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[Garmin] 20% off Most Garmin Watches and Most Accessories

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[OP]
Jr. Member
Sep 2, 2010
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20% off Most Garmin Watches and Most Accessories

Deal Link:
Savings:
20%
Retailer:
Garmin
So there have been a couple threads where people have talked about Garmin discounts but they haven't been compiled or Garmin watches have been a sub-discussion within a wider thread. Anyhoo, I've been in the market for a Fenix now that I've outgrown my Forerunner 220 so here's the skinny if you are too:

Simple/Easy Method:
1. Perkopolis has 20% off. @kchkwan has reported than Venngo has the same offer (thank you). Dunno if SPC works as I don't have access. I had to use Edge for the discounts to appear because Chrome variants didn't work. On Android, I had to use the Samsung browser. Looks like some users have chrome working.
2. In your Goodlife gym memberships discounts section, you will find a code for 20% off.

YMMV Method with > 20% Potential:
There was a user that posted in the SportChek VIP pricing thread that supposedly played a long game.
1. Buy Sportchek gift cards from Canadian tire when they have 15% off.
2. Use the gift cards to purchase discounted items during the VIP event.

This is YMMV because when you use the gift cards, some users reported restrictions in the number of cards that could be used at a time. A manager was required to combine them. Additionally, you have to receive a code to access the VIP pricing because of one of a few possible affiliations (credit card, Calgary flames seasons ticket holder etc.).

20% off and Works for Everyone Method (Android):
I have validated that this works but boy is it a doozy.
1. We're going to sideload an app called Miles, which is only available in the USA. I recommend that you only download the xapk file from a reputable source such as APKPure. If you're technically minded, you're good. If you don't know what you're doing with an xapk file, you're going to have to download the APKPure app too. You may need to give permissions to install external packages if you don't have that option already enabled.
2. Use APKPure to install Miles
3. Create a Miles account and make sure that you give it all of the permissions that it needs
4. Miles gives you rewards for having you let it track your location. You need to accumulate 400 equivalent miles. I say equivalent because during COVID, they are rewarding users for doing things that encourage social distancing. That means that you can get 20x your distance for walks/runs. For a runner in the market for a Fenix, that's not a lot of mileage to accumulate over a short period.
5. Once you have 400 miles, you can "purchase" a Garmin discount code in the app.
6. The discount codes work on the Canadian Garmin site but I had zero success using Chrome. Edge works and I haven't tried Firefox.

20% off and Works for Everyone Method (iOS):
I have not verified if this works because I don't have an iPhone.
It should be possible to do a similar strategy on iOS using the Altstore to sideload the Miles app.

Tactix Delta - Solar (Sapphire+Solar) = 1232 from 1540
Tactix Delta (Sapphire) = 984 from 1230 (this is what I pulled the trigger on)
Fenix 6X Pro Solar (Gorilla Glass+Solar) = 1096 from 1370
Fenix 6X Pro Sapphire (Sapphire) = 936 from 1170
Fenix 6 Pro Sapphire with Titanium = 984 from 1230
Fenix 6/6S Pro Solar (Gorilla Glass+Solar) = 952 from 1190
Fenix 6/6S Pro Sapphire (Sapphire) = 880 from 1100

For the uninitiated on Garmin watches, here are my thoughts if you're in the high-end market. They are fitness watches first and smart watches second. If your primary focus is on getting and replying to messages/notifications from your watch then stick with Apple/Samsung. If you want a budget option, consider Fitbit or Coros. You buy high end Garmins because:

1. Second to none in fitness tracking
2. Ridiculous battery life (Suunto is a competitor here but is severely lacking in smart features). With Apple/Samsung you're charging on the order of days. I expect a Fenix 6X to have all sensors running and doing my run program with music to last for at least a week.
3. The button interface actually works in the cold and with gloves unlike a touch screen. It also doesn't get all finicky when your hands are covered in sweat. If you are a touch screen fan because of "ease of use", the buttons are equal or better in terms of speed in navigating the interface save for maps. Additionally, with a touch screen, my toddler would not stop going after it. The buttons should mitigate that somewhat.
4. I am going through a period where I'm trying to disconnect with my phone and stay focused on family. I like the idea of getting a notification, looking at it and then being limited in responding. I can see if it's important and if it is, I can excuse myself and get my phone. I found with the Galaxy Active2 that I was actually losing time with family because I would get a notification and then it would take me longer to respond on the watch than on my phone. Joe Rogan would tell me that I lack discipline but for people like me that need to out-think themselves, this is a strong consideration.
Last edited by creosole on Sep 20th, 2020 11:55 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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[OP]
Jr. Member
Sep 2, 2010
128 posts
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LarryT778370 wrote: Wrong section?
20% off isn't hot enough for you?

