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(hengman) - F

Locale: Central Florida
REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item on 10/07/2011 02:35:06 MDT Print View

REI offers Members 20% off 1 regular price item and 30% off 1 clearance or outlet item (Exp 10/16). Use code: FALL4MEM

Also take 50% off one shop service or gear rental in-store. Free shipping on orders $50+ or select free in-store pickup. Tax where applicable.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item on 10/07/2011 04:37:16 MDT Print View

Thanks for the headsup!

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Things of interest on 10/07/2011 06:23:29 MDT Print View

You can get a great deal on any one of the following by using the additional 30% off
1) Ibex Indie Merino Hoody Baselayer -$48
2) Patagonia Sun Hoody - $27
3) REI Flash 65 Pack - $94
4) REI Flash 50 Pack - $80
5) Women's Nanopuff (few sizes) - $84
6) Golite Peak - $63
7) North face Womens Verto Windshirt, size Med (2.4oz) - $45

Edited by Konrad1013 on 10/07/2011 12:30:15 MDT.

Ceph Lotus
(Cephalotus) - MLife

Locale: California
REI clearance tip on 10/07/2011 19:47:43 MDT Print View

Here's a tip...go to the REI website, and search for "Reduced". You'll get a listing of over 1,000 items on clearance, which you can take an additional 30% off using the coupon code. The 30% discount only applies to one item, so choose carefully.

http://www.rei.com/search?query=reduced

Edited by Cephalotus on 10/07/2011 19:51:21 MDT.

Weiyi Wang
(wwyjedi)

Locale: mid
Re: REI clearance tip on 10/07/2011 20:38:09 MDT Print View

One more tip:
you can use multiple checkouts (1 item each checkout) to get more items with the discount.
enjoy.

Jake Palmer
(jakep_82) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: REI clearance tip on 10/07/2011 23:22:52 MDT Print View

"you can use multiple checkouts (1 item each checkout) to get more items with the discount."

It's a one time use coupon so this won't work. If you did manage to use it more than once I would expect them to cancel any orders beyond the first.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Re: Re: REI clearance tip on 10/08/2011 02:43:48 MDT Print View

REI's system for these codes is nearly 30 years old. You can get 30% off a sale item PER ORDER, just like 20% off a full price item PER ORDER. They don't have a way to track multiple uses of a coupon.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Ethics on 10/08/2011 10:37:05 MDT Print View

Ethics come into play here? They do advertise good for one item.
Duane

Jake Palmer
(jakep_82) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: Re: REI clearance tip on 10/08/2011 11:32:52 MDT Print View

"They don't have a way to track multiple uses of a coupon"

I'm pretty sure they do since they keep the entire purchase history associated with your member number. I used my 20% off yesterday and the guy looked it up in the system to see if it was still available on my account. And as Duane said, even if you do manage to use it more than once it's not very ethical.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: REI clearance tip on 10/08/2011 12:30:10 MDT Print View

Sure, they CAN manually check your history. But the computer system cannot flag these transactions.

jennifer ross
(jenhifive) - F

Locale: Norcal
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: REI clearance tip on 10/08/2011 12:46:42 MDT Print View

If you specifically buy another item just to use the 20% off they still get about a 20% markup (depending on manu/price/item) on whatever you're buying so technically they are still making a profit. I think they try to keep it to one item because on their pricier items like specialized bikes they don't have a big mark-up so I think sometimes they do take a hit on the discount. I'm not going to weigh in on whether I think it's right or not but I really don't think it's a big deal.

Ryan Krause
(rmkrause)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Multiple Items on 10/08/2011 14:18:14 MDT Print View

I knew someone a few years back that did multiple one item orders and believe he said while the discount was taken, the savings past the first item was subtracted from his dividend. I've never done such so cannot confirm this however.

Regardless, it's seriously bad karma.

Tyler Fisher
(qtrlbrwchs)

Locale: northern california
coupon ethics on 10/08/2011 20:32:23 MDT Print View

So is it unethical to use coupon codes from newsletters you didn't sign up for or weren't intended for you your use?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: coupon ethics on 10/08/2011 20:37:56 MDT Print View

Yes it is.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item" on 10/08/2011 21:50:21 MDT Print View

I would just like to point out that one cannot determine the profitability of a business solely by looking at the gross margin.

But I think it's a safe bet that REI could not turn a profit on an aggregate gross mark up of 20%.

Edited by davidlutz on 10/08/2011 21:52:39 MDT.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: "REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item" on 10/08/2011 22:46:36 MDT Print View

REI doesn't exist to turn a profit. REI is not a publicly traded/owned company. It is a co-op, owned by its members.

REI also returns 10% of ALL (full-priced) purchases back to its members.

We're really only getting an extra 10% off with this massive 20% off event coupon.

You may now return to the ethical questions.

Mark Mathis
(78Staff) - F

Locale: NE Florida
REI 20% on 10/09/2011 01:20:30 MDT Print View

hard to get excited this year, not much I need that I can't find elsewhere cheaper anyway... Been itching to pick up a helium but even at 20% off it can be found cheaper in a quite a few places :(.

My other recent want is the Snow Peak Trek 900/1400 kit, which is locked in at $99 pretty much everywhere, so $20 would be cool but they don't seem carry it for some reason.

I mean I like REI, and I spend enough their to get a bit of a dividend every year, but realistically they are high prices compared to the multitude in internet shops out there...

Edited by 78Staff on 10/09/2011 02:23:11 MDT.

William Brown
(MatthewBrown) - F

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns
Returns on 10/09/2011 04:59:31 MDT Print View

I agree Mark, but other than Backcountry.com, REI has the best return policy in the outdoor retail industry. I'm getting and Exped Synmat7 ul with my voucher this fall. I'll give the pad a try and so will the rest of may family over the next year of camping. If nobody likes it, I'll simply return it, with no questions asked. I've never returned any of my purchases to REI before, but it is nice to have that option, especially in internet land where I can't try everything on the camping store floor first.

And for those that are cool with scamming the system that REI has in place. You seem to have no comprehension of how a business operates and how many people(employees and customers) are affected by your lack of character.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Returns on 10/09/2011 08:04:02 MDT Print View

LL Bean has same policy as REI. Use their Visa and even return shipping is free, if still the policy.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Returns on 10/09/2011 16:21:06 MDT Print View

>> And for those that are cool with scamming the system that REI has in place. You seem to have no comprehension of how a business operates and how many people(employees and customers) are affected by your lack of character.

LOL... "scamming"? You've got to be kidding. Do you really think that REI isn't aware of the "loophole" that allows members to do multiple orders and use the coupon each time? Their system can retrieve all my previous online orders *and* it knows how to track gift cards and expired promode codes *but* they can't figure out how to program it to recognize if a promo code has already been used??? LOL... I don't think so.

I went to an REI store today and used both of my discount codes and purchased a few other things besides. But they didn't have the socks I wanted in my size, so I just logged into my account (with my membership number) and ordered the socks plus one of my husband's favorite shirts on clearance that they don't carry in the store. When I went to check out, both discounts were automatically applied without my putting in the promo code.

As I use the same name and membership number in the store as well as online, I don't see how this is "scamming" the system. So, you're telling me that you, as a person of character, would explicitly call the online order department and ask them to take the discounts off?