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For People Wanting to Upgrade A Piece of Their Big 3 More Cheaply:
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Jade Willcoxon
(H2Oboy) - M

Locale: Midwest
For People Wanting to Upgrade A Piece of Their Big 3 More Cheaply: on 05/23/2013 18:14:18 MDT Print View

I noticed a lot of threads where recent UL converts are looking for a way to save money while making major upgrades on things that fall into the "Big 3" Categories of Tent, Pack, and Sleeping Bag. In particular, people have been asking about sales on Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags.

Long-term "Geer Junkies" know that opportunities for such discounts on things like this are few and far between. Usually, you have to end up in the right brick and mortar store at the right time, due to manufacturers like Western Mountaineering pulling distribution licenses from online dealers that run online sales on their stuff.

For anyone who would lie to make such a purchase on such Gear at 20% off:

On the EMS web site. You can get 20% on any one item for joining their email club. Discount works on everything on the site. Even on Western Mountaineering stuff, etc. This is unusual, as most sites exclude the top names from their discounts. Especially the larger discounts like 20% on up. (No I don't work for EMS or any other brand for that matter) I just stumbled on this by accident while making my rounds on the web looking for deals on my wish list.

This is about the best deal I have found on a Western Mountaineering Bag (New anyways) and I used it to add another bag to my collection (Got an Alpinlite for $388)

Remember though, it can only be used one time, on one item. So, as Yoda would say: "Choose wisely my young pada-wan".

As a bonus, you will also get club points that translate to discounts on future purchases from them. Nice way to save almost $100 on a great bag and a little more on something else later on.

OH YEAH: and free shipping on anything over $48. So they don't get you there either.

Edited by H2Oboy on 05/23/2013 18:38:50 MDT.

$ items on 05/23/2013 18:32:19 MDT Print View

Dont forget that free shipping, and points offered by some retailers amount effectively to a nice discount. Use rebate thru MrRebates or other sites as well for more. You just may need to wait until you have enough points to benefit, or choose gear from a limited list that can be bought with points.

Jade Willcoxon
(H2Oboy) - M

Locale: Midwest
Had a couple of people PM me about the EMS Rewards 20% off Deal... on 05/31/2013 17:59:45 MDT Print View

Sorry all. It was a limited time thing for the Holiday I guess. I checked their site and it is no longer there.

"Early Bird Gets the Worm" thing I guess. To those of us that got in on it... Woot! Sorry to those of you that missed out.