Attending a Timeshare Presentation for a Free Vacation – Good Idea?

timeshareHave you been invited to attend a timeshare presentation? Perhaps you’ve been offered a steal of a vacation deal – the only catch is that you have to attend a mandatory timeshare meeting. Buying is optional, of course. The timeshare company just requires a little bit of your time. Sounds great, right?

Timeshares are arrangements whereby people own the right to use a shared property for a designated period of time, usually one or two weeks per year. In some cases, the timeshare owner can trade the use of his or her property for the use of another location in another vacation destination. Because of the high initial cost of purchasing a timeshare, in addition to the monthly fees, many people consider timeshares to be a bad investment. However, timeshare companies offer enticing promotions designed to get potential buyers to take a look at what they have to offer. And whether or not you’re seriously considering buying, taking advantage of these promotions can make sense – in certain circumstances.

Timeshare Presentations Can Offer Cheap Trips

Timeshares are often available at some of the most popular vacation destinations, including Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and various ski resorts. These are all attractive places to visit, but the costs of hotel rooms, show tickets, and amusement park tickets can make such trips difficult to afford.

In order to entice prospective buyers to visit their timeshares, many companies offer special promotions, including discounted or free stays to hot-spot destinations, as well as tickets to nearby attractions. Typical promotions might include:

  • Three nights in an Orlando hotel and two tickets to Disney theme parks for $99
  • A stay in a Las Vegas hotel and free gambling credit for $44 per night
  • Three days and two nights in a luxury resort, plus two theme park tickets for $169

The Obvious Catch

While these timeshare deals can seem like an incredible bargain, remember that very few things are ever free. In exchange for the deal, you are required to attend a timeshare presentation. This requirement is mentioned when you book your package, and typically the company offering the promotion explains exactly what is required of you. In most cases, you must attend a 90-minute sales pitch, and sometimes take a tour of the timeshare resort as well.

It is also important to note that not everyone is eligible for the timeshare package. The requirements vary by company, but you may need to be married or in a relationship, and you almost always need to be over the age of 25 (or in some cases, over 30). Additional requirements may be imposed and should be stated upfront before you book your timeshare package.

If you fail to attend the presentation, don’t bring your spouse (if required), or otherwise don’t fulfill all of the mandates of getting the timeshare deal, then you’ll have to pay full price for the accommodations.


The Less Obvious Problems

Having to give up 90 minutes of your vacation time may not seem like a big deal if you are getting a significant discount, but most people who attend a timeshare presentation report that it was a lot more than they bargained for.

First and foremost, be prepared for very high-pressure sales tactics at the presentation. Some of these tactics include:

  1. Keeping You for Longer Than the Allotted Time. Many visitors report being kept for hours, or even full days, at presentations that were supposed to last only 90 minutes.
  2. Creating a False Sense of Urgency. Timeshare presenters paint a picture of how much you can benefit from owning a timeshare, and then tell you that you must act now or buy before you leave the presentation.
  3. Not Disclosing Cancellation Periods. When you do agree to sign a timeshare contract, it is unlikely you will be told of your right to cancel.
  4. Arguing Aggressively Against Objections. Timeshare presenters usually have an answer for everything, and they always have a way to counter any excuse you might come up with.
  5. Using Guilt as a Means of Coercion. Timeshare presenters may say anything to make you feel guilty, from alleging that they won’t be paid if you don’t buy a timeshare, to trying to make you feel bad for accepting the “free” stay without making a purchase.
  6. Lying About the Investment Value. Timeshare sales reps often significantly overstate the benefits of owning a timeshare and the value of the timeshares they are selling.
  7. Obscuring the True Costs of Ownership. The focus during presentations is on the low costs of ownership, and you never hear upfront about any of the restrictions or fees.
  8. Bombarding You With Multiple Pitches From Different Salespeople. Before you are able to escape, you may need to deal with multiple salespeople, as well as “managers,” all of whom use different, highly aggressive tactics to get you to buy.

