$200 Luxury Escapes Voucher (International Travel Only) - Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

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$200 Luxury Escape credit with no min spend for anyone that is COVID-19 vaccinated (1st or 2nd dose).

Valid for international travel only. The voucher is valid until 30 Jun 2022, but can be booked for a later date.

I'm interested to see how this deal goes on Ozbargain :P

Full T&C's

  • This promotion commences on 12:01am (AEST) on 20 June 2021 and ends on 11:59pm (AEST) on 30 September 2021. During the promotional period a Luxury Escapes promo code to the value of $200 will be issued to customers who provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination to Luxury Escapes (1st or 2nd dose and including vaccinations completed prior to this promotion). Promo codes will be issued to the first one (1) million customers in Australia only and will be valid towards the purchase of International 'Lux Limited Time Exclusive' offers (outside of Australia) sold through www.luxuryescapes.com/au. Promo codes not valid for 'Lux Premium Collection', 'Lux Partner Property', 'Last Minute Escapes', insurance, flights or experiences. Promo codes issued will expire on 30 June 2022 with bookings required to be made by this date (and travel dates being subject to the offer purchased). Promo codes will only be valid for single use and will be cancelled and not available for use in the event the booking is cancelled. One Promo code per customer. Multiple promo codes cannot be used for a single purchase. Any purchase is subject to Luxury Escapes Full terms and conditions (see https://luxuryescapes.com/au/terms-and-conditions).

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Comments

        • +1 vote

          Exactly, I other words no more discriminatory as virtually any other offer.

          Strange that people have their kickers in a twist over this.

          But if I'm honest…. I came here for the comments section!

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      My negative vote on this post is removed just on the basis most users downvoted my comment. Seems like one cannot hold a controversial idea and express it publicly any more.

      • +10 votes

        You can express all the stupid opinions you like.

        Downvotes are the consequences of expressing those stupid opinions.

        • +5 votes

          As long as my negative vote is not removed. I dont care about the public rection on my opinion.

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            @BargainBuddy: As long as you have a valid reason for your vote, ozbargainers won't care that you have a negative opinion.

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              @odysseus: This is what I got in notification. And im pretty sure this post got more negative votes, and yet everything got removed because of this policy.

              Your negative vote on this post has been revoked by the community as this comment of yours has received too many negative votes.
              20/06/2021 - 18:32

      • +1 vote

        Seems like one cannot hold a controversial idea and express it publicly any more.

        Isn't ozbargain a private forum and your comments are still here?

    • +1 vote

      Agreed. Especially since it isn't currently an equal choice. Some people can currently get it, some can't. I'm actually of the belief that "normal" international travel shouldn't be opened until all Australians are eligible and able to get the vaccine. Why should some get more freedom just because they've been able to get it first?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. I have used Luxury Escapes for Bali and Thailand packages in the past. So lets hoping we can travel soon and use the voucher

  • +1 vote

    If there's any resistance to vax certificates and the like, I hope airlines at least get to jack up the prices and discounts, as a workaround.
    eg $50k for a ticket to bali, but you could get $49k off with the vax. bargain.

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      No, not my heckin Bali trip!

  • +1 vote

    Had the first Pfizer jab, not sure if I have any proof apart from my 2nd appointment email.

    I just hope there's some efficient system in place when/if international travel opens up that we can actually show we're vaccinated.

    Also I feel like 95% of those signing up for this promo won't even use it, I would also guess that there isn't even a real deal here anyway.

    • +10 votes

      If you showed your medicare card it'll be in your immunisation report on the app or myGov website, once you get both shots you'll also get a fancy digital covid19 vaccination certificate too

      • +3 votes

        Thanks, pretty impressive for a government funded program

      • +1 vote

        There you go, today I saw the certificate for the first time. In the past I've just seen the statement at the top of the immunisation history saying I've received all required vaccines.

        Was impressed with how efficient this was. Got my jab at the clinic, walked to sit in the waiting area to wait out my 15 minutes to make sure I don't have an anaphylactic reaction, pull my phone out and log into Medicare app and the vaccine was already in my history.

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        That’s in there around to show it

  • +1 vote

    Voucher code seems generic.

