As a perennial sceptic, I wasn’t particularly taken aback when I received early on Thursday morning a flyer from SM that one could get fabulous meal discounts at the Shangrila Hotel on one’s birthday. Something fishy, right?
I mean going by the flyer my mother who is 84 going on 85 next month would be getting a whopping 85% discount and so would up to seven guests! That means we could eat at any of Shang’s super ex restaurants for the price of perhaps slightly more than eating at Sophie’s or Uncle’s Kitchen?
Wow, the difference between the Line, Nadaman, Blu, Shang Palace and Rose Veranda and my regular eat places is the difference between what the Dalai Lama sees of Tibet and what China sees!
Can’t be right, especially when the number I tried to call to get confirmation of the flyer either had no one answering or it was busy. Another Internet hoax?
Then late afternoon I received the same flyer fm LW. Skepticism a bit shaken…
More attempts to get thru the information line without success. Right thru to late afternoon today.
In frustration I sent a blast to a few eat kakis to say what’s too good to be true, probably isn’t. That somehow propelled one of them — EL — to try getting thru and lo and behold the lucky girl got thru and confirmed that yes, me old ma would get her 85% discount on her birthday. As would her dining companions, up to a max of seven.
And as if EL’s magic touch had unlocked the lines at Shang, I got thru soon after and made a reservation for six for April X when mum turns 85.
Still, the taste of the discount is in the eating. I was told by Yashir who took my reservation that drinks would be excluded from the discount whereas all taxes including SV would be based on the after discount meal price…
Will post more after the event. For those interested about the Flash Your Age campaign starting on Mar 17, look at the following illustrations and salivate. Or better still, get your fingers to do the talking … and make that call… as it may be easier to get a cheap meal than to call thru to eat cheap at an expensive place like Shang..