5 Threadless Secrets and Hacks Revealed: See It All and Earn Extra StreetTeam Points!

Threadless: it’s fun and it’s social. It also has its secrets. In this post I reveal a few of my favorite Threadless “secrets” and “hacks” so that you can save some extra cash on some fresh new tees. How does $2 for a Threadless tee sound? I’ll also show you how you can give YOURSELF a few extra StreetTeam Points every time you make a purchase!

1. See Every Threadless T-Shirt, Ever [Secret]

That’s right, you can view every T-Shirt that Threadless has released in chronological order by visiting this page right here. They don’t advertise this page in any way (you won’t be able to find it within their site menus or navigation system, but nonetheless, it’s there if you get the inkling to stroll down memory lane. By the way, if you really want the scoop on the earliest Threadless tees, the best thing to do is to pick up a copy of the official Threadless Book (read my review). The retail price is $22 but you can get it for $15 from Threadless directly, it’s even cheaper than Amazon! Tip: Apply Hack #3 below and the book becomes $12.

2. Score a $7 Threadless coupon [Hack]

Coupon codes are hard to come by when it comes to Threadless. Googling “Threadless Coupon Code” will probably results in a bunch of expired coupon codes that simply do not work. BUT I know how YOU can score a $7 Threadless coupon code.

In order to score the $7 Threadless coupon, you must sign up for the Threadless Newsletter using the sign up box see in the image below. You’re already receiving the newsletters and have been for a while now? That’s not a problem, just sign up again and you will still get the $7 coupon, even if you’ve previously signed up for the newsletter. They’ll send you a confirmation email with the $7 coupon – zing! And don’t worry about SPAM because Threadless doesn’t SPAM, but do expect a newsletter from them every Monday and Thursday regarding new tees. Of course, you could always sign up for the newsletter, score the $7 coupon and then unsubscribe from the newsletter.

3. Give YOURSELF Threadless StreetTeam points [Hack]

Threadless has an affiliate system that they call StreetTeam Points. Basically, every time you refer a sale, you get Threadless StreetTeam Points. More specifically, you get 2 StreetTeam points ($3) credited to your account (you can see how many StreetTeam Points you’ve accrued in your account page on the Threadless website) for every sale that you refer to Threadless. Neat, but what if you buy more Threadless tees than your friends do? The thing is that the system doesn’t care whether or not it’s you or a friend making a purchase. So every time you make a Threadless purchase be sure to give YOURSELF some Streetteam Points. How? Let’s say you want the awesome Three Keyboard Cat Moon T-Shirt. The link that you see on the product page is:

http://www.threadless.com/product/1960/Three_Keyboard_Cat_Moon

Now before you click “Add To Cart”, you want to be sure to append your StreetTeam information to the url. My Streetteam info is ?streetteam=iCoty so if I add this to the url above, I get:

http://www.threadless.com/product/1960/Three_Keyboard_Cat_Moon?streetteam=iCoty

Boom, there’s $3 right back at me (and you)!

4. Pay $2 for a $5 Threadless Tee [Hack]

The above hack becomes especially useful when Threadless has a $5 dollar sale. But the best part is that you don’t have to wait for a stinking $5 sale that comes around once in a cat moon, errr, blue moon. Threadless has a large selection of $5 tees that become $2 when the above principles are applied. To view the selection of vulnerable $5 tees visit the link below:

http://www.threadless.com/catalog/type,guys/price,5

Since you get $3 back for every T-Shirt you buy, you are effectively purchasing a Threadless tee for just $2. Crazy, huh?! They currently have 26 available tees priced at $5 that you can have for $2 by applying the principles from Hack #3 above!

Note: Threadless only gives you the 2 StreetTeam Points ($3) for every order referred, not per shirt referred. So, whether you order 1 T-Shirt or 5 T-Shirts at once, you will still get just 2 StreetTeam Points.

5. Threadspot and Earn Points [Secret]

So Threadless does this thing called Threadspotting. Basically, you spot a Threadless tee in the wild (in person, in a video, magazine, etc) being worn by someone of stature (aka a celebrity) and Threadless will send you StreeTeam points if you email them photographic proof of said Threadspotting. It’s a secret because Threadless doesn’t advertise this on their official StreetTeam page so it’s not officially listed as a way to earn StreetTeam Points. And also, although a new edition of Threadspotting is supposed to come out every Friday, there hasn’t been one since August of this year. So who knows if they are still giving out StreetTeam points for Threadspotting, but it’s worth a shot. Seen a celebrity wearing a Threadless tee while perusing PerezHilton.com? Send it over to Threadless and MAYBE they’ll send you some StreetTeam Points. By the way, the amount of StreetTeam points is a secret, it’s unconfirmed and unlisted on the site. For examples, visit:

http://www.threadless.com/sightings

Email your Threadspotting proof to:

sightings@threadless.com

Do you know something about the Threadless website that I don’t know? I’d love to hear what YOUR Threadless secret or hack is? Leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to include them in the next edition of Threadless Revealed! I’d also love to hear what YOU think of the above secrets and hacks!

