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Help me, I won; Bridal Registry?

mrsrobinvalentine, on March 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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I received a call from Bridal Registry stated that I won a choice of one gift package. But I have to attend one of their Bridal Registry showrooms. Packages choices: Wedding bands (value $700) All exclusive vacation to Jamaica, DR, Bermuda, (5 dys) All exclusive vacation within the US from 22...

I received a call from Bridal Registry stated that I won a choice of one gift package. But I have to attend one of their Bridal Registry showrooms.

Packages choices:

Wedding bands (value $700)

All exclusive vacation to Jamaica, DR, Bermuda, (5 dys)

All exclusive vacation within the US from 22 locations (Fl, CA, LA, etc for 7 dys)

I'm trying to avoid wasting my time, its a 90 minutes demostration of products showcase at a local hotel, please help me

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  • Kayla
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    Hello!
    The only fees that you pay are for shipping on the items you receive when you claim them. I think the fees were worth it in the end. The rings we got were really nice and the hotel fee is like $100 for a deposit I can’t remember. But no you don’t pay anything when you actually go to the display
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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    Hi! Okay thank you!! I’d pick the trip personally for the hotel for the DR but it definitely worries me. I’m not bringing my credit cards 100%.
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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    Hey Kayla!
    Sorry I am just worried that I’m missing out on an opportunity by deciding not to go. But I am just worried about hidden fees with the trips? The vacation is where I am the most concerned. Did you do the US version or the international?
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  • Kayla
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    For the trip you do pay like a $100 deposit but I think that’s it, we did the US one
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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    Do you get time to decide where you want to go with the vacation package or do you have to decide there?
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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    Do you get time to decide where you want to go with the vacation package or do you have to decide there?
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  • Angela
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    DON'T DO IT!!!! My fiance and I just went to one of their shows and it was not what I expected. We were there for 2 hours, and got made to feel like horrible people when I said we couldn't afford $8,000.00 for some pots and pans. I told him that we were literally SAVING PENNIES to pay for a wedding, buying a house, and that my kid just got braces a few months ago. He asked me how I could spend so much money on her teeth each month, yet feed her from pans that might flake. It was awful. I felt like I was at a timeshare for pots and pans. The "free gifts" all have some sort of catch. The "free" champagne flutes are really $25.00 (for shipping), the honeymoon accommodation can't be used on holidays or weekends, and you have to buy 2 rings to be able to use the gift card.

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  • Anna
    Beginner March 2022
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    I received a text, randomly, from a person named "Cheryl" who said that I won a bridal package and identified herself as being from the Bridal Registry. We went to a bridal expo at a country club (she mentioned the name and that was true - we did go there a few months back for an expo), and said that we won a prize package that included "honeymoon accommodations" among a few other things. She provided a number from NY in her text, which I called during business hours and went to voicemail after a few rings. I texted her back and offered to speak on the phone or asked if she could email me the details. She replied that she would text them to me and asked if that was ok. I asked again if she could speak live or email me, and mentioned that the phone number went to voicemail after a few rings. She just replied that they were "on the other line" and asked if I left a message because they would get back to me (while she was "texting" me back... after she had offered to text me details but would not get on the phone from which she was presumably "texting"? *eyeroll*) After finding and reading through this thread, needless to say I am skeptical and won't be wasting my time. We picked our venue but I am tempted now to call the venue that she mentioned and we went to so they can know they're working with a scammer or at a minimum, a spammy company got prospective client information and is name dropping their venue to scam people. Super shady.

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  • Mindy
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Wait if you buy something you get a honeymoon?
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  • Mindy
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    How'd it go??
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  • Miranda Landry
    Savvy May 2022
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    Adding to this thread although it’s older to add some input. I had a similar experience to Nina with our representative Jerry at the Hyatt House in Mt. Laurel. My fiancé and I came in genuinely interested in possibly buying a particular pot we were looking for. My fiancé is an engineer with a hobby for cooking so he was interested in the whole 90 minute presentation. Jerry cooked us some great food, but was very confrontational and had a hard sell style. We thought his initial hard sell style was funny, however, there comes a point where you cross a line when you blatantly disrespect potential customers. My fiancé and I are very laid back and did not speak unless spoken to during his presentation. There were two other couples with us and from the very beginning I could tell the one other man there was going to clash with Jerry since they were both confrontational, loud, and liked interrupting people. They both wanted to be the center of attention so by the end of the show they had gotten into a full blown argument in front of everyone. It was such an awkward experience. When Jerry had asked us if we were interested in buying either a $1700 or $2400 set of cookware, mind you we only had a day’s notice for this presentation so we didn’t have that type of money to drop while saving for a wedding, we asked if we could buy a 12 inch pot that was in the catalog he handed us. He told us he could not sell pieces individually but then told us he could sell us the 10 inch pot he had for $279 on the spot. We kept trying to mention that we were interested in the 12 inch and not the 10 inch and we did not have that kind of money to drop on cookware within a day’s notice but would be interested in buying from his catalog in the future. Then he called my fiancé a liar and said there are liars and buyers when he was genuinely interested but just didn’t have that kind of money at the time and we were also interested in the 12 inch and not the 10 inch that he was trying to sell us. The cookware seems of good quality from what I could see, however, it’s not affordable within a day’s notice while trying to pay for your wedding. The gifts all seem legit although you don’t get your first pick on dates for the free honeymoon. It’s just a very awkward experience to be put through but I guess it was worth the prizes.
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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes September 2022
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    Hey! I just got a text from them… how did this work out for you?
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