Kelsey
Just Said Yes June 2022

Bridal expo grand prize winner

Kelsey, on May 20, 2021 at 9:49 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 7
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I attended a wedding expo in PA last night and ended up having my name chosen and announced during the event to win the grand prize - a 7 night resort stay at a destination of our choice. Has anyone else won this before? If so, what was your experience with the travel agencies? I’m so skeptical that it’s a scam, however the prize was granted to me by a reputable company (American Bridal).

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Latest activity by Kristin, on May 27, 2021 at 12:17 AM
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    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    I haven't personally experienced winning something like this, but usually prizes at bridal expos aren't scams, but you have to do something for it or it's not as great as it seems. In this case, you might have to sit through advertising sessions every day of your trip or book another non refundable stay to get this trip for free. You may not get a room with a great view or something like that. It's worth listening to what they say in my opinion
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  • Allie
    Super November 2021
    Allie ·
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    Have you spoken to anyone regarding the prize? As Melanie said, most prizes given away at a bridal expo like that tend to not be scams, but you just never know and you might have to sit through some things you don't want to. I think you need to call and see what they say before you can determine whether it's a scam or not.

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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    It's usually somewhere in the fine print, the disclaimer that reveals the bad news. Often times these trips come with an obligation to sit through a marketing presentation, in order to get the trip for free. No obligation to buy anything, but some of your time. They won't hide it, if you straight up ask.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    I don’t think it’s a scam. But read the fine print because there might be some restrictions.
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    Expert August 2021
    Ingrid Online ·
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    I would see how long you have to use it. If you have a year from your wedding date maybe use it for a vacation right before the offer expires. I don't think I would use it for my honeymoon for all of the possibilities of them wanting something from you while on this trip. At least with a it not being your "honeymoon" if it goes bad you will have the real honeymoon experience.

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  • Ashley
    Savvy May 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Most of those trips are the timeshare sales trips. So free trip, but you have to sit in a high pressure sales pitch for two or three hours. No requirement to buy anything, but they high intensity sales tactics. So if you go, be prepared for the sales seminar. Also, make sure you and your spouse are on the same page; they tend to focus on convincing one partner, if either of you a wavering.

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  • Kristin
    Devoted December 2021
    Kristin ·
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    Make sure you can afford the taxes. You’ll have to claim the prize next year and pay any applicable taxes.
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