Threadless Celebrates 10 Years and You Can Score $10 Tees

Happy 10th Birthday, Threadless. You’ve nearly reached puberty!

My first Threadless tee was Mona Prankster by Herman Lee. I was hooked. And the rest, as they say in moments of vast drama, is history.

What was your first Threadless tee? Post in the comments below!

Diary of a T-Shirt Intern: Selling Offline

Diary of a T-Shirt Intern is a weekly column written by Bo, a T-Shirt blogger at Loving This Tee who is also affectionately known in the tee community as dunz0. Bo will be tracking her experiences as an intern at Tilteed and sharing her thoughts on the strange land that is Portland, Oregon!

So we finally did it. We got away from the office and sold some t-shirts in person!

There’s this event in Portland called Last Thursday, where a bunch of vendors, musicians, and artists come out and set up along Alberta Street every last Thursday of the month (as the name suggests). The street gets closed down for several blocks for about 4-5 hours, and it’s absolute madness but in a good way. The first time that I attended Last Thursday was in June but that was only to browse. This time, we would be selling our tees.

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In preparing for this event, one of our main questions was how many different designs and how many of each size to bring. That’s a very tough question, especially when you can’t exactly gauge what the shoppers’ tastes are. We had a lineup of eight catalog tees that we stocked in every size, along with leftover Tilteed Limited stock and several random sizes of other catalog pieces. We have experimented with some designs by bringing one or two of them so that we can see our customers’ responses. Every venue will be different, though, so I doubt that we’ll get a good formula for doing this.

When we first tried out selling at small events, I was initially worried about having black shirts sitting out in the sun. I once kept a Doberman Beanie Baby in my mom’s car, and over time that dog was no longer black. That was a silly story that I should probably be embarrassed about, but I think it’s a good explanation of why you should not let your products sit in direct sunlight for too long. We ended up getting a tent after our very first event, though, so problem solved!

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Before we started selling Tilteed t-shirts at small fairs in Portland, I had never had any sales experience. Most of the jobs that I have held have been research positions, and the closest that I have gotten to selling anything for pay was when I worked at Subway back in high school. Well, that and when I hustled hard as a little 5th grader trying to sell $200+ worth of gift wrapping paper and other useless, overpriced junk from a school catalog in order to get a Magic 8 Ball in return.

So along with having no sales experience, I’m also not a big people person and rarely approach strangers just to say hello. Because of this, I was rather shocked to learn that I like selling t-shirts offline. Actually, I’m going to say that I don’t like it but that I absolutely 100% LOVE it! It was great getting to converse with everyone who came up to our tent and talk about all of our designs and the artists who created them!

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One thing that I’ve learned is that if someone looks in your direction, even for a second from 15 feet away, you should greet them. If you do, there’s a high possibility that they’ll approach you and look at what you have to offer. Sometimes the people you don’t expect to be interested in your products end up loving them, so don’t leave anyone out when you’re greeting people.

We’ve done three events total now, and one thing we’ve noticed is that there will be slow periods and then all of a sudden, everyone will be swarming your tent at once. So if you’re experiencing a lag in customers coming up to your store front towards the beginning of an event, don’t call it quits just yet!

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In conclusion, our first Last Thursday definitely blew my expectations away! It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that you’re sharing artwork by some of the most amazing illustrators and designers from around the world with people who may not otherwise see these works. This is one of the reasons why I love graphic t-shirts as much as I do. You get to be a walking canvas every single day if you choose to.

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We’re actually going to be at the Hawthorne Street Fair this upcoming Sunday (August 15). You should come and hang out if you’re in the Portland area! For more information, check out Think Hawthorne and click on “Happenings.” Hopefully I’ll get to see some of you!

– Bo aka dunz0

Be sure to check out the latest tee at Tilteed. The shirt is called Drowning Out The Sun and is on sale now for $12 but you can save $2 by using the coupon code “TILTCOTY” at checkout!

Drowning Out The Sun

Drowning Out The Sun

Weekly Recap and Linkology | June 11, 2010

Around This Blog:

This week on Co-Tee TV I featured Charlie Noble, a brand born out of a love for sailing and the great outdoors.