    Not asked to link to anything or upload proof to verify vaccination yet either…

          • +4 votes

            @noscopedJFK: I feel sorry for you. You are ready to let go your basic human rights.

            • +9 votes

              @BargainBuddy: Getting a vaccine enhances my human rights. It protects me through a global pandemic and keeps me a productive member of society. Anyway, have a good one.

              • +5 votes

                @noscopedJFK: What I meant is about ur comment on forcing the vaccine. Cheers.

                • +1 vote

                  @BargainBuddy: Part of living in a society is that people's rights to do whatever they want are sometimes limited to protect the greater good, and freedom for the matter, of everyone. So if vaccines were forced (which they won't be, I think they'll be more incentivised though), it's to protect people's lives over your personal choice to be a moron

        • +13 votes

          Hello! Healthcare worker here.
          I don't get a choice, it's been a part of my employment contracts for as long as I can remember. Is it a problem? No, because I'm not a freaking idiot.

          • +1 vote

            @Troymdon: It is a choice, get random drug that could potentially have long term side effect to you and maybe your family to keep your job, or quit and get a different job

            Everything is a choice, if you live in Australia and don't think you have a choice then you're the idiot

      • +5 votes

        Lol, science dictates that you can't completely see the side effect of a drugs in 1 year of development

        Are you sure you know science?

        • +1 vote

          But it can confirm people die from Covid. Lots of them. Lots and lots of them
          enormous amounts of people. And then there's the long-term Covid effects

          Of course, after one year we can't confirm those long-term effects won't get worse with aging.

      • +3 votes

        Can science look into the future and see why long term implications may be? No, it cannot.

        If it could, we wouldn't have the AZ issue, which has been pushed back in age yet again, very reassuring.

  • +1 vote

    Got a $100 voucher to go to the Gold coast, seems a bit easier

      • +3 votes

        If the whole world take this drug say 7 billion people and there's a 0.1% mortality rate, you have a higher number of death than covid

        • +2 votes

          Sure.

          But it isn't that rate. So you're either mistaken, or deliberately spreading mistruths.

          The incidence of severe adverse reactions is several orders of magnitude lower than 0.1%. Mortality, another one or two lower again.

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            @jasonb: Rare, doesn't mean it's not possible

            • +1 vote

              @ln28909: Your entire premise was that mortality from vaccinations could be higher than that from covid so far.

              You're wrong.

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                @jasonb: The true mortality could be, because mortality from covid is contingent on getting covid in the first place

                • +2 votes

                  @ln28909: Let's do some rough maths.

                  5.7 million first vaccine doses. Let's call it 5 for the sake of mental maths.
                  Australia population 25 million. Let's call it 25 for our mental maths. This rounding works in favour of your ridiculous premise so we'll go with it.

                  Deaths. 2 so far from vaccinations. Extrapolate that from 5m to 25m assuming every man woman and child in Australia gets it. 10.
                  Total covid deaths in Australia so far: 910.
                  Covid wins by two orders of magnitude. And that's when borders closed since March last year.

                  Your premise is wrong.

                  As an aside, if you think we can keep it out and stay an island and not open up borders forever, you're wrong. It has worked and I support it but there's no way it can last forever. Not to mention we've been lucky that we've not seen anything serious from our quarantine leaks, but that's only a matter of time too.

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                    @jasonb: the premise is mortality rate of vaccine is unknown, because you don't know its long term side effect

                    you don't understand science or probability

                    closing the border has worked and will continue to work, sure it will result in lower earnings, less job, etc. but it's much better than forcing experimental drugs on the population with unknown long term side effect

                    the premise of vaccine to open up the border is a fallacy, you will never be able to get every single person in Australia to take the shot, and if you can't do that, the border won't open anyway

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                      @ln28909:

                      you don't understand science or probability

                      The epidemiology and biostatistics study I've done probably disagrees. Risk ratios are a thing.

                      I'm not saying we shouldn't be concerned about safety of vaccines. Of course we should. That's why we have close surveillance of any effects. This is probably the most scrutinised vaccine program in history. I'm saying that your premise that the vaccine has, or could have, a higher mortality then the disease itself is utterly absurd.

