Nobody would ever accuse me of being a Facebook junkie.
I’m certainly not a Candy Crush (or any other FB game) sort of guy.
And yet, I’ve been playing a game called myVegas on Facebook for a while now. You can read my earlier review of it here.
I’ll admit I don’t play the game as much as others do, mostly because those sorts of things don’t suit me. But, then they released a bunch of Royal Caribbean prizes to entice me. And, they’re pretty darn good. Take a look:
Even though a number of rewards show as sold out in the pictures, I’ve seen most of them pop up with limited quantities on a daily basis. A $300 onboard credit or a 50% discount on a cruise has real value for me (and should for you if you’re a cruise fan).
You might not know it if you follow along here, but I’m actually a fan of cruises. We cruised a bunch before our son was born. It was pretty much exclusively on Royal Caribbean, which has decent food and amenities and does a good job catering to kids at a reasonable price point. Now that he’s a bit older we intend to get back to cruising at least occasionally.
You can dedicate a few minutes a day to earn chips and there are special events to earn my “points” to cash out for rewards. There’s an optimal strategy, just like collecting miles and points! And, we even have a team on Milepoint to help you gather chips more quickly. You can earn points for Vegas comps at MGM properties (and now some of the Station casinos as well).
For me personally, something like a 50% discount on a cruise has a lot more value than a free room in Vegas. There hasn’t been a good way to earn big discounts on cruises that I’m aware of. It’s more a game of hunting for great prices. Considering that a 7-day cruise can set you back a couple thousand dollars easily, there’s some real value if you’re willing to pull the virtual slot machine handle.
I’m jealous that fellow blogger MJ on Travel will be heading out on Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas soon and can’t wait to hear about his trip. Maybe I’ll use my 50% discount for that!
ETA: The discount rewards require redemption within 30 days. Doesn’t mean you need to cruise within 30 days, but you will need to put a deposit down in that timeframe. Full T&C pasted in the comments.