i got a call the other day that said i won a two night three day all accomadation trip to dominican republic. all i have to do is go to this hotel and get my gift and other coupons and discounts from other vendors at this 90 minute bridal expo thing. so i have been looking and i hear 50 persent its a scam and 50 percent its a deal. HAS ANYONE BEEN TO THIS GONE ON THE TRIP KNOW ANY FACTS ABOUT THIS! i know its not a time share thing. that i do know. i dont want to go and be kidnapped or anything..lol thats a little drama intense but you never know…lol
We went to a bridal show and gave the Pink Apron our info. They called us six times about the same trip, and each time, it was a different person who thought no one else had called us about it. I was excited about the first call, but after the second call, I realized they must tell this to everyone.
The third caller was like, “Is this ___? Well, you might wanna sit down, because I have some AMAZING news for you! Are you ready? You have won a FREE TRIP…..” Heehee. I told her it was old news.
It was very smart of you to get this checked out on the boards! I should’ve thought of that! : )
I actually went to the meeting thing they had.. they were trying to sell this these waterless pots and pans. They were pretty impressive, but at 2500 for the entire set, we passed on them. The “Bridal Preiview’ as they called it was very entertaining and we sort of had an ok time. At the end of it, we each got an apron and a free trip. The whole thing looked legit, but we never called to book the trip or anything. It was a 3 night stay, and a choice of 6 places. It’s good for up to 2 yrs and all you gotta do is take the papers they give you to a travel agent. If it’s really a scam, that’s when you’ll find out. I doubt we’ll ever actually get around to booking it, because I still seems shady to me.
They said the trip was free because they purchase a huge amount of them at once or something, and considering the pots and pans are $2500.. that probably covers the cost of the trip!! I couldn’t believe it, everyone that was there with us (probably 6 other couples) ordered the pans!! I was thinking maybe I would order just one, and it was like $500 bucks. Nahhhh…
I did get the call a 2nd time and I was like.. UH.. I was there last week. I haven’t heard back from them since! They said they got my phone no from either a wedding website or magazine. I really don’t remember giving it out though.
yea they said that someone signed me up at a fall bridal show….no one i know has been to one or is getting married…so i thought maybe the bridal salon. i dont know im suppose to go there tomarrow at noon. so i guess we will see how this plays out. i just hate getting excited about something and then the big disappointment…expecially not when it comes to my wedding
I keep getting calls also from a Bridal show I went to months ago. Amazingly, I need to provide my SSN in order to receive more information on my free honeymoon. Do they really think I am stupid?? I started giving out a fake phone number at other bridal events to avoid this. Also, I set up a new email account that I will deactivate after the wedding. I get 20 emails a day related to wedding stuff. I really don’t want it clogging up my real inbox.
I don’t know about free aprons, but we went to a presentation for “waterless” pans where we got a free knife and free 2 nights, 3 day certificate for staying free at hotels around the country (USA). I like the pans, but $2,500 for a whole set is outrageous. The knife, however- AMAZING! Best knife the FI and i own. We have a whole knife block which gets dusty because the knife they gave us is so great. As for the free hotel stay, can’t speak to that because we’ve yet to use it.
What i would say is this- if you think its possibly a scam- don’t go! Same goes for internet things- if you ever suspect a scam, ever!, don’t do it! Better safe then sorry, yes?
well they havent asked for anything personal like my ssn…..that is just crazy. but i guess people do it otherwise they wouldnt try. and yea the waterless pans thing…i thought the same thing..lmao! and…i hope i get a free knife…!!!! maybe ill need it to keep the sell pitches at bay..lol
my parents do stuff like that for free golf weekends a couple times a year. They go, sit through basically an informercial, decline to purchase anything, and get a free weekend at various golf resorts in the state. They say there are always people there who get sucked into buying the stuff, but my mom is iron clad when it comes to spending money, so I don’t worry they’ll ever give in to that. She likes it because then they get free vacations (I’m telling you… the woman hates spending money on ANYTHING).
Sounds like a scam. We signed up at a wine expo for one of those type things and they kept calling and calling and calling. We finally blocked the number so we would stop having to answer. I am now wary that they sell your info to other companies who harass you.
well i went…and they did try to sell me pots…lol! they cheapest set was 4 grand….. im not even spending that on my wedding and reception ..?!?!? anyways we got the free trip…. hopefully…its on this preinted out paper. we will probably go to book it and they are like…what s this..?!?! ill kepp ya posted. but it was fun kinda….the guy wasnt funny at all but it was funny cause he thought he was and kept laughing really…i mean really hard at his own jokes…me and FI was rolling!