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it seems that princess is now offering coupon books for reservations. Does anyone know what is in them and is it "worth" to book now or wait for better promotions

 

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I received the coupon book on my January Panama Canal cruise on the Carribean Princess. According to the cover of the book, it contained "over $750 in Value!".

 

It contains the following coupons:

  • Luxury Bed: 15% off purchase of a complete Princess Luxery Bed at princessluxurybed.com
  • Embarkation Day Special: Buy One, Get One Free dinner cover charge at a specialty restaurant
  • Free chocolate dipped stawberries with purchase of a bottle of Champagne for stateroom delivery
  • Buy a Princess Cook book and get the second one 50% off
  • 15% off any bottle of wine purchased at a Maitre d' Wine Tasting
  • Free one liter bottle of water (still or sparkling) when dining in a specialty restaurant
  • The Shops of Princess: 10% off any single purchase of Fashion Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Watches or Fine Gifts
  • The Shops of Princess: 15% off your purchase of any three Princess logo apparel, souvenirs and accessories
  • Port Day Special: $40 off Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow with 75-minute Massage
  • Port Day Special: $40 off 75-minute Aroma Stone Therapy treatment
  • Port Day Special: $35 off 50-minute Elemis Biotec Facial
  • Port Day Special: Free Men's Haircut with purchase of 55-minute Men's Shave
  • Platinum Studio: Free 1x14 photo with your Platinum Studio purchase
  • GoPro: Free GoPro accessory with the purchase of a GoPro Hero5 Black Camera
  • Buy One, Get One Free slot or blackjack tournament entry
  • 10% off any single artwork from auction
  • 20% off your second artwork from auction
  • 10% off the final auction price when you purchase 10 artworks
  • Discovery Store: 20% off your entire order at discoverystore.com

My book still contains all of the coupons, since I did not use any of them. Some of them may be useful for you if you want to dine at a specialty restaurant on embarkation evening (and you're not in a suite) or if you want to purchase things from the shops onboard, from the Lotus Spa, from the photographers, or from the art auction.

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it seems that princess is now offering coupon books for reservations. Does anyone know what is in them and is it "worth" to book now or wait for better promotions

 

thanks

The coupon books are worthless (YMMV). They're mostly "buy whatever and get 10% off" or "buy X and get a special, really valuable tchotchke"

If you're wondering tchotchke means junk.;)

I have used it a couple of times to support a table leg to keep the table from wobbling.

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I received the coupon book on my January Panama Canal cruise on the Carribean Princess. According to the cover of the book, it contained "over $750 in Value!".

 

It contains the following coupons:

  • Luxury Bed: 15% off purchase of a complete Princess Luxery Bed at princessluxurybed.com
  • Embarkation Day Special: Buy One, Get One Free dinner cover charge at a specialty restaurant
  • Free chocolate dipped stawberries with purchase of a bottle of Champagne for stateroom delivery
  • Buy a Princess Cook book and get the second one 50% off
  • 15% off any bottle of wine purchased at a Maitre d' Wine Tasting
  • Free one liter bottle of water (still or sparkling) when dining in a specialty restaurant
  • The Shops of Princess: 10% off any single purchase of Fashion Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Watches or Fine Gifts
  • The Shops of Princess: 15% off your purchase of any three Princess logo apparel, souvenirs and accessories
  • Port Day Special: $40 off Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow with 75-minute Massage
  • Port Day Special: $40 off 75-minute Aroma Stone Therapy treatment
  • Port Day Special: $35 off 50-minute Elemis Biotec Facial
  • Port Day Special: Free Men's Haircut with purchase of 55-minute Men's Shave
  • Platinum Studio: Free 1x14 photo with your Platinum Studio purchase
  • GoPro: Free GoPro accessory with the purchase of a GoPro Hero5 Black Camera
  • Buy One, Get One Free slot or blackjack tournament entry
  • 10% off any single artwork from auction
  • 20% off your second artwork from auction
  • 10% off the final auction price when you purchase 10 artworks
  • Discovery Store: 20% off your entire order at discoverystore.com

