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We have just booked a cruise for January 2021 and I saw while looking things up on Carnival's website there was a statement of "with drinks on us once you earn enough casino points."  I assume you have to play a lot for this benefit.  Does anyone know how much play is required to get free drinks in the casino.  I know our cruise is a long way off yet, but I'm just curious.  Thanks for any info anyone has on this.  🎰🍷

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If you are playing the slots, insert your S&S card into the slot on the machine.  You will set up a separate account just for the casino.  Enter your birth date.  Then set up a PIN.  Put money into the machine and play.  When you are done playing on that machine, tell the machine you want to leave and it will put your remaining money into that account.  (If there is any left).  Make sure you take your card back out of the machine.

Now go to another machine, put your card in and enter your PIN.  It will ask how much of your "bank" you want to add to the machine.  Punch in those numbers and it will transfer that amount to the machine.  Your "bank" is completely separate from your regular Sail and Sign account.  

 

At any time, you can go to the cashier cage and cash out your "Bank".  

 

  • Slot Players:  Any guest who earns the required number of points during a single voyage departing from North America and Europe will be eligible to receive the 'Drinks On Us!' card. The standard point level that must be reached to qualify from slot play is 1,000 points on sailings less than 5 days and 1,500 points on sailings 5 days or longer. 
  • Table Players: Table players will be awarded a 'Drinks On Us!' card when they reach comparable table play. 

You will get 1 point for every $2.50 spent either in the slots or at the tables.  As an example, you put $25 in the machine.  You win $25.  You now have $50.  You play $25 again.  You now have 10 points and you still have your original $25.  If you  are really lucky and keep winning, you could reach the required points by using your winnings instead of money out of your pocket. 

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After your cruise you may get casino offers for future sailings, which often include a "Drinks on us Card" from Day 1.

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The drinks aren't FREE . . . you just pay for them in a different manner.😉

 

(you can't beat a man at his own game)

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23 hours ago, deadmoney said:

"Really lucky" is an understatement.😁

 

14 hours ago, glrounds said:

The drinks aren't FREE . . . you just pay for them in a different manner.😉

 

(you can't beat a man at his own game)

 

If you are gambling just to get the free drinks on us card, you are better off just buying your drinks.  If you are gambling for the enjoyment of gambling and you hit the desired points, then it's an extra bonus.  It's kind of like the VFP program.  Do you cruise the 75 days to enjoy a cruise get away or do you cruise just to get free laundry and a luggage tag.

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And the drinks are free only while playing in the casino. Took me two days on a four day cruise to earn 1,000 points and I was still ahead.

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On 1/17/2020 at 1:41 AM, BaronArroz said:

It depends on the cruise, but usually around 1500.

Takes a lot of cash to get to those 1500 points.

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I am in the casino alot, but am not a high roller.  I play quarter slots, quarter video poker, occasional $1 slots, sometimes video poker triple play with a $60 buy in.....our last cruise was Saturday to Saturday and I earned my 1500 points about 1:00 a.m. on Friday....

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5 hours ago, Treyatl2006 said:

5 day cruises is 1000 points just fyi.. Or atleast it was on the Sunrise 3 weeks ago.

 

Then they must have changed it because I copied post #3 info right from their site.

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Is there a indication you have drinks on us in your carnival contract or documents for checking in?

 

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5 hours ago, isladonna said:

Is there a indication you have drinks on us in your carnival contract or documents for checking in?

 

Drinks on us are Casino promotions sent in the mail and or email. yes you must qualify. No matter if you do the promotion or not. Qualifying for free drinks in the Casino is the same. On a 7 day cruise I might get to the quota on the last day of the cruise. As I said. it takes a lot of money to get tot hat point. Fore some dumping $1,000.00 in a slot or at the tables in nothing. On a slot. If you keep playing your winnings and giving it back. It adds up faster. To prevent that. If we win over $100.00 I go get it in cash. Put it in the safe every time. At the end of the cruise it certainly adds up nicely.

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10 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

Drinks on us are Casino promotions sent in the mail and or email. yes you must qualify. No matter if you do the promotion or not. Qualifying for free drinks in the Casino is the same. On a 7 day cruise I might get to the quota on the last day of the cruise. As I said. it takes a lot of money to get tot hat point. Fore some dumping $1,000.00 in a slot or at the tables in nothing. On a slot. If you keep playing your winnings and giving it back. It adds up faster. To prevent that. If we win over $100.00 I go get it in cash. Put it in the safe every time. At the end of the cruise it certainly adds up nicely.

