What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

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What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

Post by fonixmunkee » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:33 pm

REI dividend season is next month (mid-March). That sweet, sweet 20% coupon will soon follow. So...what is everyone who is an REI member going to spend their dividend on?

I haven't thought about it much, so I'm not sure what I'm going to buy. Last year, I bought some skiing gear...


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Post by torpified » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 am

1. the national parks annual pass, although maybe not in the 20% coupon window, since they start the pass ticking when you buy it, and it makes better sense to start it along with your first visit to a Nat'l Park after last year's pass expires.
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2. One of these years I'm going to use the dividend to subsidize me a new tent. There's a 7 yr old Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 I've been using for my solo trips. Despite mild fraying, it's still got some life in it. Its fantasy successor will weightless, free-standing, monsoon and blackfly plague-proof---and have a side entrance. Any recommendations?


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Post by Midwest Ed » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:05 pm

torpified wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 am
2. One of these years I'm going to use the dividend to subsidize me a new tent. There's a 7 yr old Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 I've been using for my solo trips. Despite mild fraying, it's still got some life in it. Its fantasy successor will weightless, free-standing, monsoon and blackfly plague-proof---and have a side entrance. Any recommendations?
I saw a portable force field dome that debuted on an episode of Start Trek. It looked like it would even protect you from falling trees. The portable fusion reactor power supply weighed 4 pounds though, so maybe it's a wash.
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Post by Tom » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm

torpified wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 am
2. One of these years I'm going to use the dividend to subsidize me a new tent. There's a 7 yr old Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 I've been using for my solo trips. Despite mild fraying, it's still got some life in it. Its fantasy successor will weightless, free-standing, monsoon and blackfly plague-proof---and have a side entrance. Any recommendations?
While it's just the natural successor and still has the rear entrance, I laughed when I saw how many disclaimers they put on the new carbon model (coming soon) as far as "it's light, but maybe not so durable." - https://www.rei.com/product/150043/big- ... arbon-tent

Since last year I went bigger and used my 20% on a BA Flying Diamond 6 (Not an IR tent, but great for car camping and hunting..) I think this year I may just go small and simple. A new campsite water bag like a MSR Dromedary might find it's way home.


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Post by johnhens » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:46 am

There is nothing specific I have in mind which means a trip to REI and impulse buy.


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Post by torpified » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:51 am

Midwest Ed wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:05 pm

I saw a portable force field dome that debuted on an episode of Start Trek. It looked like it would even protect you from falling trees. The portable fusion reactor power supply weighed 4 pounds though, so maybe it's a wash.
As sweet as that sounds, 4 pounds is twice my present shelter weight. If I had the power to make gear out of materials depicted on the tv of my youth, I'd got straight for upsidaisium, the gravity-defying metal figuring in the opening episodes of the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show."


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Post by torpified » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:52 am

Tom wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm


While it's just the natural successor and still has the rear entrance, I laughed when I saw how many disclaimers they put on the new carbon model (coming soon) as far as "it's light, but maybe not so durable." - https://www.rei.com/product/150043/big- ... arbon-tent

I saw that too, and made a note to stop my future self if she ever starting thinking it would be rational purchase!

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Post by dcclark » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:48 pm

Not much of a dividend for me this year. But REI is just about to open its first store in West Michigan, and it's awfully close to my house. I foresee huge dividends (and smaller bank accounts) in my future.

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Post by Ingo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:29 pm

Probably a ProLite Plus wide (25") sleeping pad. I need another wider one for canoe trips when guests don't have their own. Won't cost much after 20% and dividend.
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Post by johnhens » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:41 am

My dividend was $7.17. So not much (I say, which never happens).

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Post by Base654 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:22 pm

I route all of my bills and expenditures through my card... I think I have one of everything from that store for free. Two years ago I fell in love with the LUCI lights. I'm getting the USB recharger version to recharge my Kindle this time. I took four pounds of books last time and still ran out of material. I need a new rain jacket too.

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Post by Ingo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:06 am

I hate that REI doesn't do the 20% off any one item at the same time as the dividend anymore :( . Just got an email for a different promotion, so I know I'll have to wait at least until that one expires.
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Post by thesneakymonkey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:15 am

Probably just a new pair of hiking pants and cashing the rest out. I finally found pants that I love and I want a second pair before they discontinue them!
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Post by johnhens » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:12 am

Ingo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:06 am
I hate that REI doesn't do the 20% off any one item at the same time as the dividend anymore :( . Just got an email for a different promotion, so I know I'll have to wait at least until that one expires.
They will do it the end of the month. So I was told.


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Re: What are you spending your dividend on? 2019 super special edition

Post by Bobcat1 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:24 am

New sleeping mat, lighter and warmer than what I have had. Neo XTherm.

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