June 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm NZST #2588
Does anyone know if you can use the entertainment book for discounts on meals and still swipe your Air NZ card to collect points if they’re a restaurant partner as well? Not that this dictates where you go to eat but it’s good if both discount and points apply. (Yeah I know the points accrued aren’t major.)
Only just swiped my Air NZ card at Crab Shack a month ago and it was a reasonable place to eat with very reasonable prices. Looking at trying Euro out which is in the entertainment book and also an NZ partner.June 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm NZST #2590Mauricio FreitasKeymaster
It shouldn’t be a problem, as you’d probably collect the points on actual expenses, not bill total.
Prada is part of the same group of Wellington restaurants.June 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm NZST #2595
Got turned down for swiping the Airpoints card 🙁 It’s not like they charge you more just to cover points.
Will try and swipe both cards at Culpepper next week.
I really liked the decor and chilled atmosphere with some lounge seating as well. The wait staff was older but I really liked them. Food was great. Had the braised beef cheek with truffle mascarpone and celeriac risotto – yum yum! Friend was happy with her gurnard. Just realised the Auckland restaurants are all in the same place at the viaduct.
Yeah I did notice a couple of the restaurants were in Wellington. Given I like 2 for 2 of the restaurants tried to date I’ll probably try out the ones in Wellington too but I won’t have the entertainment books for those. Either way it’s nice finding restaurants you would actually return to.June 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm NZST #2601Mauricio FreitasKeymaster
Wow… That’s not on. They could give you the points for the actual amount paid, regardless.June 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm NZST #2603drajkParticipant
Pretty common – possibly sometimes it’s an on duty staff member concerned they may get in trouble for giving two ‘discounts’.
I suppose in some respects it is an additional discount – for example if the maximum Entertainment Book discount is say 25% then giving Airpoints on the balance results in a net >25% ‘discount’ on the overall price.
I do believe that restaurants in that group will let you earn Airpoints when paying with a gift card you have got by redeeming Airpoints at the Airpoints Store – I thought this was good (different to situation where you cannot get Airpoints for a flight paid for by Airpoints).June 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm NZST #2660
We were staying at the Hilton so I decided to try out FISH instead of Culpepper as it’s in the entertainment book and also the possibility of accruing HH points with the residual bill. I was off to the loo but my partner said they took the entertainment card and were fine to have the residual bill put on the room. Saved $45. Nice to know that works. Will try Culpepper another time and report back unless someone else wants to give it a shot first.June 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm NZST #2665drajkParticipant
I was quite unimpressed with FISH when I went there last year – food was nothing special and service poor – certainly not the standard one anticipated from its earlier days as ‘White’.
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