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Rules of use when using dining offers

  1. Entertainment™ Gold Card
    Your Entertainment™ Gold Card is included on page 6 of your Book. You can begin using it once it has been activated. The Card is used to obtain the offers from the fine dining restaurants and hotel accommodation. Sign the back of the Card and carry it with you. It is not transferable. Do not lose your Gold Card – there is a $35 charge for replacement. The Card and Book are valid from now through the close of business 1 June, 2017.
  2. Voucher sections
    You don’t have to carry the entire Book with you, just detach and present the Voucher. Vouchers may not be traded or resold and are not transferable. Carefully read each Voucher before using. Offers apply only to the items and terms specified. Vouchers are valid from now through the close of business 1 June, 2017.
  3. Digital Membership
    If you have purchased a Digital Membership, you will not have a physical Gold Card or vouchers. To redeem offers, you will need to present your phone with the relevant offer’s ‘redeem now’ button to the merchant. Either you or the merchant can press the ‘redeem now’ button, and the merchant may want to record the receipt number that appears on the next screen. Your Digital Membership is valid from now through the close of business 1 June, 2017.
  4. Presenting your Gold Card, Voucher or Digital Membership
    Please present your Gold Card, Voucher or Digital Membership at the time you request your bill or make your purchase.
  5. Not valid with other third-party offers
    Entertainment™ offers are exclusive and may not be combined with other third-party discount programs.
  6. Contemporary Dining section
    It is not necessary to identify yourself as an Entertainment™ Member when making your booking or arriving at the restaurant. Present your Entertainment™ Card (or phone, if a digital membership) at the time you request your bill to redeem the offer. You may use your Card (or phone, if a Digital Membership) once at each restaurant listed in this section. The restaurant’s assigned number will be removed from the back of your Gold Card after each use.
  7. Valid anytime
    Entertainment™ dining offers can be used at restaurants any time except the following days in the following cities:
    Membership Exclusion Days
    Auckland
    Wellington
    Not valid Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
    Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve,
    New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day,
    Good Friday, Easter Sunday,
    Mother’s Day
    Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown
    Waikato and Bay of Plenty
    Valid any day
    Christchurch, Canterbury and Nelson Not valid Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

    Unless otherwise indicated, Entertainment™ offers are not valid on these days. For a list of restaurants who will accept your Card on these days, go to the Members' area. All other offers can be used any day.
     
  8. Main course offers
    The restaurant will deduct the price of the least expensive main course(s), up to the maximum value stated for that offer. See examples below. Please note the following:
    • If two main courses are not ordered, the least expensive item(s) ordered as a main course will be deducted.
    • When more than two people are dining together, or if multiple cards, vouchers or Digital Memberships are used, the least expensive main course(s) of the party is / are the one(s) deducted.
    • When adults and children dine together and two or more adult-priced main courses are purchased, the least expensive adult main course is complimentary. If only one adult-priced main course is purchased, then the value of the child's meal is deducted.
  9. 25% off dining offers
    When dining at a restaurant where the offer is “25% off the total bill”, the restaurant will deduct 25% off the total bill for the table, up to the maximum value indicated on the offer. If multiple Cards, Vouchers or Digital Memberships are used, the deduction is still 25% off the total bill, up to the maximum combined value of the Cards, Vouchers or Digital Memberships. See examples below.
  10. Restaurant 'specials'
    If the restaurant is running a breakfast, lunch or dinner special or set menu, your Card, Voucher or Digital Memberships is still valid. If it incorporates more than one course, the value of the main course portion, or 25% off will be deducted from the bill.
  11. Dining in groups
    When more than two people dine together, these rules apply:
    • One bill for the party – no separate bills
    • No more than three Entertainment™ Cards, Vouchers or Digital Memberships per party

    Number of diners 2 3 4 5 6 or more
    Maximum number of Cards, Vouchers or Digital Memberships 1 1 2 2 3
  12. Solo dining
    Some restaurants include a solo dining option clearly marked on the offer. These are valid only when dining alone and may not be used when solo diners join other people at a table.
  13. 13. Dine-in only
    Restaurant offers in the Fine and Contemporary Dining, Café and Bistro Dining, and Casual Restaurant and Family Dining sections are valid for dine-in only, unless otherwise stated.


    How to use with other offers

  14. Informal Dining and Takeaway offers
    Unless otherwise noted, offers in the Informal Dining and Takeaway section may be used for both takeaway and dine-in (not for delivery unless otherwise stated).
  15. Movie offers
    If a movie offer states “no free list”, the cinema may be obligated by studio contracts to exclude certain movies. To check, call the cinema or check their website.
  16. Arts, Sports, Attractions, Retail and Local Services offers
    Please read each Voucher for terms and conditions.
    When using these offers with accompanying children, if two or more adult admissions are purchased, the least expensive adult admission is complimentary, unless otherwise stated.
  17. Shopping, Travel and Leisure
    Please refer to the specific terms and conditions for each offer. For the most up to date information about these offers and products, visit the Members' area.
  18. Hotel and Resort Accommodation
    Your Entertainment™ Gold Card (or Digital Membership) is valid for up to 50% off at over 1,700 leading hotels and resorts. Properties featured in this section may have specific terms and conditions on their page. Please refer to each offer for details and the Hotel Program Rules of Use. Additionally, you can visit the My Bookingswebsites where you will find the most up-to-date listing of properties, and book your accommodation online.