These are just some of the high-pressure tactics employed by timeshare marketers. In fact, many people on various online complaint and scam message boards report that as a result of the high-pressure tactics that they faced, they bought timeshares despite their clear intent not to. While you may believe that you can stand up to the pressure, you won’t really know until you’ve dealt with the sales professionals whose sole job it is to get you to buy a timeshare – even if you don’t really want one.

Additional Problems

While high-pressure sales tactics are often the biggest reported complaint among those who take discounted timeshare vacations, there may be other problems as well. Some customers report not getting exactly what they were promised. For instance, you might not be put in the hotel of your choice, or the discount tickets offered might have restrictions that make them difficult to use. If you don’t get what you expected, your recourse may be limited, and you’ll probably have a hard time recouping any money you spent on the vacation.

Final Word

Of course, not every single timeshare company is going to entrap you in long sales pitches or put you in sub-par accommodations. It may be possible to find legitimate timeshare deals, and have a fine experience on your vacation. However, the bottom line is that you take a risk when you accept free gifts from timeshare presenters, and you need to remember that the gift does not come without strings attached.

Have you ever attended a timeshare presentation? What was your experience?

  • holly

    I have never gone to a timeshare presentation before but I would definitely consider it if it meant earning a free vacation. I’m not afraid of a hard sales pitch as I have no problem saying “no” when it comes to spending my own money.

  • Grayson @ Debt Roundup

    My wife and I attended one and we got a lot of free things to enjoy on our vacation that we were already one. We were able to save about $200 on things that we had already planned on doing. Yes, we did have to sit through a 60 minute presentation,then they wanted to talk with us. Since I know math, I was able to tell them that a timeshare didn’t make sense for us and doesn’t make sense in a lot of ways, mathematically. They let us go with our vouchers.

    • Melissa Fivecoat

      So do they give you things even though you say no?

      • pinayako

        YES they have to fulfill their obligations. We make sure at time we accept the offer there’s no obligation to buy to get our gifts.

  • Scott Fisher

    Why anyone would buy a timeshare is beyond me. What other expensive product would you buy on the spot without doing any research as to the claims the salesmen make. They have no resale value, you’re locked in for the rest of your’s and your heirs life, and you could probably stay where ever you want, when ever you want for less in the long run. Ask the salesman what’s the last big purchase he made without researching it first, what’s the resale value, why are there so many timeshares on ebay selling for peanuts, and what if you want out. There are no good answers for these questions.

    • SAM B

      Yes the only answer Is not TO mouch. pay the full price and don’t go to presentations.

    • Captcaveman

      I know this is an old post. But I pretty much agree with you. My only exception would be the Disney timeshare. But only because this is where we normally spend our vacations. Even then I’ve been halfheartedly looking into information about them for the last 4 years or so.

      So if it’s a place where you frequent and the perks / price is better than booking a regular stay. I could see getting a timeshare. But for places you visit once every blue moon it wouldn’t be worth it, no matter how much they state you can trade with others to go where you want to go.

  • Kate

    My boyfriend and I went to one of these yesterday and everything you said was exactly what we experienced. From keeping us longer than the allotted time to saying this deal only lasted today and even calling the manager. We ended up getting suckered and buying a lot from them. Got home, couldn’t sleep because I kept thinking “what the heck did we just do?” So today, I read all the fine print on our contracts, did my research and ended up writing them a letter pretty much saying we wanted to cancel everything and get our money back. It’s called the “right to rescind” and there’s a certain time frame you have to do it by. Mailed the letter today with a delivery receipt. I hope everything goes well! As far as this “free” trip to Las Vegas, I don’t even know if I want to use our voucher…

  • Berndog

    I went to Florida for one of these with my girlfriend, same address we lived together. The price was so cheap for the vacation, the sales pitch was about 90 minutes, took a tour, and went through 3 different sales people, each one more experienced then the previous. I already knew i wasn’t going to buy, and nicely told my girlfriend to not open her mouth because I knew she would fall for it. 3 minutes in she opened her mouth and then it was on. They hit her with guilt, how we could make it work and she was even looking at me excited. I was furious. This finally ended and we had to go to a desk with our first presenter, after saying no, to get our free tickets to Disney World. He looked like he was going to jump off a bridge as we stood in line with him. I did feel bad, he was pissed. But it was finally over and had an unreal vacation. Just be strong, polite, and say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mickey

