(Closed) Bridal Scams

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

@brendaray2009:  i agree, I think if it’s a competition you should just get the prize, you shouldn’t have to sit through some big long lecture to push you into buying things.

Post # 4
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s not really a scam because they aren’t tricking you… but yeah, I think a prize should come with no strings attached. In these cases, it’s not really a prize, it’s compensation for sitting through their sales pitch. You’re paying for the item with your time instead of your money.

Post # 5
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

We actually went to one and the “hotel and vacation voucher” is not what it seems….you have a limited choice of where in the country you can go, it only pays for the hotel stay, and typically it is nowhere near where you live. also the free stuff they give you for going is usually really cheap and dumb…we got a set of aprons. the cookware and stuff is OUTRAGIOUSLY overpriced and any of the other stuff you “win” all have strings attached or some sort of payment involved. just a heads up…oh and if your having a baby there are companies that do the exact same thing but instead of cookware its highchairs and stuff….

Post # 6
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I guess they have your name on file or something, because I’d get calls in the past saying how they enjoyed meeting me at the latest show at wherever it was, and I was NEVER there!

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Omg I recently went to a bridal show and entered to win a vegas trip!, I recently got a call about a week ago saying Congrat I won. I did ask what the catch is and the lady said nothing , so I explain to her That I am at work and will call her back. Fast forward to yesterday, I get another phone call from her again. This time she is telling me that we are lucky to have our names drawn from 3,000 ppl so we need to pick up our vouchers this week. I told her that it is fine but I work if they can Just mail it out to us, She explained no because they must go over somethings that will take about an hour and a half:(.

Post # 9
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

RUN!!!  I’m always winning stuff.  A spa day for my bridesmaids ended up being a Mary Kay party in some rich woman’s basement. A three day getaway was contigent on a guy coming to my house for a vaccuum cleaner demo.  RUN RUN RUN!

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