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Black Friday Alternative




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This year, all REI outdoor outfitter stores will close on Black Friday and join hundreds of national and local organizations and like-minded brands to ask, “Will You Go Out with Us?” For the third year, the REI #OptOutside initiative will mobilize Americans to firmly establish a new tradition of choosing trails over sales on Black Friday, including camping under the stars instead of camping out at malls.


For helpful ideas, visit rei.com/opt-outside.


This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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