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.

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
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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.
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  • Diana says:

    My husband and I are avid hikers and campers. We could really use a $100 REI gift card toward some more hiking socks and a couple good rain jackets (since we’re in the Pacific Northwest!). Took the pledge!

  • NAN says:

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  • allison says:

    We went backpacking as a family when I was a child. The earlyist one I remember I was 8 that means my younger siblings (twins) were just 3 at the time. I don’t know how my parents did it. I do know that they paid someone to take our gear out so they didn’t have to carry gear and 4 small children down the mountain.

  • Dona says:

    My family loooovvveess to camp! We can always use new equipment or supplies!

  • Patty says:

    I would pledge to buy running or biking gear and get outside on the beach – we live in Cali!

  • Hillary says:

    We love to bike ride, and camp. The REI card would be a blessing.

  • Sharon says:

    We love camping! Might get some durable/reusable cooking ware. Or a new sleeping bag for me!

  • Dee says:

    I pledge to go hiking and Rei can help by getting us the appropriate walking gear and equipment 🙂

  • Liz M. says:

    I pledge to do some hiking this summer!

  • Melissa says:

    I love REI!
    I think I can squeeze in a hike & a bike ride! Fall is here in the Rocky Mountains.

  • helga says:

    $100 would go a long way to a new backpacking tent….need a new one bad:-)

  • Lauren says:

    My family (ok, my four-year-old) wants to go camping, but we have NO camping gear. We could use a tent and sleeping bags!
    Congrats on your bike riders. 🙂

  • Lauren @ Hobo Mama says:

    My family (ok, my four-year-old) wants to go camping, but we have NO camping gear. We could use a tent and sleeping bags!
    Congrats on your bike riders. 🙂

  • Alana says:

    We love camping and did some at Yosemite this summer. We need, though, more air mattresses for the boys.

  • Lilia says:

    Your post just gave me camping fever, but fortunately we have time off in a few weeks to take care of that. My favorite part: playing Mad Libs in our tiny two-person Kelty after dousing the fire.

  • Jeanie says:

    We *were* a camping family until the kiddie. However as soon as the youngest is out of diapers (I really can’t imagine camping in the Florida sand and humidity with diapers.) we’ll get back out there!

  • Amy says:

    I would love to get my technologically inclined family out of the house and camping. It would be a great way to reconnect and detach from the hustle and bustle of our daily life.

  • Tiffany says:

    I might have to start in the backyard, but I’ll work my way to a camping site. I really want to do it. An REI gift card would help!

  • Pat says:

    We love camping and could really use a canoe for our trips to the lake!

  • Judy says:

    we’d update our camping equipment so we could maybe take our two year old with us.

  • Maureen says:

    My family and I have camped many times, we are looking at buying an old trailer and a gift card would be great for some of the things I need for camping. Thank you so much!!!

  • Vicky says:

    I LOVE REI and am so excited to do some awesome camping and hiking. My fav hikes are ones that include breathtaking waterfalls. Can’t wait!

  • Isabel says:

    We love camping. We have 2 boys and have camped with them from the time they were about 3 months old. Love it. For a more comfortable nights rest get REI’s self-inflating pad to sleep on. Packs easily and is well worth the price. Besides you can’t beat REI’s guarantee.

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