Usually there's a 20% off coupon or other offer that takes
effect around when the dividends are announced.
Not sure how I got a $130+ dividend... oh, wait. Yeah, now I remember. And with a few exceptions, most of it's good kit for me.
I too wish they had Montbell, but can find enough Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, etc there that I'll have no problem spending it.
I'm a swine and like to be comfy in summer, so for the right price and a bit of supplemental cash a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 or 2 could be in my future. Also could see having a Marmot Helium or even Pinnacle bag. Heck, I like the REI Flash 30 well enough that one might come home with me.
The Asheville NC store is having a garage sale this weekend... sounds like a Saturday AM venue I'll hit.