Academy Sports + Outdoors is an American owned sporting retail store that offers discounted items. The first store was a tire shop that was opened by Max Gochman in 1938 in San Antonio, Texas. But in 1939, the store started to sell some military surplus to its customers. However, in 1945, Max Gochman decided to change the store into Academy Super Surplus. By 1990, the company has grown to 18 stores and also started to begin a rapid expansion. In 1995, the founder’s son, David Gochman, took over the company in which by then valued to $350 million retail chains.
In 2011, the company launched Academy.com as a full eCommerce retail site that offers their own Academy credit card for financing and making your shopping experience more convenient. The Academy credit card also allow members to earn points and redeem rewards on eligible net purchases including $15 off your first purchase, 5% off future purchases online and in-store (free store pickup available) and free standard shipping on online orders of $15 or more.