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Doughnut NZ

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2022
@Doughnut NZ Is this an annual sale? As I'm Camino-ing in 2023 and wondering whether to put off buying a glorious 5 nights in a Parador to next year's sale? I know the deal lasts 3 years but if I can spend the money next year it's another year in MY pocket not theirs! :)
I am sorry but I don't know if it is an annual sale. It could be a good reason to put a reminder in your diary though and they do have specials at other times.

I know about this sale because I joined their Amigos de Paradores after a suggestion from @peregrina2000. As a member you are entitled to a bunch of cheaper and free stuff.
 
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Philtration

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I joined the Amigos de Paradores yesterday and have been trying to buy gift boxes ever since. The web form won't allow you to enter "Province" if you put in another country (USA in my case), but when you submit the form it gets rejected because the province field is missing. I've written them on their contact/complaint form, but have low anticipation a response will be timely enough. The sale ends in 4 hours. Anyone from the US have any luck buying these gift boxes online?
 

trecile

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This will be honored at every Parador?
Also, is a physical gift box, and therefore I would have to pay for international shipping??
 

Kathar1na

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This will be honored at every Parador?
Also, is a physical gift box, and therefore I would have to pay for international shipping??
Make sure that you click on Condiciones and Paradores - Paradores incluidos en esta promoción. Granada is xcluded and for some of the other Paradors like Leon and Santiago you have to pay extra pro night and room and there is no guarantee for rooms under this system during Semana Santa and other periods of high affluence.

Shipping to the USA seems to be only €30. But there is the bug with the province/address for addresses in the USA, and I can't see how to solve it (I used Apple Cupertino as address).
 

trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Make sure that you click on Condiciones and Paradores - Paradores incluidos en esta promoción. Granada is xcluded and for some of the other Paradors like Leon and Santiago you have to pay extra pro night and room and there is no guarantee for rooms under this system during Semana Santa and other periods of high affluence.

Shipping to the USA seems to be only €30. But there is the bug with the province/address for addresses in the USA, and I can't see how to solve it (I used Apple Cupertino as address).
It's strange that it's an actual physical gift box - it seems that a digital certificate would be much easier and less expensive for them to sell.
 

Doughnut NZ

From Aotearoa New Zealand
Past OR future Camino
2022
I joined the Amigos de Paradores yesterday and have been trying to buy gift boxes ever since. The web form won't allow you to enter "Province" if you put in another country (USA in my case), but when you submit the form it gets rejected because the province field is missing. I've written them on their contact/complaint form, but have low anticipation a response will be timely enough. The sale ends in 4 hours. Anyone from the US have any luck buying these gift boxes online?
I tried ordering one of the gift boxes and the Province field was greyed out so that I couldn't choose one. Everything worked when I went on to purchase a gift box.

Two suggestions for how to fix your dilemma:

The website defaults to Spanish and that is okay because my browser automatically translates. However, in the past I have found issues filling out forms when I am using browser translate. I suggest choosing English on the drop down on the Paradore website rather than letting your browser translate the text. I found that I had to do this a couple of times as I moved through the form.

The second option is to join their amigos de paradores before ordering the gift box and then your address will be automatically populated provided you use your membership number and date of birth.

By the way, the offer still seems to be open even though it is Tuesday although it may still be Monday in Spain.
 
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Philtration

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Frances 2021
To my surprise, the Amigos de Paradores office promptly responded to my contact/complaint about their website not working for out of Spain gift box purchases. They sent me a form to fill out in lieu of using the website. It was basically a spreadsheet of the online form. I sent it it in with payment information. I'll let you know if it works and the box shows up!
 

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