15% off duty free

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  1. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Latest Qantas Holidays email has a nice little kicker:

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  2. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    D'oh - just spent $200 in there this morning!
     
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Hmmm interesting. The last Qantas Holidays email I received was 23 July and this offer was not in there....
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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  5. Chucksta

    Chucksta Active Member

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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

    Chucksta
     
  6. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    It looks generic, no identifier in the URL
     
  7. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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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 ;)
     
  8. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    #8 markis10, Sep 17, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
    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
     
  9. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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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 :)
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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

    clifford Established Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Just printed a copy.
     
  12. acampbel

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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.


    Cheers,

    Andrew

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  13. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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

    JohnK Veteran Member

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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.
     
  15. kpc

    kpc Senior Member

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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:
     
  16. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Nothing I guess but this guy just came across in front of me from one of the other queues.
     
  18. straitman

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    .. or Bunderburg OP ;)
     
  19. ethernet

    ethernet Active Member

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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.
     
  20. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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