    My ex and I went to Fl and they started off with something like $1200 a month but we kept saying no and by the time they were done they were down to less than $100. Next we got “oh, so you come down here for a week on our dime with no intention of buying anything, you have any idea how much this all cost” so I said hey yall offered…

    • Melissa Fivecoat

      We are planing for a vacation to Orlando and I was looking for a good deal in hotels I paid 350.00 with all the fees somosamigos travel didn’t tell us. I just find out searching that for the 5 days and 4 nights would be around 250.00 without going to a timeshare and spend 90 minutes. The hotel is sumer bay. I am really mad and afraid doing this timeshare thing I wonder if I can cancel it!!!

  • Melanie

    My husband and I went on a Palladium Discovery Promotion deal and while the price wasn’t too bad we where scared about the presentation. We have had awful experiences with timeshare presentations before. It is good to say that this wasn’t bad at all, they kept the initial price , the hotel was amazing and the presentation was a bit tense, but nothing to be wining about!

  • Jono

    The top 10 best ways to get out of it:
    10. I like this place a lot, but really I wanted a unit with a balcony, and none of them have balconies.
    9. I saw this exact same $20,000 timeshare for only $200 on the internet. Why should I buy it for $20,000?
    8. Print out the contract, and I will have my accountant and lawyer review it.
    7. Do they allow pets? We have three bit bulls and we always like to take them on vacation.
    6. I don’t think I will qualify for the outrageous 16.9% financing. Ever since the bankruptcy my credit score has been -350.
    5. If I am not promised any specific unit, how do I know what my view will be?
    4. Who actually owns the company selling it, and what is their bond rating?
    3. If I buy this unit, how much commission do you get? How much commission does your boss get?
    2. Your 90 minutes of fame are up. I must leave now to get ready for an urgent business meeting.
    1. I am thinking about becoming an undercover informant for the FBI investigating fraudulent high-pressure sales tactics for timeshares.

    • popopopo

      I like #1, the one about undercover informant, LOL

    • Shannon

      My husband used, “Seriously, I lost my job two days before we got on the plane.” It worked after 2 hours and 6 sales people.

  • Mark

    I took advantage of a timeshare trip to Florida that one of the big timeshare companies offered. During the presentation I was polite but declined…and declined…and declined…and declined some more. They brought in a second sales person and I politely declined some more. The 90 minute presentation took about 45 minutes. And we had a GREAT vacation at a beautiful resort for next to nothing. I’m signed up for another timeshare presentation in Branson and they threw in a trip to Vegas (with no presentation) if I show up for the Branson one. Whole thing cost me $169 and I got a confirmation notice for both trips. I’ll do the same thing at this presentation. Be polite and upfront. Hopefully this one goes as well as the last one.

  • Guest

    I recently attended a timeshare presentation while I was on vacation in Florida. I was told that it would only be 90 minutes, but by the time I started getting pissed and telling them I have to go…I had already been there for like two and a half hours! I told the first salesman no, he then got a manager ( who had an attitude ), then I refused to purchase through her and she got another manager. The price started at like 35,000 and by the end they dropped the price to like 8,000 dollars! It just didn’t seem right at all. They also tried the guilt thing on me as well! When I finally got out of there…I then had to wait an hour in line for my free gift….which was one hundred dollars cash and my twenty dollar security deposit back! This was an absolute nightmare……I would not recommend doing any of those tours! It wasted most of my day on vacation!!!


      Yes you have to read your forms you sign. Ours is 90 to 120 after that you can get up and walk out.

  • Misty Rogers

    I actually own a company that schedules timeshare presentations. I’ve attended many myself and if it’s not for you, you need to be able to say no. However, sometimes they really do make sense for some people. Either way, it is true that you can save hundreds of dollars just for attending! I say, if you want to save some real money, spend 90 – 120 minutes listening to what they have to tell you! If anyone is interested in giving it a try, I manage multiple locations nationwide including Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Branson, etc. For example, I can get you 3 nights in a luxury resort as well as 2 tickets to Disney for only $189!!! Try to beat that on your own! Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] if you would like some info!

