Good news for Club Sanook Members!

Beginning 01 March 2007  you can earn Purple Points to use towards future tour arrangements when you book a Purple Dragon package! You will earn one point for each US dollar you spend, subject to the rules below. Not only that, you will receive an opening balance that is a gift from us and is based on past loyalty. You can also earn points by referring your friends to Purple Dragon and participating in our occasional research projects.


Earning and redeeming awards could not be easier! Club Sanook Membership membership entitles Members to earn points, which can be redeemed for Awards in accordance with the Rules of the Program. Members cannot maintain membership in or earn points on multiple accounts.

The purchase of any arrangements from Purple Dragon does not in itself constitute an earning of points. Only Club Sanook Members may earn points under this program. Points may not be earned retroactively.

Purple Dragon customers earn one Point for each US dollar or equivalent spent on prepaid tour package purchases ("Services"). Only the person contracting for and paying for the Services may accrue points for those Services.

Diamond Members earn 1.5 points for each US dollar or equivalent spent on prepaid tour package purchases ("Services"). Only the person contracting for and paying for the Services may accrue points for those Services.

Points shall not be awarded for Services that are not prepaid, for custom group arrangements, for airport transfers, or for airfares purchased. Points shall not be earned on arrangements made by redemption of Program points, hotel-only reservations regardless of prepayment, airfares, airport transfers purchased separately from packages, free or discounted Services including "Club Sanook Member Specials," or other Services specifically identified on the Purple Dragon or Club Sanook website as Services for which no points may be accrued.

The Program became effective for qualified travel arrangements paid for on or after 1 March 2007. Purple Dragon has given Utopia Tours customers a gift of a "starting balance" based on arrangements paid prior to that date. However, no adjustments will be available and no research will be made for the period before 1 March 2007.


Unredeemed points shall expire and be forfeited 36 months from the date they were earned unless the Program is terminated upon three months notice. Bonus points earned for reading newsletters, participating in surveys, or for completing post-travel questionnaires will not expire.

Expiring Points

Members with points due to expire can avoid losing them by doing one of the following:

1. Make a booking for any time during the next 18 months and pay a deposit of 25% or more

2. Buy a Gift Card (which you can use yourself). You can apply the face value of the card toward future travel through the end of the following year. You can use 3,500 or more points to purchase a gift card. OR you can keep all of your points if you buy a gift card with a face value of $1,000 or more at a discount.

3. Become a Club Sanook Diamond Member. During the period of their Diamond Membership status Members receive 150% points on all Purple Dragon packages. Any expired points will be recovered and accrued points will not expire. Diamond Club Sanook Members also get a 5% discount for the Member and one companion on Purple Dragon packages and custom tours in addition to any other Member discounts or special prices. Cost: $250 for a three year Membership.

Recovery of Expired Points

If 1,000 or more of your points have already expired you can recover them by doing one of the following:

1. Buy back your expired points for $.015 (one and a half cents) per point.

2. Become a Club Sanook Diamond Member.


A 5% discount on any single Purple Dragon Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, or China package
Buy any of our Phuket packages except "Phuket Leisurely"  staying at Club One Seven Boutique Hotel for four nights or more and and get one extra night free.
Buy any Purple Dragon package at the published price and take 5% off any additional packages you book at the same or lower price.

Buy any Purple Dragon package at the published price and take 10% off any additional packages you book at the same or lower price.
Take 30% off any additional nights you add to any existing Purple Dragon package
10% off a stay of up to five nights or more at the Tarntawan Place Hotel, single or double occupancy, at the prevailing rate published on the Purple Dragon website.
Take 5% off any Laos or China package.
$30 Purple Dragon Gift Card for yourself or for a friend.

Get an upgrade to the next higher hotel level on any of our packages for just $20 per person (Excluding upgrades from or to VIP or higher hotel levels elsewhere and also excluding India and Bhutan).
Buy any Purple Dragon package at the published price and take 15% off any additional packages you book at the same or lower price.
One free night at Club One Seven Boutique Hotel in Phuket, including tax, service and breakfast
Dinner for one with Douglas in Bangkok at Jaye Koy (spicy Isaan), Lek & Rat Seafood or Kalong Home Cooking (riverside).
$40 Purple Dragon Gift Card for your self or a friend
A 10% discount on any Purple Dragon package, excluding VIP and higher levels, India or Bhutan
Get a free upgrade to the next higher hotel level on any single packages.
Loy Nava dinner cruise for one in Bangkok. Multi-course Thai banquet on a luxurious converted rice barge.
Free one-day Thai cooking class in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or Phuket when you buy any package in the same city AND take 5% off the price of that package.
Free full-day optional tour for one or two people when you use a Purple Dragon package in Angkor Wat,  Bangkok, Beijing (except Great Wall and Ming Tombs), Chiang Mai, Hanoi or Saigon. Excludes admission costs.
Dinner for two with Douglas in Bangkok at Jaye Koy (spicy Isaan), Lek & Rat Seafood or Kalong Home Cooking (riverside).
$75 Purple Dragon Gift Card for yourself or a friend.
A 15% discount on as many Purple Dragon packages as you like as long as they are all taken within one 30 day period. Excludes VIP and Ultimate levels, custom tours, India and Bhutan.
Book any regularly-priced Purple Dragon package, one person pays the "per person double occupancy" rate and the second person pays 50% of the "per person double occupancy" rate.
Take 5% off any Purple Dragon India package (except custom tours)
Three days of cooking classes for one person in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket when hotel stay is arranged through Purple Dragon.
Loy Nava Dinner Cruise for two in Bangkok. Multi-course Thai banquet on a luxurious converted rice barge.
$100 Purple Dragon Gift Card for your self or a friend
Take a companion free on any Purple Dragon package. One person pays the "per person double occupancy" rate and the other is free
Pay the "Superior" hotel rate on any Purple Dragon package and get a free upgrade to the next highest hotel category for the same package in the same occupancy category (single or double)
$200 Purple Dragon Gift Card for yourself or a friend

One night deluxe room at the Tarntawan Place Hotel in Bangkok, a nightlife guide and luxury Loy Nava dinner cruise for two.