The Friendship Algorithm by ThinkGeek proved to be a popular tee for fans of the Big Bang Theory.

The Friendship Algorithm

One of the biggest news pieces this week involved Johnny Cupcakes imitator and master ripper, Benny Frying Pan. This Korean based brand has ripped off nearly aspect of the Johnny Cupcakes brand.

Bakes On The First Date

And of course, thanks to the following for linking to my blog! I love you guys!

And the 108 LOST T-Shirt List lives! Thanks to Scooter and Hum. Via Scooter and Hum.

Charley Parker of the awesome illustration blog, Lines and Colors, mentioned my Threadless From Sketch To Print post! Super awesome, thanks Charley! Via Lines and Colors.

T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

Have you voted for CotyGonzales.com yet over at T-ShirtBlo.gs? I’m currently ranked #4 so please help me out by giving a vote of 5 stars! Virtual hugs, kisses and high fives will be dispersed appropriately!

Vote for me on t-shirtblo.gs

Mr. Fresh over at Addicteed discovered this gem of a tee. It’s called Vinyl Is Forever and was designed by Soundscreen Design. Via Addicteed.

Vinyl Is Forever

Thee Monster Cookie Moon by 80sTees. Need I say more? Via Fashionably Geek.

Three Monster Cookie Moon

Jarren from Just Another Day In East Dayton has decided to start a project called 30 Days of Johnny Cupcakes. He’ll be wearing a different Johnny Cupcakes tee for the next 30 days and will add a little commentary for each shirt worn. Via Johnny Cupcakes.

Here’s his collection. Impressive, huh!

30 Days of Johnny Cupcakes

Other Coty Links:

This image really scared the heck out of me. Via TumblrTrends.

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This might just be the world’s very first iPad magician! Via SwipeTap.

Phoneballs: The iPhone Case With Balls. Via SwipeTap.

iPhone Balls

Threadless News:

This weeks Threadless Pick of The Week goes to End by Matheus Lopes.

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End by matheus lopes

And of course, everyone knows about the $10 Threadless Summer Sale! Wait, you didn’t know about the $10 Threadless Summer Sale? Well son, you have until June 14 (5PM CT) to score $10 tees and $30 hoodies.

Threadless Summer Sale

Lost Finale Coupon: Save $10!

Many of you have already seen the collection of Official Lost T-Shirts that I featured on my list of 108 Lost T-Shirts To Celebrate The End and my original list of 101 Lost T-Shirts for the Ultimate Lost Fanatic. If you plan on picking any of the official shirts up from the ABC TV Store then be sure to use the coupon code LOSTFINALE10 at checkout to score $10 off all orders of $50 or more! Sweet savings!

Use the coupon code LOSTFINALE10 at the ABC TV Store for $10 OFF your order of $50 or more!

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Here are some of the non T-Shirts products that you can buy at the ABC TV Store:

LOST Smoke Monster Silk-Screened Print, $45.95. To commemorate the final season of LOST, award-winning graphic designer (and die-hard LOST fan) Ty Mattson has created 8 original prints inspired by the show. The series celebrates the mystery and mythology of LOST in a modern, minimal style reminiscent of another era. Each poster is a unique hand-pulled, silk-screen print measuring 18×24 on 100lb. white cover.

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LOST Viewing Party Kit, $39.95. Now you can throw a party in Dharma style! This exclusive set includes 10 paper plates, 10 plastic cups, 10 heavy stock paper coasters, 10 paper napkins, 10 balloons, a bottle opener and 10 stickers so you can identify your condiments Dharma style. All items are packaged in a white box with a Dharma label on top. Get yours now for your next Lost party, the series final is Sunday, May 23rd!

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LOST Dharma Pint Glasses – Set of 6, $29.95. Which Dharma symbol is your favorite? You will never have to choose with this set of Dharma pint glasses. This set of six pint glasses features the Dharma station symbol Looking Glass, Orchid, Motor Pool, Dharma, Security, and Tempest on the front of each glass.

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LOST Mr. Cluck’s To Go Cup, $19.95. In a hurry? Take Mr. Cluck’s on the road or anywhere with this Mr. Cluck’s To Go Cup. Featuring the Mr. Cluck’s chicken mascot, a plastic straw and an easy-to-clean design, you’ll have trouble finding an excuse not to use this fun graphic tumbler. Enjoy sipping on your favorite beverage and don’t forget, “Have a cluckety-cluck-cluck day!”

