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Scott Smith
(mrmuddy) - M

Locale: No Cal
REI Dividend on 03/12/2012 14:01:11 MDT Print View

For kicks..Would be inetersting to see who thinks they have the Biggest Div coming . and . also who has the samllest :)

Nigel Healy
(nigelhealy) - F

Locale: San Francisco bay area
Re: REI Dividend on 03/12/2012 14:39:17 MDT Print View

well I'm not the largest so far but its $170.06 that's from buying a bike there and fact I have a REI creditcard I've been using for most things the last year.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
yay! on 03/12/2012 18:43:07 MDT Print View

$236.27

the 20% coupon is off any purchase iirc?

I want to get a whisperlite for winter trips. don't really know what else I need though...

Scott Haddon
(rebeldawg63) - F

Locale: Southeast
You could buy: on 03/12/2012 19:20:51 MDT Print View

SAWYER SQUEEZE WATER FILTER: .1micron absolute filter, weighs 3oz.

That will about cover my dividend!!

Scott Haddon
(rebeldawg63) - F

Locale: Southeast
What you can't buy on 03/12/2012 19:25:49 MDT Print View

They are out of the Womens version of the NeoAir XLite Darnit!!
Was hoping to get a discount on this pad. Has a sweet R factor of 3.9!!

Martin Van Laarhoven
(vtrek)

Locale: NorthEast
dividend on 03/12/2012 20:16:49 MDT Print View

I get $59.17, my biggest so far.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
REI Dividend? on 03/12/2012 20:42:02 MDT Print View

@Scott:

You can still order the XLite and use your dividend and 20%, either at rei.com, a computer in the store or at customer service. If you have an REI nearby, shipping is free to the store, too.

Edit: mine is $56.86 this year.

Edited by saparisor on 03/12/2012 20:43:49 MDT.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
mine on 03/12/2012 22:29:56 MDT Print View

$18.19

I try not to buy full-priced items from REI. I'm sure much of it was items under $20.

Noel Tavan
(akatsuki_the_devil) - MLife
Yay on 03/13/2012 00:21:00 MDT Print View

$211.70

I will spend it throughout the year :-)

P S
(xeren) - F

Locale: Southern California
neoair xtherm on 03/13/2012 00:24:28 MDT Print View

$107 - yikes. Spent too much last year.

I'm hoping that REI starts carrying the neoair xtherm before the 20% off window ends! I'll easily carry an extra couple ounces for something that can be used in every season.

Andrew Schmucker
(vwtech76)
rei on 03/13/2012 16:09:52 MDT Print View

257.98 I have no idea how i have so much, After finding this website, REI usually doesn't carry the ultralight stuff. I'll find someting to spend it on.

gunther kirsch
(goonch92) - F

Locale: Northern California
20% on 03/13/2012 17:03:27 MDT Print View

i don't see any 20 percent disount coupon, whats the deal?

Adam Wallace
(A.Wallace) - F

Locale: somewhere
REI Dividend on 03/13/2012 17:26:29 MDT Print View

$2.86 enough to buy an energy bar

a b
(Ice-axe)
Fifty Seven! on 03/13/2012 17:29:36 MDT Print View

I have a whopping 57 dollar dividend. I have all the gear i need but i could always use some socks... I will probably just blow it on freeze dried "Astronaut" neopolitan icecream.
Hey.. does buying something with our REI dividend count as "buying" new gear? Ya know.. that whole "Don't buy new gear" thread thingy.
Anyhow, if i don't spend my dividend it evaporates right? Seems like in order to save the world i need to go spend this 57 bucks. :)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Fifty Seven! on 03/13/2012 17:38:12 MDT Print View

Matthew, you can take it as cash and spend it on something other than gear..... But that's no fun!

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
30 cents! on 03/13/2012 17:42:26 MDT Print View

Judicious use of Garage Sales and sale prices have allowed me to keep my full price spending low enough that I am receiving $0.30 on my balance.

I'm actually proud, in a sick way. :)

a b
(Ice-axe)
Dividend on 03/13/2012 17:42:58 MDT Print View

Hey Travis, I actually did not know i could take it as cash. That is 3/4 of a tank of gas... Nah.. you are right, that is no fun.
Must spend it on something ridiculous.
Hey 57 bucks is like Half of a Patagonia Down sweater! Or maybe 1/3 of an Arcteryx Jacket.
I think in the spirit of American Consumerism I should use my dividend as merely a fraction of payment on an object of much greater value. Hmm. Dead Bird or Gucci?

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
10 cents on 03/13/2012 17:46:23 MDT Print View

I've bought mostly from REI outlet and Clearance, that the only item I got at reg price was a map. REI Div 10 whole cents, which I already applied toward a headlamp :)

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Already Spent on 03/13/2012 17:58:49 MDT Print View

I only had a $24 rebate this year which was mostly for buying socks last year. I already spent it replacing my headlamp which I broke last year.

Matt,
Take up another hobby like trail running. Then you can buy more gear without it being backpacking gear.

Mina Loomis
(elmvine) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
REI dividends and coupon and visa card on 03/13/2012 18:03:14 MDT Print View

1. REI dividends last until the end of the second calendar year from when they are posted. So, for example, dividends posting now, from 2011 transactions, will be good through 12/31/2013.

2. You don't have to use REI dividends for store credit, but of course that's the easiest thing to do--combine them with your coupon. Beginning on 7/1 of the year they post, you can have them send you a check. Large as it is, REI is structured as a real cooperative, and its patronage rebates are real money.

3. Yes, for a change, this year the Member Rewards 20% off coupon, which officially kicks in on 3/23, is supposed to be good on full price, sale, and clearance items. There are as usual a few exclusions, but not many.

4. Do you normally only buy sale and clearance? You too can earn a dividend. Get an REI Visa card and use that for all your REI purchases, and you will still earn a 5% dividend on everything at REI. Earn 1% on everything else you use it for. No annual fee. I don't remember what the interest rate is because I never carry a balance. The REI Visa is the only way we REI employees ever earn a dividend, because of our discounts. My REI dividend, using the card for everything, runs over $600/year.

5. Furthermore, if you are an REI member and don't already have a REI Visa to use for your REI purchases (to earn your extra 5%), they are currently having a Visa promotion, through 5/31. Apply by then, get approved, make any purchase by 6/30, pay the bill, and you get a $100 REI gift card. Why are they doing this? Saves the coop a lot in bank fees! And they want to "add value" to your membership. (The employee whose referral code you use gets $40 too--so be sure to get it from your favorite REI employee.)