For all you campers out there, the great company REI has expanded it’s dividend program to it’s members. For those of you that don’t know, REI members pay a lifetime membership fee of $15 and then they receive a 10% “dividend” at the end of the year from purchase they made. The new(ish) feature is the REI credit card which provides a 1% dividend on all purchases. Somehow, i think getting a free Nalgene bottle is much more useful than say $20 off my next GM vehicle or 12 miles on my frequent flyer program.

If you’re still scratching your head, “REI….” read below:

During the past six decades, REI has grown into a renowned supplier of specialty outdoor gear and clothing. We serve the needs of outdoors people through 69 retail stores in the U.S. and by direct sales via the Internet ( and, telephone and mail. Today, REI is the nation?s largest consumer cooperative with more than 2 million members.