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Hipcamp and REI Co-op #SaveASpot Sweepstakes Puts Experience First, Blurring Lines Between Outdoor Hospitality and Retail

·4 min read

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Americans continue to flock to the outdoors in record numbers, Hipcamp and REI Co-op today announced the #SaveASpot sweepstakes, a summer-long campaign that will award 10 immersive, outdoor experiences to campers from across the nation.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220615005978/en/

"Imagine arriving at a seaside ranch or an incredible mountain vista to find your campsite set up and waiting with your dream list of gear," said Hipcamp Head of Partnerships Kristen Vasan. "We’re thrilled to collaborate with REI by delivering some of the most popular outdoor gear to campers at our one-of-a-kind Hipcamp sites." (Photo: Business Wire)

Would-be campers can enter to win a getaway until Aug. 15, 2022, and winners will be selected at random.

Winners will receive an overnight stay at one of five Hipcamp sites that have been fully outfitted with REI-curated gear, available for purchase at the scan of an onsite QR code. They’ll also be able to share the experience with a friend or family member.

"Imagine arriving at a seaside ranch or an incredible mountain vista to find your campsite set up and waiting with your dream list of gear," said Hipcamp Head of Partnerships Kristen Vasan. "We see an opportunity to create more magical experiences by surprising and delighting Hipcampers with gear and amenities that will make their trip unforgettable. We’re thrilled to collaborate with REI by delivering some of the most popular outdoor gear to campers at our one-of-a-kind Hipcamp sites."

REI and Hipcamp conducted extensive user research before determining which gear to include at #SaveASpot Hipcamp sites. Based on that research, each site will include basecamp essentials for sleeping, cooking, relaxing, and exploring. Because the majority of campers named stargazing and hiking as a few of their favorite camping activities, winners of the giveaway can look forward to onsite telescopes, stargazing guides, and a quick-reference book for mushroom foraging.

Additionally, every Hipcamp site will include:

"Hipcamp has enabled a better solution to book incredible campsites across the nation," said Rachael Minucciani, REI strategic brand partnerships. "We're excited to spread the joy of camping by surprising a few campers with some of the best gear available to help make their adventure comfortable and enjoyable."

Available sites

Winners will stay at one of the following sites:

State

Link to Hipcamp Listing

Type of Stay

Vermont

Farm on a Trout Stream

Tent

New York

Mountain View Campground

Tent / RV

Washington

The Garden at Marblemount

Tent / RV

Colorado

Get Lost at Glen Isle

Tent / RV

California

Gracewood Santa Barbara

Tent / RV

Who can enter the giveaway?

Any resident of the United States over the age of 18 can enter the giveaway here: https://campaigns.hipcamp.com/saveaspot

What are the terms and conditions?

Terms and conditions can be found here: https://campaigns.hipcamp.com/saveaspot-terms

Social Media Links:

Hipcamp:

@hipcamp

REI:

@REI

About Hipcamp

Founded in 2013, Hipcamp is the world’s largest provider of outdoor stays. It gives a growing community of good-natured people the opportunity to list, discover, and book unique outdoor experiences. The fully remote company operates in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and to date has helped people spend more than 6 million nights under the stars. When listing on Hipcamp, farmers, ranchers, vintners, and other landowners generate new revenue streams to conserve their land and keep it wild. By making it simple to get outside, Hipcamp protects habitat and supports a growing love for the land.

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 175 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220615005978/en/

Contacts

For press inquiries, images, or time with a spokesperson, please contact Lydia Davey for Hipcamp at press@hipcamp.com