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Old July 15th, 2009, 02:20 AM
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I was just on an online TA website and noticed a Carnival Onboard Savings booklet which is available if you booked with them. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what is in this booklet?
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This books usually contain discounts on items like spa services, maybe a free drink or drink discount.
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How do you get this booklet? I have never seen it.
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I have received this booklet from my Travel Agent when I booked a cruise thru them. There are discount coupons for spa services, photos, drinks, etc.
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My TA sent me the booklet for my upcoming cruise in Aug. For those who really want to know, here is what they offer as I have it in front of me:

1. pre-order 4 bottle of wine and receive the 5th free
2. 15% off a set of Flute glasses with the purchase of any sparkling wine
3. buy one bottle of wine, receive 10% of the 2nd bottle
4. 10% on any memory box from the formalities shop
5. complimentary plate of chocolate delights with purchases of $45 or more bottle of champagne for stateroom delivery
6. purhcase a smoothie and receive the 2nd one free
7. FREE Carnival "hurricane" souvenir glass eiht purhcase of any frozen drink
8. receiven an ultra premium "ketel one" martini for the price of a regular martini
9. complimentary $5 "free-play" chip
10. purchase an entry into any ocean players club tournament and receive a 2nd tournament entry FREE
11. receive a grande coffee for the price of a tall coffee
12. 15% off the purchase of a "towel creations with freedy' book
13. 20% hydrlift facial or elemis stone therary while ship is in port
14. $99 for either the lonithermie or aromaspa ocean wrap while ship in port
15. print yoru own film or media card on board and receive 2nd sent of prints for FREE
16. 10 free minutes of internet with purchase of time plan #1 or 5 minutes free with purchase of time plan #2
17. free 5x7 photo of the ship or its interior with the purchase of any photo


Unfortunately, most if not all are coupons I will not use, big bummer!
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Old July 15th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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How do you get this booklet? I have never seen it.
I saw a couple of TAs offer to through this in when I looked at a cruise through CruiseCompete early this year. It must be something Carnival provides TAs (or sells to them) to help them lure business or "reward" certain customers. Looking at the list provided below it doesn't bear much value for me.
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Thanks for the list - I dont think I would use much from the booklet.
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It is a wonderful way for the ships to get you in the shops.

On our last cruise, we had around 30 people for our roll call meeting. One of the people had the booklet, and allowed us to go through it to get out what we could use. We had a good laugh over what was actually offered.

After everyone went through it, there were still coupons left.
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Yeah, sadly I will probably throw it away; maybe I'll use the martini one. Otherwise, it was a big fat diaapointment. As it pours rain today in Buffalo, my 36 day countdown cannot go quick enough...coupons or not
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I can see I haven't missed much. Sounds like another thing for me to throw away.
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I was all set to call for one, for my upcoming cruise..after reading what is offered, ahh..not so much...
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Okay, so if there is anyone out there who finds value in this book (aside from the martini coupon), let me know and I will be willing to mail it to you.
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I would use: the purchase an entry into any ocean players club tournament and receive a 2nd tournament entry FREE. If that it could be used for a slot tournament. I like slot tournaments a half of hour of play for me and my hubby at one price. Sounds good.
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Oddly enough, I just threw one of these booklets away, as we've been carrying it around for a couple of years, and only used one or two of the coupons. As close to Totally Worthless as you can get IMO. Oh well, I guess I got it free anyway.

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I HAD 2 COUPON BOOKLETS & ONLY USED A DRINK COUPON OUT OF THEM...PRETTY WORTHLESS...UNLESS, OF COURSE, YOU ARE DYING TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THOSE "TOWEL CREATIONS" THEN THAT 15% OFF WOULD BE A REAL BARGAIN!

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Looks like it's mostly the free photo and the drinks (buying anyway) that are decent. Otherwise, you'll get similar discounts from the spa and casino from the info they put in your room anyway.
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While I think the cruise lines giving us something is a nice thing, I think alot of thought goes into coming up with a booklet, that as we can see by this thread, most people are not interested in hardly anything that's offfered...

"IF" they really gave us what people wanted most onboard, they would lose revenue.....
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I'd rather be offered one or two coupons that hold some value to me than to receive an entire book of garbage but oh well. Someone actually asked me if they could have the whole book so I'm happy to be sending it to them. As they say, one man's trash in another man's treasure!
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I would ask someone if they could spare a booklet, however, it would take up room in my purse, carryone case and I would probably throw it away anyway. too much trouble.
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