Does REI Price Match?

March 7, 2024
David Sunnyside

REI has a generous return policy and a price-match guarantee, but it's on a product-by-product basis. You can find out more about this policy by visiting their website. To qualify for a refund on an item, you must have purchased it within 14 days and provide substantial evidence that a competing retailer has a lower value. The competitor must be a local or national retail store, including online, brick-and-mortar, and auction sites.

While it's hard to say if REI has better prices than competitors at any given moment, the outdoor apparel and gear store often offers decent deals on popular brands like Patagonia, Smartwool, and Nemo. Plus, REI members get a 10% discount on most purchases.

REI offers modest sales throughout the year, but their Anniversary Sale in May and post-Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale are great times to stock up on premium brand items at a reasonable price.

Another way to save at REI is to sign up for the Co-op Mastercard, which has no annual fee and gives you 5% back on all purchases. This is on top of the 10% REI Co-op Member Rewards you'll already be earning.

REI also has a number of bulk discounts that give you a percentage off the total cost when you buy three or more items. These include socks, energy food and drinks, and cross-country ski equipment.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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