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Re: Life long wild card

Unread postby arks » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:53 am

Nkulu wrote:
the issue of the over 70's Card, we will be honoring all current cards and we certainly intend bringing in a similar benefit when we roll out the new loyalty programme which we hope to do by June 2011. It may be slightly different and may only be applicable for certain times of the year, but we will do something to look after our senior citizens

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I don't suppose that this includes internaional over 70s? :pray:

In the USA, all seniors, whether citizens or visitors, receive senior discounts, so I am dismayed to discover that this is rarely the case in South Africa.
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Re: Life long wild card

Unread postby arks » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:05 pm

Joep Stevens wrote:Many thanks for the suggestion and we would certainly be considering a seniors card benefit for international guests!

Thank you, Joep! This is good news indeed! :dance: :pray:
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Re: Life long wild card

Unread postby gmlsmit » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:51 am

Any progress yet about the mentioned benefits for senior (over 70s) wildcard holders.
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Re: Life long wild card

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:02 am

Thanks for the query. It is planned to have loyalty benefits finalised and announced by the middle of 2011 and this would include benefits for senior citizens.

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Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby erno » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:33 pm

Will the new wild card be issued free to members once they turn 70 as was done with Infinity?

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:15 pm

Dear Erno,

Many thanks for enquiry. Currently the whole loyalty rewards are being considered including benefits to senior citizens. As soon as this has been completed we will announce these and this is anticipated by about middle of the year.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby PNF » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:14 pm

Joep, appreciate that this will take time but would like an answer to the following:

1. Current free Wildcard holder whose card expires within the next month - will the card be renewed free of charge?

2. A non Wildcard holder who is over 70, and who wishes to visit KNP by beginning May, will he be able to apply for a free Wildcard?

We could not obtain any answers to the above from either park or reservations staff.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:16 pm

Dear PNF,

Many thanks for the query. Your questions are not 100% clear to me but I will do my best,
1. If a Wild Card expires in the next month, the member would renew as per normal procedure, namely by applying online or at the parks upon arrival. I am unsure why you ask whether it "will be renewed free of charge"?
2. As benefits are under review and will be announced by middle of 2011. Therefore any person wishing to access national parks either purchase a Wild Card or pay the conservation fee.

I hope and trust that this answers your questions. If there are further questions or issues requiring further clarity, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby PNF » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:39 am

Hi Joep
Thanks for your answers but to clarify point 1:

A person, over 70, currently in possession of a FREE Wild Card (which was issued free some years ago because of his age) wishes to visit KNP during the next couple of months (before the new benefits are announced) - will his card still be valid or must he pay for a new card or conservation fees?
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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Many thanks, PNF, I now understand. Members in possession of Lifelong Wild Cards issued prior to changeover on 20 October 2010, will remain lifelong Wild Card members for as long as they live. These will be honoured and as soon as replacement Wild Cards are issued, such lifelong members will also be issued replacement Wild Cards accordingly.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Sky » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Hi Joep

Do you have an idea when the new wildcards will be issued?

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:03 pm

Dear Sky,

The first batch are scheduled for printing and dispatch by end of March 2011.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby moggiedog » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks Joep - just passed the info 2 my mom.

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Re: Free Wild Card for over 70's

Unread postby Sky » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:41 am

Hi Joep
Thanks :thumbs_up:
Will take all my info with when I go in March


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