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Friday, March 30, 2012

"Kama'aina, really now..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen'

"Kama'aina rates are often times not the best rates you can receive..." This blog was published as an opinion article in the 04-22-12 edition of the  Kaua'i Garden Island news titled;"Kama'aina get your discount."  http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-sunday-april/article_f589817a-8c6a-11e1-a3e9-001a4bcf887a.html
Many people in Hawai'i are bestowed a Kama'aina  rate for discounts to many businesses . If you can show a local driver's license or another form of local Hawai'ian ID. For those not from Hawai'i, Kama'aina is the Hawai'ian language word for long term resident, the literal translation is child of the land. Many Hawai'i based  businesses give  Kama'aina rates and many people believe this is the best rate possible and is the rate they ask for when reserving hotel rooms, theatre tickets, car rentals, etc. 

There are many rates better than kama'aina. There are many organizations that offer huge discounts  such as AARP, Costco, AAA, and for those over 55 there is usually a  senior discount available, and for those 12 and under many restaurants have huge savings.  If you own a business or are a business person you  may also  be offered a business discount  at times even  lower  than a Kama'aina rate. 

Kama'aina may sound and have the feel of  the best rate, but don't be embarrassed  to ask for an even better rate. I am betting you'll be surprised.

 Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher.


KimoRosen said...

This blog was published one month after first appearing in dakinetalk via the Kaua'i garden Island news;


Anonymous said...

Duglas Dunn said one month Later via FACEBOOK;"Had already read it, wondered how long it would take you to post the link!
Must be cuz we're three hours ahead of you..."

KimoRosen said...

Doug, actually TGI was late posting last night. I usually read the paper before I go to bed, last night as of midnight the paper was not posted, it is usally posted around 11:15-ish,