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Sydney Tower Eye Free Entry with Coupon until 24/12

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Just got this emailed from Daily Telegraph…

An early Xmas present from Sydney Tower Eye!

To celebrate the festive season, Sydney's tallest attraction, the Sydney Tower Eye, is opening its doors for FREE*. Take in the ultimate views of Sydney from the Observation Deck, enjoy the amazing 4D cinema experience and take advantage of an early Christmas present with FREE* entry!

PLUS you can upgrade to SKYWALK for just $30 per person* – a saving of over 50% against the normal adult price.

Simply present the coupon below at Sydney Tower Eye.

Coupon details fineprint:-
*Limit one coupon per person. This coupon is courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Promotions Database. Not valid with any other offer or advanced bookings. Offer closes 24.12.2011. Promo code STE 4038, SKY 4031

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Details of the email as posted below…
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There is no mention of the newspaper cutout requirement so if questioned maybe argue that you are aware of both promotions and this coupon came via an email. Some people who have successfully used this have gone as far as speaking to the supervisor (in true OzBargain fashion). :)

For those who got knocked back, I hope it didn't spoil your day out.
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  • +1 vote

    do we just print this thing?

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      I believe so. It came embedded in the email so I guess you just need to print off and cut around the edges.

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    Not bad, might have to take advantage of this.

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    This looks awesome. One per person, so I can hand one to my wife and one to my kid and we all walk in for free?

  • +1 vote

    hmm need feedback for someone who has tried.. (and used this coupon)
    thanks OP

    • +1 vote

      +1 for the environment!

      • -13 votes

        which environment ? if you want +1 for the environment, don't use your cars, your BIG bad TV, your computer, your fridge, consume less. then go huge the trees 5 times a week.
        Now that's +1 environment.

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      Wow! That's so useful!! I just need to produce 7 kids now!!!

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    "This coupon is courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Promotions Database. "

    Is it they have you name in their database?

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    how do you get onto the database?

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    oh oh… not for anyone ??

  • +2 votes

    Sydney Tower Eye? I always remembered it as the CentrePoint Tower…

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    so we effectively save $25 per person? and the voucher can be copied?
    Effectively saving denominations of $25/person every time you use this.

  • +1 vote

    Just waiting for someone to test if its valid by going tomorrow & reporting back.

    Also, print in colour or b&w?

    • +1 vote

      Black and white (hopefully), if it were colour, I'd refuse.

      I'm sure they're not too picky. They weren't for the new name…Sydney Tower Eye. I'm still used to calling it the Centrepoint tower.

  • +1 vote

    I must be old…last time I visited it was called Centrepoint Tower, the lobby was all polished brass and it cost $2.80 per adult!!

  • +21 votes

    It works! Just tested it with gf and 2 friends. Black and white printout from that multi print out

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    This is awesome. Thanks OP. Somewhere to take the bucketloads of rellos coming in during the holidays!

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    Thanks! Perfectly timed for my trip to Sydney!

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    Thanks so much! I wonder if the place is gonna be packed tomorrow. A bunch of co-workers are already planning on going.

  • +1 vote

    it would be good to hear back from someone other than Jimmy6 as well if the voucher was honoured. Don't want to plan a trip with family and friends only to be turned down at the entrance.

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    Does not work - only newspaper cut out.

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      Did you take a black & white or colour printout? How can they tell whether it is from the newspaper or not as OP got it delivered in his email?

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        'bbbbbb111' probably hasn't even went yet & tryin' to mess with our heads by trolling (their first comment).

        I was also thinking of going in a group of 10+ with the relos & really would not look good at all if we were turned down. Can someone please confirm that they have been there with a large group & used black & white printouts?

        • +1 vote

          So, every first comment posters must be a troll. I printed with b&w, and was told it must be from the newspaper. I printed on A4 and didn't cut it out.

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      Sorry to hear that. What actually happened when you went?

      Maybe you should have argued that you received this via an email from The Daily Telegraph and that all you had to do was print out the coupon and that there was no mention that you needed to take any newspaper cutout.

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    any one else tried?

  • +2 votes

    @ bbbbbb111
    My comment was meant to be lighthearted & was never meant to be harsh towards or upset you. Really sorry if you perceived it that way.

    A Q for you- I'm just curious, but did you go by alone or in a group? Also, when & at what time of day were you there (maybe disgruntled staff)? What size did you print them (eg. how many per pg)?

    I'm thinking that they may not reject larger groups of 3+ ppl (they don't want you causing a riot)? Thats why we need some confirmation.
    Did anyone that went by themselves (less likely) get accepted?

  • +3 votes

    I Tried, I was told I needed the Newspaper cut out, when I explained it came in an email, I was told "that was just to tell you about the newspaper cut out"

    was with my wife and 3yo :(

    • +3 votes

      I think thats them tryin' to weasel out of it. Cause nowhere on the coupon does it refer to the newspaper to get the actual coupon it was written on in the first place! It even says 'This coupon' on it.