I'd find a use for the bottle of water.;p

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I once found a coupon for an "extra" BOGO at Skywalker's. The regular late night BOGO was 11 - 12. The coupon was for a BOGO in Skywalker's from 10 - 11. I ordered a double straight shot at 10:45 and another one at 11:00. I poured them together,went back to my cabin, put the glass with the booze on the shelf, and went to bed. No way did I need 4 shots of whiskey that late but I was pleased to have them around the next day. I also once used the 10% off if you bought 2 bottles or more in the duty free shop. Those the only times I used anything from the coupon book. I didn't need the one for the liquor as they automagically scanned one they keep there all the time.

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We have found the coupon books on several cruise lines not just Princess to be basically worthless. This one appears to fit the mold of worthless as well. Maybe someone will find something in there they can use however.

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I'll let you know if someone posts some detailed info / restrictions on the BOGO specialty restaurant(s)

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A few years ago, the coupon book included an offer for a small bottle of wine with dinner at either Sabatini or Crown Grille. Granted, it wasn't premium wine, but it was OK, and the only coupon I've ever used.

 

The offers in the coupon book are similar to the myriad of "super sale" flyers we find every morning, noon and night at our cabin door. Do I really need to spend $500 on cosmetics to get 10% off when I can get a similar deal, spending far less, at a mall department store and receive another gift package of complimentary items. Funny, I've seen the same mall department store gift packs on display aboard many ships, and run between $25 and $35.

 

Now if the cruise line really wanted to promote spending on the ship, they need to develop something better than the piles of assorted t-shirts and $10 evening bag sales in the dining room.

 

Yet another item to toss into the waste basket......

 

Darcy

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Fine print on the BOGO specialty restaurant???

 

 

 

We received one of these books on our Royal Princess cruise in January 2018. We only used the BOGO for speciality dining coupon. No fine print other than it had to be on embarkation evening. We had no problem securing reservations that evening, gave the coupon to our waiter when we were seated and were only charged for one dinner. There was an expiration date on it for December 31, 2018.

Since we were given two books and only used one of the BOGO coupons... we saved the other to use on our upcoming TA in April.

 

 

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We received one of these books on our Royal Princess cruise in January 2018. We only used the BOGO for speciality dining coupon. No fine print other than it had to be on embarkation evening. We had no problem securing reservations that evening, gave the coupon to our waiter when we were seated and were only charged for one dinner. There was an expiration date on it for December 31, 2018.

Since we were given two books and only used one of the BOGO coupons... we saved the other to use on our upcoming TA in April.

 

 

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That sounds like something I overlooked.:confused: I'll have to check it out next cruise.

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Fine print on the BOGO specialty restaurant???

Embarkation Day Special!

buy one, get one FREE

Purchase a cover charge and dine at any specialty restaurant on Embarkation Day and receive another dinner free

 

Offer valid for dinner at SHARE by Curtis Stone, The Salty Dog Gastropub, Sabatini's, Crown Grill, Sterling Steakhouse, or Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse on Embarkation Day only. Alternative dining venues vary by ship. Please present coupon at time of purchase. Second dinner cover charge must be of equal or lesser value. Photocopies not accepted. Only one coupon per couple. Coupon has no cash or onboard credit value. Cannot be used withy any other discount for the same product or service. Coupon expires December 31, 2018.

 

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It actually looks as if this coupon might actually be usable - unlike the rest of the book. I did not use it because we had the free embarkation specialty dinner for a suite.

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Embarkation Day Special!

 

buy one, get one FREE

 

Purchase a cover charge and dine at any specialty restaurant on Embarkation Day and receive another dinner free

 

 

 

Offer valid for dinner at SHARE by Curtis Stone, The Salty Dog Gastropub, Sabatini's, Crown Grill, Sterling Steakhouse, or Bayou Cafe & Steakhouse on Embarkation Day only. Alternative dining venues vary by ship. Please present coupon at time of purchase. Second dinner cover charge must be of equal or lesser value. Photocopies not accepted. Only one coupon per couple. Coupon has no cash or onboard credit value. Cannot be used withy any other discount for the same product or service. Coupon expires December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

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It actually looks as if this coupon might actually be usable - unlike the rest of the book. I did not use it because we had the free embarkation specialty dinner for a suite.[/

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I'm not willing to mail it. DW may still want to use one or two coupons.

