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by Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:28 am

Dingus Milktoast wrote:The smaller the dividend the closer you are to achieving gear bliss. It is a sign of progress, my friend!


Thank you, my friend.

$15 for me. REI member since 1977.

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by rhyang » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:48 pm

ncst wrote:"As of 3/15/2010, your dividend balance is $97.60". Cool, but I live in Europe now. Don't think that will give me much to buy with those high shipping costs...

Wait until July and then have them send you a check instead.

I have an REI visa. At one point I was using it for things like auto maintenance, medical bills (racked up thousands in 2007), etc. -- that made for a nice dividend :)

These days though I'm using an airline rewards card mostly. Got a free plane ticket for Ouray this past winter that way.

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by dskoon » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Got mine yesterday: $4.56!
Couple of cliff bars, yeah!
I used to work there, so I have much gear. Now, try and get what I need on sale.

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by Hyadventure » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:02 pm

cp0915 wrote:Never been a gear junkie... ~$14.00

I'm a total gear whore with a REI 5 miles from my house, but paying retail??? that doesn't work for me.

As of 3/15/2010, your dividend balance is $8.98

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by Wisdom » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:09 am

I know how you feel! I spent 659.90 there in 2009 and received a dividend of only 15.77. I guess I know what motivates me... But on the positive side, I think I did get a good deal on different sale items. I managed to pick up their Kilo -20 bag for my son when it was on sale and was even able to get a Marmot Col -20 bag for me for $400 in Houston (hard to move them here). Alas, they won't count against either the 2009 or 2010 dividends...but something is better than naught. At least the 20% coupon is useful!

- Wisdom

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by Alex Wood » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:52 am

150$...Seems like alot to spend, but my brother bought a mountain bike so thats not all on gear

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by Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:43 am

I just spent my dividend at REI.

I have a $15 dividend. I bought a $15 item and got 20% off. With shipping added, it was going to be FREE. While I was online I saw another really cool $15 item, so I added that to my basket, too. Then I saw another great thing, and added that too. Didn't really need it, but it was awesome. Then I happened to see something else, a bit pricey at $85 but I loved it and thought my girlfriend would love it. Used my 20% discount for that item instead. There was a $40 accessory for that, too, that she would like so I got that as well. Finally happened to see something else that I like, only $35, so I added that too. Got free shipping, saved another $18, yes!

Boy that $15 dividend sure saved me a lot of money.

I guess I need to start working on accumulating next year's dividend.

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by nhluhr » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:23 pm

I used part of my dividend on several USGS quads, canister fuel, and a book.

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by connollyck » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:42 am

ive got mad love for REI--been going there since high school. just don't go there looking for advice

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by Pallando » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:04 am

Somewhere around $8... that's high for me. I get 90% of my stuff at Scratch and Dent sales or clearance, but this last year I started getting more climbing (read: new) gear. But I get most of that gear elsewhere, so I'm no ever expecting to get much of a dividend. As it is, I'm happy to get half of a quickdraw paid for.

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by OJ Loenneker » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:37 pm

Got mine the other day. $28... That means that I spent $280 there last year. Don't ask me what I bought, can't tell ya. I don't usually shop at REI because I have a plethora of local places to get stuff, so really the idea that I spent almost $300 at the store has me perplexed.
Oh well, now I will have to go and buy $28 in gu and tent stakes. :wink:

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by mconnell » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:32 pm

$200 dividend, and I didn't buy much of anything at REI last year.

Comes in handy since my avy transceiver died my last time out.


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