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REI Dividends

Postby oldhikerQ » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:07 pm

REI Dividends will be out soon, and the 20% off one item sale starts March 22. My REI card was very active in 2012, and I'll be treating myself to an Arc'teryx Altra 65 to replace my disappointing Aether 70 and a new pair of Aslolo boots.
What are you spending your dividend on?
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Sadly I bought all my items after the new year so it's no good until next year. My dividend as a result is 1.70$
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby rlown » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:33 pm

didn't even persue my 4.68 dividend this year. Burn more gas than that just to get there.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby fishmonger » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:49 pm

$4.50 - smallest in years. Not that I haven't been spending too much on gear, but REI clearly isn't my source of choice any longer. Pretty much all I get there is gas canisters and a few packs of gummi sharks :D
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby The hermit » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:21 pm

$6.68 almost enough to get a new Tom Harrison map. Probably easier to just order online.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby whrdafamI? » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:41 am

$93.68. I use the REI/Visa credit card so my dividend goes up whether I shop there or not. Most likely get spent on more food and a new pair of Smart wool socks. About all I ever need anymore.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby dave54 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:48 pm

$6.41.

I will restrain myself and not spend it all on one impulse purchase.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Dave54.. I see a single order of a 4 serving Pad Thai in your future, but you'll have to pay extra. :D
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby Herm » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:45 am

I am a holder and user of the REI Visa, which I use to buy gas, pay monthly bills, as well as property taxes and other things. My di\vidend was $178.42, and yesterday it was used in conjunction with the 20% member coupon to purchase a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2. After returning from REI, I put some gear (including the new tent and my Exped SynMat 7 Deluxe) in a day pack, and walked down to a local park. At the park, I set up my new tent, and inflated the mattress for a quick test drive. The tent was quick and easy to pitch, and provided what seemed like plenty of room for me and my gear - this will be used as a solo shelter. I had considered a 1-person tent, but decided a little more room was worth the slight weight penalty of a 2-person shelter. Nice new set up for my solo adventures to come, dropping at least 2 pounds from my pack weight (with more to come).
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby Scouter9 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:11 am

Herm, you did great! My dividend isn't up in your range, but I also use a Copper Spur UL2 for a solo tent and I love it. Like you said, it goes up easily and has plenty of room. --I also use the tent for my son or wife and me, depending on trips. Two doors and twin vestibules are well worth the weight!

I was planning to use our roughly 80 dollar dividend toward a new sleeping pad, but the online reviews of the new Q-Core SL report it as so narrow that I have to now agonize over whether to go for the "heavy one" to get the same width as my air-core pad.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby Herm » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:11 am

Scouter9;
I look forward to using my new tent. It would be quite the tight squeeze to get both my wife and me together in this new tent, so it is my designated solo shelter. For a trip with my wife, I think I will still use our REI Half Dome HC, which has a rectangular floor plan that accommodates us both snugly. My current mat/pad is 26 inches wide, and I couldn't see trying to sleep on a pad only 20 inches wide - my shoulders would be off the sides. Many here have suggested getting the most comfortable pad/mat you can, and I agree. There is an obvious weight penalty, but that is the price for comfort.
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Re: REI Dividends

Postby Scouter9 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:31 am

Herm, you'd fit with two 20" pads (we do, and I'm a big fella), but you're sure right about the wider pads -- not gonna happen. Since moving to the thicker, Big Agnes inflatable pads (we used BA bags, too), I've been much more comfortable on a 20 than I ever was before, now sleeping quite well. There's weight worth carrying, and a good pad fits that category in my book, for sure!!

As a solo shelter, the UL2 is luxurious with space inside and the dual vestibules. I love it.
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