 

However, I would be willing to give away unused coupons to people on my March 18th Circle Carribean cruise on the Carribean Princess. I will probably wait to see if I meet someone at embarkation or at lunch that I want to invite to join us at Sabatini's on embarkation evening. I just posted in my Roll Call to see if anyone wants to join us.

How did you get the coupon book? Did they just mail it to you, or hand it to you as you boarded?

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How did you get the coupon book? Did they just mail it to you, or hand it to you as you boarded?

It was delivered to my cabin onboard. It was part of a promotion when I booked.

 

My Travel Summary shows the following under SPECIAL SERVICES FOR THIS BOOKING at the end of the file for my last cruise (booked under the Sip and Sail promotion):

  • ALL-INCLUSIVE BEVERAGE PROMOTION - Quantity 1 - Price $563.50 - My name
  • SPECIALTY RESTAURANT COVER CHARGE - Quantity 1 - Price $29.00 - My name
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE BEVERAGE PROMOTION - Quantity 1 - Price $563.50 - My cabinmate's name
  • SPECIALTY RESTAURANT COVER CHARGE - Quantity 1 - Price $29.00 - My cabinmate's name
  • PRE-PAID GRATUITIES - Quantity 1 - Price $139.50 - My name
  • PRE-PAID GRATUITIES - Quantity 1 - Price $139.50 - My cabinmate's name
  • *CRUISE NIGHT COUPON BOOKS - Quantity 1 - Price $0.00 - My name
  • *CRUISE NIGHT COUPON BOOKS - Quantity 1 - Price $0.00 - My cabinmate's name

I admit that I paid a lot more attention to the other items listed and paid absolutely no attention to the listing for the CRUISE NIGHT COUPON BOOKS.

 

A probem with the specialty restaurant promotion would be that most people would probably not read all of the coupons in the book before the first night's dinner. If you don't know it's there, you probably won't find it until too late to use it.

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Useful as a coaster. :rolleyes:

 

LuLu, this it the best answer. I love it...:):):)

The Captain of The Rowboat,

Tony

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I have not received that book for my cruise next week, I hope I do get one I would love to do the specialty dining.

See my previous post. You would get it onboard - not in advance. Check your Travel Summary to see if it is included.

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The coupon books are worthless (YMMV). They're mostly "buy whatever and get 10% off" or "buy X and get a special, really valuable tchotchke"

If you're wondering tchotchke means junk.;)

I have used it a couple of times to support a table leg to keep the table from wobbling.

 

Sometimes you get a better Internet signal if you prop your cabin door open a little bit.

 

The coupon book is excellent for this purpose.

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The coupon books are worthless (YMMV). They're mostly "buy whatever and get 10% off" or "buy X and get a special, really valuable tchotchke"

If you're wondering tchotchke means junk.;).

 

I would agree. We did get some sparkling water with a coupon when we went to a speciality restaurant.

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This Coupon Book may be the one that you get from booking during a Travel Agencies "Cruise Night" weekly Sale ? In your cabin , says from your TA but in reality it is from Princess .

Slightly different book from one that Princess use to give everyone.

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Those coupon "books" (in my opinion, unless can spend money foolishly, are pretty much useless), are given out on a "promotion". The last time we sailed with my son and DIL, when we booked, we didn't get that offer, but when they booked a few weeks later, they got a book in their cabin. I don't need Effy jewelry, watches or booze, or to be entered in some "drawing" which you have to be present for. One time though a friend onboard got a book with that "free" or discounted wine at the specialty restaurant and let us have it. They used to have a coupon for "free play match" in the casino, but I haven't seen that in a while. I too, use it for a coaster or steady the chair on the balcony....

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