discount at Lululemon by applying to be a part of the Lululemon Sweat Collective. This special interest group caters to like-minded leaders within the fitness industry.
As a part of the Sweat Collective program, members receive a whopping 25% off at Lululemon.
In addition to athletes, the following groups qualify for this discount:
To qualify as an athlete, you must be 18 years of age or older and play at the Professional, University, or National/International level of your sport.
In order to receive the discount as a coach, you must be a coach running a professional club, Professional, University, or National/International team. The team must have athletes who are 18 years of age or older.
Similarly, to qualify as team staff you must be the team manager, strength and conditioning coach, or athletic trainer for a team that is at the level mentioned above.
How To Qualify For The Lululemon Athlete Discount
The first step in qualifying for the Lululemon Sweat Collective and receiving your athlete discount is navigating to Lululemon’s website. Specifically, you will need to go to the Sweat Collective landing page.
On this page, scroll to the middle of the page where it says “Apply Now.” Click on that button, and it will take you to another page.
Once there, select “Athlete” and click “Continue.” You will fill out information about yourself and your team or organization.
In addition to that, you will need to upload a valid ID and proof of your athlete status. To prove your athlete status, upload a screenshot of your online athlete’s profile from your team or organization's webpage.
The verification process is usually pretty quick. When I applied for the Lululemon Sweat Collective and received my discount as a Physical Therapist, it took less than 20 minutes to be approved.
Once you receive the confirmation email that you are approved, it’s time to put your athlete discount to good use!
Using The Lululemon Athlete Discount
Your Lululemon athlete discount can be used in multiple ways. You can shop in-store or online and receive the same discount.
To shop in-store, let the associate at the checkout know that you are a Sweat Collective member. They may ask for an ID for verification purposes.
If you’re wanting to shop online, make sure you log in to your Lululemon account first. Next, add the items that you’ve been eyeing to your cart. When you’re in the checkout section, you should see the Sweat Collective emblem.
You can toggle the Sweat Collective discount on or off, so make sure that it is on. With that being said, you may be wondering why you would ever toggle the discount to "off."
That is because there are certain restrictions within Sweat Collective program. We will go over those in the next section of this post.
Along with qualifying for and using the Lululemon athlete discount, a few restrictions come into play.
First, you can only use your discount to buy things for yourself. As a part of the terms of the program, you cannot purchase items for a friend or family member.
You also cannot purchase items with the intent of reselling them. Both of those scenarios would be cases where you should be turning "off" your Sweat Collective discount while in the online checkout.
Next, it should go without saying, but you are not able to buy gift cards with your discount. Another important restriction to know is that your Lululemon athlete discount cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers.
The products have to be full price to qualify for the discount. The athlete discount cannot be used on the “We Made Too Much” section of the Lululemon website, or with Lululemon Like New merchandise.
The last restriction involves the use of gift cards. If you’re shopping in person, you are able to use your gift cards in combination with your Lululemon athlete discount.
If you are shopping online, you cannot use gift cards, PayPal, or Klarna. You must use alternate payment methods to complete your transaction and use your discount.
Now you can elevate your game as a Lululemon Sweat Collective athlete. Whether it’s a game, meet, match, race, or other sporting event, show up in style with your discounted Lululemon next time!