Old Oct 5, 12, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by doktor24 View Post
My question is for more expirienced Ambassadors on FT. Is IC strict on expiration date of Free night certificate or you can still use some time after expiration date? My cert expired 30/09 - is any way to still use it?

I've read, I think here on FT, of people getting them "exchanged" via Priority Club customer service for a longer-dated one. I don't know whether this is done with regularity, though, or if it was a one-off.

From personal experience having used a LOT of BOGO certs in my day, I've never seen a check-in agent scrutinize the date on the cert -- mostly they seem to be checking that the details are filled out.

But -- and this really goes without saying -- if you were to attempt to use it past expiration, you should be prepared to pay for the room in the event they DO notice.
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