Does anyone remember how far in advance you get the RS $100.00 credit to order your books, etc before a tour? Thanks!
You get it as soon as you make your final payment.
It was the 5th week after the deposit was made. They apparently wait until the deposit can't be withdrawn and then send it out.
I read you get it about 35 days after deposit. I am a little confused over the $100 credit. I would prefer just to pay $100 less.. This is our 3rd tour but first time with the new credit deal. Any suggestions what others have bought.
esuefoley: There have been multiple threads about the credit and what people have bought. I started this one not long ago:
esuefoley - Be grateful for the credit . . . until recently you would have just received more money belts and the guide book. Now you can buy other stuff. If you don't need/want for yourself, buy presents for someone else.
Did you recently sign up for another tour? If do, which one? I, along with a friend, just this week made a deposit on the Heart of Ireland in 8 Days tour leaving in September!
My Rome tour begins in less than 2 months...still planning my free time activities.
Chani, you gave me a great idea - use store credit for gifts.
As others stated you get the store credit shortly after you lay down your deposit. Presumably, if you used the credit and cancelled they would deduct it.
Actually I like the way they do it now.. I've been on several tours and on the first a few years ago they sent you the appropriate book and money belt (which I promptly throw away). I usually have already bought the RS guidebook by the time I book so I put the credit toward other books or maps.
I believe the credit is good right up to the date your tour starts.