“Unbeatable value everywhere we go.” THE ENTERTAINER
I love a voucher! Really who doesn’t? As a newbie expat five years ago I purchased my first copy of The Entertainer voucher book (aka the expat bible as it’s known in my house) and have continued buying them annually ever since, saving hundreds even thousands of dirhams along the way. Family, friends and even visitors have all benefitted from the abundance of buy one get one free offers on meals, attractions and activities with the book paying for itself very quickly.
The Entertainer products offer buy one, get one free vouchers to the best restaurants, activities, attractions, spas and hotels across forty destinations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. Here in Abu Dhabi there is a large selection of activities to explore including Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World and even Desert Safaris and rounds of golf on championship golf courses. From cafés like Jones the Grocer and The One to Nando’s (very popular in our house) among many others, more and more great places have been added year on year. There are also vouchers for Brazilian meat feast Chamas, high-end steak restaurants like 55&5th at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island and the newly opened Burlesque restaurant and lounge at the Yas Viceroy Hotel on Yas island. There are literally hundreds of opportunities to try out new dining experiences, discover new places and even keep frequenting those you love the most while saving all the time (certain vouchers always go the quickest in my household).
As an avid Entertainer user I was very pleased to attend the recent launch of the 2015 Abu Dhabi products at the lovely Frankies restaurant terrace in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel here in the capital and learn all about the amazing Entertainer app.
While the books are obviously great the likelihood of me always remembering to take it with me or even wanting to lug it around (its quite heavy you know) and having copious amounts of vouchers in my handbag and then still not always having the right one has now been solved with the introduction of the app. Launched last year it has now been tweaked ready for the 2015 launch after feedback from users and includes lots of new and exciting additional features.
The modifications include a fantastic sharing capability (perfect for families), location/map software that shows you the offers available nearby and a savings tracker. After each voucher is redeemed the savings tracker keeps a running total and gives you your overall savings throughout the year, clever stuff (the average App user in Dubai saved over AED 4,500 last year). The app is a fantastic savings companion and a must have for all expats in my opinion and now you can always have access to your offers on your smartphone (as long as you have battery of course, my i-phone is a little temperamental in that area). I have already redeemed a voucher with my new app (in Nando’s no surprise there with the teenager) and it was really quick, easy and efficient to use with my four digit pin number and then the retailers pin and it was job done, food ordered and money saved, easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
This years Abu Dhabi edition has over eight hundred buy one get one free offers in the capital and comes with the Entertainer Travel 2015 completely free that offers free hotel night offers across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Indian Ocean. This year the Abu Dhabi product offers AED 278,000 in savings for use in 2015.
Some Entertainer facts……
The Entertainer mobile products are 20% cheaper than the book versions, so you are saving already when purchasing the app over the book.
The Entertainer app can be shared with close friends and family. The product can be installed on multiple devices so offers can be shared by using the same login details (perfect for my teenager to dine out with her friends and sharing offers with visitors).
The app offers additional access to over 100 offers for new merchants and monthly offers in the UAE that are obviously not available with the book. These offers are automatically added to the App and appear under ‘My Offers’. You can search the app by hotel, mall, offer name (e.g. brunch), cuisine type and more.
You can have multiple products in one place. I have the Entertainer Abu Dhabi, Entertainer Abu Dhabi Body and Entertainer Travel all installed on my phone already with my offers for all my products available in one place.
Eat your heart out Dame Edna!
So along with all the great product information at the launch, we enjoyed some delicious Italian food and drinks courtesy of Frankies and had some fun and lots of giggles with The Fashion Hub girls in the props area (maybe a little too much fun judging by the photos!)
The very generous people over at The Entertainer very kindly gave me an Entertainer Abu Dhabi mobile product to give away via the anexpatabroad Facebook page earlier this month which was won by one lucky Abu Dhabi resident. Now just when you thought Christmas was over, I am now pleased to announce that I have an Entertainer Abu Dhabi Body mobile product to give away to another very lucky reader.
Do you want the opportunity to start pampering yourself in the New Year? Then the Abu Dhabi Body product is perfect for you offering you the chance to relax in the capital with over 300 offers to all the best superior spas, day spas, beauty and hair salons, gents grooming, fitness clubs and much more for just AED 295. You can WIN this awesome app for FREE right here on anexpatabroad via the Facebook page. To be in with a chance of winning this great prize you just need to visit anexpatabroad on Facebook, like and share the page and answer the Entertainer related prize question (clue the answers right here). Good Luck! The winner will be announced on the Facebook page on 5th January 2015. This competition is open to UAE residents only.
Whatever your choice, book or app all The Entertainer 2015 products are available to purchase at many UAE retailers and also online via The Entertainer website. There is an additional 20% discount available on all online purchases until 31st December 2014 so get yours quickly to avail of this great offer. Visit www.theentertainerme.com for more information.
Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2014. All rights reserved. Information and facts sourced from The Entertainer. Thank you to The Entertainer for the prizes and support of anexpatabroad.