2021: RAIN AG TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 - updated "Fine Print" will be uploaded at a later date.
the fine print
While every possible endeavor will be made by Rain-Ag to follow through with the proposed tour we reserve the right to withdraw from the tour should it be financially irresponsible to go ahead.
In the unlikely event that the tour did not go ahead, accumulated points for all qualified customers may be used to offset fuel purchases* (see “Using your points for fuel purchases”).
Using your points for fuel purchases
Qualified customers* (see “How to become a qualified customer”) may use up to 20,000 points against any b-double fuel purchase up until the end of 2021.
Qualified customers may earn points for fuel up until March 31, 2021. At this point, if you decide you are not committing to the South America tour (or if the tour is cancelled) you cease to earn points but can use accumulated points on fuel up until the end of 2021.
How to become a Qualified Customer
There are 2 ways to become a qualified customer:
You must have accumulated 150,000 points by the 31st December 2020 (you must also receive an invitation to attend)
Do your commodity marketing with Rain Ag for an agreed period of time (you must also receive an invitation to attend)
Submitting expressions of interest
All interested customers need to submit an expression of interest during the month of July 2020. Your expression of interest is not binding but will give us a good idea of expected numbers for the trip.
Fully committing to the trip
Customers must be fully committed to the trip by no later than the 31st of March 2021. While we will try to take everyone who wants to come preference may be given to those who are committed earlier. You may choose to fully commit from the 1st of July 2020. Once you are fully committed to the trip you can continue earning points up until the 30th of June 2021.
The costs indicated (in points) are indicative and may change based on actual costs of the tour as we approach the departure date. Any shortfall in points required to pay for the tour can be made up in cash by the customer. Rain-Ag will be required to pre-pay for many of the expenses and therefore customers may be asked for a cash deposit in order to help fund the trip.
Accommodation, meals and transport
We will be staying in 3.5 - 4-star twin room style accommodation. If you have any special requests just let us know. We will be using several modes of transport throughout the trip including planes, trains, coaches and ferries. Meals will be mostly relaxed and good quality restaurant food. We plan to cover most of the meals as part of the tour at this stage.
Can I bring my wife/husband?
Yes - we encourage everyone to bring their partners as we feel this makes for a better trip.
What about kids?
No - sorry this adds a new level of complexity to the trip.
Can I transfer points from one entity to another?
No not unless you own/manage both entities.
What happens if I don’t put in an expression of interest but then decide I do want to come?
We will do our best, but those who have their name down already will get first priority.
What can I do with leftover points?
The only other use for the points is offsetting your fuel price through Rain-Ag – see “Using your points for fuel purchases”.
How many people can attend from one entity?
A maximum of 2 people will be invited to attend from any one entity. Special considerations may be made if there are extra spots available.
Can I send anyone from the entity on the tour?
No - this is an invite only trip and Rain Ag would like to spend time with the key people that they are dealing with.