Yes, AARP is targeted for people aged 50+, but there actually is no minimum age to join. Sign up for AARP Rewards, purchase an AARP membership, and you have access to 10% off Carnival Cruise gift cards.
Does anyone know where you can get the Carnival discount gift cards I have read that AARP and Allstate offered them but I have yet to find anything. I feel like I have been all over the AARP site as well as my Allstate site with no luck. Cruising early December and was hoping to get a couple to help with the drink package and excursions. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated.
It took me a while, but AARP does offer discounted Carnival gift cards. You have to be a member and it's under the AARP REWARDS at the top of the page. I think you have to log into your account to see it though.
Allstate Rewards (my preferred go to place for gift cards) is available, but you have to join up, and it's a pain to do so. Their is an extensive thread on Allstate Rewards on this forum. Keep searching. And I wish you good luck!
AMEX Blue Cash Preferred gives 6% back on grocery, so I used to buy Carnival gift cards at stores. You can also check gift card resale sites, since I remember selling some partially-used ones there. Personally, just booking using VIFP offers saved me tons of money, as well as using the RU1 drinks package offer. Then having 100 shares of CUK or CCL also gets me $50/100 in credit per cruise.
Meijer also had Princess gift cards for a period of time, but they were recently removed from all the racks and replaced with eBay gift cards, which was a bummer because we have 3 Princess cruises booked. But we were able purchase enough to pay for almost 2 of the cruises before they disappeared. And when you pay for them with a credit card that offers 2%-5% back, it costs even less to cruise!
Citi Easy Deals has a current Carnival gift card promotion, 10% off, $500 card for $450 for those with a Citi credit card. This is in addition to the Merchant Offers with $250 off $1000 on Carnival. I got a $250 statement credit with this, $200/free cards with rewards points, and a $250 statement credit on my new Carnival Barclays card. $700 savings and $1400 OBC for 3 cruises, not to mention the casino fares.
True. I got offers on my Citi Diamond Preferred that were not available on my Citi Thank You card. I've finally paid off all my bills this year after a lifetime of debt. Just using one card for points and paying it off every month. Plan on racking up more free gift cards to add to the $700 savings on the 3 cruises we have booked. Next month will be our first cruise since Alaska in 2016.
thank you. Another question that I need to have a quick answer is how long does it take to get your e-gift cards once you purchase I need to put $300 on a cruise today & it would be great to save that $30 if I can get it today.
Credit CardsWe accept the following credit cards as a form of payment for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop gift purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account.
Gift CardsWe accept the following gift cards as a form of payment for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop gift purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account. Please note* - The American Express Gift Card cannot be used as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account.
With the holidays upon us, many people are searching for that perfect gift, often turning to gift cards for an easy, flexible solution. If you have someone who loves cruising or know of someone who recently booked their first cruise vacation, a gift card might a good option that allows them to apply the funds as they see fit, whether that be for the base fare or add-ons.
Although shipping gift cards at this stage may be risky for delivery before the holidays, most can be purchased online, and a few like Disney and Carnival are sold through retail outlets. A lifesaver for those last minute shoppers.
Beyond the cruise fare, there are many ways that cruisers can spend money onboard. Shore excursions, drinks, photos, specialty dining, and spa treatments are some potential extra costs. However, not all gift cards can be used for everything. Therefore, it's important that you understand the fine print of whatever gift card you are eyeing prior to purchasing.
Disney gift cards are probably the most flexible, as their cards can be used for cruise related purchases such as onboard spending including shore excursions and spas, or towards the cruise fare itself. Additionally, gift cards can be used for other Disney related products and services like park tickets, dining, merchandise, and more.
There are a variety of ways to purchase gifts cards including online, in-store, or through travel agents. Both the traditional plastic gift cards or e-card options are popular offerings amongst the cruise lines. E-cards in particular, are the quickest way to go, emailing the gift once purchased from the cruise line website.
Traditional plastic cards can be mailed, although it can take a couple of weeks. As a note, most cruise lines will not mail gift cards outside of the United States but will allow e-cards for Canadian residents. You may be responsible for the shipping costs that apply to traditional cards.
Everyone loves a deal, and occasionally there are some promotions on gift cards. Currently, there are no major sales for this upcoming holiday season. In the past, Carnival has had sales, something to keep an eye on. Associations such as AARP have also had discounts on cards, so review current memberships/ associations for any offerings.
If you're a Rakuten fan, they often offer cash back on cruise line gift cards. As of February 2023, they are currently offering 1.5% cash back on Princess Cruises gift cards. If you are planning a trip on Princess Cruises, you might want to gift yourself one via Rakuten for some cash back or American Express Membership Reward Points.
Beware of third party or private sales through Facebook or other social media. Users have reported fraud on many occasions. Cruise lines do not permit gift cards to be resold, something buyers need to be aware of. It is best to purchase cards from the cruise lines, travel agents, or authorized retailers.
Most cruise gift certificates are available in US dollars only, although Disney does offer gift cards in Canadian dollars. In addition, the majority are not available for residents outside of Canada and the United States, so not suitable for out of country friends and family.
Shipping for traditional plastic gift cards can be slow and expensive. For example, Norwegian estimates that cards can take up to 14 business days when mailed. Expedited is $15.95 with 6 day shipping, which is pricey if purchasing a $25 gift card. Royal Caribbean's standard delivery costs $2.50 and is estimated to take 7-10 business days.
Another way to get a price break is with an AARP cruise line gift-card promotion that will provide a 10 percent discount on gift cards for Carnival Cruise Lines and occasionally for other major lines like Royal Caribbean. In theory, members must take quizzes to earn points, which will allow them to buy the cards, but the requirements are minimal. You can earn points just for logging into the website and buying cards. (Note, this does not refer to the non-travel gift cards offered through the main AARP site.)
Citi Easy Deals is a discount program for Citi cardholders with competitive savings on dining, merchandise, gift cards and more. These offers are designed to help cardmembers save on a variety of everyday purchases. You must register to access Citi Easy Deals.
Carnival gift cards are a great way to save money on your next Carnival cruise. Carnival gift cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500. They can be used to purchase any Carnival cruise, including airfare, shore excursions, and onboard activities. The gift cards can also be used to purchase onboard merchandise, spa treatments, and specialty dining.
Carnival gift cards are a great way to save money on your next cruise. When you purchase a Carnival gift card, you will receive a discount of up to 10% off the total cost of your cruise. This discount applies to all Carnival cruises, including airfare, shore excursions, and onboard activities. The discount is applied to the total cost of the cruise, including taxes and fees.
Carnival gift cards are also a great way to give the gift of a cruise to someone special. The gift cards can be used to purchase any Carnival cruise, including airfare, shore excursions, and onboard activities. The gift cards can also be used to purchase onboard merchandise, spa treatments, and specialty dining.
The gift cards can be used to purchase any Carnival cruise, including airfare, shore excursions, and onboard activities. The gift cards can also be used to purchase onboard merchandise, spa treatments, and specialty dining. The discount of up to 10% off the total cost of your cruise is applied to the total cost of the cruise, including taxes and fees. 59ce067264