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Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #1: Two Trips to Choose From

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #1: Two Trips to Choose From

Welcome to Destinations: The Travel Incentive Program of The Granite Group. We will be updating you monthly on your progress and offering valuable details about our two vacation packages.

 On October 1, 2018 you began earning points and are closer to traveling with us with each purchase you make. The final day of your earnings period is December 31, 2019.

How To Read Your Monthly Status Report

  • Account Number: Your Granite Group assigned account number

  • Number of Travelers: Appears as you indicated on your fegistration form. Any number of guests are welcome, however the maximum number of travelers that can be earned is 4.  You will simply need to pay for all travelers over 4.

  • Number of Rooms: Appears as you indicated on your registration form.

  • Trip Choice: Which trip you have told us you want to go on. If you are “Undecided” your Purchase Goal is based on the higher goal of Aruba. No rush, but please let us know when you decide on a trip so we can update your purchase goal.

  • Purchase Goal: Your personalized goal is based on the package you choose and the number of rooms and guests you have selected. The maximum number of travelers that can be earned is (4) per account. Your purchase goal is based on (4) travelers.

  • Months Listed: Your purchases during this month.  This total is less any: taxes, delivery fees, freight charges or service charges.

  • Bonus Points: Accumulation of extra points earned by attending an event, training and by purchasing the “Featured” products of the month. A schedule of featured products is featured below.

  • Purchase Total to Goal: Your current purchase total for the months completed.

Where are we going?

Aruba:

May 3-8, 2020: 6-day, 5-night vacation package at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. The Hilton Aruba was just recently renovated and sits on Aruba’s sandy white Palm Beach. It has two pools, a waterfall and fresh water lagoon. Our resort is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and many of Aruba’s most popular attractions. Your Aruba vacation package includes: a non-stop private charter flight, airport transfers, 5-nights accommodations, Welcome Dinner Event, Farewell Dinner Event, Breakfast

Walt Disney World, Orlando:

April 24-28, 2019: 5-day, 4-night vacation package at WDW Coronado Springs’ Gran Destino Tower, a brand new 15-story. Coronado Springs is near both Animal Kingdom and Typhoon Lagoon. Your WDW vacation package includes: commercial air, airport transfers, 4-Day Park Hopper Fast Pass+ Tickets, Welcome Beach Party Dinner and Grand Farewell Dinner After-Hours inside Typhoon Lagoon.

 

Bonus Points:

Vendor Support is a Key Component of our Destinations program: The Granite Group is very fortunate to have great customers. We are equally fortunate to partner with great manufacturers and manufacturer’s representatives. Without their involvement the Destinations Travel Incentive Program would not exist. To celebrate the support of our Destinations “Platinum” level sponsors, we have created the following opportunity for you to earn additional Travel Points through your purchases of our monthly-featured products

Travel Points Schedule: Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors and offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: Moen and Slant/Fin Baseboard are our featured sponsors this month. Every time you purchase a Moen or Slant/Fin product this month you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points.

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief
June: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco & Uponor
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #2: Destinations Bonus Travel Points

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #2: Destinations Bonus Travel Points

To celebrate the support of our Destinations “Platinum” level sponsors, we have created the following opportunity for you to earn additional Travel Points through your purchases of our monthly-featured products.

TRAVEL TRIP #2:
Destinations Bonus Travel Points

These recent cold New England temperatures have us more excited than ever for the warm climates of Florida and Aruba. In this Travel Tip we describe how you can earn additional travel points simply by purchasing certain products during the months they are featured.

Vendor Support is a Key Component of our Destinations program: The Granite Group is very fortunate to have great customers. We are equally fortunate to partner with great manufacturers and manufacturer’s representatives. Without their involvement the Destinations Travel Incentive Program would not exist. To celebrate the support of our Destinations “Platinum” level sponsors, we have created the following opportunity for you to earn additional Travel Points through your purchases of our monthly-featured products.

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:
Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month.
For example: Grundfos & Watts are our featured sponsors for February. Every time you purchase a Grundfos or Watts product this month you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points.

