Hey @TaraPasher! In addition to @REI-JohnJ, you do not need to be a member to shop with us. However, if you want to become a member it's a one time fee of $20 for a lifetime membership! You'll earn discounts on rentals, classes, and gear! As well as offers for member only events and deals! Click here to find out more about the REI membership. 

 
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