Book any package using the Sukhothai Hotel (Bangkok), Metropole (Hanoi), Caravelle (Saigon), Victoria Angkor, Victoria Phan Thiet and get a complimentary upgrade to the next highest category for your entire stay (subject to availability).

Five-day Thai cooking school course for two in Bangkok


The following provisions form the basis of the Club Sanook Purple Points member award program ("Program"). Your participation in the Program will be governed by these provisions, and it is your responsibility to read and understand all of them. Further information/clarification can be obtained by contacting Purple Dragon, but these Program Rules cannot be superseded or changed unless amended rules are posted on the Club Sanook website.

Club Sanook membership and its benefits are offered at the discretion of Purple Dragon, and Purple Dragon has the right to terminate the Program, or to change the Program Rules, regulations, benefits, conditions of participation, or redemption levels, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice, even when changes may affect the value of the points already accumulated. Purple Dragon may, among other things, withdraw, limit, modify or cancel any award; increase or decrease the points required for any award; add an unlimited number of blackout days; or limit the capacity available.

Each member shall be responsible for keeping up to date with the Program Rules and as to the number of points in his or her account. Purple Dragon shall attempt to transmit account summaries, newsletters, and other correspondence and materials to active members to advise them of various matters of interest, but Purple Dragon shall have no liability for any failure to do so. Purple Dragon and all companies affiliated with Club Sanook will not be responsible for lost or delayed correspondence.

Purple Dragon reserves the right to terminate the program with three months' notice. This means that a Member's right to accumulate points and redeem Awards will be terminated three months after Purple Dragon notifies the member.


To redeem an award, please go to www.clubsanook.com/awards.htm. Redemption of any award is subject to the conditions below. "Arrangements" shall be defined as any of Purple Dragon's all-inclusive packages with or without extra nights or optional tours, but not including airfare.

1. Points become available for redemption 60 days after they are earned, except as described in Paragraph 2.

2. In order to qualify for an Award, the member must have sufficient points in his or her account to redeem that Award. However, Members may redeem an Award at a higher Award level by purchasing additional non-discounted Arrangements in conjunction with the redemption of any Award. The points earned by purchase of additional arrangements must be equal to or greater than the difference between the points in the Member's account and the points required to redeem the Award desired. Specifically excluded, however, are those arrangements that constitute a part of the Award itself.

3. Awards may be used only by the Member who earned the points being redeemed, and one travel companion, if applicable. There are no joint, group or corporate Memberships.

4. Points earned by two or more different Members may not be combined to redeem any award.

5. All Awards may be subject to certain restrictions. Awards may not be applied to group or already-discounted travel or programs, including programs that are offered to Members only. Reward usage may be subject to capacity controls, which limit the availability of rooms, transportation and guide staff. Additionally, Use of Awards may also be limited during certain times of the year. Blackout dates may be imposed or changed with or without notice. Gift dards may not be used in conjunction with cruises or Bhutan packages.

6. Points can not be redeemed for cash or for non-Award travel.

7. In the event that the Award is not used, points used to redeem Awards may not be re-deposited to the Member's account unless an administrative fee of $50 is paid.


Points accumulated by any Member and program Awards redeemed by any Member are not transferable under any circumstances.

Accrued points do not constitute property of the Member. Accrued points are not transferable (i) upon death, (ii) as part of a domestic relations matter, or (iii) otherwise by operation of law.


Correspondence between Club Sanook and its members shall be primarily by email. Members are required to have an email address. Each Member must have his or her own unique email address. There are no "household" Memberships.

Purple Dragon and Club Sanook may inform members about products and services offered from time to time. Members consent to receiving this information as a condition of Membership. Membership, membership benefits and points accumulated will be forfeited if a Member instructs Purple Dragon and/or Club Sanook to remove his email address from its distribution list, or if the Member fails to indicate through a function in Club Sanook's newsletters that he has read any of the Club's newsletters for a year or more.

Each Member shall be responsible for advising Club Sanook of any change of email address. When three successive emails from us to a Member are returned as undeliverable, that Member will be considered to have resigned his Membership.


Purple Dragon reserves the right to discontinue Club Sanook Membership for any Member who, in the judgment of Purple Dragon, appears to be using the Program in a manner inconsistent with the Rules or intent of the Program or any portion of the Program. We also reserve the right to discontinue membership for any Member who acts in a manner inconsistent with any laws, statutes or ordinances or Purple Dragon' own Terms and Conditions while using arrangements purchased through Purple Dragon or Club Sanook. Discontinued Membership may result in the loss of all accumulated points.

All interpretations of Program Rules shall be at the sole discretion of Purple Dragon. Purple Dragon and Club Sanook provide this award program "as is" and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind, whether express or implied and including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for any purpose whatsoever, design, accuracy, capability, sufficiency, suitability, capacity, completeness or availability. Purple Dragon and Club Sanook neither warrant nor guarantee that this program and its related services will be uninterrupted, without omissions or free from errors, that any defects will be corrected, or that any changes will be implemented. Membership and this agreement are governed by the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand, which is the only jurisdiction available for resolution of claims or disputes that might arise from use of this program.

rev.  March 2013

 

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