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Helmet Discounts on September 14 & 15 for International Helmet Awareness Day

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  • Helmet Discounts on September 14 & 15 for International Helmet Awareness Day

    If you need a new helmet, this is the time. Participating retailers will often have discounts of 20-25% on new helmets for the event.

  • #2
    Thanks for posting this! I was wondering if this was happening this year.


    • #3
      Just a reminder, Dover extended their sale that is spend $200 and get a $100 gift card to be on today as well but it ends tonight. This actually allows for greater discounts on most helmets as unless it's a very high priced model, the $100 you get back typically exceeds the 20% discount given on International Helmet Day. Also with Dover you have their warranty and return policies which are better than most stores.

      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries


      • #4
        It's really 10-20% off. Samshield is usually 10%. Rest are normally 20%. The "day" seems to be a little more disorganized than usual this year. I have only heard from 2 of my 8 helmet companies as to what the 'deal' is for this year.


        • Original Poster

          Here is the website for those who don’t do Facebook.


          • Original Poster


            It’s getting closer!


            • #7
              Saddlers Row in Chicago is doing 20% off all brands the 14th and 15th!


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by WhyMyWyatt View Post
                Saddlers Row in Chicago is doing 20% off all brands the 14th and 15th!

                It’s always a good idea to buy a helmet at an actual tack shop, so you can try on different styles to get the best fit.

                If you don’t have a local tack shop, the shipping policies at SmartPak are great for this purpose. They offer free shipping on orders over $75, which would include most helmets. And they offer free return shipping on all sized items. So if you order one that doesn’t fit, the return shipping is free.


                • Original Poster


                  Get ready.


                  • #10
                    Wilco in the PNW is doing 25% off all helmets this weekend.


                    • #11
                      For those north of the border, there are also sales going on this weekend for Helmet Awareness:

                      Bahr Saddlery:


                      Pleasant Ridge:

                      I'm sure there's lots more - these are some of the bigger retailers, and I know they ship (if you already know what fits you).
                      I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.


                      • #12
                        Smartpak's helmet discount won't apply for me. I assume because I have Smartperks. Are others running into that? This Smartpak trend of "sale!!! but not for you, valued shopper" may have burned its last bridge with me.

                        Hoping to buy locally instead. Happy Helmet Shopping!


                        • #13
                          I just tried to order the Charles Owen MyPs helmet from SmartPak, on the product page it says the helmet is eligible for a 15% discount. When I tried to apply the discount, it said I was not eligible. I am going to call them and see why. I do get smartpaks and get a USEF discount. I don't have anywhere local to go for the helmet I want.


                          • #14
                            Hi Horse Rider and bingbingbing, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with our sale. First off, I’d like to assure you that our International Helmet Awareness Day savings are for all of our shoppers, including our valued SmartPerks members.

                            Secondly, I’d like to clear up the confusion around how our International Helmet Awareness Day savings are applying. There’s actually no promo code needed to take advantage of the up to 25% savings. Each eligible product’s price is automatically set to include the International Helmet Awareness Day discount this weekend, which is reflected as the “Sale Price” listed on each product’s page. So, when you add the helmet to your cart, the price listed already includes the discount that applies to that particular helmet. I’m so sorry that this wasn’t clear, and I’ll be sure to pass your feedback along to the right teams here so that we can use it to update our messaging for sales like this in the future.

                            The promo code HelmetFS19 is only needed to get free shipping on any helmet, including helmets that are priced under our usual free shipping threshold of $75. I’ve passed your feedback about the messaging you’re getting when you enter that promo code to the team here to be looked into, but the good news is that if the helmet you’re purchasing is over $75 or you’re eligible for our SmartPerks free shipping benefit, you’ll automatically get free shipping on your order without the promo code. If the helmet you’re purchasing is under $75 and you’re having trouble getting that HelmetFS19 promo code to apply, our Customer Care Team would be happy to look into your specific order and get it sorted out for you.

                            If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Care Team at 1-800-461-8898 and they’d be happy to help.

                            Have a great ride,

                            SmartPaker Lexi & the rest of the SmartPak Team


                            • Original Poster

                              ^ Ok, that was impressive.


                              • #16
                                Thanks, SmartPak Customer Care! I figured I must be missing something. I appreciate the clear up and thanks for participating!


                                • #17
                                  They have a LOT on sale here:


                                  • #18
                                    Thanks for the reminder, mine is on its way 👍


                                    • #19
                                      Funny timing. The helmet day last year was on my bday (August 19) so I got a blue microfiber Trauma Void eq3. This past Thursday that helmet gave it's life for me in a semi spectacular accident at Devon Fall. So while checking purchase dates and such I see it's actually cheaper to replace it with a helmet day special instead of the year 2 or 3 replacement price from BOT.

                                      Sad to see the old helmet go but for sure it bent in all the right places.

                                      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries


                                      • Original Poster

                                        One last bump for Sunday afternoon!!