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LOST John Locke Bobblehead, $14.99. Stoic and mystical Jonathan “John” Locke is best known for being handy with tools and a superb hunter of the Island’s animals. The long-time paralyzed Locke was immediately healed upon crashing on the Island and proved to be extremely helpful to the survival of the group. Celebrate the man and the mystery with your own Locke bobblehead.

lost-bobblehead

If it’s shirts that you’re interested in then be sure to check out these two massive lists of LOST T-Shirts, including ones from the ABC TV Store!

108 Lost T-Shirts, Tees, Shirts, T's

101 LOST TShirts

LadyUmbrella Sale + Bonus Batch Bingo

Our good friends over at LadyUmbrella is having a special and promotion which will last from now until May 1st. All T-Shirts have been marked down by 15%  and, if that’s not enough for you bargain shoppers, you can score an additional 15% off  coupon code by heading to the LadyUmbrella Facebook page.

But that’s not all! You see, each piece of LadyUmbrella clothing is unique and limited edition. Every T-Shirt at LadyUmbrella comes with a hang tag that is individually marked with a specific number. LadyUmbrella will be using these unique numbers to do monthly drawings for free tees starting next month. So be sure to pick up you LadyUmbrella tee, save some cash and win a tee!

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Bonus Batch Bingo

GAMA-GO 20 Hours $20 Sale!

That’s right kiddos, our friends over at GAMA-GO is having a mega ultra super awesome $20 sale that will last only 20 hours. The fun starts tomorrow at 5:00PM PST and ends Friday @ 1:00PM PST! Be sure to grab your share of awesomeness. And just in case you don’t know what to buy (because, hey, I understand that selecting from a bucket full of awesome is a hard task) I’ve made a few selections for you. Yes, you may thank me later.

And just in case you missed it, check out my recent visit to the GAMA-GO flagship store in San Francisco.

Battle Royale 18

Subway Squid

Deathbot Suits

Smoking Lounge

Celebrate Outcast Day at The Hipstery

It’s Outcast Day at Hipstery today! OK, so you might be asking yourself, 1. What is Hipstery, and 2. What the heck is Outcast Day? Hipstery, if you haven’t already heard is one of the coolest T-Shirt sites in InternetLAND. Here’s the premise: you tell them your T-Shirt size, they ask you a few questions and then they ship off a T-Shirt to you that they think you’ll love! You don’t actually see the shirt until you receive it in the mail. Pretty neat, don’t you think?

So, I decided to give Hipstery a shot today, considering today is Outcast Day. What’s Outcast Day you ask?

“We work hard to pick only winners in the shirts we select for the Hipstery. When we do fail, like all good humans we like to sweep that failure under the rug. Unfortunately we have no rug, and sweeping rejected shirts under a rug constitutes a tripping hazard. So instead we have a corner of the office affectionately known as “Outcast Corner”, home of the loser shirts. Why are they loser shirts? Well usually its you that decides they are, most of the time we still like them, but we can’t always be right and so if a shirt gets returned twice, all matching t-shirts get yanked over to Outcast corner.”

Here’s the deal, on Outcast Day, you go ahead and order a Hipstery tee and they will ship it to your for free, you just pay for the shipping. They are based in Germany, so if you’re ordering from the US, expect to pay about $9, that’s what I paid to have it shipped to beautiful Hawaii. If you live in Europe, expect to pay significantly less. All they ask, and this is the “experiment” part, is that once you receive your shirt and you’ve reviewed it, you “donate” whatever amount you think that the shirt is worth, from €0.01 up to the usual €17, back to Hipstery.

So, go give Hipstery a try – Outcast Day is the perfect time to do just that! Use the code “iloveoutcasts” to take advantage of this deal.

I’m not going to spoil the entire experience for you, but, here are a few screenshots from my Hipstery ordering experience. They asked me 6 questions (some bizarre and some related to fashion). At the end of the day, Hipstery is one fun service!

The Hipstery

The Hipstery

The Hipstery

Johnny Cupcakes 20% Off Sale + New Gear

So first of all, I hope that EVERYONE had an awesome Thanksgiving! Black Friday might just about be over but that doesn’t mean that the sales are ending. In fact, Johnny Cupcakes is having an extended sale up until the end of Cyber Monday! Score 20% off your entire order at Johnny Cupcakes by using the coupon code “holiday” at checkout. This is a pretty rare Johnny Cupcakes discount so I suggest that if you’ve been eyeing an item out that you buy it NOW!

While you’re there, be sure to checkout some of his new gear! I hear that New Era caps are all the rage with the kids nowadays and Johnny Cupcakes has his own 59FIFTY in brown and black colorways. I never understood the appeal of leaving the stickers on these caps but hey, that’s just me.

Johnny Cupcakes

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