Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hey, REI! Keep being awesome! {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}

So, get this. Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you about my 2013 theme word “choose” and I mentioned that someone cut in front of me in line at REI?

Well, apparently the web crawlers at REI are magical because someone from their “digital engagement” team emailed me the same day I published that post. Check this out:

Hi Melissa,

I caught your ‘Choose’ blog post because you mentioned REI (and I’m bummed you got cut in line!). I enjoyed the prose and perspectives and I’d like to send you something in the mail to help make your next trip to REI more enjoyable and help with your choice to be healthier in the new year – a good resolution for us all!

Please send me your preferred mailing address.


Can you believe that? Just one teeny tiny REI mention on my teeny tiny blog, a couple of emails with my buddy, Paolo, and I now have a gift card with enough on it to get my snowboard waxed. WOOT!

See, by making more conscious – and thus better – choices, good stuff is already happening.

I was not compensated for this post or asked by REI to write it. I just think since REI sent me a gift card because of this blog, they deserve some props via this blog. Keep being awesome, REI