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Old 03-17-2009, 03:09 PM
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RCI has taken some well-deserved heat about the royal chumps program, but they do have some nice perks. I just got confirmation of my $100 onboard credit for being a stockholder of the company, and I have also used points from my RCI Visa card for another $500 onboard credit. So the first $600 of my charges for our upcoming Grandeur cruise are already paid for.

I personally think the RCI Visa card perks are the best of any cruise line.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:17 PM
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That's cool Dave!

e've thought about getting one but we think we get a little better deal with our airline card.

We use a Southwest Airline Visa card for almost everything we purchase (pay it off every month). So, we fly free to our cruises and boy, that has certainly helped recently as the airfares went through the roof for awhile.

It's neat how we can use these things to hlp us out.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:38 PM
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I personally think the RCI Visa card perks are the best of any cruise line.
Dave, If you got OBC's from the points I can say it's way better than Carnival's worthless Seamiles card.

Congrats on the stockholder OBC's. I see you are doing quite well with that excellently timed and executed decision.

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:45 AM
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Dave, I agree with you on the RCI points card as well; we signed up for it recently and took advantage of the instant $100. on board credit for using it ASAP. I like the doubling for all RCI charges as well..Finished off our upcoming cruise with it and also got a 6 month 1.99% rate to boot so will probably leave it open for that time.


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Old 03-18-2009, 05:16 AM
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Congrats, Dave. They need to continue giving the perks to true past customers, not 14 year old bloggers.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:49 AM
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Penny,great reply.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:05 AM
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I'm too ticked off to comment about RCI's perks...or a lest the perks I don't get any more. There's probably a chump lurking out there somewhere that will have me banned from RCI if I post my real thoughts. Seems that these chumps pull a lot of weight.

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:19 AM
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Girlfriends and I are planning for next year's cruise, guess it would be a good idea to apply for the RC Visa card before reserving the next cruise. No annual fee- it sounds like a great deal.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:42 AM
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It is a Bank Of America Visa card. It's nice to get double points for charging the cruises and onboard charges to it.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:32 AM
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We have the RCI Visa. Have gotten $500 off on our cruise 3 times since we got it (we were charter members). Only hitch ever was having it frozen on our last cruise (there's a thread in general cruise information about this) by the fraud dept. I am hoping that being careful about notifying the card about what ports we will be charging in will stop this from happening in the future. It is my understanding that fraud is so rampant now they are adopting these preemptive freezes for just about anything suspicious. It was only inconvenient that the phone service was so spotty I couldn't confirm that it was us charging until the trip was almost over.
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