      I guess its understandable from their perspective, imagine if so many ppl got in for free…practically abusing a freebie.
      Maybe it was working yesterday, until it was ozbargained & the staff were ordered not to accept printouts starting 2day?

      Guess that day trip is cancelled.

    • +1 vote

      @ ericmclee

      Could you by any chance post a copy of the whole email (minus your details from the header)? Maybe it would be a lot more legit & believable if printed out with the message body (if it has one) & they would not think you're tryin' to scam your way in.

    • +2 votes

      Just came out of Sydney Tower and writing this at the Apple Store.

      I printed the coupon in colour and trimmed to size. No question asked when I presented it. The cashier hit the "Daily Telegraph promotion button" on her register before I even finished saying "I got this coupon in an email from Daily Telegraph…"

      I am very surprised at the different outcomes.

    • +12 votes

      Guess what? I went back to Sydney Tower after I replied to your comment, deedlee, and I got a different treatment this time. I am 100% certain now that there are two types of coupons from Daily Telegraph. The first type is printed in the newspaper for its readers to clip (spoke to a lady about it up in the Tower), and the second type is delivered by e-mail to DT mailing list subscribers. The problem is that not all the staff knew about the e-mail coupons.

      Second time around, I lined up behind a couple and I spotted that they were using the colour printout coupons. With my own extra coupon in hand I listened and watched carefully. First thing the cashier did was to turn over the printout and check for newsprint. Then came the excuses just like you described, including “the e-mail is telling you to look in the newspaper”. (Probably the same cashier. The good cashier finished work and left.)

      The couple started to protest and asked to see the supervisor. I sensed a good time to jump in and I told the cashier and the supervisor (who arrived just in time) that I have also received an e-mail, with the accompanying instruction to print and cut out the jpeg attachment coupon. The supervisor told the cashier that the coupons were okay, pointed to the magic button, and all our coupons were redeemed. The $25 question is “has the cashier learned that our coupons were legit, or was the supervisor especially kind to us”?

      I hope the staff will learn quickly about the e-mail coupons as more people visit Sydney Tower with it, so that there will be less disappointments and more happiness. After all, this is a Christmas gift from DT.

      I suppose printable non-unique coupons will always have the problems of inadequate staff training/communication, and the suspicion of fakes. A successful redemption is never guaranteed, but I can recommend some strategies. Hopefully, you will not need to go beyond step 3.

      1. Stay calm, don’t raise your voice. Put on a smile.

      2. Explain slowly and calmly how you obtained the coupon (to show it is legit and not fake). But for goodness sake, never utter the word “fake”.

      3. Ask for the supervisor. Repeat explanation.

      4. Ask them to contact the promoter to verify the coupon.

      5. With the steadily growing queue behind you, they will probably give up anyway.

      6. (We don't have this, but) Examine the terms-and-condition and ask them for an explanation of why the coupon is refused.

      7. Tell them you have made a special trip, you are very disappointed, and you will be making a complaint to management and to the promoter. Write down all their names.

      Merry Christmas to you all. May you have a nice visit to Sydney Tower Eye.

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        Just knew it was the staff! Hope they all have knowledge of the coupons by the time I go.

        Still wondering would they would accept upwards of 3+ coupons in a group at once? They might get suspicious if used all at once….

        • +1 vote

          Shouldn't be an issue. To be on the safe side you can always split up. With three have one couple and have the nigel stand behind and get in separately :)

      • +3 votes

        MOD please archive this post to the trophy room. I experienced 12 emotions in the space of a minute.

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    what happens if u print it out in colour will that still work?

    • +1 vote

      I didn't try to push it, we were in the city and this would have been a good bonus, I assume a colour copy will help.

  • +1 vote

    My wife just showed the coupon to Sydney Tower staff, and they were happy to honour it. (Please state that you received it by the email from the Daily Telegraph)

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    Those who manage to get this coupon work, did you print 1 coupon per page or multiple coupon per page. I am planning to go in a group of 6 and wondering should I print 6 coupons in separate pages?

    Thanks OP for sharing this wonderful deal.

    If they refuse to honour this coupon and you are desperate to visit Sydney Tower as you have make your trip, I suggest you to print the below 20% discount coupon to avoid paying full price. I hope you don’t need to use below voucher.

    http://www.secureparking.com.au/PromotionalOfferCoupon.aspx?...

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      Cheers for 20% coupon, but I noticed it has a unique ID & barcode numbers. Will this work more than once as they have to scan it right?

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        Yes it does work as I have used few times at Sydney Aquarium. Note that it only valid for 7 days from printing.

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      Print the 9 coupons on 1 page, apply scissors and cut into individual coupons. Giveaway the spares as surprise gifts to total strangers. That's what I did during my visits.

      It helps to print in colour as it gives an air of authenticity.

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    Worked a treat for me today.. Love the 4d movie complete with dripping water.

