$8 for $16 Voucher at Strange Cargo

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Customer Reviews

3 Ratings

Amazing and gracious customer service
Kevin H. · December 5, 2015
Awesome store with a ton of cool shirts!
Holly D. · October 2, 2013

What You'll Get


Today's deal gets you a 50% discount at Strange Cargo - Chicago's most prolific t-shirt design store. Eight dollars buys you a $16 gift certificate good for any purchase. Hot dog!

Strange Cargo offers hundreds of designs, ranging from stupid to artsy to political. Check out their amazing selection of t-shirts of all themes and subjects, including animals, booze, sayings, sports, Chicago artists, and much more. From classic vintage to creative contemporary, you will find something you love: A t-shirt design that reaches your soul. For Mr. Groupon, it's this Robin Yount 1982 MVP t-shirt. (Only the good Lord knows how much I love that man.) But for you, it could be anything from "Da Coach" to White Lightning to "I Like Toast." Beer enthusiasts have many designs to choose from, as do cute young revolutionaries hoping to express their admiration of Che Guevara. Just don't go blowing up any buildings, kids! (Cubs short-stop Ryan Theriot: Are you reading this? Because you could get a Ryan Theriot t-shirt of your very own, and express your self-love on your chest. Just a suggestion.)

T-shirts vary in price, but with most costing $16-$21 your Groupon should cover all or almost all of the bill. This deal doesn't stop at t-shirts, though: Strange Cargo also offers Chicago's largest selection of Converse Chuck Taylors and old school Vans, as well as women's clothing and - get this - original trading cards from "Saved by the Bell," "Star Wars," and "Garbage Pail Kids." Just think of all the candy cigarettes you could trade for if you scored an AC Slater, Han Solo, or Scotty Potty in one of your packs!

Strange Cargo is conveniently located at 3448 N. Clark, just a few blocks from Wrigley Field. Everybody loves them - just read their Yelp page. Yelper Mary M's review sums up the Cargo charm quite nicely: "Finding a store [where] you can get a gift for damn near ANYONE in your life is rare... let alone without spending your whole paycheck. All the folks who work there are pretty rad in general. They are all about supporting local business, helping you make the perfect personalized t-shirt, or keeping your old school garbage pale kid [sic] trading card collection up to the highest of quality. 
The price is almost always reasonable, and every piece of jewelry or shoe I wear from there land[s] me compliments literally every time I wear them."

Mary isn't the only one talking. Many celebrities say they can't get enough of Strange Cargo's famous people selection:

  • "A lot of people erroneously assume I only like the newer, post-Tribe-era hip-hop coming out these days. Though it's true that I can't get enough of Lil Wayne's warbly vocoded rhymes, the Strange Cargo Lincoln with Boom Box T-shirt shows my old school roots - listening to Marly Marl. I'm really grateful to them for setting the record straight about my broader tastes." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "Most Einstein t-shirts emphasize my unruly hair, but the Strange Cargo Einstein t-shirt emphasizes my penetrating gaze, which I like." - Albert Einstein
  • "People like to think of me as the guy who probably got beat up in high school. I didn't even go to high school. That's why I'm glad the Strange Cargo Philip Seymour Hoffman t-shirt depicts me as the bad man I really am." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

In fact, the only celebrity, dead or alive, not to buy the Strange Cargo t-shirt of themselves is Ryan Theriot. Wake up and smell the Groupon, Theriot!

Want to know what the next Groupon deal will be? Every morning we post a hint on our Facebook Page. Come find the hint & while you're at it, become our Facebook fan! If from the hint you accurately guess what the next Groupon is going to be, we will award you with a free JoeMap.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 14, 2009. Amount paid never expires. 1 per visit. Must redeem in store. No cash back, must use all at once. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Strange Cargo


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.