NOTE: Sports Authority is no longer in business, thus its credit card is no longer offered.
Sports Authority sporting goods stores do offer a credit card for in-store purchases, but its value is hard to see. Our overview / review is below:
The Sports Authority credit card, offered in partnership with Comenity Bank, is only good at Sports Authority stores in the real world — you can not use it online.
In addition, other than offering you the ability to buy sporting goods on credit, it doesn’t offer much else. No rewards to speak of, just a vague promise of “special discounts throughout the year.”
And you’re going to want to be very, very careful if you ever actually use this card, because it has an interest rate of 24.99%. If you ever carry a balance on your credit cards, you do not want to be paying an extra 20%+ on the cost of your purchases, do you? I didn’t think so.
If I haven’t talked you out of it, you can apply for the Sports Authority credit card via this online application.