September 30, 2023


There is a Fashion

Lululemon Employee Discount: It's Great But Has Caveats

It’s Great But Has MAJOR Caveats

If you’re looking for work in the retail space, a terrific option could be applying for a job at Lululemon. Not only are they a fun working environment, but the Lululemon employee discount is top notch and one of the most generous in the apparel space. But before you apply, you should know the “in’s and out’s” of their employee discount as it’s a little different than most. Here’s exactly how it works.

Lululemon Employee Discount: It's Great But Has Caveats

How Much is the Lululemon Employee Discount?


Depending on how many hours per week you work, you’ll either get a 60% or 40% employee discount respectively.

It’s fair to say the Lululemon discount for employees is one of the best around.

Is the Discount for Full and Part Time Employees?

Yes, but it’s different for each.

Full time employees get a 60% discount while part time employees only get a 40% discount.

Part time employment at Lulu is considered under 25 hours per week.

See Also: Lululemon Return Policy: We Cut Thru the Confusion

Are Any Items Exempt From the Discount?


As a Lululemon employee, you’re able to purchase anything that they sell at a discount.

Can I Get The Discount Online and In-Store?


It seems their employee discount can ONLY be used in-store.

I was unable to find any information about using the discount when shopping the Lululemon website so it appears to be an “in-store thing” only.

Are My Family Members, Friends, or Spouse Eligible?


Lululemon specifically states that only “the employee” can get the discount and they seem to be a stickler to this rule.

A couple Reddit forums have documented abuse of their policy and subsequent firing.

Bottom-line, if you abuse their employee discount, and buy stuff for your friends, you’ll probably get fired…not worth the risk.

See Also: The Nordstrom Employee Discount: 8 Tips for Success

Does Lululemon Have “Friends & Family” Discount Days?


It’s worth noting that Lululemon does offer a couple “Friends & Family” discount days each year where employees can buy for others without any repercussions.

But it seems Lululemon reserves the right to limit the amount of merchandise an employee can purchase for friends and family.

Note: I’m looking for more information on this…let me know in the comments if you know exactly how it works.

Can I Resell Items on eBay If I Work at Lululemon?

Yes, but be VERY careful.

In other words, don’t get caught as it’s a fireable offense.

If you chose to buy stuff for yourself and end up selling it on eBay instead of keeping it, that’s against corporate policy.

I’m not sure how Lululemon would police this practice but not sure it’s worth the risk for a small profit (after eBay fees).

Ask the Reader: Do you have any other info on the Lululemon employee discount? Let me know in the comments and I can add it to this article.

By Kyle James