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    Default 2011 REI Dividend

    Saw this when I logged in to REI today:

    Looking for your 2011 dividend?
    Please check back after March 14, 2012 for your new balance.
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    Can't wait, REI has one of the great divided programs for its members.
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    Finally picked up my new pair of Keen Voyageur's today at REI. Wooohooo!! Although the dividends are not available online yet, they are available to use at the register, which I was pleased to find out today! The 20% off coupon starts March 23. I was going to wait for the coupon to buy the shoes, but I really wanted them for my upcoming trip.
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    I've got $400 in dividend. Problem is there is little at REI I could use for hiking equipment. I guess shoes will be my purchase and new hiking sticks. They don't deal in Ultralight equipment, so it's kinda a bummer. I'd like a cuben fiber 8x10 tarp but they don't have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takethisbread View Post
    I've got $400 in dividend. Problem is there is little at REI I could use for hiking equipment. I guess shoes will be my purchase and new hiking sticks. They don't deal in Ultralight equipment, so it's kinda a bummer. I'd like a cuben fiber 8x10 tarp but they don't have.
    cash it out then. you have to wait til june, but they'll send you a check.

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    Honest - most gear lasts a long time after you pick up your big four or some apparel at full price the dividend has little meaning. It's wonderful for a year or two then - tapers down.
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    Might cash out myself. I know. I signed up for it and all and am thankfull to have it but I really wish they dealt with true ultralite items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    Honest - most gear lasts a long time after you pick up your big four or some apparel at full price the dividend has little meaning. It's wonderful for a year or two then - tapers down.
    Not necessarily. If you have an REI credit card, you receive dividends on all of your purchases - not just REI purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megapixel View Post
    cash it out then. you have to wait til june, but they'll send you a check.

    Thanks. I had forgotten about that option. I may go that route and buy the tarp I really want.
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    at this point i have pretty much everything i need so everything i buy there is useually on sale which = no dividend....wish that policy would change.

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    I checked this morning and my 2011 dividend is posted.

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    Yup, so is mine. The amount makes me shake my head at how much we spent on the REI VISA card last year, but a big chunk was our daughter's college tuition.

    Now I get to figure out what I want to do with it before my wife takes the whole thing to the shoe department....
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    Yay Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. $6.88. I always seem to find things cheaper through froogle.com and amazon.

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    $702.27 a new record for me.
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    $340.16 Another happy REI Credit card user here, it was about the same last year IIRC.
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    A whopping 3.95!! Yay.

    Who go the smallest dividend this year? Do they have a minimum? Anybody get less than a dime?

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    I have the REI Credit Card as well, got 459.11, but I use it for everything and pay it off, as the interest rate is around 18% I think.
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    Wow, Chin, that's pretty good. We got $550, which is a personal best. Yeah, run everything thru the card and pay it off every month, otherwise paying 18% to get back 1% doesn't make a huge amount of sense....
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    $92 - - about $60 more than I was expecting, so that's a good thing! Must look into this REI Visa card. We travel a lot - plane tickets, hotels, rental cars - and that all adds up.
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    The REI Visa is pretty cool from a consumer's point of view. (Maybe not so much from a merchant's.) You get back your 10% dividend on full-price REI purchases, 5% on all other REI purchases (sale price stuff -- this has made the biggest difference for us in the past couple of years, since we rarely buy anything at full price there), and 1% back on everything else.

    I don't need any hiking gear at REI, so we usually spend the dividend on a high-cost item that we've wanted for a while. Got a great hitch-mount swing-away bike rack a couple of years ago. Covered about 70% of the cost of my kayak. One year we deferred and got a check for the full amount in June, which we spent on a Montbell winter bag for my wife. This year we'll probably buy a high-end GPS unit, and I'll see if my low-tech skills can figure out how to use it.
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