Has anyone on here gone to a bridal show and won a free honeymoon, 2 wedding bands and champagne flutes. My fiance and I did and I guess a we have to go this weekend and pick it up together, we also have to sit through a cooking show. The lady who called me said there's no time shares or presentations we'd have to sit through when we are at our honeymoon. She also said that when we pick up our gifts they will be selling things but we don't have to buy anything to receive our gifts. Can anyone confirm that this isn't like a scam. Like are we going to get there and they tell us we need to buy something or tell us we are going to be in the running for the gifts.
My bridesmaid when we went to a bridal expo had the exact same thing happen - she won the free trip and we were supposed to go to some presentation or whatever but in the end we didn't because i don't know, feels like it wouldn't be entirely free anyway? or that there was some kind of sketchy-ness to it anyway
We went to the cooking show. We didn’t choose to get any of the gifts. You have to pay shipping for the flutes and rings. And for the trip I believe you are responsible for the airfare. But it all seemed to be legit. None of the gifts were dependent on if we bought cookware. It seemed like good cookware it was just expensive.
I got a bunch of phone calls about a cooking presentation or something after I went to the bridal expo in va beach. I didn’t answer any of them and eventually the calls stopped. Just seemed really shady to me.
Many people have posted about these types of things on here, so you can do a search for some of those posts. The gist from what I've read on here is that it is a super hard sell, so while you aren't required to buy anything, they are relentless, and that the honeymoon has lots of blackout dates and restrictions and such. So if you are really good at saying no a million times and are flexible with honeymoon, then it may be worth it.
We went to it, it was annoying but I think it was worth it, the rings are niceish and can be engraved, champagne flutes are worth it, also can be engraved, 50$ shipping so still less then they normally would be, won't have a chance to check out the trip for a few years so can't really say much about that.
We won a free trip at an expo, but as PPs mentioned it was going to be nearly impossible to redeem with all the restrictions and blackout dates, and definitely not worth sitting through the sales pitch.
So yesterday was the day to go pick up the gift and watch the cooking show. My fiance and I decided after reading all the comments on here and reviews on Google of the bridal show gift not to go. We felt it would have been to much of a hassle to get the gift and with covid it wasn't worth the risk with all the hoops you got to jump through to get a honeymoon. And also on top of that my fiance isn't really a patient person and probably would have caused a scene.
Hi Katie! My fiancé and I just won a free honeymoon at a wedding expo last night! waiting on details from the company but was seeing if you ended up going with it or any tips/advice from your experience. Thanks!
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We unfortunately didn't go. I wanted to go but my fiancé didn't want to, he doesn't have any patience to deal with people trying to get him to buy things. And you both have to go to get the prize. Sorry I wish I could tell you how it was. I looked up reviews online about it and people say that they try to really push for you to buy their products but you don't have to buy them to get the prize. I heard that the vacation has many restrictions and black out dates, and you have to pay your own way there and back. Honestly if you're fiance isn't anything like mine then I'd go, it seems like a nice adult only thing that would be a nice little date, and you get the prizes without having to buy anything, although you do have to deal with people trying to get you to buy their stuff. I think it would be worth sitting through the cooking show. But like I said before you have to go as a couple and unfortunately for me my fiance refused to go.
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Another thing I forgot to mention is that before my fiance refused to go I told the lady we would be there. She then told me we needed to bring our IDs so they can fill out our info. I don't know if it was just for the prizes, to make sure you were of age to consume alcohol or if they wanted it so they could email, call, text, and mail you things to buy.