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    ICE Platinum Rewards

    Hi everyone and thanks for all of the great info on here.

    This is my first post.

    Did anyone else receive a mailing from Diamond with a $1200 savings for your next vacation or cruise using platinumrewards.com?

    I tried to sign up, but it keeps kicking me back to enter my personal info. I am hesitant to call.
    Has anyone activated their account yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badman222 View Post
    Hi everyone and thanks for all of the great info on here.

    This is my first post.

    Did anyone else receive a mailing from Diamond with a $1200 savings for your next vacation or cruise using platinumrewards.com?

    I tried to sign up, but it keeps kicking me back to enter my personal info. I am hesitant to call.
    Has anyone activated their account yet?
    I have not gotten this yet if you are not sure then do not enter any personal info I would call DRI first to check and if you don't want to call make sure it is a DRI site.

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    I had some sort of offering in each of my maintenance fee bills with some sort of points for ICE. Unfortunately they could not be aggregated.
    Quote Originally Posted by badman222 View Post
    Hi everyone and thanks for all of the great info on here.

    This is my first post.

    Did anyone else receive a mailing from Diamond with a $1200 savings for your next vacation or cruise using platinumrewards.com?

    I tried to sign up, but it keeps kicking me back to enter my personal info. I am hesitant to call.
    Has anyone activated their account yet?
    Quote Originally Posted by dale7 View Post
    I have not gotten this yet if you are not sure then do not enter any personal info I would call DRI first to check and if you don't want to call make sure it is a DRI site.
    ... not enough time for all the timeshares

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    DRI has been associated with ICE for maybe 10 years now. IMO, it's a waste of time if you're wanting to book a cruise. It might come in handy if you're wanting to rent one of the timeshares that they essentially steal from customers who exchange their timeshare for one of their cruises.

    If you shop for cruises you'll find out how much that $1,200 voucher is really worth. Essentially, it's worth the paper it's printed on and nothing more. Every once in a while I'll get curious and call about it. So far they've never beaten the deals I've found using online TA's that discount cruises.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for you replies.

    I guess I will just use the other cruise deal websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badman222 View Post
    Thanks for you replies.

    I guess I will just use the other cruise deal websites.

    You might want to check the other cruise deal websites and then compare the ICE offering that was mailed to you. Just because the particular cruises I was looking at were bad deals doesn't mean that every offer will be a bad deal. It's always good to compare for yourself, just to be certain. In 10 years time and 7 cruises I've just never found them to be a viable option.

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    ICE Platinum Rewards is garbage. It doesnt trade your timeshare week for another resort or cruise. It only trades your timeshare in for "points", which you then use "towards" a cruise or tour. So it will become a discount for a cruise or tour, and now for resorts. It is a waste of money and a scam. DO NOT sign up with them. The lady Suzanne fed me all this crap on the phone, saying this is a one-time offer to get a great membership. You will be able to get points to use towards paying for hotel and even car rentals. I just got off the phone with her now, she just plainly said "that is not what I said". I was not happy with this, but she said "you passed the 10 day period, sorry" and hung up.

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    Ice Platinum

    Ice can be a good venue if you are looking at cruises. I've found their prices better than most..

    However- generally any time you trade your timeshare for another service (be it hotel points, credit card points, etc) you are generally getting less value. Consider this to simply be another opportunity if you can use it- but it should not be something you do regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougp26364 View Post
    DRI has been associated with ICE for maybe 10 years now. IMO, it's a waste of time if you're wanting to book a cruise. It might come in handy if you're wanting to rent one of the timeshares that they essentially steal from customers who exchange their timeshare for one of their cruises.

    If you shop for cruises you'll find out how much that $1,200 voucher is really worth. Essentially, it's worth the paper it's printed on and nothing more. Every once in a while I'll get curious and call about it. So far they've never beaten the deals I've found using online TA's that discount cruises.
    Completely agree!! I once received ICE free for 1 year and found it to be worthless for cruise vacations since you can get better deals through any cruise wholesaler without having to give up a timeshare week.
    LARRY

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikkis_playpen View Post
    Ice can be a good venue if you are looking at cruises. I've found their prices better than most..

    However- generally any time you trade your timeshare for another service (be it hotel points, credit card points, etc) you are generally getting less value. Consider this to simply be another opportunity if you can use it- but it should not be something you do regularly.

    If you're finding good deals than you're more the exception than the rule. Every time I've compared ICE they've been the highest price out of the batch. For the record, I've shopped Travelociy, Cruise Compete (asks for bids from several different online vendors), Cruises Only, Cruisequick and Vacations to Go. ICE just hasn't ever been in the ballpark.

    But hey, if you get the membership for free, then it's never a bad idea to compare them with other options. But if you have to pay to be a member then it's best to take a pass on any "special" offers.

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