The annual holiday sale is upon us! I started this tradition several years ago for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons is to say thank you to my regular customers with an opportunity to save some money. As a matter of fact, the only place I advertise the buy one, get one free deal is in my newsletter. I don’t post anything about the sale on my social media accounts until the “freebies” are gone… which is usually in a matter of minutes! So, if you are new to this, read the rules and act quickly.
If you’ve been around the block a few times, you should still read the rules as a few things may have changed. Thank you all again for another great season and good luck on the 2nd!
The Overview: On Monday, December 2nd, the first ten people to book a guided trip or purchase a gift certificate for a guided trip will get a second guided trip free. If you’re not one of the first ten people, you can still buy one guided trip and get a second for 50% off anytime between December 2nd and December 20th. Just mention this offer.
Read below for full details and frequently asked questions…
How many can I buy? The only restriction is on the free trips. For those first ten people to contact me, there is a two-trip limit on the freebies, meaning you can buy two and get two free. Past that, there is no limit on how many you may purchase for the 50% offer, so if you want a total of twenty guided trips, ten of them will be half price.
Do I have to book the date(s) when I purchase? No. While you are welcome to reserve specific dates, I can also just mail you a gift certificate. You may book your trip(s) at a later date and apply the gift certificate.
Do all gift certificates have to be for the same person? No. Use two as gifts for the same person or for two different people. Give one as a gift and keep one for yourself. Or use them all for yourself – I won’t judge you!
How do I purchase gift certificates? Unfortunately, I don’t currently have a way to offer this deal on gift certificates online (though I’m working on it). To purchase, just call me at 865-607-2886 with a credit card (see next paragraph for exception). I’ll get some basic information, like who the certificates are for, and mail them to you.
On Day 1 of the sale, December 2nd, there tends to be a mad dash to get the free trips. Since I am just one man with a cell phone, I am requesting that you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and just indicate that you’re interested in the offer. I will call you back that morning to get information. The first ten emails I receive will qualify for the buy-one-get-one-free offer. If I get twelve emails at the same time, I’ll honor the offer to all twelve people.
How early can I contact you? Don’t try sending me an email at midnight on December 2nd. That’s cheating. The sale officially begins at 8:00 a.m. EST on December 2nd. All emails received at or after 8:00 a.m. will qualify.
How do I redeem my gift certificates? You can book online using your gift certificate! Go through the online booking system as always and at the payment screen, enter the coupon code on the gift certificate. Of course, you can always contact me via phone or email and I will make the reservation for you. Just mention that you have a gift certificate.
How long will I have to use my gift certificates? All gift certificates will have an expiration date of 12/31/20 and I ask that you please be mindful and respectful of this.
Why is there an expiration date? In addition to this annual offer, I donate multiple trips every year to charity fundraisers. I am happy to do both, but when free trips from years past blend with free trips of the current year, my calendar gets so full of free trips that I don’t have enough available days to produce revenue.
Are there any other restrictions?There are no seasonal or weekend restrictions. If the date is available, you can reserve it with your gift certificate. All of the same cancellation policies apply and there are unique policies for gift certificates. You are encouraged to view all Policies and Restrictions found under Booking and Rates on the web site.