Post # 1
my fiance and i supposedly won a honeymoon (yay!) but i’m worried it may be a scam. i remember registering with this company for either cookware or a honeymoon. i got a call saying we had won a honeymoon for 2nights,3days in either mexico or the bahamas. i immediately became skeptical because i never win anything, but i let her talk. she said we would need to come to a cooking demo tonight and they would show us their cookware, try to sell it to use, but we wouldn’t have to buy it (she reassured me of this twice) to get the honeymoon, we had definitely already won it. she said we both had to come so they can actually see we are a couple and they could get us our trip vouchers (not sure what that means). as she was talking, i remember a friend of mine won a honeymoon 2yrs ago from a cooking company. i called and talked to her and she said it was the same company. that her and her fiance did the cooking demo, and had the paperwork all completed to send in, but her fiance forgot to mail it on time, so they didn’t get the trip. she said she felt like it was legit.
i’m still skeptical. any bees had experience with something like this? we’re going to the free demo tonight just to check it out, but i’d like to know something goi
Post # 3
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
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
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
have you googled the name of the company for reviews on the free trip?
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
my fiance is a car salesman, so he knows the game. also, he use to be a chef, so we’re using it as an experience to either win a trip or have fun making fun of them on the ride home.
hopefully, we’ll get a trip 🙂
Post # 10
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
let us know how it goes!! I’ve always been curious about these things.
Post # 12
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
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
If the cookware company is called “royal prestige” or “american prestige”
a) its a scam
b) everyone who goes to a wedding expo or bridal show “wins” it.
Post # 15
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!