Oh, Forever 21. You make my heart sing with your trendy, inexpensive clothing and accessories. Need a new outfit for a dinner this weekend? They got you. Or how about a red fanny pack? Not a problem. And, I mean, how could you just walk by this cat face potted succulent without buying it?! Point is, you can’t…it’s no surprise that I now own it.
For whatever reason, I have no self-restraint when I enter Forever 21. Sure, on any given visit I may spend $187.45 but I’m leaving with approximately 17 crop tops, 1 pair of leggings, a maxi dress, 3 camis, 5 skirts, 2 pair of earrings and this tie-dye top I just had to own; major shout out to the sale section!
At times I admit to having a love hate relationship with Forever 21, especially when it comes to their sizes (and rompers…where are my tall people at?!). But I will tell you that the good definitely outweigh the bad because, obviously, I just can’t stay away.
If you’re spending waaaaayyyy too much at Forever 21 (ahem, like yours truly), I’ve found some money-saving tips and tricks and info you’re sure to love. Because why pay full price when you can get a deal. Right?!
I’ve even thrown in some FAQs that I find myself having to look up on a regular basis; things like, ‘does Forever 21 have a student discount?,’ ‘what’s the lowdown on the Forever 21 return policy?’ and ‘how to check my store credit.’
At any given time, Forever 21 has some sort of discount code running. For example, they currently offer the following promotion on their sale items:
Um. Do you know how easy it is to find 5 items I want to purchase? Challenge accepted. Now don’t get me wrong. I understand that scouring through the sale section can be, at times, physically exhausting; those clothes are PACKED in there. Use those muscles and dig in!
Over there scratching your head and asking yourself, “What in the world is a discount gift card?!” Let me set the scene: Aunt Gertrude gets you a gift card for a store that you don’t frequent. What do you do? Do you: 1. Throw it in the junk drawer and let it go to waste, 2. Re-gift it or 3. Sell it to a gift card reseller. You may fall into any of the categories listed, but point is, there is a secondary gift card market where people sell their unwanted gift cards for cash.
Companies, like Cardpool, buy gift cards and then sell those gift cards at a discounted price. This is where you come in: you may want to consider purchasing a Forever 21 discount gift card. Savings can vary between 10% to 20% and is based on supply and demand.
Before making a purchase, remember to take a few seconds to check out RetailMeNot’s coupons and deals for Forever 21. They provide a rundown of different codes that may (or may not) be applicable to your order.
Although you may have false hopes with some of these codes (because not all of them always work), I cannot stress the importance of using RetailMeNot or another coupon site such as The Krazy Coupon Lady. I can’t even begin to explain how many times I’ve been surprised with extra savings thanks to a coupon site. What’s the harm in checking? Don’t let good savings go to waste.
Do you spend every last penny of your paycheck at Forever 21? You may want to consider getting a job there. Take a look at their careers. Glassdoor claims employees receive a 10% discount.
Could this be dangerous? Heck yes. But only for your bank account. Why not work where you love to shop?
Because sometimes you just need answers and don't know where to find them.
TLDR: Yes and no; this is located-based. If a discount is applicable, it’s only during a certain time of the year. Full, in-depth details are below.
I called the Forever 21 customer service number (side note: it’s 1-888-494-3837 if you need it) and they explained they do not offer a student discount with online orders. In fact, the customer service representative I spoke with could not provide any type of information surrounding a Forever 21 student discount. So, there’s that.
But, I didn’t stop there. I then proceeded to call 8 different stores across the U.S. in an attempt to verify the answer. This is where it gets even more dicey. Out of the 8 stores I called, 5 do not offer a student discount. Get this, though…3 of the 8 stores do offer a student discount around back to school season with discounts ranging between 10% and 20%. That being said, there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to which locations offer a Forever 21 student discount. My advice? Call your local store(s) in August and confirm.
Additionally, it seems as if Forever 21 has a partnership with a site called StudentBeans, an online company providing free discounts for students. I notice the offer isn't available for those located in the United States. Has anyone had success with this outside of the US? Reach out because I’d love to know.
Yes, but not in every location. Only certain Forever 21 stores have a men’s section. And albeit you may be lucky enough to find a store that has clothing for guys, it more than likely will have a limited selection. Your best bet? Shop online. The only downfall? You can’t try on the clothes before purchasing. Which leaves you stuck with clothing that doesn’t fit or store credit.
Yes as long as the tags are attached and you have the original receipt. Purchases made in-store or online can be returned within 30 days. It’s important to remember that online orders must be returned within 30 days of the ship date and not the delivery date.
Sale and clearance items, swimwear, earrings, underwear, cosmetics, food items and gift cards are final sale.
It’s a major bummer when you think you have more on your store credit than you actually do…been there, done that which resulted in me having to put a few items back on the rack.
There are multiple avenues available to check the balance of your Forever 21 store credit; online, at a retail location or over the phone.
Yes, yes and yes! This makes me extremely happy because I prefer to shop online. I know I can't be the only one when I say that.
You can use up to 10 gift cards, store credits or eGift certificates per transaction.
So, what do you think? I’d love to hear any Forever 21 tips you’d like to share.