(Closed) scam or legit

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

From what you and your friend have said it sounds legit to me. Go to the demo and see what happens, as long as they are not asking for money or need credit card info and stuff like that. Congrats!!!

Post # 4
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9825 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I “won” a trip once and it turned out we had to sit in a timeshare demo for 3 hours and they wanted money to “reserve our villa.” No thanks.

As long as you don’t have to pay for anything or provide any kind of financial info, give it a chance! I tend to think these things are scams, but you never know, some are legit. Just don’t give them any information.

Post # 5
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

They’re going to sit there and hard sell to you – basically pressure the HELL out of you to buy their enormously overpriced cookware. You may or may not get a trip out of it, that all depends on the company in question. I’d suggest a google search on them – you’ll likely find plenty of reviews/firsthand accounts of what they do (and I imagine much of it won’t be good).

(Just to put your “win” into context: I’ve gone to 4 wedding shows in the past year and 3/4 I’ve gotten a call from a company similar to yours telling me I “won” something and asking me to come to a demo. I doubt I’m lucky enough to win a special prize three times in the span of a year.)

Post # 6
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

have you googled the name of the company for reviews on the free trip?

Post # 7
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2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you are ok with sitting through some guys basically shoving a whole bunch of overpriced junk in your face to get a three day vacation out if it… then it may be worth it. Just dont give them any money or information that can be easily used against you.

Post # 8
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The same thing happened to me after attending a bridal expo.  From what I read, it’s legit, but you have to sit through a cooking demo and then deal with car salesman-like pitches for you to buy their product.  I hate feeling pressured to buy things, so it wasn’t worth it to me.

Post # 10
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758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I “won” something like this before. You have to sit through their cooking demo and then they give you a “free” honeymoon but you end up paying a fee to activate it and then you have taxes and fees for the trip. It wasn’t worth it for us.

Post # 11
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3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

let us know how it goes!! I’ve always been curious about these things.

Post # 12
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We “won” the same thing but we never ended up going to the cooking show. The whole thing sounded too good to be true which generally means that it is. I’ve heard of people actually getting a trip out of it but it was anything but free. Airfare wasn’t included & they had to pay taxes & fees so it ended up not being worth it to them.

Who knows what kind of accomidations you’d be walking in to. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to get to Mexico or the Bahamas and find that my “free trip” has us bunking in some one room shack with bars on the windows. The whole thing seems a bit sketchy to me. 

Post # 13
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Its not going to be a free honeymoon, you will have to pay for part of it, or it will be free only after you make substantial purchasese of the cookware products.

Post # 14
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2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If the cookware company is called “royal prestige” or “american prestige”

a) its a scam

and

b) everyone who goes to a wedding expo or bridal show “wins” it.

 

 

Post # 15
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5894 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My BFF “won” too and went to the cooking demo (for really over priced cookware) and got the “free” vacation. But it doesn’t include airfare and the fees and restrictions when you could use it was ridiculous so they never used it. Totally not worth it!

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