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By Edward_
Mar 20, 2013

Jake Jones wrote:
With a 20% off coupon this means a relatively cheap new pair of shoes for moi. Speaking of the coupon, does anyone know when it comes out?

bump for this... don't they usually come out at the same time?


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By frankstoneline
Mar 20, 2013

Ty Morrison-Heath wrote:
If you have the exact same sleeping bag with opposite zippers yes. I've owned probably 4 sleeping bags and none of them zip together.


Really? I guess I've had good luck. I suppose they all have been REI brand and they seem to use a uniform zipper.


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By Steve_Sil.
From Los Angeles, CA
Mar 20, 2013

Edward_ wrote:
bump for this... don't they usually come out at the same time?


I got my 20% coupon in the mail yesterday with the dividend but the valid dates on it are 3/22 through April something.


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By Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Mar 20, 2013
meow

zoso wrote:
$372! I can finally get those supportive bras I need for my moobs. Pretty sick of them hitting me in the face when I jog.



you spent $3720 retail at REI? whyyyyyyy...


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By Jason N.
From Grand Junction
Mar 20, 2013
Indy pass

Alex Quitiquit wrote:
you spent $3720 retail at REI? whyyyyyyy...

Probably has an REI visa which gives you 1% on everything. It can add up especially if you use it for work travel like I do.


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By jmeizis
From Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 20, 2013
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater Cliffs in Adirondack Park NY.

It could also mean they spent $37,200 on non-REI purchases with an REI Visa Card. Either way that's a lot of spending. I'm not much better. I got $197 which means I spent nineteen grand on stuff. Not sure how that happened...

I'm going to get the dividend in cash and use it to replace the fly for my tent which had it's fly destroyed at Indian Creek this weekend.


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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Mar 20, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...

jmeizis wrote:
I got $197 which means I spent nineteen grand on stuff.


Let's see.....10% dividend = math fail.


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By Ian McG
Mar 20, 2013

Heres a little game: What's the coolest thing I can get with a dividend of $10?


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By T Howes
From Bozeman, MT
Mar 20, 2013

Glenn Schuler wrote:
Let's see.....10% dividend = math fail.


The REI visa is a 1% back on all purchase, and an additional 5% back (15% total) on full price REI purchases. Most of my dividend is from the 1% back.


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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Mar 20, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...

Tom Howes wrote:
The REI visa is a 1% back on all purchase, and an additional 5% back (15% total) on full price REI purchases. Most of my dividend is from the 1% back.


gotcha, so more than 10% but not 20%. Good deal either way. I usually end up with $20-40. Adding that to a gift card left over from xmas and maybe I can buy a new toy.


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By jmeizis
From Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 20, 2013
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater Cliffs in Adirondack Park NY.

Glenn, you're not an engineer are you?


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By EricSchmidt
Mar 20, 2013

Alex Quitiquit wrote:
you spent $3720 retail at REI? whyyyyyyy...


Can you not read dude? As everyone else has already stated multiple times if you have an REI visa you get 1% back on everything and 15% back on REI purchases. Please go to your room now and let the adults talk.


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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Mar 20, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...

jmeizis wrote:
Glenn, you're not an engineer are you?


I got it now - my Bad.


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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Mar 20, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...

EricSchmidt wrote:
Glenn is a little slow in most threads. Gotta give him a little extra time and sometimes draw a picture so we can bring the conversation down to his level.


awwwww, ain't you cute little EricSchmidt. Still trying to be the next Yarp....keep on trying.


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By Superclimber
Mar 20, 2013

Two sleeping bags zipped together works, but you're left with a huge gap between the pads.


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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Mar 20, 2013
Axes glistening in the sun

Spent $700 last year at REI and I'm not sure on what, but got a $71 dividend. Need to start paying attention to what I'm buying so when I see how much I spent I can feel good or bad.


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By Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Mar 20, 2013
Top of Jah-Man Sister Superior

"H" wrote:
Spent $700 last year at REI and I'm not sure on what, but got a $71 dividend. Need to start paying attention to what I'm buying so when I see how much I spent I can feel good or bad.


You can get a purchase history from REI. It is very convenient. Just ask customer service and they can print it off.


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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Mar 20, 2013
Axes glistening in the sun

Sunny-D wrote:
You can get a purchase history from REI. It is very convenient. Just ask customer service and they can print it off.



Thanks!


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By Chris G.
From San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2013
The Gallery, Red Rocks

Edward_ wrote:
bump for this... don't they usually come out at the same time?

The come out Friday in San Diego, same day as the dividend


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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Mar 20, 2013
El Chorro

Just so everyone knows, there are other cards out there that give you up to 2% cash back, and usually come with an introductory offer of 5-6% back for the first 3-6 months. So all of you that are so stoked about your $400+ dividend - it could have been $800+.

Every time you use your credit/debit card, the bank takes up to 3% of that purchase from the merchant. By giving half of that fee to you, they are banking on the fact that you'll use your credit card twice as much. Most people miss a payment or two a year and as stupid as it seems, a lot of people don't pay the full bill every month. That's a whole lot of money they make from you (the average person), just by offering some cash back.


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By Jason N.
From Grand Junction
Mar 20, 2013
Indy pass

Ryan Williams wrote:
Just so everyone knows, there are other cards out there that give you up to 2% cash back, and usually come with an introductory offer of 5-6% back for the first 3-6 months. So all of you that are so stoked about your $400+ dividend - it could have been $800+. Every time you use your credit/debit card, the bank takes up to 3% of that purchase from the merchant. By giving half of that fee to you, they are banking on the fact that you'll use your credit card twice as much. Most people miss a payment or two a year and as stupid as it seems, a lot of people don't pay the full bill every month. That's a whole lot of money they make from you (the average person), just by offering some cash back.


Makes sense, but I never know the specifics of it. I've always wondered if there would be a way to measure the effect of credit cards on the price of goods in the long run. To me it seems inevitable that they would drive prices up.


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By EricSchmidt
Mar 20, 2013

Glenn Schuler wrote:
awwwww, ain't you cute little EricSchmidt. Still trying to be the next Yarp....keep on trying.


Just being realistic... Seems like you are often lost as to whats going on in a conversation.

I mean honestly, how hard was it to figure out what they were talking about above? It was stated they were using a REI visa card AT LEAST 3 times.... Earth to Glenn, are ya there?


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By Michael Sullivan
From Madison, WI
Mar 20, 2013

Alright! Got my chinese food ordered. Favorite chair adjusted. Laptop's on the coffee table.


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By Boissal
From Small Lake, UT
Mar 20, 2013

Ryan Williams wrote:
Just so everyone knows, there are other cards out there that give you up to 2% cash back, and usually come with an introductory offer of 5-6% back for the first 3-6 months. So all of you that are so stoked about your $400+ dividend - it could have been $800+

2% cashback on everything? Why do I not know about those??? No yearly fee???
I can think of a few cards that offer up to 5% on specific stuff (Discover for whatever category they pick for a 3 months period) but none that offer 2% cashback on everything.

If the REI visa was 2% cash back, I'd have earned enough for a couple of full racks of C3 and C4 without setting foot into REI once this year. Well, except for that time I needed chalk.


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 20, 2013
OTL

I got the REI Visa b/c I never buy retail, including REI. At least I get a minimal 5% divy at REI with that.

With all of the coupons, closeouts, etc - you guys realize that 'huge' dividend is only a 10% discount, right? Barely anything after tax.
Most of my gear comes from higher discounted sources, so I'm guessing my divy is $20 or so again.


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