The Great Outdoors {Contest Closed}

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 7, 2011



Our family has changed since we visited our local REI store.


My six and four year old learned to ride their bikes.

On the same day.

Within minutes of each other.

It was awesome.


Since we had picked up some great outdoor gear at REI, it was easy to now be able to slip on some sandals and go for a ride.

To throw on some lightweight nylon water repellent REI cargo shorts and prepare for some very eager boys to barrel through every water puddle they encounter.

To plan for camping trips in parks that host beautiful bike paths.


To be together as a family in a way our family had never really experienced before.

I want that for you too.

And so does REI.

They have graciously offered to provide you with another chance to win!  How about a $100 gift card?

So tell me, what outdoor activity do you pledge to do with your family this summer and how would a $100 REI gift card help you get there?  Take the REI Outdoor Pledge and submit your comment to be entered.

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older and runs from  9/7 – 9/27 .
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
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  • Annie says:

    My husband and I would use it to buy a water filter for backpacking. We have a dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail and really only need a few more things before we can get started!

  • Veronica says:

    I pledge to camp more with the family, even if it is just in our back yard. THis gift card could help us get a tent.

  • linda says:

    I’d love to go camping with my family, but we’d need a new tent so that’s what I’d use the giftcard for. Also, based on this post, I’d probably need to get an air mattress.

  • Sarah says:

    I grew up as a die-hard camper, too. And we only took our kids camping for the first time last year. This year we had a baby, so we did “camp-at-home” and the baby and I got to sleep inside while everyone else slept out back in our tent. They had a great time!

  • cynthia says:

    We love going camping. We are planning a camping trip this fall and supplies from REI would be great!!

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