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                        @jasonb: i see you have problem with comprehension or you don't understand probability

                        to die from covid, you need to get covid first, it's a contingent probability

                        if you force everyone to get the vaccine, dead from vaccine = dead from vaccine given vaccine taken, it's no longer a contingent probability

                        see the difference?

                        my premise is only absurd, if you assume everyone in the world will get covid if they don't get the vaccine

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                          @ln28909: I understand that.

                          That's why I posted the numbers of people who have actually died from covid in Australia in my comparison numbers.

                          I think we can safely assume they had covid.

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                            @jasonb: that's one part of the premise, the second part is mortality rate from vaccine is unknown as side effect is unknown

                            •  

                              @ln28909: Exhibit A for antivaxxer behaviour, completely change the topic.

                              It's pretty well accepted, by the way, that reactions to vaccines are seen in the time scale of weeks, not years. The reactions we're seeing to these ones meet a similar profile. However I no longer have the time to engage with this this morning.

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                      @ln28909: "unknown"

                      So is the death rate of long Covid but you don't seem to care about that.

                      • +1 vote

                        @CJ31: Australia has done very well by closing the border

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                          @ln28909: That can't, and won't, last forever.

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                            @jasonb: Sure not for 100 years, but 3-5 years is doable

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                          @ln28909: But it won't stay closed. By this time next year they will have decided to open the borders and "just let it rip". People will have made their choices by then, they will face Covid vaccinated or they will face it unvaccinated. I wouldn't want to be standing on the beach waving about a crystal when the Covid tsunami gets here

                    • +1 vote

                      @ln28909: Experimental drugs? Life is one big experiment anyway. I take part in a daily Traffic & Road Safety experiment. I also participated in a 'find true love' one and a 'study to be successful in life' - every couple of years I experiment by casting my vote to see who can best represent me and my values. Some of these experiments fail, but I'm happy to participate in them to progress in life.

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                        @bozbargain: I always wanted to experiment with heroin, but everyone keeps telling me no

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                          @ln28909: Interesting. I don’t share this urge. Looks like you’ve surrounded yourself with good friends who keep you safe.

      • +8 votes

        I take COVID seriously. I don't want it. Does not mean that that I'm comfortable with the processes undertaken to approve the AZ and mRNA vaccines and I think a lot of people who understand proper procedure in drug approval feel the same way.

        Even the most one eyed vaccine supporter cannot deny that we do not know the long term impacts of these vaccines. How could we when these vaccines are brand new. Same reason I would not buy a brand new car in the first year of a new model, the kinks have not been ironed out yet, and that is just irritation dealing with issues in a car, it is not possible impacts on my health which is far more important to me.

        I would probably be more comfortable with the Novavax given that the technology is more conventional, but that is not an option here yet and I would still like to see some time pass to know what any long term effects might be before I take it.

        My preference at the moment would be to be taking prophylactic ivermectin, but it does not seem like authorities here are particularly interested in that as an option.

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          At the end of the day, you WILL eventually get exposed to covid, it won't be possible to avoid it.

          The risks of getting covid are much higher than any imagined risks of the vaccines (even including AZ's clott risk (8x higher risk from covid infection)) which are yet to materialise nearly 12 months since first doses were given

          • +2 votes

            @buckster: Re being exposed to COVID eventually, hence why I would like prophylactic ivermectin to be widely available at a reasonable cost, that seems to me to be a much lower risk way (at least for me personally) to limit the risks of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and to limit the spread (as it will increase the options available to the vaccine hesitant).

            • +1 vote

              @Yapapi: So you'll take a sheep wormer that has no good evidence to show it works over vaccines that have been proven effective (and have a very good safety record - even including TTS incidents)?

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                @jasonb: You realise the vaccines are STILL only approved for emergency use right? They are not approved for use through the same process other vaccines had to go through. That is a huge difference with huge implications.

                Again it's the government and media that throw around the "approved" word conveniently leaving off the "emergency" part so we all assume they actually are approved.

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                  @skysurfer: In the US they're under an emergency use authorisation. In Australia they have provisional approval which is the pathway nearly all new medication goes through.

                  Per the TGA:

                  It's also important to note that an evaluation under the provisional pathway is still a full review, and the TGA does not have a mechanism for emergency use authorisations.