You could make the argument that this is a continuing deal but to my mind while Perkopolis/Goodlife codes are, the APKPure loophole isn't. This thread is a hot deal to me and I wanted to make sure that everyone had an option so that's why I posted here.

edit: And you downvoted me? Did you read the post? The poll is so that people can determine what browsers work with the codes...
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creosole wrote:
20% off isn't hot enough for you?

You could make the argument that this is a continuing deal but to my mind while Perkopolis/Goodlife codes are, the APKPure loophole isn't. This thread is a hot deal to me and I wanted to make sure that everyone had an option so that's why I posted here.

edit: And you downvoted me? Did you read the post? The poll is so that people can determine what browsers work with the codes...
Yes. I read the post. I don’t have android phone so I couldn’t get this deal. Maybe there is an iOS way to do this? Hopefully it works for others. Thanks for the post.
[FS] SportChek GC at 87%
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I wonder if the Perkopolis can be stacked with the Garmin birthday sale yesterday ... and if Perkopolis 20% can be stacked with future sale and coupons.

I am eyeing the vivoactive 4 but I have a hard time justifying $400+ after tax for it. Even with 20% off the VA4 is $389 + tax ... still expensive imo. Oh well, just gotta wait for its price to drop in future sales.
[OP]
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Sep 2, 2010
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LarryT778370 wrote: Yes. I read the post. I don’t have android phone so I couldn’t get this deal. Maybe there is an iOS way to do this? Hopefully it works for others. Thanks for the post.
Lol fair enough. I guess I did miss a large swath of the population... If someone else can't confirm, I'll see if I can figure something out.

edit: you should have the ability to try it by sideloading the app on ios. I updated the OP.
Last edited by creosole on Sep 11th, 2020 4:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
[OP]
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Sep 2, 2010
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number17 wrote: I wonder if the Perkopolis can be stacked with the Garmin birthday sale yesterday ... and if Perkopolis 20% can be stacked with future sale and coupons.

I am eyeing the vivoactive 4 but I have a hard time justifying $400+ after tax for it. Even with 20% off the VA4 is $389 + tax ... still expensive imo. Oh well, just gotta wait for its price to drop in future sales.
None of the deals that I posted stacked with the birthday sale.
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Any discount on Garmin Edge devices for cycling? Pensive Face
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As someone who just bought a Garmin watch, I appreciate you taking the time to do this.

I'm curious how well any of these opportunities stack with Garmin sales. My sense is every few months, there are pretty big discounts on Garmin devices (mostly through Amazon or the Garmin store).

I am interested in buying a Garmin bike computer over the next 8 months, so maybe I can take advantage of one of these schemes.
[OP]
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Sep 2, 2010
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sunnycnm5 wrote: As someone who just bought a Garmin watch, I appreciate you taking the time to do this.

I'm curious how well any of these opportunities stack with Garmin sales. My sense is every few months, there are pretty big discounts on Garmin devices (mostly through Amazon or the Garmin store).

I am interested in buying a Garmin bike computer over the next 8 months, so maybe I can take advantage of one of these schemes.
I just tested the Miles code on the bike computer and it didn't work. The codes and Perkopolis also don't stack with other Garmin sales.
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Nov 20, 2010
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@creosole thx for giving me a heads up previously regarding the code. I searched around and found perkopolis and venngo through work. The codes also worked for me. Tried through chrome android, chrome ios, desktop edge, desktop chrome and samsung internet. All of them worked for perkopolis and venngo.
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Jul 7, 2009
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Looking at what's available at 20% off the instinct is actually a pretty good deal at under $280+tax, but too bad it doesn't support music storage so I still gotta bring my phone :(
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Looking for an excuse to upgrade my 5s to a 6s. Still have my Fenix 3 kicking around somewhere...

I was planning to celebrate completing the Boston Marathon this year with a new watch but, like a lot of things this year... :(
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"Perkopolis" I guess I need a part time job at McDonald's:(

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