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Three Exciting New AARP Rewards Cruise Line Gift Cards!

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Three Exciting New AARP Rewards Cruise Line Gift Cards!

Week of 3/28/22, we’ve added the following three gift cards to the Rewards catalog:

 

  • Royal Caribbean Digital Gift Card (Members Only)
    • $450 ($500 Value 10% off)
    • $90 ($100 Value 10% off)

 

  • Holland America Line Digital Gift Card (Available to all)
    • $450 ($500 Value 10% off)
    • $90 ($100 Value 10% off)

 

  • Princess- Digital Gift Card (Available to all)
    • $450 ($500 Value 10% off)
    • $90 ($100 Value 10% off)

 

Redeem yours today! https://www.aarp.org/rewards/redeem/ 

 

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How long does it take the gift cards to make it to my Inbox?

I have purchased 2 and I'm surprised I haven't received verification. 

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Hello, thanks for reaching out. Digital Rewards will be delivered to the Participant's email address associated with their http://AARP.org?cmp=SNO-LITHIUM---&socialid=13076690814 Online Account within 24 hours for orders submitted during normal business hours (8 am - 5 pm EST, Monday – Friday). 

 

If it's not in your Spam or Junk folder, and it's been 24 hours since you purchased or redeemed the item, please contact us, and we can check the status. You can:

  • Chat with us online using the CHAT icon on the right. 
  • Call a dedicated Rewards Specialist at 866-451-6305. We are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET. - Daniela R. 
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Hi, I am trying to go to the reward page. But it need to verify by phone before entering the page. I am a Canadian and dont have a US number. How do I verify? 

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@HiumancarmanC861311, only users within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia can participate in the AARP Rewards program. Here you'll find the AARP Rewards Terms and Conditions: https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/rewards-terms-and-conditions - Diana G.

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What does it mean on Holland gift card site that says I couldn’t purchase cards because I hadn’t made 5 standard purchases??

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Hi @SuzanneM438936, please call our AARP Rewards specialists at: 1-866-451-6305 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET. - Diana G.

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I should of read the forum before purchase of RCCL gift cards. I did not read it because the process with Carnival was almost flawless. A small hiccup but it was resolved promptly.

It looks like I am not the only person with an issue on redemption with RCCL. AARP will lose clients if they keep this vendor. Yes there are instructions, yes there is fine print. However the verbiage is very conflicting. I hope to have resolution by 1/29/2024. If not, shame on me. I promise you that AARP nor RCCL will ever have me in this predicament again. They say NEVER say NEVER, but I mean NEVER! 

 

******DO NOT BUY RCCL gift card through AARP. ******

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Sorry you had a negative experience. I have used Royals and Carnivals gift card. They do have different guidelines for use. I used Royals most recently and could use them for payment up until final payment. I did not attempt to  book any excursions, buy drink of WiFi packages with them, so not the one for advice. But with anything now, always be sure before buying. As much as we kick ourselves, it is not the vendors problem if we are not the informed consumer. AARP and Royal are not at fault. The fine print is there to be read prior to purchase. Not trying to sound mean. Just giving a warning to others reading. Before I bought either card, I called the cruise line direct and asked how I could use them, what I could spend them on (on ship/off ship, before cruise/on ship, and in what time frame they needed to be used. I had all my questions answered before I redeemed/bought the cards. Used 3 $450 cards without an issue. Always nice to save some cash. 

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 I was considering buying some. What was the issue?

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If you are going to apply to booking it may work, I’m not sure. You cannot use for onboard credit excursions or anything of that sort. My cruise was paid in full when I purchased. I thought I could apply to excursions, onboard credit etc.. after sending an email and waiting 10 days .. I’m basically stuck with a gift card requiring me to book another cruise , unless you want to purchase it from me. 

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Are the Holland America gift cards no longer available?  Or will they be back at some point?  Thanks in advance!

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@pw6874  The gift cards are updated often based on availability, but there are currently Holland America Line gift cards available on our redeem page here: https://www.aarp.org/rewards/redeem/#sort-by=default I'm always here to help!

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I have been unsuccessful in getting to where I can purchase Holland America gift cards. The link above got me to a generic description of rewards program. I have  searched and clicked around website without success. Can you please assist?  Thank you 

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Do the AARP Holland America gift cards have expiration dates?  Are they refundable if I cancel my cruise before payment?  I see that there is a limit to how many one person can buy in a month, but is there a limit to how many I can buy over several months?  Is there a limit to how many Holland America will accept?

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@jhesselb I'm sorry refunds cannot be provided for Reward items. I invite you to check out the Rewards program terms and conditions for limit info: https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/rewards-terms-and-conditions/  as well as the complete terms and conditions for Holland gift cards: hollandamerica.com/giftcardterms You can also contact Holland customer support for additional info: 877-932-4259

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If you cancel, the money is put back onto the original gift card. If you put the value of the gift cards onto your ship on board account and you don’t spend it all, the unused balance is put back onto your original gift card.

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Help! I called Princess Cruiseline and they will not take their own gift cards! I was told to call a travel agent and a travel agent could process my transaction using your AARP Princess Gift Card. My question is, can I get a refund if no one will take my Princess Cruise Gift Card?😳

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@PeggyH861894 I'm sorry, Peggy. We are unable to refund purchases made on the AARP Rewards site. I invite you to check the Rewards terms here: https://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/rewards-terms-and-conditions/ I recommend contacting Princess again and requesting to speak with a supervisor for further assistance. Also, be sure to review the gift card terms and disclosures. 

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2 months ago I took mine on board and customer service applied them to my on board account. I would call or chat with princess again and see if that person made a mistake. My travel agent accepted them as payment for another booking. Good luck

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Which Cruiseline? 

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Did you book directly with Princess?  I am w/ a discounted cruise agency, and my TA applied about $2000 worth of these gift cards with no issue for my final payment last week.  Remaining gift card balance, I was told I can use on the ship.  She told me, just go to guest services and have them apply to my account.  What I did find out recently though is that I can not use their gift card to buy a shore excursion or anything else in advance.  

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Hi, I went to buy some princess cards for my upcoming cruise. However I no longer see them on your site. Have they been discontinued? Thanks

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It would seem so.  My wife tells me that she remembers seeing somewhere that the deal was to end on May 31.  And I don't see it on the AARP site any more either.

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Are they down again? 

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I purchased some 4 days ago.

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Thank you Janelle!!

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@ll105 You're welcome!

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Oh wow. I must have missed that. I should have bought more last month. Thanks 

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