Post # 1
I need your help ladies….
I got a call from a company by the name of "Associate Consultants" who claim that I completed a bridal give-away form in the Bride Guide. My fiancé and I have won four prizes which include:
1)Set of toasting flutes 2)All inclusive 3days/2nights in either Mexico, Bahamas, or Jamaica 3)a certificate for a 35mm camera & 100 rolls of film and 4) 25-50% off of their showcase items
She told me that I was NOT obligated to do anything other than attend their showcase that includes a dinner demonstration using cookware, dinnerware, stemware, flatware, etc.
What do you gals think – is this legit or is this a waste of my time? Have any of you received a call like this????
Post # 3
Call the better business bureau an check em out
Post # 4
Unless you like sitting through lame ass presentations and pressure tactic sales, I would suggest that you stay away from these types of "prizes". It sounds much like the style of sales that is frequently used to sell time shares (e.g., you have one a vacation to the Bahamas but first you have to sit through our time share sales pitch AND they don’t tell you that you have to pay for your airfare to the location and then if you do go, you have to sit through another presentation because the location you are staying in is one of the timeshares!).
I guess that was a bit of a rant. Sorry but I wouldn’t waste my time. Things like this always come with some sort of price tag.
Post # 5
Do not do it!!! I have received the same call numerous times and you are correct it is too good to be true. I did not attend or take them up on it b/c once I started talking to them about you’re ending up on a sales haox.
Post # 6
Probably a scam given that there is a 3 part series on "Bridal Expo Spam and Scams" here on Wedding Bee:
or try searching on here for "Bridal Expo Spam and Scams"
Post # 7
I’ve been to these things TWICE and they try to entice you by saying you can win a bunch of prizes. Even if you "win" a trip it doesn’t include airfare. You also have to sit through some stupid timeshare presentation which is so not a deal. It’s such a waste of time and no one can get their story straight on what you can get as a prize. Don’t bother going.
Post # 8
I received the same call offering the same things too and all I had to do was go to a demonstration that they were having and just watch their presentation. I was not obligated to buy anything. I asked them how they got my name and they said that someone "registered" my name in a drawing. Which did not sound convincing at all to me. So I never called them back.
Just remember, there’s no free lunch in this world…
Post # 9
Thanks for all of your help ladies! I’ll call them back and get more info before I do anything else!!!! I thought it was too good to be true!!!
Post # 10
this is probably one of those outfits where the vacation and prizes are at face value legit (eg, maybe the quality of the flutes suck, or maybe the vacation is just the hotel, and no flight or any other expenses covered) but the cookware is a massive ripoff. so go if you’re curious and have the time, but be careful with your wallet and read everything carefully.
Post # 11
If you’re interested in the prizes, go ahead. However, don’t let them talk you into anything you’re not well informed of before hand. My fiance and I got talked into a huge waste of money that seemed like a good idea because we didn’t know how much a good set of cookware went for. A life lesson for us I suppose, it’s kind of embarassing though.
Post # 12
It isn’t a scam — it is a direct marketing scheme. It is kind of like buying a time-share — the business itself is legit, but the way they sell is always kind of underhanded.
Post # 13
It’s a legitimate businees, but apparently the products are crap and when/if you try to return them, they give you hard time and untimately mess with your credit. I received the same call and did a little snooping and discovered all kinds of bad stuff. Google, the name of the company and you’ll find all kinds of info about it.
FYI, the common denominator seems to be Davids Bridal. Apparently, they sell their mailing list info.