Vacation Ambassador Referral Program
Refer new travelers and earn up to $5900 in CASH
With our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program, you can earn increasing CASH rewards or travel credits by referring new travelers to our trips. In fact, we offer the most generous rewards package in the travel industry:
- Earn increasing CASH rewards for the first seven new travelers you refer who depart within the same calendar year
- Earn a FREE TRIP or $4500 CASH for every eighth person you refer—whenever they depart
- If you choose travel credits instead of cash rewards, you have two years to apply your credits
- Every new traveler you’ve referred since 1/1/13 will be counted toward your FREE TRIP or $4500 cash reward
As always, your friends will save $100 per person on their first trip when they mention your name and Customer Number. They can reserve their own trip or join you; either way, the Vacation Ambassador rewards apply.
Referral Program Rewards
|Number of Travelers Referred||Rewards You Earn With Each New Referral*||Total Reward Value|
|8||FREE TRIP or $4500 CASH||$5900|
|7||$200 CASH or credit||$1400|
|6||$200 CASH or credit||$1200|
|5||$200 CASH or credit||$1000|
|4||$500 CASH or credit||$800|
|3||$100 CASH or credit||$300|
|2||$100 CASH or credit||$200|
|1||$100 CASH or credit||$100|
*Please note: Vacation Ambassador Rewards can only be earned for referring New Travelers. A New Traveler is a person who has never traveled with Grand Circle, Overseas Adventure Travel, or to Cuba with Grand Circle Foundation and does not have a current departure reserved with Grand Circle or O.A.T. The new traveler must provide the referring customer’s name and Customer Number when they reserve their first trip. To earn CASH rewards shown above for your first 7 referrals, your friends must depart in the same calendar year. To earn a FREE TRIP or $4500, 8 friends must have departed since 1/1/13. As a loyalty benefit, once you’ve taken ten O.A.T. or Grand Circle trips, you will receive an ADDITIONAL $100 for each friend you refer. New Traveler Savings cannot be combined with our Group Travel Program or any other offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You do not need to travel with the individuals you refer, and they can travel on any Grand Circle vacation or O.A.T. adventure they choose (even if it's not one you specifically spoke to them about). As long as they mention your name and Customer Number, you'll earn your cash or credit rewards.
Each time you refer a new traveler to Grand Circle or OAT, you’ll earn increasing Vacation Ambassador Rewards up to a FREE TRIP. New travelers can join you on an upcoming trip or go on their own, and you’ll earn rewards either way. See the chart above for details.
Each new traveler instantly receives $100 off the cost of his or her first Grand Circle vacation or O.A.T. adventure simply by mentioning your name and Customer Number when they make their reservation.
Refer eight travelers who depart after 1/1/13 and you’ll earn your choice of a FREE TRIP or $4500 CASH within five weeks of their departure. And you’re not limited to just one FREE TRIP—you’ll earn it for every additional eight new travelers you refer.
Yes! For every first-time traveler you refer to O.A.T. (or Grand Circle), we’ll award you your choice of cash or credit. Note: your default payment selection is set as credit.
If you prefer cash for payment, you will have to initiate a change to your account. Simply sign in to My Account and make your selection, or call us toll-free at 1-800-221-0814 to speak to one of our Traveler Support Representatives.
Credit will be available in your account five weeks after your new traveler’s departure. Cash payments are issued in the form of a check and will be mailed within five weeks following your new traveler's departure. You can track your referrals online through My Account.
Please note: To comply with IRS regulations, you will also receive a Form 1099; you are required to provide your Social Security number and report the total refund bonus you earned for any tax year in which you receive more than $600 in cash for referring new travelers or travel on a FREE TRIP.
Yes. The Vacation Ambassador rewards you earn by referring new travelers may be combined with existing offers. However, the $100 savings available to new travelers cannot be combined with any other offer or our Group Travel Program.
Yes. The Vacation Ambassador Rewards you earn by referring new travelers may be combined with existing offers. However, the $100 New Traveler Savings that your referrals receive cannot be combined with any other offer, including but not limited to our Group Travel Program.
A credit of up to $4500 per household to be used for any trip offered by Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), Grand Circle Cruise Line, Grand Circle Travel, or Grand Circle Foundation People-to-People trips. This credit can be applied to an already-reserved trip, but will not generate a refund for any money already paid for that reservation. The credit can be used for airfare and air upgrades on base trips and extensions, and must be reserved within two (2) years of earning. The Travel Protection Plan is not included. Any amounts due for excluded items or for the value of the base trip in excess of $4500 shall be the responsibility of the traveler. No refunds shall be rewarded if the price of the trip is less than $4500.
All applicable federal, state and local taxes, license, fees or other costs are the sole responsibility of the traveler. The trip credit is non-transferable; no substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions. If the traveler purchases O.A.T.’s Travel Protection Plan, the price the traveler will pay for the plan is based on the full price of the trip.
In the event of trip cancellation for any reason, including but not limited to, the health of the traveler winner, cancellation, scheduling conflicts or an event of force majeure, the trip may be rebooked, provided it is still within the two-year redemption window. O.A.T. or Grand Circle’s Terms and Conditions, as applicable, associated with the trip apply. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the affidavit and release and/or prize travel documents.
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