Hey, if you are buying lots of gear, now's the time to do a few things. First, if you know an REI member, if you sign up this month for $20 fee, you get a 20% off for a non-sale item. So if you've been eyeing something that is$100, now's the time. Also "REI Visa":http://reivisa.com let's you save 5% on every non-sale REI purchase. It is also free and gives you a 1% rebate on other purchases. I've been using frequent flier credit cards, but if you have big dollar items, this can make some sense.