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I Won A Trip To Aruba!!!!!!!!!

post #1 of 20
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My Mom, sister and I went to see a Fashion Show this afternoon and during the intermission they gave away Door Prizes and the number they called for the ARUBA PACKAGE was on the back of my program! I've never won anything like this before! What it is a three hundred dollar discount on the tickets and in the package I also got a key chain, some Flip Flops, a small stapler, a plastic glass, a small scented candle, a tray and a couple of magazines about Aruba and the things you can do there. Guess I should think about updating my passport!
post #2 of 20
Is it all expenses paid or just a $300 discount on the tickets?

But congrats!
post #3 of 20
Winning is the best!! HAVE FUN!
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Catkiki View Post
Is it all expenses paid or just a $300 discount on the tickets?

But congrats!
It's a 300 dollar discount, but that's not bad! . Thanks for the congrats.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Winning is the best!! HAVE FUN!
Thanks. Yep, winning is good!
post #6 of 20
Hey!! Congratulations!!
post #7 of 20
Wow, congrats!!

Hope you have fun~
post #8 of 20
Congrats!

We won a trip once all expenses paid but it turns out we couldn't go - we couldn't afford the taxes on our winnings. Now I watch game shows with a whole new attitude, figuring they only get half (if that) of what they win, etc.
post #9 of 20
Awesome!!! Have fun!! Do you get to pick the date you go?
post #10 of 20
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From what I understand, we can go whenever we want to. Have to get my passport and figure out who's going with me first.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by CATTYBIRD View Post
From what I understand, we can go whenever we want to. Have to get my passport and figure out who's going with me first.
I would go with ya!!!
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks View Post
I would go with ya!!!
Ohhh, I'd go, too..
flip a coin, perhaps?

post #13 of 20
OK, call me ever the skeptic, but this sounds to me like a scam. Maybe it isn't, but just for funsies, you might want to call a travel agency and see what they would charge for a similar package.
post #14 of 20
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How the hell is it a scam? There's nothing wrong with giving three hundred dollars off , and representatives of the Travel Agency were right there when the package was given out!
post #15 of 20
Yeah... I'm really glad for you, but I'm afraid they've made it sound like more than it really is. You could also try checking directly with the airline, to compare.

But I hope it turns out mrblanche and I are just curmudgeons, and it's really a great deal for you!

EDIT: I just saw your response to mrblanche -- hon, it's just that it may not really be discounted at all. They can say the price is $1000 and give it to you for $700, but in fact, the real price if you just bought the ticket the cheapest way possible might be $700 to begin with. Or less.

Here's the thing -- when they call it a "vacation," but it's really only an airfare discount -- that's often a tip-off that they're not really giving you anything much at all. We're just trying to make sure you don't get taken.

I really hope it's a good thing!
post #16 of 20
WOW!! Congratulations!! You may not win often, but you sure win BIG!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Yeah... I'm really glad for you, but I'm afraid they've made it sound like more than it really is. You could also try checking directly with the airline, to compare.

But I hope it turns out mrblanche and I are just curmudgeons, and it's really a great deal for you!

EDIT: I just saw your response to mrblanche -- hon, it's just that it may not really be discounted at all. They can say the price is $1000 and give it to you for $700, but in fact, the real price if you just bought the ticket the cheapest way possible might be $700 to begin with. Or less.

Here's the thing -- when they call it a "vacation," but it's really only an airfare discount -- that's often a tip-off that they're not really giving you anything much at all. We're just trying to make sure you don't get taken.

I really hope it's a good thing!
I agree. I sincerely hope it is all that is says it is, but please be careful. It's also possible that you could get a package to Aruba for less than what they are offering even with the $300 off.

Nobody wants to rain on your parade, but these days a good healthy dose of skepticism is not a bad thing.
post #18 of 20
However, I DO want to note that Aruba is really hurting for business, and I have seen some great deals down there.
post #19 of 20
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However, I DO want to note that Aruba is really hurting for business, and I have seen some great deals down there.
All the more reason to check out other packages from other suppliers.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm staying with the Travel A gency that gave me this package.
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