The following information provides general information when enquiring about vacation certificates and timeshare promotions.
Businesses often provide vacation certificates in large quantities believing that the attraction of a free vacation will draw customers to their sales site. The goal of the business is to sell a specific product or service.
To receive the vacation certificate, you may be required to make a purchase or attend a sales presentation, often at a timeshare resort, membership campground or other land sales promotion.
In addition, there may be other conditions for acceptance such as age or income requirements, or attendance with your spouse. You might also have to bring the notice you received from the company, and proof of your identity.
Companies may require a non-refundable processing and handling fee, or a refundable deposit from 50 to 100 dollars to reserve the vacation time request. Vacation certificates requiring a refundable deposit usually state that the deposit will be returned upon your arrival at the place of lodging or after you have used the vacation. Companies usually advise that written confirmation will be sent when the deposit is received.
General Advice On Vacation Certificates:
In general BBB advises that you should consider attending a sales presentation ONLY if you are interested in what's for sale, not the prize alone.