  • Wary Now

    Like others have said, I don’t have any trouble saying “no.” I went on one of these promotions to Cancun. 90 minutes turned into 4 hours. I felt like a hostage. I was literally driven miles away from the resort with no way back but the salespeople. By the time I escape I was so furious & frazzled I collapsed in bed. This pretty much ruined the whole “vacation.”

    • pupples

      same exact thing happened to me in cancun

  • Cindy

    Great Destinations in Los Angeles is fine. The usual annoying sales people. i pressed the urgency of the issue from the very first phone call and then again when i went in. i told them i had to leave not a minute past the 90 minutes i had committed, so they let me go in early, skip the video presentation, my husband and i pretended we really had no interest in travel, liked cheap motel 8 stays and weren’t into luxury. They didn’t even bother with us. They did pass us off to 2 other sales people and one was like :whatever” and the other trued. We just said no and then they handed us our free trip to Hawaii, taxes included…airfare and hotel. We were out in less than 90minutes.

  • RB

    No Timeshare Presentation is worth it, just skip them all. Spending hours and getting pressured pretty much means that those “freebies” are not really “free”. If they were “free”, they would take less than 1 minute to acquire. Remember that time is also money.

    • Larissa

      its totally worth it you just need to know how to say NO. Be very clear that you are here for the gift and you don’t want to waste their time. They always let us go early.

      • nonya


    • popopopo

      you may have the $$$ to buy tickets, but another may not. Different srokes for different folks :)

    • Elizabeth Larson

      I have only been to one of these high pressure seminars, it was just by chance we were already taking a vacation and an offer of 2 night stay at a timeshare fit into the time frame and path of our trip. The road trip with our 3 young boys was great but the best part of our road trip was the timeshare freebie that we made in Sedona, AZ. Fortunately, my 2 older boys could look after our 1 yr while we sat thru the 90 min presentation and hour or so of more pitching of pricing, my husband might have been talked into it, but I am stubborn and had no interest in paying for that. We received our free dinner at a great restaurant and $100.00 visa for whatever, plus we already had the free beautiful new room ( we were shunned to the furthest room from everything, but we didn’t mind- for a freebie) We took the kids on the “Pink Jeep Tours” and to this day we say that that was the funnest trip we have done.
      I guess one could argue; we didn’t take near enough vacations:0 But, I don’t think I would have gone to Sedona if not for that offer, and that place is like no other; eye catching.

    • pinayako

      if getting cheap, if not free vacations isn’t worth it to you, I’m sure others would like that. There are offers we accept for $175 cash for 90 min of our time, which we schedule during our down time. Cash is flexible, we prefer them since our vacations are paid by our companies

  • MK

    I booked with a company called Magical Getaway, and honestly it’s an awesome way to get the same benefits of a vacation for less than half the price. They gave me an option to book with or without the timeshare tour, and the savings was just too big to pass up. We opted to partake in the tour. I’ve never understood why some people are so bothered by the timeshare presentation. Your cheap vacation becomes their cost, so being there in person to see the resort is the best way of them doing business. Understand what they’re trying to do and don’t be blindsided if it’s not for you! But honestly, if you want a good discounted vacation there isn’t a better way of doing it – just know that discounts don’t magically appear out of thin air.

    • Aliciakaylee

      How do u go about doing this

  • Megan Jones

    I am seeking one of these types of arrangements for a few days in the Niagara Falls area. If anyone knows of any company that will trade me 90 mins of my time for a steep discount in June please let me know.

  • Ayanna

    Hello, I work for a company that does 90 minute presentations for a great vacation offer. The vacation we offer is for Hilton Head SC for 4days/3nights(if you do not like Hilton Head we have two different locations to choose from; Ormond Beach FL and Branson MO) , 3day/2night to any location of your choosing in the US, $100 in dining dough which means we give you $100 to eat for your entire stay at any restaurant on the island, $75 visa card, and a 7day/6night cruise for any cruise line of your choice. All those gifting are yours for just the flat rate of $169!! That’s not per person or night and includes taxes and fees. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me a call on my office phone (855)705-6494 Mon, Wed, Fri 4pm-9pm. Tue and Thur 12pm-9pm and sat 10am-3pm

  • Juan Gonzalez

    im doing one this weekend and had a few questions, do they run the credit before or if you buy? one of the terms was to have good credit. also, do you have to pay for the upgrade packages on the spot or when you use the vouchers?

