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Coupon for Free Opals

I was in Sydney a year ago and I found a coupon/guide book at the bus station that had a coupon for a free opal from the opal museum if you are a visitor with a departure ticket or itinerary that proves you are not a native Australian. I have searched online to find the info but haven't found it anywhere. I work for a travel company and would like to advise travels of this amazing deal...does anyone have information or know of the coupon or book I am looking for? Thanks!

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1. Re: Coupon for Free Opals

No I haven't seen a coupon but IMO, the "free" opal won't be much chop at all.

If anything, it's likely to be a triplet and tiny little opal to boot, and if it is set into metal, then that will probably be fake "gold" or fake "silver".

When we came back from our cruise to NZ, in Melbourne someone in the Port issued us with freebie opals but they were junk as noted above.

IMO, you are better off advising your clients to shop around for a good quality opal rather than wasting some of their sightseeing time hunting down a freebie which will probably be of questionable value and quality.

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4. Re: Coupon for Free Opals

If you can get a free opal on presentation of a coupon, the value of the opal will be roughly zero. It is just a way of getting people into the shop so that they can be given the hard sell.

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5. Re: Coupon for Free Opals

For the sake of your travel company's reputation don't even think about advising coupons for free opals. You're just going to shoot yourself in the foot.

As Nick says "the value of the opal will be roughly zero".

Don't embarrass yourself by promoting it.

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