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2018 Rewards Trip

DATE: May 6 ‐ 10, 2018
LOCATION: NOW Onyx Resort & Spa, a Tropical Paradise in the Dominican Republic

Get excited! The 2018 Rewards Trip will take place at NOW Onyx Resort & Spa, a Tropical Paradise in the Dominican Republic May 6 ‐ 10, 2018. All OPTAVIA Coaches who achieve this all‐inclusive trip are permitted to bring one guest with them. Join us ‐ you don't want to miss out on our first OPTAVIA Rewards Trip in paradise with our extraordinary community!



Sunday, May 6, 2018
All Day Achiever Check‐In/Hospitality Desk
Monday, May 7, 2018
All Day Leisure Day & Optional Excursions (coming soon!)
9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM Hospitality Desk
9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM Bubbly & Brunch by the Sea
Welcome Remarks by the OPTAVIA® Leadership Team
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All Day Leisure Day & Optional Excursions (coming soon!)
9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM Hospitality Desk
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM Hospitality Desk
9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM Team Training
10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM Team Building Activity
12:00 PM ‐ 6:45 PM Leisure Day & Optional Excursions (coming soon!)
6:45 PM ‐ 7:00 PM Rewards Trip Achiever Group Photo
7:00 PM ‐ 10:00 PM Farewell Dinner & Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 2018
All Day Departures


Explore NOW Onyx Resort & Spa

Check out some of the activities below that you can participate in during your stay as well as the amenities included at NOW Onyx Resort & Spa! There is also important information about your dining options and the appropriate dress code required at each venue. If you will be bringing children, both the "Explorers Club for Kids" and "Core Zone Teen's Club" are available FREE OF CHARGE when you can't be with them.


Amenities Included

As a guest at NOW Onyx Resort & Spa, you have access to the following services. You also have access to several special services for being an OPTAVIA guest, which are emphasized* below. Please visit the resort's website for a full list of amenities.

(*Subject to availability. Appointment required. Discount does not apply to product purchases. Gratuity is not included.)

Things To Do

There are plenty of free indoor, outdoor, and water‐based activities to take advantage of during your stay at NOW Onyx Resort & Spa. Activities that include an additional cost are emphasized* below. Please visit the resort's website for a full list of activities.

Indoor/Outdoor Activities

Water Sports

As a guest at NOW Onyx Resort & Spa, you also have full access to the adults‐only Breathless Punta Cana Resort next door including:

Dining Options

During your stay, you have a variety of different food options, as well as 24‐hour dining and room service. Gluten‐free, vegetarian, and special dietary dining options are available. Please adhere to the appropriate dress codes when dining at the following locations.


French Brasserie‐Style Cuisine
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. ‐ 11:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Formal

*Mercure is adults‐only.

Bluewater Grill

North American Steak House
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. ‐ 10:45 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual Elegance


Asian Cuisine
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. ‐ 11:00 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual Elegance


Italian Specialties
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. ‐ 10:45 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual Elegance

Carnival International Café

Local and International Buffet
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. ‐ 10:45 a.m. | Lunch: 12:30 p.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. | Dinner: 6:30 p.m. ‐ 10:45 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual

Barefoot Grill

Grilled Favorites & Quick Bites
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. ‐ 6:00 p.m.
Dress Code: N/A

Coco Café

Premium Coffee and Snacks | 6:00 a.m. ‐ 11:00 p.m.

Sundaez | Frozen Treats | 12:00 p.m. ‐ 11:00 p.m.
Dress Code: N/A

Restaurant Dress Codes

"Formal" Dress Code

For men: long pants, collared shirts, and dress shoes required. For women: blouses, skirts, slacks or dresses and dress shoes required.

"Casual Elegance" Dress Code

Sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants are required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip‐flops allowed.

"Casual" Dress Code

Bermudas (long shorts or capri pants), sneakers/tennis shoes and sandals. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover‐up. No sleeveless shirts for men.

Fun for Kids and Teens

There are two different options for guests who have brought their children. "Explorer's Club for Kids" is a professionally supervised club for children ages 3 ‐ 12. There are daily activities planned for the kids that include arts and crafts, a playground, big screen movies on the beach, and more!

Over at the "Core Zone Teen's Club," youth ages 13 ‐ 17 are entertained with a wide array of social events, daily activities, and nightly events. Please visit the resort's website for a full list of services.


Activities & Excursions

List of activities & excursions coming soon!


Congratulations to our 2018 Rewards Trip Achievers!
*In alphabetical order by last name

