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As you can probably guess, I’m a huge sports fan. There aren’t very many places to buy quality sports gear here in the Dayton area unless you are willing to pay an arm and a leg for it. Dick’s Sporting Goods is one of the most expensive sporting goods stores on the market, and Walmart doesn’t usually have a good selection – or – the quality of the merchandise is crappy. I was in a bind, and needed a gift really quickly.
My oldest son turns 11 today (tears….) so I wanted to get him a new Cincinnati Bengals hoodie since we are going to the Bengals/Browns game Thanksgiving weekend. Late November in Cincinnati means cool temps and perfect football weather. What better gift to give my son that a hoodie he can wear with pride every day!
My son and I love to watch sports together – especially the Cincinnati Bengals. We spend just about every afternoon throwing the football outside when the weather is nice. Last year, I got to take him to a free practice the Bengals were holding at a local high school. It was a great afternoon of watching our favorite Bengals players practice. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get autographs because of the massive line waiting for the team to wrap up practice.
We’re going to our first regular season game on November 26th when the Bengals face the Browns in the Battle of Ohio. It’s going to be a great afternoon of football, fun, and fall weather!
Because we share our love of sports, I wanted to get him something he’d love. The first place I went was Target. Normally, Target has an ok selection of sports gear, but I was completely out of luck today. Although they had tons of University of Dayton gear, they had one Bengals shirt. I really found that annoying since college basketball hasn’t even started yet, and we are still at the beginning of the NFL season. So, I had a wasted trip in Target. I immediately left and went to Rally House just up the road.
I had never heard of Rally House before today, but as soon as I found their website, I found a lot of cool merchandise for local college and professional teams. The great thing about their website is that you can order online and pick up in store. I opted not to do that for my first purchase. As a sports fanatic, I just had to get in the car and make the 5 minute drive to their brick and mortar store (across from the Dayton Mall).
Rally House is a specialty sports store that offers an expansive selection of NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL & MLS apparel, t-shirts, hats, jerseys, jackets, gifts, gear & more. At Rally House you’ll find unique college & pro merchandise for every fan.
I love how Rally House has organized their merchandise. As soon as you walk in, you can quickly find the sport and the team you are looking for without having to walk around the whole store. The Bengals gear was in the front. Much like hardware stores, I have to really restrain myself in sports stores, or I’ll buy everything under the sun.
I found my son’s orange Bengals hoodie within a few minutes and within 5 minutes I had paid for it and was on my way home. My cool little 3 year old dude was with me to help!
If you are one to buy sports gear a lot, you’ll want to join Rally House Rewards to get access to promotions, special offers, ticket giveaways and more. I signed up before I went to the store and gave the clerk my email address. Before I even left the store, I had an email receipt waiting for me.
The one thing I was hoping for with my visit to Rally House was to find my favorite college team, the Georgia Bulldogs, but Georgia gear is very hard to find in stores here in Ohio because there’s not much of a market for the team’s gear. 99% of my gear I have to buy online or have my mom ship it to me from Georgia.
I also am very happy to have been accepted as an affiliate for Rally House today! Like I always promise, I only sign up for affiliate programs that provide a valuable product or service. In this case, you can’t go wrong with quality sports gear at affordable prices. My first Rally House experience was awesome, and I’m sure I’ll be back for more over and over again.
Rally House has a great free shipping deal right now on orders $50 and over. It’s a great time to start gathering holiday gifts – and with free shipping – why not now?