REI 20% off coupon??

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REI 20% off coupon??

Post by -Q- » January 21st, 2014, 8:43 am

hi all,

any idea of when REI will sending a new 20% off coupon??
i seem to remember getting one around february last year.

thanks :P

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by raftingdog » January 21st, 2014, 9:04 am

annual member rebate and also 20% off one full price item .......... is it Feb or March? Spring sale.... REI cooperative is great for customers and good employer

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by Aimless » January 21st, 2014, 4:59 pm

Lately, REI seems to issue 20% coupons on a sporadic basis throughout the year, whenever they want to boost sales, but the one time that has been fairly predictable for the past decade or more is when the dividends are issued, which usually happens toward the middle or end of March.

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by forester » January 21st, 2014, 5:56 pm

It will come 10 days after you give up waiting for it and decide to buy something spendy.

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by -Q- » January 21st, 2014, 9:41 pm

thanks all for the replies.

patiently waiting for that coupon haha 8-)

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by Crusak » January 22nd, 2014, 6:32 am

forester wrote:It will come 10 days after you give up waiting for it and decide to buy something spendy.
:lol:

Or, it'll come 10 days after that very expensive piece of gear you simply can't hike without breaks.
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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by Grannyhiker » January 22nd, 2014, 9:18 am

There seems always to be a coupon in late March, with the dividend notices. Others, as mentioned, are sporadic.

Since the one expensive piece of gear I want to buy (Exped UL7 Downmat) is not carried by REI, the 20% coupon won't do me much good. They have the much heavier non-UL Downmat and the UL7 Synmat (not nearly as warm). I'll have to go elsewhere for the pad I want. I never used a REI 20% off coupon last year. 20% off on a fuel canister or a pair of socks is less than the gas to drive there!
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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by retired jerry » January 22nd, 2014, 9:27 am

yeah, I sometimes use coupon for fuel canister, except now I'm using the $3 Burton canisters from Fred Meyer.

My Platypus 1 gallon water bag is getting old - yellowed and delaminating at edges just a bit. Maybe I'll use coupon on that, but not very expensive.

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by -Q- » January 22nd, 2014, 12:05 pm

i have traditionally used the 20% off coupon to buy fuel canisters as well, since everything at REI is overpriced.

this year i wanna splurge for the ultimate survival technologies 30-day lantern for car camping...

http://www.rei.com/product/861164/ultim ... ay-lantern

the various online retailers are not much cheaper when factoring in shipping, so REI wins :)

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Re: REI 20% off coupon??

Post by Grannyhiker » January 22nd, 2014, 1:37 pm

My point is that the 20% discount saved on an inexpensive item is less than the cost of the gas to drive to REI (unless you live close to one, which I don't).

Like Jerry, I use those cheapo Fred Meyer canisters unless I'm going to be out in below-freezing weather. I miss GI Joe's, though; they carried the MSR canisters, close to home.
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