Brownell’s discounted EDGE promo

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For those of you folks who are interested in taking advantage of Brownell’s “EDGE” free-shipping program (think: Amazon Prime) as reported earlier this year on TFB, Brownell’s is offering a one-week special where instead of $49.95 for a whole year membership, it will only cost $39.95 since you get a $10 discount code off an order of $100 or more.

Here are some details from their press release:

Starting on Monday, November 2, 2015, and ending on Sunday, November 8, 2015, Brownells will offer $10 discount code to new and existing Brownells EDGE members.

While the cost of the program will remain at $49.95 at purchase, new enrollees will receive an email after their Brownells EDGE membership purchase with a $10 off one-time use code on their next order of $100 or more (codes valid through November 25, 2015). This effectively lowers the cost of Brownells EDGE to just $39.95 for a limited time.

Current Brownells EDGE members will automatically receive an email with their $10 promo code.

This might be a good option if you’re planning on doing some holiday shopping for friends and family.



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  • imachinegunstuff

    I’d sign up in a heart beat if it was free two day shipping instead of discounted.

  • USMC03Vet

    I hate this trend of subscription tier service for ordering things online. Now that we have internet sales tax even on digital goods it’s getting a lot less attractive to consider purchasing anything online.

    • Renegade

      Tax was inevitable, and online pricing is still better 3 times out of 4.

      Unless you are Midway. Then you charge $16 shipping for 2 boxes of ammo.

    • RocketScientist

      Then don’t buy it? You realize its voluntary right? For some of us, it’s very nice and saves us a fair bit of money. I save about $300-400/yr using Amazon prime just on shipping costs (not counting the convenience of having 2-day, 1-day or even same-day delivery on most items). I won’t be buying Brownell’s service, as I order maybe 2 or 3 gun-related items a year, and not always from them. But I imagine for someone who is a gunsmith or extreme hobbyist who places dozens or hundreds of orders with Brownells a year, this would be very handy.

      • I agree that both Amazon Prime and This Brownells program is worth it. Shipping cost add up fast and both programs are well worth it.
        The faster shipping is a plus also.

  • Will

    The free shipping you get as an Edge member is UPS Mail Innovations, which is one of the absolute worst shipping options. It goes by UPS to your town, then transitions to USPS for the final delivery, adding at least one extra day, if not more. UPS Ground from Brownell’s to Raleigh, NC, is usually 3 or 4 business days. UPS Mail Innovations takes 6-7 business days.

  • Don Ward

    I’m wondering how much you need to spend at Brownells to make a $50 annual subscription be worthwhile.

    • Kris

      5 orders at $10 shipping each. Not unreasonable that you would make 5 orders over a year. I just took a quick peek at my Brownell’s account – 2015 there were 6 orders, 2014 there were 4, 2013 there were 12

  • Winter

    I quit buying from Brownells a few years ago due to ridiculously high shipping costs. Especially when buying small items like springs their shipping is often triple or quadruple the cost of the product. Normally I’ll contact the customer service and they happily offer to adjust the rate because the system isn’t capable of doing it automatically. Places like MidwayUSA have always been quick to fix the issue. If I remember correctly it was the customer service folks at MidwayUSA who told me to talk to the CS people at other online businesses when the shipping needs adjusting. When I tried to buy a spring for my Beretta 92 at Brownells the shipping rang up at almost quadruple the price of the spring. I contacted the CS folks and explained the issue expecting the same service I got from MidwayUSA and others but nope. They told me the shipping is figured up automatically, they don’t adjust it and did I need anything else. I thought the person was messing with me at first because of the snarky attitude so I asked if there was any other way to ship it that might cost less. I was told I should consider buying from a store where I lived because the shipping would cost the same at other online retailers. Hmmm…

    Fast forward to me deciding to give them another chance about a year later and again getting hit with a really high shipping cost for the size and price of object. Again I contact customer service and get the same answer although this time the CS rep suggested buying more items so it wasn’t as bad. Hmmm…lemme think…nope. At least the second CS rep wasn’t such a tool but still refused to adjust shipping. I’ve since come across several others who have had similar experiences with Brownells and won’t buy from them again either.

    When I saw the article title on here about Brownells and shipping I just had to read it. I guess if you buy a lot of stuff from them it’s a pretty good deal. They won’t get my business back but I didn’t buy much from them so I doubt they will get too bunged up about it.