- How do I become a Vacation Ambassador?
- How soon can I become a Vacation Ambassador?
- Do my friends receive anything for reserving a trip?
- Can the people I refer travel without me?
- When do I get my CASH or credit payment?
- What if the people I talk to want details on a particular trip? What do I tell them?
- How do I earn a free trip?
- What is included in my free trip?
It's easy! Chances are, you're already doing the most important part—talking about your travels with friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. If they're inspired to join us, all you need to do is make sure they mention your name and Customer Number when they reserve their first trip with Grand Circle or our sister company, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT).
Then, within four weeks of when your new travelers depart for their trip, we’ll send you $100 in CASH or give you $100 in travel credits for each person you referred. (You can choose how you want to receive your rewards.) Starting with the fourth traveler you refer within one calendar year, we’ll give you $200 in CASH or travel credits for each person you refer.
Once you refer eight travelers who depart in the span of two calendar years, you’ll earn a FREE TRIP, valued up to $4,500 per household. So to qualify, you can refer eight travelers who depart between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014—or eight travelers who depart between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
Right away. In fact, you don't even have to have returned from your first trip in order to begin referring new travelers. You can start spreading the word about Grand Circle and OAT as soon as you make your first reservation with us!
YES. Each first-time traveler you refer to us will receive $100 in instant savings on their first OAT adventure or Grand Circle vacation. All they have to do is mention your name and Customer Number when they make their reservation.
YES. You do not need to travel with the individuals you refer, and they can travel on any Grand Circle vacation or OAT 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.
You can choose between CASH or credit for payment for every new traveler you refer to Grand Circle (or OAT). Your default payment selection is set at credit, so if you’d like to receive credit for payment, no action is required.
If you prefer CASH for payment, you will have to initiate a change to your account. Simply visit our website and sign in to My Account and make your selection, or call us toll-free at 1-800-221-2610 to speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives. CASH payments are issued in the form of a check and will be mailed on the fifth of the month following your new traveler's departure. You can track your referrals online through the My Account feature on our website.
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 for referring new travelers.
You can direct them to our websites, where they can find all the specifics they need to decide which trip is best for them, including videos of the places we travel. Or, if they'd prefer, you can have them call us toll-free, and we'll be happy to send them whatever information they need. Here's how they can reach us:
Grand Circle Travel | www.gct.com | 1-800-221-2610
Overseas Adventure Travel | www.oattravel.com | 1-800-955-1925
How do I earn a free trip?
Refer eight travelers who depart between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014—or eight travelers who depart between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. You’ll earn your free trip on the fifth of the month after your eighth traveler departs! And you’re not limited to just one free trip—refer another 8 travelers, and you’ll earn an additional free trip!
What is included in my free trip?
A credit of up to $4,500 to be used for any trip offered by Grand Circle Cruise Line (GCCL), Grand Circle Travel (GCT), or Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). This credit cannot be applied to 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 base roundtrip airfare from most major cities and must be reserved within one (1) year 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 $4,500 shall be the responsibility of the traveler. No refunds shall be rewarded if the price of the trip is less than $4,500.
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 Grand Circle’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 one-year redemption window. GCT’s or OAT’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.