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            @buckster: It comes down to probability

            Does

            p(being in covid zone)p(contracting covid)p(death from covid) < p(death from vaccine

            Nobody knows

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              @ln28909: Actually it is known, and the rate of death and probability of death is much higher from covid.

              The moment international borders open up, covid will run through the community. Borders will open, because Australia can't live as a hermit country forever. Getting protected is simple, and safe.

              • +1 vote

                @buckster: it is known the death from covid is much higher from vaccine, but death from covid is conditional on you getting covid first, hence the equation

                unless everyone in Australia is forced to get vaccine, the border will remain close and there is no way that people will allow the government to force them into doing this

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                  @ln28909: Wrong. The borders are going to open, likely between February and May. That's enough time for everyone who wants a vaccine to get their second dose. Those that choose to go without vaccines have chosen to roll the dice on surviving Covid and not suffering long term Covid.

                  That's their choice, they will have had plenty of time to make it. The government will not pander to them and keep the borders closed once the vaccine rollout is done

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                    @CJ31: lol, this is not a dictatorship, are you delusional? A collective action is needed, border is not going to open anytime soon if there is a few % of people left in Australia that haven't had the vaccine

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                      @ln28909: They are not going to keep the borders closed for the 10-20% that refuse to get vaccinated.

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                        @CJ31: They don't have a choice, jeez, imagine the pm says it's alright we'll just let 10% of the population to get covid cause we need money lol

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            @buckster: So far, 2 people officially died from AZ vaccin (from 272 reported deaths after vacsination) compared to 1 death from Cvid from an overseas traveller and there's no one in hospital from the "super strain" except one old lady taken to hospital in Melbourne as precautionary measure.
            It could be different when the borders will be open though.

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              @blueskywalker: So you're saying the rate of death from vaccination is 272 times greater than COVID? Nonsense

              The reason there are so few deaths in Oz is because we remain closed off to the rest of the world. It will be different once borders open because the virus will immediately appear in the community.

              The US is as similar demographic wise as it gets and 600k covid deaths vs 5k vaccination deaths (where the death is recorded even if unrelated) in 310 million vaccinations has occured.

  • +2 votes

    Although no min spend, there's eligible tours you have to spend it on and they are minimum 4k…. always sounds too good to be true

  • +2 votes

    From what I can tell the New Zealand one for 2 nights at $999 is the only realistic and cheapest option that we can use the voucher on.

    Link:
    https://luxuryescapes.com/au/offer/lakestone-lodge-lake-puka...

    Anyone able to find a better deal?

    •  

      Thanks for checking this. That’s the cheapest eligible option I can find too

  • +6 votes

    The international requirement kills it for me.

    Not that I am eligible right now anyways due to Morrison's/Liberal party incompetence.

  • +3 votes

    I think we're in this mess for a while. Be sure to read the fine print carefully.

  • +4 votes

    Realistically, with restrictions in international travel, what international travel can be currently booked as a holiday? NZ? So is this a $200 voucher to go to NZ? Or are luxury escapes packages being repackaged as business travel so it would be easier to travel to [pick some island resort] resort as business travel? Because it is easier to get an outbound exemption for business travel than for non-business travel.

    Sure, the situation may change before the voucher expires but what is the likelihood of that based on current government messages?

    So, is this a $200 voucher for NZ?

    • +4 votes

      It’s a $200 voucher for the only eligible resort in NZ. Not as good as OP made out to be honest.

      https://luxuryescapes.com/au/offer/lakestone-lodge-lake-puka...

      Give me $200 voucher sitewide, then I’ll bite

      •  

        But then again before it expires by June 2022 things may change or they may update other luxury escape options in NZ which may be exciting, don't think the Lakestone Lodge does much for me, rather stay at Queenstown if possible.

      • +6 votes

        This. Ridonculous that it has 120 plus votes and climbing. It's a $200 discount on a limited range of very expensive packages.

    • +12 votes

      Where is the force?

      Do they come round in the night with a loaded gun?

      Kidnapped a love one?

      • +5 votes

        Yes. I said “I don’t want the $200 discount!” and they just laughed and put the gun in my mouth

      •  

        Don't give the right wing nut jobs any ideas.

        They are already going after uni student journalists.