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!

Gizmodo Artist Series: Wendy MacNaughton

Yes it’s true, I gave Gizmodo some flack a few months ago after the whole iPhone 4 debacle. Despite this, I’ve continued to be a regular reader of their blog. Hey, don’t hate – I love tech! One thing that I admire about Gizmodo are the custom illustrations they have done by select artist on a month-to-month basis.

Now they have released their first T-Shirt featuring their first illustrator, Wendy MacNaughton. The shirts are sold via BustedTees and are available now for $20.

“Here’s the skinny. A few months ago we started the Gizmodo Artist Series, bringing on a new artist every month to contribute art for the site. Our first was illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. We loved her illustrations, and from the comments we saw, we got the feeling you guys did too. We wanted to commemorate the unique style she brought to Giz, and so the Gizmodo Artist Series T-shirt was born.”

Design By Humans Gets A Facelift

Design By Humans has undergone a facelift, and I think it’s for the better! I really dig the changes that they have made to the DBH site. Everything looks so much cleaner and less cluttered. The changes affects not only the t-shirt buying consumer, but also the dedicated DBH voters and, maybe most importantly, the design submitting artists. They have also added a new forum to their site, it’s a bit bare at the moment, but I am sure it will pick up steam once more people figure out it’s there! 

As a consumer, it’s important for me to know how the actual product looks – and the new DBH does a great job with this. They now offer multiple angles from which you can view their t-shirt designs in the individual product pages. The submission process has also changed, so if you regular submit to DBH be sure to check out the submission format changes, you can view them here. 

The only thing that I find a bit weird, is that on the product thumbnail page (see below for example, or go the men’s product page here), they use the same guys repeatedly. Granted, the model changes by row, but still, it’s kind weird seeing the same dude over and over again. It’s kinda creepy in the cloning sense. Other than that minor detail, I dig the changes they have made over at Design By Humans!

Design BY Humans

Design By Humans

“DBH is about the artists, their fans, and t-shirt lovers. So, to improve the experience for all of you, we have launched this new site with many improvements.

For shirt lovers, we have changed the way our shirts are displayed, giving you a much better view of our shirts. Our new product page shows you the shirt from several angles, and you can open a larger version of any of our product photographs. And while you are shopping, adding an item to your cart no longer takes you away from your browsing.

For our artists, we have a new submission process with a new format for your submitted art. This, along with our new visual design, will allow us to do a much better job of showcasing the quality art that you submit. We also have a new design guide to help you format your art for our new site.

As for the fans of the artist, we have a redesigned vote section. It gives you a better view of submitted art while you are browsing and, if you click a design, a large image of the art and its intended placement on the shirt. You can also see all designs that you have voted for and keep track of which of those become printed.

Also, for all of you, we have a new forum, so that you can interact with us and each other more directly.

And we are not yet done. Stay tuned.” -Lanaer of DBH