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief
June: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco & Uponor
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

 

Your 6-Day, 5-Night Aruba’s Palm Beach Vacation Includes:
• Accommodations at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
• Round Trip Non-Stop Charter out of Portsmouth NH
• Airport/Hotel round trip transfers
• Special Breakfast & Beverage Resort Package
• Granite Group “Welcome Reception and Dinner”
• Granite Group Private Socials & Activities including Golf & Fishing
• Granite Group “Gala Farewell Dinner Event”
• Granite Group “Olympics”
• Hotel tax, tips and service charges included

 

5-Days, 4-Night Walt Disney World Vacation Includes:
• Accommodations at WDW’s NEW Coronado Springs Resort Tower
• Commercial air from your choice of many hubs
• Airport/Hotel round trip transfers
• Granite Group Beachside Welcome Social
• Private Group After-Hours Grand Finale at Typhoon Lagoon
• 4-Day Disney Park Hopper Tickets
• Hotel tax, tips and service charges included

 

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #3: Our Resorts

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #3: Our Resorts

We have picked two great resorts for both our Aruba and Walt Disney World vacations!

TRAVEL TRIP #3:
Our Resorts

We have picked two great resorts for both our Aruba and Walt Disney World vacations!

Our Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino has recently gone through a multi-million dollar renovation. All rooms, restaurants, lobby and casino were updated. Every one of the Hilton’s 388 rooms has a private balcony or patio with tropical views and that warm Aruba breeze. There are 5 restaurants on property, including Laguna restaurant where breakfast is included as part of your package. Your Hilton Aruba trip package also includes all beverages anywhere on property, except in the casino. The Hilton offers a plush tropical landscape including two large S-shaped pools, waterfalls and freshwater lagoon. Services include an activity center offering: scuba, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, biking and a full service Kid’s Club. https://www.hiltonaruba.com/

Our WDW Coronado Springs Destino Tower is part of the reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The 17 story hotel will open in July ’19. The Resort décor is inspired by the adventurous spirit of great Spanish explorers and historic innovative Spanish artists, writers and architects. Destino Tower is set on the shore of the 14 acre lake, Lago Dorado. It features a gorgeous two-story lobby, a unique rooftop table service restaurant and Three Bridges Bar & Grill located on an island on the lake. Our stay includes Multi-day Park Hopper Passes with WDW’s front of the line FastPass+. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/11/reservations-now-open-for-gran-destino-tower-at-disneys-coronado-springs-resort/

EXPANDED BONUS Travel Points Schedule:
Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month.
For example: New Yorker and Viega are our featured sponsors for March. Every time you purchase a New Yorker or Viega product this month you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points.

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief J
une: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco & Uponor
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

 

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #4: We Gotta Eat!

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #4: We Gotta Eat!

There are great restaurants all over Aruba and Walt Disney World. In this Travel Tip we review just a few and describe what meals are included in your vacation package.

TRAVEL TRIP #4:
We Gotta Eat!

There are great restaurants all over Aruba and Walt Disney World. In this Travel Tip we review just a few and describe what meals are included in your vacation package.

All restaurants were updated at our Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino as part of a recent multi-million dollar renovation. There are 5 restaurants on property including the Laguna Restaurant where each morning breakfast is included as part of your package. Your Hilton Aruba trip package also includes a Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner and all beverages anywhere on property except in the Casino. The other restaurants on property are: the Sunset Grill Steakhouse, Gilligan’s Seafood Shack, Castaways Bar and Mira Solo Bar. Aruba is known for its dining with over 400 restaurants on One Happy (and tiny) Island. https://www.hiltonaruba.com/

Our WDW Coronado Springs Destino Tower is part of the reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Our 17 story hotel will open in July ’19. On property will be the Three Bridges Bar & Grill that will be located on an island in the middle of the resort’s 14-acre lake, Lago Dorado and a unique roof top restaurant called Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood. Toledo’s will be table service at both in and outdoor seating. Your Granite Group vacation package includes dinner at both our Beachside Welcome and Private After-hours Farewell inside Typhoon Lagoon. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/11/reservations-now-open-for-gran-destino-tower-at-disneys-coronado-springs-resort/ all WDW restaurants can be found at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/

Well over half of our Destinations Travelers buy-in some amount. If your final purchase total falls below your goal, you can buy-in the difference. Find our Buy-In sheets for both programs on the Destinations main page. They can help you forecast what your final buy-in may be.

BONUS Travel Points Schedule: 
Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: Conforto Oil Furnaces and Oasis are our featured sponsors for April. Every time you purchase a Conforto or Oasis product this month you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points.

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief J
une: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco & Uponor
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

 

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #5:Hotel Features & Benefits

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #5:Hotel Features & Benefits

In this Travel Tip we’re detailing the room we will enjoy at either the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino or WDW Gran Destino Tower of Coronado Springs.

TRAVEL TRIP #5
Hotel Features & Benefits

In this Travel Tip we’re detailing the room we will enjoy at either the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino or WDW Gran Destino Tower of Coronado Springs.

