Hey everyone! Would just like to seek your opinion on this matter.. Every year I'm given 1 free air-ticket, subject to flight capacity, to any part of the world as one of my work privileges. (I used mine last year to go to Europe). Another privilege I get is aircrew rates @ 4/5 star hotels around the world as well! Now I've narrowed my choices between 2 countries in the middle of the year, either Europe or the US. I have arguments for both. Pro-Europe: All the brands I love & want to buy are European, plus I can claim back the 12% VAT. On top of this, if I go to Paris Printemp Haussman I get an extra 10% discount since I'm a foreigner. Pro-US: US has all the brands I love & the USD is so low now! A major booboo against going to the US is that I don't get to claim tax back. I would've thought that going to Europe, specifically Paris, would make more sense but the thing is that I've been to Paris, Milan & Florence, and was hoping to make use of my ticket to go to places I've not been to, PLUS it would make sense to use my free ticket to go to the US instead of Europe. So what should I do? I know it's a bit of advanced planning on my part since we're talking about 5 months from now but it means holding back on purchasing till I know where I'm going!