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Early Holiday Shopping at Dowdy in Wright

Get a jump on holiday shopping for the Pirate fans on your list!
Dowdy has early shopping specials going on right now.

Check out our Discount Zone set up by The Tech Deck in our Wright Building store with everything at 50% Off regular prices. 

And, everyone needs an Ugly Christmas Sweater! Get the East Carolina version at 25% Off! 
4 different styles, available in long-sleeve tee and sweatshirt

IN-STORE ONLY. Wright Building location. Discounts taken from regular prices. Prior sales excluded. No coupons apply. Quantities limited. Sale merchandise will vary.

Holiday Sale at Dowdy December 1

The Annual Holiday Sale at Dowdy's Wright Building Store goes on all day long, Tuesday, December 1st, with special sales, drawing for an ECU Cornhole set &life-size PeeDee, and free gift wrapping!

From 4pm –7pm we'll have free refreshments, and parking adjacent to the store will have relaxed parking for our shoppers without a permit.  From 5pm –6:30 pm PeeDee, the Cheeleaders, and Santa will be here! Bring a non-perishable food donation and your camera for a photo of PeeDee and Santa in our holiday settings —or we'll take one for you!

Here's a sampling of the sale prices you'll find:

  • 25% Off all Apparel and Gifts
  • 25% Off all Jewelry
  • 25% Off all In-stock Diploma Frames
  • 30% Off all Nike®
  • 30% Off all Coats and Jackets
  • 30% Off all Hats, Beanies and Gloves
  • 30% Off all Polo's and Button-down Shirts
  • 30% Off all Ties and Belts
  • 30% Off all Tailgate Tents
  • 30% Off all Ornaments
  • 30% Off of all Infant, Toddler, and Youth Apparel
  • 50% Off select group of Jerzees Hooded Sweatshirts and Quarter-Zips
  • 50% Off Perfect Promotions Glassware and Water Bottles
  • 50% Off select group of ECU longsleeve t-shirts from Tobacco Road Tees
  • 50% Off select group of short and long sleeve performance T-shirts

… And, Select Group of $5 hats while supplies last!

Discounts off regular prices. No other coupons or discounts apply. In-Store only, Wright Building location only. Quantities limited. Drawing winner must claim prize in person within 10 days of notification.

Military Appreciation Tees at Dowdy

Say thank you and honor our troops with this special t-shirt! Available in long and short sleeve.  Best yet, $4 from the sale of each shirt goes to ECU Military Programs!

Discounts off regular prices. No coupons apply. Prior purchases excluded. In-store only. Quantities limited. 


Dowdy is open EXTENDED HOURS on home football games.  On weekends, parking is more relaxed adjacent to the store, so come on in!

We hold GAME DAY DRAWINGS in the store, taking entries on home game days. You could win a life-size cardboard PeeDee that will add to any room or tailgate party! Other great prizes as well.  PLUS, get a free game day button with purchase while supplies last.


We don't just celebrate home football games!  When the Pirates win a football game on the road, Dowdy holds a sale! For 2 business days following an "away" win, we'll take 1% OFF for each point the Pirates score, up to 30%!  Discount is off regular price apparel and logo gifts only; and sale is only on in-store, in-stock merchandise.  No other discounts apply, prior purchases excluded.

 Away Game Point Sale

Wilton Armetale for Pirate Parties

Perfect for tailgating or gift giving! NEW at Dowdy!  Come in and see this beautiful line of Wilton brand Armetale serving ware.

Shop Online for ECU Apparel and Merchandise

Looking for Upcoming Class Ring Events at Dowdy
Jostens is the Official Class Ring vendor for East Carolina. Shop for your ring in the lobby of Dowdy during special On Campus visits. Click here for a list of dates and more information.

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.

Dowdy Student Stores, the only bookstore owned and operated by East Carolina University

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.

FanFare Game Day Drawing: Promotion is held on home football game days only.  For the 2015 game schedule, contest will be held inside Dowdy Student Stores' Wright Building location on Sept. 5, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Nov. 28. Promotion will be held at both the Wright Building and Brody Building store locations on Thursday game, Oct. 22. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person, per game. You do not need to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn and notified within 3 business days following game day. Winner has 10 days to notify store of acceptance of prize or it will be forfeited.  Prize must be picked up by winner at Dowdy Student Stores, Greenville, NC.  No substitutions or transfer of prize. ECU Dowdy Student Stores employees (permanent or temporary) are not eligible. Management decisions are final.

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.