Dr. Wayne & Lori Andersen
Deanna & David Asencio
Justin & Jenni Aveni
Dennis Baker & Michael Smith
Lana & Vitaly Batishev
Michelle Beasley
Leslie & Trey Begin
Dan & Mary Bell
Rachel Best
Brannon & Weslynn Biggers
Brian & Mary Blachly
Jenny Blanco
Lesley & Ryan Bogash
Michelle & Josh Bomba
Karin Brandes
Aimee & Carl Busseau
Lisa & Jaime Castro
Brian & Brian Chou
Kami & Andrew Clark
Deana & Mark Clay
Meghan & Sean Cody
Rebekah & Leonel Colón
Carol & Timothy Coufal
Shannon Culpepper
Dawn Donnelly
Dr. JC Doornick
Jennica Drake
Bryan & Jodi Drollinger
Danelle Dufriend & Henry Paul Dufriend, Jr.
Jenny Dykstra
Gina & Adam Echols
Matt & Christie Engstrom
Julie Fecht
Karri Fischer
Kim & Joe Fiske
Jamil Frazier & Amanda Leyva‐Frazier
Kat & Jon Fuller
Robert & Laura Gaffney
Daniel & Deborah Giles
Patty & Mike Glick
Dave & Chantel Goff
Lee & Charlyn Greene
Matthew & Devon Hagy
Marjorie Hamaoui
Sharon Harary
Michelle & Brad Heyman
Susan & Mitchell Heyman
Joey & Penny Hipp
Carol & Ryan Hipps
Jessica Hoffmeyer
Tiffany & Andy Howard
Heather Hudson
Shlomo Ickovitz & Sarah Bendrihem
Dr. Lynn Johnson & Dr. Ronald Geiger
Jen & Marcus Jones
Luisa & Rick Kahdeman
John & Elizabeth Kilpatrick
Jessica Kolchins
Dee & Larry Korchan
Maria & Kevin Kringel
Pam & Rick Levering
Vera & Jody Levy
Vonda & Ian Livingston
Esther & Drew Lloyd
Kerry & Dr. Paul Lograno
Michelle Looft
Rachel & Michael Lopez
Wesley Lovins
Alisha Marshall
Allie & Frankie Mazzapica
April McCully
Brad & Ashley Miller
David & Terri Miller
Jennifer Morris & Tom Sarah
Genevra & Willis Nelson
Jeremy & Lindsey Nicks
Laura & Ben Oates
Suzette & Kenny Oxendine
Chelsea & John Pagnini
Courtney & Wayne Pendle
April Pitcairn
Corinne Potter
Samantha & Harold Prestenbach
Laurie Reasons
Kevin & Kelly Rogerson
Cindy & Thomas Rosen
Heath & Stacey Runyon
Traci & Russell Scarce
Kristi & Scott Schatzline
Pat & Karen Schatzline
Laura & Darrick Sigwerth
Yella & Bonnie Siulua
Melissa & Tim Smith
Jared & Amber Smithson
Jennifer Spohr
Lisa & Gary Stewart
Nancy Strauss
Pascale Talbert
Vicki & Mike Tiede
Kevin & Bekah Tinter
Justin & Courtney Tolman
Janet & Dwane Trannum
Haley & Casey Trujillo
Dan & Megan Valentine
Toni Varone
Dana Walters
Candice & Herman Watson
Jennifer & Bryan Whipple
Stephani Whiting
Brittany Whitworth
Heidi Wideman
Lea Wilson
Thea & Douglas Wood
Fran Woods
Leah Woolf
Ronni & Jamie Young
Lesley Zwick


Q: What are the dates of the 2018 Rewards Trip?

A:  The 2018 Rewards Trip will take place May 6 ‐ 10, 2018.

Q: When do I need to RSVP for the trip?

A:  All achievers who plan to attend the 2018 Rewards Trip 2018 need to RSVP no later than Friday, April 13, 2018. To RSVP, please click here.

Q: When can I book my flight?

A:  You can book your flight as soon as you would like! You will receive your $900 per person airfare credit at the end of the February 11, 2018 commission payment. If you will be extending your stay, we strongly recommend you do not book your flight until your room for your extended trip dates have been confirmed by a staff member at the resort.
Important: Punta Cana's airport code is PUJ.

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Delta Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 3% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1‐800‐328‐1111. When booking online at, select "Book Your Flight" and enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

Meeting Code: NMRMB


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United Airlines is pleased to offer 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via If booking by phone*, please call United Reservations Meetings at 1‐800‐426‐1122., please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 504813

Z Code: ZZ4E


*Please note that a service fee will apply for booking by phone.

Q: How do I extend my stay?

A:  You may extend your stay up to three (3) days before and/or after the official Rewards Trip dates (May 6 ‐ 10, 2018)*. If you are interested in extending your stay, please send your requested dates to the resort's Groups Coordinator at It is strongly recommended that you hold off on booking your flight until you receive confirmation from the resort that your stay can be extended.

*Subject to resort availability.

Q: Will I need a passport for the trip?

A:  Yes! The Dominican Republic is an international destination located outside of the United States. Click here to apply for a passport. Please allow yourself enough time to receive your passport prior to your travel date. Routine processing time is 6 weeks and expedited processing is 2 ‐ 3 weeks. Please also bring a copy of your passport for the front desk at the resort to expedite check‐in. If you already have a passport, please note that your passport needs to be valid six (6) months beyond the completion of the trip.

Q: What other travel documents will I need for the trip?

A:  The Dominican Republic requires all non‐citizens to purchase a tourist card in order to enter the country. Tourist cards are $10 each and can be purchased online or at the airport. To purchase your tourist card online, please click here. Please note that you will need a printed copy of your tourist card in order to enter the country. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

Q: What does the trip included?

A:  The "all‐inclusive" 2018 Rewards Trip for two (2) includes:

Q: What should I pack?

A:  In addition to casual and dress attire, please plan to bring special attire for the following OPTAVIA events:

Q: Will OPTAVIA Fuelings be provided?

A:  A selection of bars and snacks will be available at the OPTAVIA hospitality desk. If you will be on plan during the trip, we strongly encourage you to pack your own Fuelings.

Q: Can I bring another Coach as my guest?

A:   Per the Official Terms & Conditions; you cannot bring another Coach who did not qualify for the Rewards Trip as your guest. If you are the only Coach on your Coach account, you may bring a Guest provided that he or she is over the age of 18 and is not a Coach. If you have a co‐applicant on your account, your co‐applicant is considered your Guest for the trip. Click here to view the full Terms & Conditions.

Q: If I am unable to attend, will I receive a monetary reward or credit towards another trip?

A:   The rewards must be taken as offered and may not be assigned or transferred. The rewards, or any unused portion of the rewards, are not exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for a subsequent trip, reward or other compensation. Click here to view the full Terms & Conditions.

Q: How do I register for activities and excursions?

A:   A full list of excursions will be available soon. You can register for them through this site. Please note that excursions are not included.