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Sidewalk Sale Fall 2018

Let's hope you're in the mood for shopping this Thursday, Oct. 25, because the prices will be falling as fast as the leaves during Dowdy's annual Fall Sidewalk Sale! Dowdy will be moving soon to the new Main Campus Student Center, and we'd rather SELL our merchandise than MOVE it!

Head over to Wright Plaza, 10am-2pm and you'll find these great buys:
50% OFF t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and long-sleeved t-shirts
$5 hats
50% OFF long-sleeved button downs
50% OFF Adidas jackets, women's polos and men's shorts
50% OFF select group of jewelry
50% OFF laptop cases, iPhone cases and ECU branded iPad Pro cases
50% OFF Canson 14 x 17 sketch pads, 16 x 20 artist canvases, and 17 month imprinted desk calendars
17 x 22 portfolio reg. $20.39, on sale for $7.99
Soft touch pad folder reg. $11.95, on sale for $5.99
One and four month dry erase calendars reg. $10.95, on sale for $5.95

Pumpkin Contest Fall 2018

And just for the fun of it, enter our mini pumpkin decorating contest! It's free! While supplies last, pick out a mini pumpkin and decorate it on site, 10am-1pm or while supplies last. Prizes will be awarded to the top three pumpkins.

CAROLINA STRONG t-shirts, $24.95 with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Rural Prosperity Initiative for Hurricane Relief in Eastern North Carolina!  Available in-store and online, while they last!

Our ONE-DAY-ONLY sale on select Apple products! Pre-orders accepted through October 31, 2018 for this sale on November 15. See store associate or visit the Tech Deck web site for details.

GO GOLD T-shirts!

You can help show your support for Pediatric Cancer Awareness with a GO GOLD t-shirt, with proceeds benefiting ECU's Camp Rainbow and Riley's Army.  Shirts are available at ECU Dowdy Student Stores in Wright and the Health Sciences Bookstore in Brody Bldg.


Looking for a High School Graduation Gift for the Future Pirate?

Shop Dowdy Student Stores for official Pirate gear, book bags, technology!
Don't know what to get? A Dowdy Gift card fits all sizes & budgets!
Need shipping? Give us a call, (252) 328-6731

ADD MONEY to your student's ECU 1 Card for shopping in Dowdy Student Stores!

You can defer Financial Aid funds to a Bookstore Account on the ECU 1 Card by request through the Cashier's Office.  You can also add funds any time to a student's BOUNTY BUCKS account.  Bounty Bucks is a declining balance account on the 1 Card that can be used in numerous places on campus, including Dowdy Student Stores!  For more information, see the ECU 1 Card web page.



Shop our online store for a tremendous variety of officially licensed Pirate apparel and gifts! Many items carried online are not found in our Wright Building location or Medical Bookstore. See Web site for details.

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Standard Contest and Sale Information: 

Contests and Drawings are held at Dowdy Student Stores periodically. Dowdy employees are not eligible. An ECU 1 Card must be shown for winners to receive prize; however certain exclusions may apply in cases such as alumni or visitors to campus when written on entry forms or promotional materials. No prize substitutions permitted. Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Winners must sign ECU prize report, accepting regulation that prize value may impact Financial Aid. No purchase necessary to enter or win contests. Other rules may be established for specific contests or promotions.

Sales and Discounts:  Advertised and unadvertised sales of discounts, to include buy/get, percentage off of price of merchandise, etc. is based on regular retail price, unless specified.  No other discounts or coupons can be applied to a sale price. Sales are in-store only, to include Wright Building store, and when specified, Brody Building store. Online and athletic venues are excluded, unless specifically designated. Only officially-licensed East Carolina University trademarked or registered imprinted apparel and gifts are included. "Gifts" include East Carolina University logo, trademarked, copyrighted, or slogan imprinted merchandise with exclusions. Prior purchases, special orders, and purchases of gift cards are excluded from discounts. Sales are limited to current stock and no rain checks will be issued.  Quantities of merchandise purchased may be limited by management. Computer hardware, software, technology-related merchandise, Apple® products, computer supplies and accessories, textbooks, rentals, CoursePacks, clickers, trade books, periodicals, school supplies, sundries, food, art department supplies, kits and metals, as well as any other non-logo imprinted merchandise are excluded from discounts.  These, as well as any other specified by management, will apply as exclusions from all ECU Dowdy Student Stores sales, promotions, and coupons. Typographical errors may occur due to human error.  These errors will be clarified as soon as possible.

Away Game Points Sales:  Promotion is held for 2 business days following AWAY football games, and only when East Carolina WINS the game. A percentage discount is given on regular price apparel and gift merchandise, equal to 1% for each point scored by ECU. There is a maximum discount of 30%.   For example, if ECU beat NC State 28-3, Dowdy would have a sale featuring 28% OFF reg apparel and gifts.  If, for example, the Pirates trampled the Tarheels 54-6 -- as proud as we would be -- we would have to cap our discount at 30% for the sale.  No other coupons, offers, or discounts are accepted in conjunction with these sales. Prior purchases are excluded. No special orders. See "Sales and Discounts" above for other disclosures.

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Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.