I've haven't yet purchased a membership from REI, mainly because the closest one is a couple hours away, so I rarely shop there. But I know they have pretty good member benefits and sales from time to time, and I'm considering buying a Chariot bike trailer there. It'd be nice to get a decent discount on such a large purchase.
Right now, REI has a 20% coupon for new and existing members, but it expires April 2, and I don't think I can make it over there by then. So I'm wondering, how often does REI offer a discount like this? Is there some sort of first purchase discount for new members?