15% off duty free

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Latest Qantas Holidays email has a nice little kicker:

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Hmmm interesting. The last Qantas Holidays email I received was 23 July and this offer was not in there....
 

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Can I just print the voucher and use it?

Or is it a unique barcode for the recipient of the email?

thanks

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Given it is one voucher per person per transaction they must be fairly generic.

I will certainly be using this this when I come back from the next DONE - SOB ;)
 

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Sydney are now giving you $10 off your order when you order at least $100 online - the two cannot be combined do I would use the voucher above first!

SYD Duty Free Discount
 
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Thanks for bumping this - I had completely forgotten - will print this when I am in the US to remind me to use on entry to Oz :)
 

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And I totally forgot about it when returning earlier this month. :rolleyes:
 

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I took advantage of the pre-pay system last week and it seemed a good deal.

On Sunday the 9th I found myself at the airport particularly early (over 2 hours before departure) due to the APEC scare campaign. From the taxi to the x-ray machines took a record 10 minutes, so rather than rush up to the QC I decided to buy myself a heart-starter to consume on those lonely Singapore nights.

As I was buying my bottle of schnapps (with free beanie!) the check-out-chick starts trying to up-sell me on the pre-purchase of duty free on the way back in. I was going to give her the brush off but she started waving these $20 off vouchers in front of me. After some sober consideration (this was pre-QC if you remember), I grabbed a basket and lifted 2 bottles of liquer, some perfume and some night-cream (all for the missus). The booze was already discounted to 2 for $59 so I got $40 off the other 2 items and they took it away and kept it for me.

So when I staggered off the awful overnighter from Singapore last Saturday I skipped the scrum at the duty-free queues and picked up my bag of goodies from left loot. Even with the queue up to be x-rayed on the way out I was home by 6am, so I may have found a way to make Sydney Int. bearable.


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Andrew

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The duty free express immigration lane is a godsend - especially to us non-citizens :)
 

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Too true, even if you just buy a box of chocolates.

When I returned earlier this month, if you don't include the foreigner who sneaked into the duty free queue in front of me without buying duty free, it took less than 1 minute to clear customs whilst every other queue had at least 6-7 people and queues getting longer as the masses started to arrive.
 

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What's wrong with "browsing" the DF store, deciding you did not want anything, than exiting via the DF immigration queue?;):idea:
 

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There is always a need for a bottle of Bombay Sapphire and a Bottle of Moet or Dom ;)
 

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kpc said:
What's wrong with "browsing" the DF store, deciding you did not want anything, than exiting via the DF immigration queue?;):idea:
Nothing I guess but this guy just came across in front of me from one of the other queues.
 

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Who has the cheapest duty free Drambuie nowadays (Of SYD,SIN,SGN,KUL,BKK)?
What alternative exist (avoiding airport sheeple monopolies)
Duty free seems a huge ripp off, where discount is likely to be only around 30%n - I remember pre liquid fiasco, it was closer to 40-50% off,
BKK is useless, allegations of concession bribes.
SYD is useless, unless it is on sale, usually Vodka, same for Cairns.
The 15% voucher only confirms that they charge 15% too much most of the time.
 

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simongr said:
The duty free express immigration lane is a godsend - especially to us non-citizens :)

Printed the DF voucher in the HKG QP and couldnt find it when I deplaned later...
 
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