    • Brittany

      NEVER EVER EVER let ANYONE run your credit UNLESS you are buying…. like.. EVER! So, No, they don’t run your credit :) If you are getting an upgrade or additional nights, you would pay that :)

  • Michael

    Does anyone know how I would get signed up one of these presentations to get a free vacation?

  • Brad

    I attended one of these timeshare presentations in Chicago (1/15). The key is to be firm on what is in your best interest. We had a wedding coming up and said the funds simply can’t be allocated for this. Done & DONE. Completely legit promotion and we got exactly what was promised. This promotion is still running if anyone in Chicago area wants in on a FREE 8 day / 7 night hotel accommodation ANYWHERE in U.S. with Wyndham Hotels. You can email me if you’d like to get more info –> [email protected]

  • Widow

    What if you’re not married but have children and earn enough to qualify as the ideal timeshare owner?


      All resorts have diffrent sets of rules they use the better the resort the heavier the rules.

    • keller23

      Just say you’re married and make twice what the minimum income is. It’s not like people carry around marriage licenses and tax returns with them.

    • Kenzie Kawamura

      Nowadays they do not care if you’re married. Long as you’re in a relationship for at least a year.

  • Milena Amit

    My husband and I have gone through 3 presentations over the years and never got suckered into buying anything. I tell them right off the bat that I am starting the clock, they have me for 90 minutes, time starts now, and don’t even think of threatening me with some kind of an out clause because I have my attorney with me (hubby). Make sure you print a copy of your promo deal that states they have up to 120 minutes. They have to adhere to their own fine print whether they like it or not. Oh, and I bring my kids…. :-) As for excuses, we like to travel on the fly and we like 5-star amenities and 24-hr room service. I have yet to see a timeshare company that offers that in all of their locations. So that’s my out.

    • Ashley

      I was interested in doing one of these presentations but I was scared that it might be a scam. Which time show did you go through? Or do you have contact information from the company so that I can inquire about a vacation?

    • Vanessa

      Hi Milena,
      My hubby and I are approaching our 3 year wedding anniversary and I was curious what timeshare company that you go through for your promotions. Please advise. Thank you.

      • Milena

        Wyndham Vacations is great, so is Hilton, higher end. Also has a bunch. Happy Anniversary!

    • LaKeesha Ousley

      What do you say right off the bat? We’re really just going for the free gifts I hate to lead them on because we are definitely not buying anything. So I want to be firm from the get go. So is it rude to say “I’m just here for the free gift”? I also plan to set my timer I’m not staying a minute longer past the 90 minutes I was told. You said you take you kids I was planning on taking our too figure that might help get us out of there faster or at least on time. TIA for your response.

    • Javier

      Seriously can’t believe some of the stuff on here. A two day get away ISNT a vacation and for dang sure feel bad for the people who think it is. Even a four day get away is just lazy. You all need a life. Stop mooching and pay for your own vacations. Stop considering a short weekend one of them.

    • Sam Hill

      I have contacts with companies that does packages for the caribbean. If you are interested in this location or others in Southeast US or even in Cancun you can contact me through the link of the website in my profile.

  • Von-Yoly

    I understand there are terms and conditions like 50,000 annual income. My question is do they ask for documentation as proof?


      No they dont check not here in Cancun.


    Well Larissa you are the kind of people im looking for. My Name Is Raul i live and work in Playa adel Carmen Mexico and i promote Villa Del Plamar and our tour is non off the tacatis as stated above 90 minutes yes you cant leave before that time is up. Resorts have been working hard to change bad press with todays internet bad press goes viral ASAP. Most of whats above is on point. 5 stars to Christy Rakoczy……………………

    • DG


      Please contact me, I’m interested in Timeshare. Thanks! Greta

  • Tami Drainer

    Contact Tami Drainer on F.B, to book your next 90 minute presentation here in ORANGE,Ca. and and L.A. and I will Guaranteed you a round trip airfare for two and 3 days two nights hotel Accommodations, To Hawaii

  • AlexiaC

    What websites do you find the timeshares I am looking for one in vegas for the end of July/August. Mrs. Larissa.

