(Closed) Is it a scam?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, it’s a scam.  More than likely at some point they will probably ask for a credit card number, etc.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Did you try on dresses at David’s Bridal?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know someone who had to sit through a 90 minute talk and then he got a vacation in Florida at a very discounted rate but it wasnt completely free. I am ususally very skeptical and believe there are no free lunches

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would not go.  It’s a timeshare presentation and they will harass you to no end if you go.  Then the “free” vacation will have so many restrictions that if you try to take advantage of it, you’ll end up paying for a lot more than you ever intended on.  If you find yourself thinking “this is too good to be true” then it IS too good to be true. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was just going ask if you tried on dresses at Davids bridal!  I recieved a call very similar and if it wasn’t on labor day weekend we would have went!  We would go to a 90 minutes presentation to look at cookware to get a free mini vacay!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have gotten the same call so many times.  The company that calls me is American Prestige, and they got my information from attending a wedding show.  I just ignore the call now.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No it isn’t a scam. But generally you have to pay some sort of processing fee. I have a vacation certificate incentive business that works relatively the same way.  You are giving a certificate of any type…Generally the ones with airfare do the best, but I also have many that are just a resort stay.  Then you pay a processing fee for your reservation thats non-refundable, then you pay the gov’t taxes on whatever it is you are getting “free” and your good to go.  It may seem like a scam but if you look at it more as a deep discount it will make more sense.  Before I went into business I “won” a contest to Cancun from the local radio station… 3 days 2 nights round trip air for two… I had to pay $25 processing, and $100 per person for air and room tax. TOtal came out to be about $225 for a round trip vacation for two to Cancun… Trust me its more than likely a legit offer… You may not be actually going for “free” but you are definitely not paying anywhere near what you would had you decided to do it yourself.  I am using certificates for my wedding, so if you want more info on any additional certs that I have just let me know!  

 

P.S.

If the certificates are very expensive to get. Often they are purchased with unlimited copy rights by sales companies from a Vacation Incentive company. THey use these vacations to close deals and entice customers. no worries… Now if you ARE at anytime asked to give your ID or CC to receive the deal RUN RUN RUN!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I received a call last night too, but didn’t recognize the number and let it go to voicemail.  I hate that David’s Bridal gave out my info!!! I’ve gotten all sorts of calls, from all sorts of vendors and it’s annoying! 

The only good thing that came out of it was Men’s Warehouse calling me to see if the guys needed tuxes, with accents matching my ladies’ colors… but then they followed up with me after the boys went in.  Call the groom!  Tuxes were on his to-do list! 😉

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

just got the same call, they asked for my mother’s name, so I know they got the information from a bridal show that she signed up for me to go to and used her name and my phone number. 

sounds like same sing song & dance: we have been selected for three gifts.  The first gift is complementary tungsten weddding bands, or 3 night stay at a resort.  vacation stay for two, have 18 months to use it, pick from 20 different locations, including Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, San Martin, Honolulu, Cancun MX, Palm Spring CA, Orlando, for stay at a Ramada, Marriott or Holiday Inn. 1000 in grocery coupons anywhere in the world, %240 discount on casual chinaware/flatware etc.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah, super annoying, David’s totally pimps out your info.  I got a similar call but I guess if I didn’t have other plans I’d have considered participating.  Like a time share.  Same idea.


Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i got this call today as well!!! wonder if its true??

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well Ladies I’m a sucker I actually went to the presentation that we are talking about.  It’s really not a scam but of course I’m sure there are processing fees but its with the vacations.  The presentation is about a set of pots and china sets and if you don’t buy you still are entitled to the prizes.  The pot set are VERY EXpensive but we felt it was worth the try based on the positives of the pots and the investment of not having to buy pots ever again!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it’s a scam, I’ve been invited to these things before, and generally they had some very high pressure sales pitches that they are hoping to make the money back on. I thought about doing a free cruise through a time share company once, but it would have been not worth it for the plane tickets to Florida to board the cruise. I would have had to sit through time share sales pitches, but I didn’t have the money for it anyway so can’t spend it!

My mom said that when she went to the Caribbean there were lots of sales pitches like that they they would give you vouchers for nice jewelry, etc. Just have to stick to your guns and say NO when they try to sell things to you!

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