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O/T: REI's dividends are in.

Old 03-21-17, 09:02 AM
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O/T: REI's dividends are in.

I got $110. Will probably put it toward a new Garmin. How'd you do?
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Old 03-21-17, 09:25 AM
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$28, lol not too bad though!
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Now how much did you have to spend to accrue that much in dividends? Guessing 5%? Pretty good return.
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Old 03-21-17, 09:55 AM
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They give you 10 % of what you spend back. For a while I had an REI credit card, which had double bonus points on groceries, so I'd use it every time I bought food, then pay it off immediately, which paid for a free jacket.
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I picked up a bottle cage yesterday and, at the checkout, was notified that I had a whopping $1.82 that I could apply towards the purchase. SCORE!
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I bought my bike there last year, but it was not eligible for a dividend. So, basically I got nothing
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
I bought my bike there last year, but it was not eligible for a dividend. So, basically I got nothing
Same for me, but the bike was ~60% off so I'm not going to complain too much.
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Same for me, but the bike was ~60% off so I'm not going to complain too much.


Mine was too, my post about getting nothing is tongue in cheek.
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Old 03-21-17, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I picked up a bottle cage yesterday and, at the checkout, was notified that I had a whopping $1.82 that I could apply towards the purchase. SCORE!
You're leaving out important details. Was the cage red?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
You're leaving out important details. Was the cage red?
Black, aluminum, grip o' death cage from Lezyne.
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protip. Don't use your dividend, always cash out. They don't give you a dividend on your dividend purchase so even if you are planning on spending it, pay for it preferably with an REI CC and wait till june for the money
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IIRC, I got about $220. I have their credit card. Earns 1% back on all non-REI purchases but grocery purchases, which have been earning 2% for a long while. Sadly, the 2% grocery deal comes to an end this month.


For 2017 I have already earned over $90 through, thanks in part to my kitty getting cancer.
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No REI in south Florida so when I was visiting my son in VA Beach in August I bought a Garmin Forerunner watch and gave him the points, he loves that place, him and his GF buy a lot there so I hope he made out pretty good.
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I've never been there so the last dividend I ever got was when the insurance company that issued my burial policy to my parents converted their stock or something...


It was more than $300 though
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For 2017 I have already earned over $90 through, thanks in part to my kitty getting cancer.
I'm really sorry to hear that, indyfabz.
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I'm really sorry to hear that, indyfabz.
Thanks. He's been getting chemo and 'roids since January. The tumor on his intestines is no longer palpable, which is good news, but he did lose a little weight since his last visit a month ago after gaining some since the start of treatment. Hope that's not a sign of him deteriorating.
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$220 this year.

I used my REI card for a home remodel a few years back and had $550.
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I am thinking about use the $35 dividend and 20% off on a Wahoo Kickr
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Black, aluminum, grip o' death cage from Lezyne.
How do you like it?
I need a new black aluminum cage.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
How do you like it?
I need a new black aluminum cage.
They're great, if not losing your bottle is a priority - they hold on very securely, even over very rough stuff. You do have to be rather deliberate about pulling bottles straight out, though. I've had one on the gravel bike for about 6 months now, finally adding another in anticipation of weather that'll necessitate more hydration. At 10 bucks, they're stupid cheap.
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$100ish between my wife and me. It and the 20% coupons are earmarked towards some new Yakima racks for her car.
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Looked at mine this morning. It's actually $308 and change, not $200. I possibly see a new sleeping bag for bike tours in my future.
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My dividend was just under $10 which was shocking until I remembered that most of what I buy there (which is a lot) is on sale and doesn't qualify for the dividend. I put it toward a new Kühl Firefly jacket, also bought on sale.

That said, for next year I'm already at $15 thanks to buying a new saddle for my Randonee.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Looked at mine this morning. It's actually $308 and change, not $200. I possibly see a new sleeping bag for bike tours in my future.
FYI, you'll get a much better bag from the cottage industry than you will from REI. Best warmth-to-weight ratio is probably a ZPacks backpacking quilt. I've been using one for years. It opens flat like a bed sheet, or closes around you like a mummy bag, so it's far more versatile and comfortable than a traditional bag, too.

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My wife is obsessively into hiking, kind of like how we're into cycling.
Recently she's been using my REI dividend money to buy herself weird hiking stuff.
I kind of get the collapsible, carbon fiber, hiking poles thing.
But seriously, how many hiking hats can she possibly need?
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