I bought a two night stay in Vegas for $99 at the local Bass Pro Shop. It wasn't "Vegas" that lured me to it but the fact that I can upgrade to a different destination and I have a year to decide where I want to go. After many months, my girlfriend and I decided on Aruba and we were very close to booking our flights but I wanted to make sure I read the Terms carefully and did my research before proceeding with the reservation. And man, I'm so glad that I did, but now I'm way past my cancellation period and already $99 in, and nowhere near Vegas.
I have no interest in buying a Bluegreen timeshare, especially after reading the countless complaints from the owners that have bought into the program. As a matter of fact, I don't think my credit score is even good enough to be a part owner of a property but according to the Terms that makes me "ineligible to redeem this promotion." I wish the guy at Bass Pro told me that before he swiped my card because technically, that makes me dismissible at any of their properties and I don't want to be stranded in a foreign country. Or maybe he did but I wasn't really paying attention because I was too excited about the words "vacation" and "free" being used repeatedly.
Even IF they let me walk out of the "hassle-free" 4-hour presentation unscathed, it sounds like they're going to 1) bombard me with sales calls, 2) mail me illegally drafted documents, or 3) withdraw unauthorized charges from my credit card, and that's IF they have my reservation upon arrival. Again, I don't want to be stranded in a foreign country.
So I carefully thought out all the possible scenarios that can come from this purchase:
1) Walk out as a proud owner of a Bluegreen timeshare (credit score permitting)
2) Get bombarded with sales calls
3) Get bombarded with illegally drafted documents
4) Get bombarded with unauthorized charges from my credit card
5) Get stranded in a foreign country
No thanks, you can keep the $99. But please, lose my number.
Product or Service Mentioned: Bluegreen Resorts Credit Card.
Monetary Loss: $99.