  • Irina

    I amazed how someonesuch a long article and have no clue what they are talking about. If you want to be an author pick a topic you are more familiar, don’t embarrass yourself and don’t give people advise on something you are not an expert.

  • GeoHoliday/GetAways Owner

    I find that the advise is spot on. I have been to three presentations, one in Toronto, one in Florida, one in Mexico and they were all hard sales. They all went over the time limited that was posted, in Toronto 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Mexico was worst as they had to attend two days in a row, for show tickets! I never received the cruise to Hawaii that I won with GeoHolidays. The free gifts were not worth my time! I bought in Toronto, the lies and deceit package of 45 years in 2005 and regret it, the $22,450.00 package 30,000 points with roll over to 60,000 points ,plus maintenance fees are now doubled to $1,115.36 USD, with exchange fees RCI. I have paid out to date $31,000.00. GeoHoliday/GetAways Resort Management does not have any luxury accommodations, and no you cannot go anywhere in the world at anytime! You also have to pay for your own transportation, meals, all inclusion $550.00, this is not a good deal! In my opinion it is a crime, and Irine can have my vacation club timeshare for legal fees and maintenance dues paid in full until December 15, 2015, because I do know what I am talking about! GeoHoliday/GetAways Resorts Management has deleted membership numbers and issued user ID numbers, with invalid passwords. They have no buy back program! No one wants to buy this, and it cannot be donated!

  • LaKeesha Ousley

    What do you say right off the bat? We’re really just going for the free gifts I hate to lead them on because we are definitely not buying anything. So I want to be firm from the get go. So is it rude to say “I’m just here for the free gift”? I also plan to set my timer I’m not staying a minute longer past the 90 minutes I was told. TIA for your response.

    • Ko-chin Chang

      Yes, that is the only way to deal with these people. They are basically scammers. Buying anything from them is a mistake and even if you don’t buy, you will not always get what they promised you and there is nothing written down where they have to give you your free stuff.

      I went to a 90 min presentation once for a supposed $50. The 90 mins turned out to be over 2 hours and the $50 was a gift certificate from a store. Even the gift certificate had some criteria you have to meet in order for you to use them. That was 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back.


      Lakeesha ousley don’t say that you came just because of the good price or free gift. That would put a negative energy in the air most of these people only get paid if they sell and they don’t want to waste their time on someone not buying but let them think your there to buy.

      • chris

        Typical tactics, go seek life somewhere else. You guys are used car salesman mixed with a repo man.

  • James Curtis

    My wife, two teen boys and I attended a Bluegreen vacation package in Charleston, SC. this summer. Low pressure, nice people, and the presenting individual even stated that the new approach was a soft sell. He was being honest. We had three trial closes, we saw the property, and then a final effort to grab a recoup for the cost. I sell for a living, and love dealing with people so please understand that two hours in exchange for three nights was a great bargain! If you want a nice experience with a timeshare sales pitch, I would have to recommend this one. The choice suites we were given for three nights was just fine as well. Not ourstanding, yet adequate. The laundry facility was our biggest issue. Enjoy this one!

  • Rita Robles

    Been on dozens…all for free with dinner tickets and shows. You have to be tough to handle the sales pitch…but the word to remember is NO! I tell them right up front why I am there…for the free vacation…that takes the wind out of their sales…no pun intendeds! I have always had a great time…I could have written your article. Smiles!

    • Minu

      Seriously you waste their time and yours for discount tickets???? You know you can get those discount tickets anywhere… Those people make a living just like you do. Get a life.

