Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > S.P.A.M.
Reload this Page >

A Free U.S. Passport for You!

A Free U.S. Passport for You!

Reply

Old Jan 11, 07, 7:40 pm
  #1  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Programs: UA/CO(1K-PLT), AA(PLT), QR, EK, Marriott(PLT), Hilton(DMND)
Posts: 9,539
A Free U.S. Passport for You!

if you get a new passport between Dec 20th, 2006 and March 24th, 2007...

http://www.unitedvacations.com/deals...ecialID=fs2057

Receive a free passport compliments of Nassau Paradise Island

Need a passport, Nassau Paradise Island has you covered. Don't let the new passport requirements hold you back from enjoying a vacation in a Caribbean Paradise. Travel to Nassau Paradise Island between January 17, 2007 - March 31, 2007 and Nassau will pay for you passport! Complete the Free Passport Reimbursement Form

Offer Eligibility
- Passport issue dates must be between December 20, 2006 - March 24, 2007
- Minimum 2-night stay required
- Rebate valid for up to four passports per room
- Limit ONE rebate per person
- Rebate valid for stays at these Nassau Paradise Island participating resorts/hotels only: Atlantis Paradise Island, British Colonial Hilton, Comfort Suites Paradise
Island, Harborside Resort in Atlantis, Nassau Beach Hotel, Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive, Radisson Cable Beach Resort, Sandals Royal
Bahamian Spa Resort, Wyndham Nassau Resort
PhlyingRPh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 7:43 pm
  #2  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 86,734
Interesting marketing.

Too bad it's come to this, all due to paranoia.
GUWonder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 7:53 pm
  #3  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Programs: UA/CO(1K-PLT), AA(PLT), QR, EK, Marriott(PLT), Hilton(DMND)
Posts: 9,539
Maybe I should have posted this in S.P.A.M.
PhlyingRPh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 8:48 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 71
Red face ughgh

Originally Posted by PhlyingRPh View Post
if you get a new passport between Dec 20th, 2006 and March 24th, 2007...

http://www.unitedvacations.com/deals...ecialID=fs2057

Receive a free passport compliments of Nassau Paradise Island

Need a passport, Nassau Paradise Island has you covered. Don't let the new passport requirements hold you back from enjoying a vacation in a Caribbean Paradise. Travel to Nassau Paradise Island between January 17, 2007 - March 31, 2007 and Nassau will pay for you passport! Complete the Free Passport Reimbursement Form

Offer Eligibility
- Passport issue dates must be between December 20, 2006 - March 24, 2007
- Minimum 2-night stay required
- Rebate valid for up to four passports per room
- Limit ONE rebate per person
- Rebate valid for stays at these Nassau Paradise Island participating resorts/hotels only: Atlantis Paradise Island, British Colonial Hilton, Comfort Suites Paradise
Island, Harborside Resort in Atlantis, Nassau Beach Hotel, Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive, Radisson Cable Beach Resort, Sandals Royal
Bahamian Spa Resort, Wyndham Nassau Resort
I wish I'd seen this before I finalized my cruise 1 week ago..
stew4life is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 8:53 pm
  #5  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 86,734
Originally Posted by PhlyingRPh View Post
Maybe I should have posted this in S.P.A.M.
Perhaps. Although some states are considering subsidizing passport acquistioin for state citizens, until a few years back I would never have thought I would seriously see a "get a free passport" promotion .

I wonder if it allows for expedited passport costs too. Anyone know?

Edit: For adults it reimburses $97.
GUWonder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 9:05 pm
  #6  
Moderator: Delta SkyMiles, Luxury Hotels, TravelBuzz! and Italy
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 25,030
Originally Posted by PhlyingRPh View Post
Maybe I should have posted this in S.P.A.M.
I agree.
Obscure2k
TravelBuzz Moderator
obscure2k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 9:15 pm
  #7  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Programs: UA/CO(1K-PLT), AA(PLT), QR, EK, Marriott(PLT), Hilton(DMND)
Posts: 9,539
Originally Posted by obscure2k View Post
I agree.
Obscure2k
TravelBuzz Moderator
Good call
PhlyingRPh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 07, 10:40 pm
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DFW/DAL
Programs: AA Lifetime PLT, AS MVPG, HH Diamond, NCL Platinum Plus
Posts: 18,788
Originally Posted by stew4life View Post
I wish I'd seen this before I finalized my cruise 1 week ago..
Would a free passport been enough to make you change your plans and stay at one of those hotel on Paradise Island?
mvoight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 07, 6:57 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Texas
Programs: Starwood Gold , HH Gold, Hyatt Gold, Aadvantage, Rapid Rewards CP
Posts: 1,559
Passports

Persons traveling by cruise ships don't need a passport according to the news report I heard the other day. The resorts are rightly upset by this.

Frenchie Flyer
Frenchie Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 07, 12:17 am
  #10  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DFW/DAL
Programs: AA Lifetime PLT, AS MVPG, HH Diamond, NCL Platinum Plus
Posts: 18,788
Originally Posted by Frenchie Flyer View Post
Persons traveling by cruise ships don't need a passport according to the news report I heard the other day. The resorts are rightly upset by this.

Frenchie Flyer
That would depend on your country of citizenship and where the cruise is going.
mvoight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 07, 1:39 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Homer Glen, IL (MDW/ORD)
Programs: WN DL UA AA CO US FL BA, PC Plat
Posts: 282
Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
I wonder if it allows for expedited passport costs too.
No
vaikinas2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 07, 4:26 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Airstrip One
Programs: AA gold, UA Premier, HH Gold, *wood gold, PC gold
Posts: 950
I was wondering when we'd see promotions like this....
the_nomad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 07, 4:37 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: AA Lifetime PLT , BA Silver , BD RIP , HH Gold, SPG / Marriott PLT , EF Subscriber
Posts: 6,596
Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
Would a free passport been enough to make you change your plans and stay at one of those hotel on Paradise Island?
Its not just the Paradise Island Hotels, it also includes many of the Major Hotels on Nassau-New Providence. [Oh and The Red Carpet Inn - LOL]
UncleDude is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 19, 07, 12:57 am
  #14  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DFW/DAL
Programs: AA Lifetime PLT, AS MVPG, HH Diamond, NCL Platinum Plus
Posts: 18,788
Originally Posted by UncleDude View Post
Its not just the Paradise Island Hotels, it also includes many of the Major Hotels on Nassau-New Providence. [Oh and The Red Carpet Inn - LOL]
Sorry, I was confused by the ad stating "these Nassau Paradise Island participating resorts/hotels only"
mvoight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 07, 10:54 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 215
It's not just the Bahamas. There are a lot of tour operators & properties throughout the Atlantic/Caribbean offering "free" passports as a marketing promotion.
tadive is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread