Get ready for some Grand Opening sporting goods deals at Rockford's new Dick's location. The time has come to turn the lights on and ring the bell.

The bigger and better Dick's Sporting Goods store, located at Forest Plaza
6649 E State Street, has announced the grand opening date and also some special 'preview' days. The big grand opening is scheduled for the weekend of March 20th, but beforehand, some sneak preview days.

Dick's Sneak Preview

St. Patrick's Day March 17th:

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, March 18th:

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday, March 19th:

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

I'm so ready for warmer weather. We need some bike tune-ups, our little leaguer needs some new gear, and I'm sure there's something with my name on it in golf department.

Be sure to sign up for a chance to win a bunch of prizes, including a grand prize valued at up $1000, according to the stores website. There's also a special coupon offer for the grand opening. Get $10 off any purchase of $25 or more. You need to click HERE to get the coupon.

Want to use the special grand opening coupon but not comfortable with shopping in person, no worries, Dick's Sporting Goods offers FREE one-hour curbside pickup.

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