      • KL Harper

        Where can I get these discounts anywhere?
        I just did one of these FL. They paid for 4 days and 3 nights and discounted the rooms by 50% for the next two nights that we extended our stay. ( This was Hiltons version). On top of this they gave me 199.00 cash for attending the presentation. This seems like a good deal for 2 hours of my time. In particular since I am very upfront and they sent us on our way after an hour. This is our 3rd presentation with Hilton and I have done multiples with both blue green and holiday inn, as well as others.
        Do I feel guilty about it, not hardly. Never mind what a bad deal timeshares are, but I never have given a hint that I am interested but if you offer several hundreds of dollars for a couple hours of my time I will continue to take it.

        • Darien

          Where do you go for the Hilton presentation. My family and I are looking at taking advantage of these great offers.


          Hi Darien I’m Raul I don’t have the Hilton but I do have Villa Del Palmar in Mexico. If your ready to get out of the USA for a few days let me now.

        • ME!!

          IM READY!!

        • rc

          Hi. can i get details about this vacation?


          I need your email


          Ohhh I see if you post a link they block it as spam. Click my photo and then you can click the website with all the info


          Click my photo then click the link for the website. If I post links they get blocked.

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        • Steven Imperati

          How can I do this me and my son and wife could use a little time away please help use 203 8021751Steven thank you so much god bless

        • Jesse B

          I called Hilton a year ago, and I was offered a tour. I took the tour in Orlando, and it was a very good experience. No pressure whatsoever. Great rate on huge two bedroom, and received Hilton Points and free voucher for 200 night stay at hotel.

        • Sam Hill

          Hi Darien. I have contacts with companies that does this package for Southeast US or even in Cancun. you can contact me through the link of the website in my profile.

        • sam smith

          call the reservation desk and ask them to transfer you to the hilton grand vaction

        • Jesse B

          I’m trying to find a presentation in the Southeast US. Any recommendations on what company offers the best offer?

        • jade kenneth

          Hey Jesse, I just did a package with Travel Savings & Getaways, I worked with a Renee 727-484-6358, I did Daytona two nights and Orlando 5 nights, it came with 2 park passes too.

        • Sam Hill

          I have contacts with companies that does this package. If you are interested in this location or others in Southeast US or even in Cancun you can contact me through the link of the website in my profile.

        • Steven Imperati

          I remember a long time ago me and my friend list into a 90 minute questionnaire about people selling timeshares I was wondering if you could lead me in the right direction to get a free trip for me and my son if you can text me that would be great 203-802-1751 I would choose Florida for Disneyworld he 6 years old if you can help me I would appreciate it highly

      • LOL!!

        I think Someone is a Timeshare salesmen or got stuck with a time share lol

      • dcm5150

        “You know you can get those discount tickets anywhere” – yes, where? We sat through one in Hawaii and got 2 helipcopter tours (roughly a $400 value – maybe find discounts for closer to $300).

        Sat through another one in Lake Tahoe. Got $200 for dinner. The kids used the indoor pool during the presentation.

        Ironically, most of the presentations we have sat through have not been what I would consider high pressure. The last one, they got through their stuff in about an hour. We said no, waiting for the next offer or manager, etc and they said thanks with no counter, except another guy with an exit option and that was 15 minutes and we said no and left.

        • Dominique IsUnique

          You are right had a great time with my timeshare presentation experiences. Plan to do more.

      • Patrick Caraway

        Get a life? You’re an idiot… Those people already know that half the people there are for the free trip. But there are serious buyers and people who can be persuaded and that’s why the timeshare employees do that. Grow up and quit crying about something you obviously know nothing about.

    • Oscar Carmona

      how do you find them?

      • Chely

        the last one i found was at a Cabela’s. They had a booth there next to the registers. I got a great deal with bluegreen vacations. Hope this helps.

    • Oscar Carmona

      I’m trying to find some now

  • Mon

    Extremely disrespectful! Stop wasting people’s time! And being so cheap!!!

    • Mikey Dee

      not disrespectful at all. They do tell you that you don’t have to buy anything and to just go to the presentation to get your gifts. So whats the deal?

      • dcm5150

        Yeah, the presenters get paid for talking to people and the recruiters get paid for getting people there. Simply by attending you are helping people get paid and earn a living.

