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Dine around program Bucuti offers

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Dine around program Bucuti offers

Has anyone done this? The $38 pp voucher at participating restaurants?

Sounds like a good deal (includes soup or salad or app. as well as entree, dessert, and coffee), and I know we'd most likely use it at elements and ike's (based on the rave reviews of those restaurants).

Please advise.

Are there other "fine print" or not published restrictions that aren't upfront or obvious?

Thanks!

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2. Re: Dine around program Bucuti offers

We just used a voucher through a similar offer at the Amsterdam Manor.

The vouchers are only going to be good to you if there are restaurants being offered which appeal to you. The Bucuti's website gives an overview of the program, you can see the details at www.arubadining.com/dine-around-program/.

Other considerations are that the restaurant choices do change fairly frequently and if using a voucher for "face value" it will more than likely not cover much more than the entree. Some of the restaurants featured will offer only a "set" menu to dine around participants and there will be surcharges on some items. Read the "fine print" before committing. ;)

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3. Re: Dine around program Bucuti offers

Thanks @Arubalisa.

From what I understand the whole point of using the voucher seems that you would get more than "face value" (which is $38 pp) which is why I'd do it. If I ordered a fish entree, dessert, app, etc. it would for sure be more than $38 at the two restaurants I'd be thinking of using them at (Ikes and Elements). I guess it's the "set" menu that I'd be concerned with- if they did that and what it would limit me too.

Thanks!

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You are welcome. Check the link above, I believe they listed the menus you would choose from for each individual restaurant. I don't know when you are traveling, but if possible, I would also hold off until the last minute before deciding in that for years the participating restaurants do change without notice. If you are leaving in the next month that is fine, but if you are looking at it specifically for Elements and Ike's they may no longer participate a couple of months or a year from now.

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I actually just emailed Bucuti about this yesterday. They informed me that the cost is now $40pp, even though it still says $38 on their website. But, my main question was if I could wait until I get there to decide. They said you can wait until you arrive and there is a 3 night minimum requirement (I had asked if I was required to purchase for every night of my 7 night stay).Hope this helps a little. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it too.

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6. Re: Dine around program Bucuti offers

We really like the dine around plan, and have been using it for years. We like the idea of most of our meals being pre-paid. It included many of the restaurants we would visit anyway. Any questions, ask away.

Bella

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7. Re: Dine around program Bucuti offers

Don't forget too that if having "pre-paid" meals is an issue you can just go with straight gift certificates for use at any of the participating restaurants. www.arubadining.com/dine-around-program/ You can order straight off the menu with the gift certificates.

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8. Re: Dine around program Bucuti offers

Thanks Bella! I haven't heard that there's a minimum to the amount you need to buy- any thoughts on that?

Also, I'd only be using it for two restaurants- Ikes and Elements.. and again, if I'm reading everything correctly, $38 for entree, app, dessert is a decent price down there. Have you used the voucher at either of those restaurants? Thanks!

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