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    SORRY to repeat this but was thinking of taking the kids, and am concerned about this entry do not want to get them excited and then get refused entry. So from what I get from this thread, is print it out only have black and white will that be OK? and cut out and say you got it in an email from Daily Telegraph is that right. thanks

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      yes just printed it out in black and white will do. i handed the voucher to the counter lady, said to her "i've got this". and she replied with a smile "no worries!" and she printed a ticket out and handed it to me along with the 4d glasses.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks to alvian, even I print out the advice and rehearse it along the way to sydney tower eye..

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    Just came back from the Sydney Tower today. Went with my Dad. No Problems. I just handed over the little coupons that I had cut out from the pdf, (printed in colour) and they handed me 3d glasses. No questions asked - except if I wanted to do the skywalk for $30. Didn't need to mention anything about emails or say anything about it. It was all smooth sailing and my dad loved it. Thanks for posting.

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    Awesome~! Took my friend's overseas bus load of tour group pack of 25 people…. no questions asked! Savings =)

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    Works for me! No questions asked. Thanks for posting~~

  • +2 votes

    Just went with 8 of my friends. Got the tickets with no problems at the counter.
    Printed B&W on my crappy inkjet printer on Draft settings.

    I flashed the cut up coupons at the guy and he said "yep, just give me all 9 coupons", I gave it to him he didn't even bother counting them. He asked if we wanted to upgrade to the Skywalk for a "massively discounted price of $30", I declined and he printed out the 9 tickets.

    The 4D movie was pretty lame, but some of my friends liked it, so I guess gimmicks do work.
    I forgot to bring some water with me so I had to buy a bottle of water up there and it cost me $4! I have failed you my fellow ozbargainers! :(

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      …but you could have easily redeemed yourself if you got a free cornetto icecream(also worth $4) at a caltex servo before going in! lol

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    Thanks again OP…worked for me as well. no questions asked.

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    Went with my mum and worked fine too! Girl at the counter had no questions asked!

    Just wondering.. did anyone get the Skywalk too?

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    Thanks OP. Got there yesterday with kids and no problem at all. Staff did not even ask about it. 4D movie with drizzles, bubbles and vibrations was great.

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    I'm going to try it today. Hope it works =D

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    got in yesterday afternoon without any problem! printed in black and white and no question was asked by the counter lady! 4D movie was not bad too!! will have to go back again at night time for different view! it will be a nice place to watch the darling harbour fireworks on saturday night too!! thumbs up for OP!!!!

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    According to the voucher, the offer closes 24/12, so I can still use it this Sat up untill closing time at 10pm (closing time), right?

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    Colour printed the coupon, was allowed entry with no dramas
    http://i41.tinypic.com/1zh39mt.jpg

  • +1 vote

    I went in without dramas today (19th December) at 2pm. I printed in colour and cut out the coupon as advised by earlier posts. Also the people in front of me had the original daily telegraph coupons (which I think are bigger coupons than the pdf) but no questions were asked when i presented my smaller, colour printed coupons.

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    Got in today (4.45pm) with no questions asked as well. I just showed the coupons to her and she just gave the tickets and glasses. Tip: Just skip the 4D cinema experience. It is quite boring. It just shows views from sydney from a bird eyes view. It was more like promoting Sydney for tourists. Normal stuff like 4D such as smoke, and bubbles. Thanks OP.

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    coupon worked fine. started pouring in arvo, so couldnt see much at all.

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    Has anyone tried the coupon in the evening? I can't get there until after work maybe on Friday or Saturday.

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      I dont think the coupon is time based. May be initially the staff did not know the deal or something or they knew the newspaper deal only. But after so much fuss all of them are aware of the mob with coupons.

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    i used it yesterday evening @9pm.
    thanks ozbargain.. spectacular views at night… liked the 4D too, shame its for 5 mins only..

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    Thank you! Worked great for 4 people, with cut out black-and-white coupons, no questions asked. And the 4D movie was surprisingly good!

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    Beware!!!

    I just went there, and they will take a photo of you & your kids just before you enter the lift.

    They will then try to high-pressure sell you a "package" for $35, the moment you exit Centrepoint Tower.

    Be aware of these English backpackers spruiking photo's!

    You can bargain with them, and I got the "book" deal down to $20; the individual photo I got down to $5.

    THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN MAKE MONEY FOR THIS DEAL!

    So stop being stingy, buy some bloody photo's, and help support 100% Australian industry!

    • +2 votes

      welcome to every tourist attraction in the world…..

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      I just waved my hand and said 'no thanks' to having my photo taken, which also worked a few years back (though I do recall one blogger say they insisted on a photo for 'security' reasons). No high-pressure salespeople on the way out - just a brief 'would you like fries with that?' Skywalk upsell when I used the coupon.

      I also refused the 3D glasses at the front desk with the intention of going straight to the observation deck, and asked to do so when it looked like I was being funneled into the theatre for the (very loud) 4D movie. Unfortunately the idea of trying a more insistent, curmudgeonly refusal was thwarted by the cute super-smiley attendant, who made sure I was given a pair of 3D glasses.

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