How Long Do REI Gift Cards Last?

No Expiration or Fees: REI gift cards do not expire.

Does REI membership expire?

Annual Dividend notices are sent out in March. For example, the member dividend you earn on purchases made in 2019 will be issued in March 2020 and expire in January 2022.

How long does REI ship to store take?

Standard Shipping is approximately 3–7 business days via USPS mail. Express Shipping is approximately 2 business days via UPS. REI e-gift cards are emailed directly to your recipients and usually arrive within a few hours after ordering.

How do I get my REI dividend?

To request an Annual Dividend check to be sent to your current address or an updated address:

  • Fill out the online form. This is a fast and easy way to get your check.
  • Or call us: 1-800-426-4840 (U.S. and Canada); 1-253-891-2500 (International)
  • Or contact us by mail: REI Membership Services.

How do I redeem my REI gift card?

Online at

On the Checkout page, enter your gift card number and PIN in the appropriate boxes. Gift card PIN is located on the back of the card. Please scratch off the applicable section to reveal PIN.

Can you buy at REI without a membership?

Yes, you can. You don’t have to be a member to purchase, but your membership fee goes towards your local state parks, county parks, and national parks. I would suggest a membership if you plan on buying anything over $200 retail price, not sale or clearance.

Is it worth it to get REI membership?

The REI membership fee of $20 is good for a lifetime membership. So the more years that you have an REI membership, the less it actually ends up costing. If you are buying gear over $200, it pays for itself immediately. You don’t need your actual REI membership card when purchasing, just your phone number.

What shipping company does REI use?

U.S. Shipping Rates. Please note: When standard shipping is selected, REI determines the most efficient shipping carrier for your order. The carriers that may be used are: U.S. Postal Service (USPS), UPS, LaserShip, or OnTrac.

Does Rei do special orders?

REI Discovery. I recently discovered that if REI carries one item from a manufacturer, you can special order other items from that same manufacturer.

Can I have someone else pick up my REI order?

Yes, you may have someone else pick up an order for you. It is best to forward the pick up email to them so they can provide it at time of pick up.

Where can I buy an REI gift card?

Gift cards may be purchased at, REI stores nationwide, via phone from REI at 1-800-426-4840, and from select authorized resellers. Gift cards can be redeemed only for future purchases of merchandise or services at, REI stores nationwide, and via phone at 1-800-426-4840.

Can I buy an REI gift card online?

Gift cards can be redeemed only for future purchases of merchandise or services (i.e., rentals, shop services) at, REI stores nationwide, and via phone at 1-800-426-4840. (When redeeming online or by telephone, this balance must be paid by credit card.)

How do I join REI?

Join the co-op for an outdoor life you love

  1. 10% back* (member dividend) Enjoy a treat-yourself moment every spring with your REI Annual Dividend.
  2. Members-only special offers. One big purchase and membership more than pays for itself.
  3. Access to in-store REI Garage Sales.
  4. Play, learn and travel for less.

How does REI garage sale work?

When items are returned, REI will put them into storage for the next Garage Sale. The price of every item is reduced from the original retail price. I’ve seen tags that list prices 20-90% off the original price, although that varies by store. The better the condition of the returned item, the smaller the discount.

Does REI price match Amazon?

For products purchased on or in REI stores, we will honor the sale price if you purchased within the last 14 days and your item is the same product number, color, and size as the item on sale. If so, we will gladly refund the difference to you.

Can I cash out my REI dividend?

When do REI dividends come out? REI dividends are sent out in March, and the credit is good for 21 months. For instance, a dividend issued in March 2020 does not expire until January 2022.

Does REI ever sale?

Get up to 90% off at the members-only REI Garage Sale. The Garage Sale happens three to four times a year (check stores in your area for dates) where you can score big savings on lightly used and returned gear. Discounts range from 50-90%! Quantities are very limited, sold as is, and all sales are final.

Can I use someone else’s REI membership?

Other family members can use your member number to earn a member dividend, but the membership can’t be transferred to someone else. Your member dividend is based on eligible purchases, which exclude REI Garage items, discounted items, gift cards, REI Adventures trips and services.

Where are Rei clothes made?

The stakes are much higher at REI, which imports about one in every five apparel products from two factories in South China. Last year, the decades-old retailer imported $10 million worth of Chinese-made goods for its nationwide chain of 46 stores and 1.4 million members.