How Entertainment™ dining offers work

When two or more people dine together, the least expensive main course ordered is complimentary, up to the maximum value stated in the offer. Alternatively, some restaurants offer 25% off the total bill for you and your guests, up to the value stated. See examples below.

Example one
Three diners, one Card presented or Digital Membership
“up to $35 value”
Example two
Four diners, two Cards presented or Digital Membership
“up to $30 value”
Sample restaurant bill
1 smoked salmon and leek
gnocchi (entrée size)
1 fillet of beef with béarnaise sauce
1 chargrilled lamb loin
2 cous cous salads
3 coffees
2 citron tarts
1 bottle of wine


$18.00
$35.00
$33.00
$26.00
$12.00
$22.00
$56.00
Sample restaurant bill
Half dozen oysters
1 soup of the day
1 calamari
1 Atlantic salmon
1 seafood tasting plate
1 sirloin steak
1 chicken risotto
2 bottles of wine

$18.00
$12.00
$18.00
$27.00
$29.00
$29.00
$26.00
$120.00
Total bill: $202.00
Total bill:
$279.00
If the offer is for a “complimentary main course”:
The LEAST expensive MAIN COURSE is complimentary

OR:

If the offer is for “25% off the total bill”:
Total bill is $202.00
25% off $202.00 is $50.50
The restaurant will deduct the maximum value of $35.00




- $33.00





- $35.00
If the offer is for a “complimentary main course”:
The two LEAST expensive MAIN COURSES are complimentary


OR:

If the offer is for “25% off the total bill”:
Total bill is $279.00
25% off $279.00 is $69.75
Since there are two Cards, the maximum value is $60.00. In this case, the restaurant will deduct



- $26.00
and - $27.00





$60.00

Menus contained in the 2015 | 2016 Memberships are samples and are subject to change to reflect seasonal produce and dining trends. In addition, from time to time, featured businesses or their published offer(s) may change. For updates, changes to offers, additional offers and other information, please visit the Bonus Offer and Updates page.




Hotel Program Rules of Use

Enjoy up to 50% off at leading hotels and resorts with a minimum of 10% off the best rate available to the general public.

  1. The Entertainment™ rate
    As an Entertainment™ Member, you are entitled to up to 50% off the hotel's published rack rate, with a minimum of 10% off the best room or package rate available to the general public at the time of booking, subject to availability. Please note: Many hotels provide Entertainment™ Members with more than 10% off, with some offering up to 50% off the rack rate (the hotel's maximum published rate that all rates are discounted from). The Entertainment™ rate is based on room rate and if you have additional people in your room, an extra person charge may apply. The Entertainment™ rate may not apply to special packages and may not be combined with group or convention rates, travel agency bookings or other discount programs.
  2. Short-term specials
    Hotels may offer their own promotional rates. These rates are short-term specials available to the general public during temporary or traditionally low periods. As an Entertainment™ Member, you will receive 10% off the best available room or package rate at the time of booking, subject to availability.
  3. Subject to availability”
    The Entertainment™ rate is available for a selected number of rooms at each hotel or until a participating hotel expects to reach a level of occupancy whereby they can no longer offer the rate. If you choose to travel during a busy season, you may find that the discount is restricted because of availability or may not be available every night of your stay.
  4. Minimum stays and block-out periods
    Some hotels may have a minimum night stay requirement for all bookings made during peak seasonal periods. This requirement may also apply to Entertainment™ guests. Block out times may apply at selected hotels during peak seasons and special event periods.
  5. Making a reservation
    To access the best possible rates and other specials, book online at the My Bookings™ website. If booking by phone, you may ring the hotel directly on the number listed and you must identify yourself as an Entertainment™ Member. Hotels may discount only one room per Entertainment™ Gold Card or Digital Membership per night. Advance reservations are required in all cases.
  6. Hotel policies
    Before confirming your reservation, be sure to understand the hotel’s policy on advance deposits, additional guests, cancellations and guaranteeing late arrival. Please note that all Entertainment™ hotel bookings are subject to the hotel's management policies.
  7. Exclusive Members-only rates
    These rates are only valid for Entertainment™ Members. Your Entertainment™ Gold Card or your Digital Membership smartphone screen must be presented upon check-in. Your Entertainment™ Gold Card or Digital Membership is not transferable.