Recreational Equipment, INC. or REI Garage Sale, it is held inside most stores yet the fact that most people attending the event have extreme outdoor experiences with the unknown is what makes this event the ultimate in retail sales events worldwide.
It’s a first-come-first-serve policy so like me you may want to camp out. You have to be an REI member another thing that adds stress to this event, most of your piers know the store just as well as you do. If you’re not a member still come, you will find some great deals, buy your membership online prior to the garage sale or pay for a membership at checkout.
It is like the great outdoors so make sure you know why your there have a few key items you are looking for in mind it will be overwhelming. Have fun, everyone looks intense yet this is fun for everyone the REI staff will tell you it is one of the best days to work as it is such a rush. FORTUNE magazine has a list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, it started in 1998 and each year REI makes the list, these employees are happy people. If they don’t have what you are looking for and another store is close by, you should go to the other store or come back later in the day, I think they bring more stuff out as the sale goes on.
How much is killer gear marked down, most of the stuff I have purchased in the past was marked down 50%, if it shows a little wear or slight damage it could be more, I purchased a North Face down jacket last year and it was 80% off original price. Make sure it is what you want, all sales are final so no returns or buyers remorse.
I would dress like you are going hiking, skiing, surfing… what ever it is you are into, you want to have socks on if your looking for footwear or layers if your trying on jackets. Please write in and let the readers know what deals you found this time, if you have tips or tricks to share or just write a comment in support of the cause. Remember REI donates each year millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide, cleaning up beaches, making trails, restoring local habitats and so much more. REI began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies and is now the nation’s largest consumer cooperative.
My favorite holiday is the 4th Of July. Freedom to do what ever you want, it’s a federal holiday so most people don’t have to work! It’s a nice long day, I wake up early just out of habit, eat a good breakfast and head out side and put up the flag. It’s a super positive day more than likely because everyone is very active. I am one who has to be on the water every 4th, the beach, a lake or by the pool as long as there is water. For lunch/dinner the food is usually cooked outdoors, some sort of BBQ, something from the garden and always more watermelon than you can eat. After a long day as the sun starts to go down everyone is looking nice and tan. And here is why I love this holiday, as you may want to wind down, the day is only getting ramped up! As you head back outside to see the fireworks you get your second wind, the night is young and the party is about to get started!
Remember the significance of the 4th of July. It’s Independence Day, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776), declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom. It is our country’s birthday so time to celebrate and enjoy the freedom to live the way we want. Especially today make sure you take advantage of your freedom and do at least one thing just for you!
“Cigar and Spirits” you can say one or the other and it’s an event I would like to be at, both together it’s a guaranteed success. The 4th Annual West Coast Cigar & Spirits Tasting, The Ultimate Lifestyle Event was held at the Newport Beach Hyatt presented by Cigar & Spirits Magazine. Cigars were presented as you entered in an outdoor tented area with live music, when you went inside there were Spirits, Food and more entertainment.
The following day I went through, the bag that was given to me when I arrived and which I used to put things in as they were given to me. I emptied it out (shown in photo) as I went through it, I remembered the passion and generosity of each company that participated in the event. This event gets better and better every year, I am sure the majority of the people who attended this year will be back next year as it once again exceeded expectations. What do belly dancers have to do with Cigars? There both smoking hot.