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Your Rewards Cache
For every 500 points you earn on eligible purchases, you’ll get $5 in rewards to spend on gear for your next adventure.
Double the points (and double the send) when you shop Backcountry Gear & Apparel, Stoic, and basin + range.
Celebrate with an exclusive discount! We’ll gift your code early so you can gear up for your big day.
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Our in-house experts have the latest intel on outdoor gear. Make it to our Switchback or Summit tier to enjoy even more personalized access.
Enjoy Your Perks Wherever You Play
Familiar with our sister site, Competitive Cyclist? Earn points and spend rewards whether you shop there or at Backcountry.
Your Perks, Mapped
|How to qualify||Free to join!||Spend $200/year||Spend $1,000/year|
|Points earned per $1 spent*||5||10||10|
|Birthday coupon||10% off||15% off||20% off|
|x2 points on Built By Backcountry|
|Gearhead service||Standard||Elevated||Personal Gearhead|
|*points earned on eligible items only|
Ready To Start Your Expedition?
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It’s free! Sign up below, chat or call a Gearhead at 1-800-409-4502, or pop into one of our stores for in-person Gearhead service.
Nearly every purchase means points for you—it’s that easy. Level up to Switchback or Summit and you’ll earn rewards even faster.
500 Points = $5
Gain a $5 reward for every 500 points you earn—then spend your rewards on just about anything you please!
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More Perks To Get You Out There
Save that cash for more gear! Spend $50 on any order and we’ll get your stuff to you free of charge. (Some exclusions apply)
Our Gearheads eat, sleep, and breathe the outdoors. Get Elevated Gearhead service when you level up to Switchback and your own Personal Gearhead when you reach the Summit.
Enjoy perks only available to Expedition Perks members, including limited-edition gear, special events, and member meet-ups.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the birthday offer work?Enroll in the program at least three weeks before your birthday, provide the date (just the month and day!), and we’ll send you a special discount based on your tier level. The discount code will come in an email about two weeks before your birthday and is one-time use only. If you forgot to add your birthday when you enrolled, contact a Gearhead to add it for you. Once you add a birthday, it can’t be changed. See terms and conditions for additional details.
Is there a limit on how many points I can earn?There’s no limit to the number of points you can rack up over a period of time—the more the merrier! But there is a cap on how many points you can earn on a single order (25,000).
How do I earn points?You’ll earn points on eligible full-price purchases from Backcountry or Competitive Cyclist, including purchases and in-store services (like bike tunes and ski mounts) at our Backcountry store locations. Make sure you’re logged in using your username and password in order for us to link your profile to your purchase, and when you’re in-store shopping make sure to tell the Gearhead that you’re a member.
Will my rewards expire?Yes, rewards expire 90 days after they’re issued.
When do points show up in my profile?Expect to see your points in your profile after all items in your order have shipped, or after you’ve checked out from one of our stores. Points will initially appear as pending, and switch to active 30 days after your order has fully shipped.
How can I move up tiers?Keep growing your gear closet! Pretty much everything is on the table. Even if something you purchase isn’t eligible to earn points, the money you spend still counts towards your next tier. The only exceptions are donations, gift cards, Protect+ Powered by Extend plans, shipping, taxes, and other fees. Spend between $200 to $999 in a rolling 12-month period to get to Switchback and spend $1,000 + to get to the Summit. See our tier and rewards table for the benefits this tier delivers.
Where can I learn more about the program?Check out the full program terms and conditions here.
What happens to points when I return all or part of my order?Those points are adjusted accordingly or removed from the total shown on your account page. For example, if you returned a $25 order and are earning 5 points per $1 spent, 125 points will be deducted from your profile. If you’re earning 10 points per $1 spent, then 250 points would be deducted from your profile.