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Hilarious!!!

 

We were in Cabo for a friend's DW a couple years ago. We were flying from Boston, so we were a little bedraggled when we arrived at the Westin Hacienda del Mar. The "activities" coordinator sat us down. I was already sorta onto her, but my FI was like, "Cool! Maybe they'll tell us about fishing". They proceeded to spiel us to a quick death - before I knew it, he had put down a $30 deposit to go on one of their timeshare tours that came with a free dinner. My FI was SERIOUSLY like, "hey, cool, FREE dinner". He wasn't hearing my pleading eyes.

 

When we finally got away, I explained to him that they were timeshare hawkers. He was so upset that we were duped - luckily he turned right around and got our money back.

 

They're cute sometimes, aren't they!

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Yah my FI almost got duped for free disneyworld tickets. "All you have to do is tour the property and bam, free tickets." I was like I seriously doubt that honey. We ended up paying for them.

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last time we went to disney we actually did one of the time share things...they paid us each $100 to listen to their schpeal (sp?)...we had an awesome time - we totally made everything up...when they asked what fi did, he said he just opened an ebay store...we told them that we rent an apt (we own a house)...every time the guy asked a question we responded with some incredible lie.

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OMG lauren, that cracks me up! Totally something Doug would come up with on the fly, without letting me know, leaving me bewildered in his wake!

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Did it really pay off in the end Lauren? I'm way to cynical and think "they aren't going to give you that crap. There has to be some catch." I won't tell my FI if I made us miss out on good deals. :)

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yeah! we each got $100 in cash, plus they had snacks out, and we got a cab ride from the airport to the hotel where they were doing this, and a cab ride back to our hotel. my parents have gotten the timeshare vacation things in the mail, where they go away for a whole weekend and only have to spend an hr with the timeshare people...my dad goes in, says "i'm not interested, you can talk for an hour if you want, but i'm not changing my mind" and they get a free weekend out of it!

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Originally Posted by lauren c. View Post
last time we went to disney we actually did one of the time share things...they paid us each $100 to listen to their schpeal (sp?)...we had an awesome time - we totally made everything up...when they asked what fi did, he said he just opened an ebay store...we told them that we rent an apt (we own a house)...every time the guy asked a question we responded with some incredible lie.
my mom did one of these too & got a free snorkeling trip. She said it was great. She enjoyed going to look at the timeshare too.

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Omg we totally did a timeshare presentation in Vegas. We lied to qualify because we had time to kill and the prizes were good...lol It lasted about 3 hours from pick up to drop off, and our "salesman" was cool but we gave him enough no's to where he turned us over to the head shark who gave us the "only for you, I shouldn't do this" pricing. She got progressively aggressive. Finally FI told her to get out her wallet if she wanted us to have it so bad, and she turned downright hostile, but we got our gifts.

 

$80 in free slot play, a $40 dining voucher, and a voucher for a 3 night hotel stay (which we never used). So get this, the slot play voucher was traded in for the gaming card, which we put in, played a few spins, and cashed the card out for like $75 in cash. We then used our voucher for beer and pizza...it was awesome and we went home with that cash :P

 

You get your gifts but they work you with all the angles they can!

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