May 3 – 8, 2020: Our favorite part of Destinations is discovering new and different experiences with each trip. The style and layout of your room plays a big part in that experience; in 2016 every room in Punta Cana was exactly the same, our 2018 hotel in Jamaica offered nine different categories. This trip, our Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino consists of three Towers (buildings) named the: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. All three buildings have recently gone through a multi-million dollar renovation. Our room is 380 sq. ft. and has a private balcony or patio with views of the lush tropical gardens, sparkling pools and a few of the Caribbean Sea. Most rooms are uniquely different in shape and layout. The private balconies or patios are furnished with seating, perfect for early morning coffee. Each guest room also offers one king bed or two double beds with an inviting bathtub and shower.


April 24-28, 2020: Our WDW Gran Destino Tower is part of the re-imagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Our 17 story hotel will open in June ’19. There are 545 rooms in the Gran Destino Tower with our room being 375 Sq. ft. The tower is on the shore of Lake Lago Dorado and features four pools including the Lost City of Cibola Pool. Our stay includes Multi-day Park Hopper Passes with WDW’s front of the line FastPass+, Extra Magic Park Hours, complimentary Magic Bands and priority dinner reservations.

New Bonus Point Opportunity Announcement: Receive extra Bonus Points during June (not May) by placing your orders for the following Manufacturer’s products EXCLUSIVELY through The Granite Group’s OnLine Store: State Water Heaters, Watts, Peerless Boilers, Oasis, Viega Pro-Press, Symmons Faucets and SaniFlo **Not already placing orders OnLine? You better get practicing or register TODAY here.

Ongoing BONUS Travel Points Schedule: 
Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. For example: Mitsubishi and Sioux Chief are our featured sponsors for May. Every time you purchase a Mitsubishi or Sioux Chief product this month you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points.

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief
June: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco & Uponor
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

 

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #6:Bonus Point Opportunities

Destinations 2020 Travel Tips #6:Bonus Point Opportunities

In this Travel Tip we will detail upcoming BONUS POINT opportunities to help you earn either your May 3 – 8, 2020 trip to Aruba or April 24 – 28, 2020 trip to Walt Disney World.

TRAVEL TRIP #6
Bonus Point Opportunities

 

In this Travel Tip we will detail upcoming BONUS POINT opportunities to help you earn either your May 3 – 8, 2020 trip to Aruba or April 24 – 28, 2020 trip to Walt Disney World. 

FIRST TIME BONUS POINT OFFER: During the month of June place your orders of the following products through our OnLine Store and receive, never before offered, Bonus Travel Points: State Water Heaters, Watts, Peerless Boilers, Oasis Shower & Tub/Showers, Viega, Symmons Faucets, Gerber Plumbing and Saniflo. Not already placing orders on our OnLine Store? You better get started or register today! https://store.thegranitegroup.com/

This special OnLine Store Bonus Point opportunity will continue in July by featuring a completely new list of participating Manufacturers. 

No Tag & Hold orders. Qualifying orders must be invoiced during the identified month. Items not mentioned above can appear on the same sales order. However Bonus points will not be offered on non-qualifying items. 

TRADE SHOW BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITY: Attend one of our upcoming Trade Shows and receive 3000 Bonus Points. Our show dates are: Thursday, August 22nd at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, MA, Thursday, September 12th at the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Manchester, NH, and lastly, on Thursday, October 10th we will be back at the Mystic-Marriott in Groton, CT. Registration for each show will open 30 days prior to each show’s date. You are welcome to attend more than one show. However the 3000 points will only be offered once.

Ongoing BONUS Travel Points Schedule: Each month during 2019, we will be featuring our “Platinum” sponsors by offering you BONUS travel points when you purchase their products during their featured month. These Points will be offered whether purchased through the OnLine Store or not.

For example: Kohler and IBC Boilers are our featured sponsors for June. Every time you purchase a Kohler or IBC Boiler item this month either through OR NOT through the OnLine Store and you will receive points equal to the value of the item PLUS additional bonus points. 

January: Moen & Slant/Fin
February: Grundfos & Watts
March: Viega & New Yorker
April: Conforto & Oasis
May: Mitsubishi & Sioux Chief
June: IBC & Kohler
July: Bosch & Charlotte
August: Delta & Peerless
September: Rinnai, Liberty & Sloan
October: Symmons & Taco
November: Taco, Uponor & Gerber
December: Weil McLain & Mueller

 

Weil Mclain a Granite Group Destinations Sponsor