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Epic Pass - Bring A Mate - How does it work?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Arsas, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    I was talking to bloke who said he buys an Epic pass and then gives all six 'Bring A Mate' days to his wife to purchase, and she gets to take up the invitations at a discounted rate.
    Now the website says the maximum discount is 50%, but they don't tell you the minimum discount.
    Anyone that has used the Bring A Mate option was it any good? did you really save?
    Did anyone do it a day or two before going, how much did you save?
    Can you use it on any day or do you have to lock a date in?
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The discount depends on the day and season. For example a Saturday in August might get you $10. Mid week more.
    You just email the invites to your mates who then use them to buy tickets online. Plenty of people giving them away on various FB groups.
     
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  3. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was good few years back , free days even in early Freedom Pass land , but now the " mate rate " is variable.
    You won't know what you going to get till you go to book .
    Mid week days vary also and as you can imagine offer the better discounts.
    Still better than full freight , but think only as a bonus , not as a given.
    IMO.
     
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  4. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    How does it work with kids season passes?
     
  5. fmdc9

    fmdc9 Hard Yards

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    good for late and early season.
    bad for any weekend day.
    moderately good when used well in advance.
     
  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think they get them. I remember going looking for some with my daughter's pass last year and couldn't;t find them. Mind you it's an effort to find even your own.
     
  7. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    Well that's a bit shit if true...
     
  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    You back in Oz Kieran?
     
  9. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    Yep.
     
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    Nope, it's all good - you get the same number of invites on kids passes as adult passes (well last year anyway). And from memory not restricted to other kids tickets (ie. kids invites can be used to buy adult tickets).
     
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    Pottsy Hard Yards

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    Does any have a better guide of what kind of discount you get? From above the discount from peak season on a weekend is not much.

    What I am interested in is what is the discount like for a weekend in June or September? $50?

    What is the discount like for a Friday or Monday in peak season? I assume the discount would be better on a Monday?
     
  12. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    From what I have been told it is not based on how far out you book , like perishers other online pricing, but there is a set number of 'Bring A Mate' tickets for any given day and the first ones sold have the highest discount (up to 50%), then it reduces.
    I went to buy one for a mate on the day and the online price was cheaper then the 'Bring A Mate' price, go figure
     
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  13. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    I have received word that they will be available by the end of the week, I assume it will coincide with an early opening.
     
  14. Ski girl

    Ski girl First Runs

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    HI
    This can be a bit frustrating. And all end in Tears!
    There are only a number ticket discounted at each discount "Tier"
    I sent my niece 4 day tickets totalling $434.00 at 17% discount. this was 2 half weeks.before time. She left it a few days to buy using the link on line, the price had gone up and instead of saving $26.00 she saved $2.00.

    I was hoping we would grab a few Hot Choccies with the savings.

    Perisher told me about the tiers and to take note of tickets available. As an example I looked at the last day of skiing, there is a 51% discount but only 5 tickets available. Although there can be many discounts sent, only 5 will pay this price before the next tier of discount is given.

    The discount happens when your friend pays for the ticket, not the price you send it to them.

    Happy Skiing.
     
  15. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its worth looking around.

    @sara777 asked me for my Bring a Mates, but it was cheaper for her to buy a 3 day consecutive pass than 3 one day bring a mates.

    She also got most of her money back when she had to cancel her trip at short notice (on the 3 day pass).

    They are very clear that bring a mates are not refundable (and its cheaper to buy the well in advance)
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m so glad I did that!
     
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  17. Mils

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    if you book early you get 50% if you book late you get like 2%
     
  18. Lankski

    Lankski Hard Yards

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    Not even 2%. I went to use one last Saturday and the discount on the $161 pass was $2

    On the Monday it was $20, bringing the buy in advance price down to $125.

    If I use the invites Monday and Tuesday week it will be $105 each day, which is $25 less than the buy in advance discount.

    I suspect the 50% discounts only apply midweek at the very top and tail of the season when only a handful of lifts are running.
     
  19. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You never get 50% on a Friday, to Monday.
     
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    So can a season pass holder bring a mate for multiple days? I assumed that they would limit the offering to one day per mate per season... But if not, six days to one mate would be much easier to organise than one day to six mates.
     
  21. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, but if consecutive days you'll find that it's not that cheap with bring a mates, see my earlier post.