 

That's not true. If you book with a casino rate that includes DOU card, you get the card on the first day before you earn any points.

5 hours ago, isladonna said:

Is there a indication you have drinks on us in your carnival contract or documents for checking in?

 

 

There is no indication on your cruise documents. You have to go to the casino cage on the first day to get it. I email the Carnival's Player Club to get confirmation of my rate and what's included to have with me in case there is no record of my benefits when I board. On a previous cruise, I was supposed to have DOU but they had an oversight and didn't issue it to me until I was able to show them I was supposed to have it.

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32 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

Drinks on us are Casino promotions sent in the mail and or email. yes you must qualify. No matter if you do the promotion or not. Qualifying for free drinks in the Casino is the same. On a 7 day cruise I might get to the quota on the last day of the cruise. As I said. it takes a lot of money to get tot hat point. Fore some dumping $1,000.00 in a slot or at the tables in nothing. On a slot. If you keep playing your winnings and giving it back. It adds up faster. To prevent that. If we win over $100.00 I go get it in cash. Put it in the safe every time. At the end of the cruise it certainly adds up nicely.

There are many casino promotions that give you DOU up front without having to qualify. Some also include DOU for a travel companion. 😎

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2 hours ago, twodaywonder said:

Drinks on us are Casino promotions sent in the mail and or email. yes you must qualify. No matter if you do the promotion or not. Qualifying for free drinks in the Casino is the same. On a 7 day cruise I might get to the quota on the last day of the cruise. As I said. it takes a lot of money to get tot hat point. Fore some dumping $1,000.00 in a slot or at the tables in nothing. On a slot. If you keep playing your winnings and giving it back. It adds up faster. To prevent that. If we win over $100.00 I go get it in cash. Put it in the safe every time. At the end of the cruise it certainly adds up nicely.

I sure hope that is not true, that was not indicated and we are led to believe they are free while gambling.

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2 hours ago, Alegeeter said:

 

That's not true. If you book with a casino rate that includes DOU card, you get the card on the first day before you earn any points.

 

There is no indication on your cruise documents. You have to go to the casino cage on the first day to get it. I email the Carnival's Player Club to get confirmation of my rate and what's included to have with me in case there is no record of my benefits when I board. On a previous cruise, I was supposed to have DOU but they had an oversight and didn't issue it to me until I was able to show them I was supposed to have it.

where do you find an email addy for the players club?  

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11 minutes ago, isladonna said:

where do you find an email addy for the players club?  

found it!  :)

 

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1 hour ago, isladonna said:

I sure hope that is not true, that was not indicated and we are led to believe they are free while gambling.

read the offer carefully. Is states Free Drinks in the Casino while Gaming. Once you qualify.

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36 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

read the offer carefully. Is states Free Drinks in the Casino while Gaming. Once you qualify.

That's  simply not true, I have done this promotion before and will be doing it again in 17 days, you get the DOU card up front on day one and in my promotion it is good for me and one travel companion while gambling in the casino. 

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1 hour ago, isladonna said:

I sure hope that is not true, that was not indicated and we are led to believe they are free while gambling.

It's not true, you will get the DOU card on day one.

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38 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

read the offer carefully. Is states Free Drinks in the Casino while Gaming. Once you qualify.

It depends which casino rate you book but some very clearly state DOU card included from the start. Here is my current offer:

 

FREE INTERIOR ROOM + FREE DRINKS ON US! WHILE PLAYING IN THE CASINO

BOOK BY MARCH 3, 2020

spade.ashx Available on a wide variety of sailings through May 31, 2021

spade.ashx Get a Free* Interior Room

spade.ashx Eligible VIFP Club® Member must sail to qualify for this offer

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2 hours ago, isladonna said:

I sure hope that is not true, that was not indicated and we are led to believe they are free while gambling.

Which casino offer did you get? There are many different ones. At the bottom of the offer is a 3 character code such as P2R, 0HS, P8V, etc. What's the code on your offer? 😎

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57 minutes ago, Jamman54 said:

Which casino offer did you get? There are many different ones. At the bottom of the offer is a 3 character code such as P2R, 0HS, P8V, etc. What's the code on your offer? 😎

heck i don't know, but I called my PVP and he confirmed that I, and only I, get the DOU.  And i don't have to accumulate points.

But what the heck, my husband does not get this!!  That is kind of crappy.  I mean he was with me on these cruises where WE spent too much money in the casino.  that does not seem right.  I just assumed it was for both of us.  

I did email the casino people and requested he be added though.  Never hurts to ask, right!  But YAY me lol

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