    • pinayako

      what’s disrespectful about telling them outright that you’re just there for the gifts? they’re paying for our time so if they want to shorten it, that’d make my day as long as I get out of there with what we were promised.

  • aylot loyal

    planning to go to San Diego soon,

    what web site you got the deal for the hotel please ;)?
    thank you

  • Melissa

    Went to one while on family vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC.
    And I would do it again in a heartbeat! When we signed up to go to the presentation, we got free entry for the family into Wonderworks. When we arrived the following morning they gave us a free breakfast buffet, had a child care center for the children (which they loved!), and took us on a tour of the hotel. There was no pressure to buy. I think they automatically assume most people are there for the freebies (which is why they advertise and catch you with the FREE gifts).. Took about 2 hours and left with a free 7 night vacation at the location of our choice. We havent redeemed it yet, so we shall see how that part goes. But so far.. I would do it every vacation for another free vacation! Definitely would recommend for those who can easily say no to a sales pitch!

    • Oscar Carmona

      Where was this? what hotel?

    • Meg

      Which company was this?

    • crystal Ventura Montanez

      Which company was that with?

      • Sam Hill

        Hi Crystal. I have contacts with companies that does this package in Myrtle beach. If you are interested in this location or others in Southeast US or even in Cancun you can contact me through the link of the website in my profile.

        • jusntyme7

          do you know of any in Orlando, Fl?

        • Sam Hill

          Hi, Yes I have Packages for Orlando. Please follow the link in my profile and we can message on fb. Thanks!

        • Kkia Higgs

          Do you have any available for Myrtle Beach, SC

    • shanky k

      Hey, did you use your 7night free vacation yet. i got the same deal at the same place and probably by the same club resort as you did. i plan to redeem it for florida vacation later this year, hope that gift certificate works for us…..

  • a b

    Going on timeshare presentations for free gifts is like going to restaurants and putting a hair in your food so that you can get your meal for free. Or buying a dress at a store, wearing it once, and then returning it. Or going to the movies and sneaking into a second movie after you’re done watching the movie you paid for. Some people have no shame when it comes to getting something free. Might as well stand by the off-ramp with a cardboard sign “Hungry…please help” LOL…

    • SweetAngel

      That’s ridiculous. Your analogy is completely off. No one is walking up to these places demanding anything. They offer it of their own accord. It’s a business deal – you offer me a free vacation, I sit and listen to your presentation. You offer your promise – again of your own choice – that I am not obligated to buy anything, it is my option not to buy anything. A better analogy would be to invite me to your home for dinner and then call me a deadbeat because I didn’t offer to pay for my dinner. Also known as being a douchebag.

    • Hasson Jackson

      Comments like that this is y talking to is pointless..grow up A B!!!

    • bobwegotababyitsaboy

      Didn’t I see you taking free samples at the store the other day?? You should have paid for that.

    • Captcaveman

      So being offered something to listen to their sales pitch and not buying is the same as outright fraud and theft? Heck in that case I shouldn’t watch network television since the vast majority of the commercials that come on doesn’t convince me to buy their product and normally I don’t pay attention to the commercial at all (if I’m even in the same room to watch the commercial).

      These companies are offering you something in return for listening to their pitch. If they can convince people to buy then it worked. If they can’t then they can’t. Now I will admit that I simply don’t have the time to listen to their pitch, so I simply say no. But if I was to say yes I would feel no obligation to buy anything. I did not approach them and say: I will buy something if you give me something. They came to me and offered me something to listen to them.
      Big difference from your thought of being dishonest or stealing.

  • bobwegotababyitsaboy

    Been there done that. Sales people pressure until you buy or die. Went to one in Branson MO and told sales guy that since they wanted 2 hours of my time the clock started when he started talking, he said it didn’t work that way, I showed him the offer they sent spelling out the terms and he could not argue and just gave up and said here’s your tickets and enjoy your stay. This was the second presentation we had gone to and knew what to expect. If you can stick to your guns and hold the sales guy accountable for your time that they have set the value for you MAY get a ok free vacation.

    • pinayako

      we did travel club presentations for cash since we already got condo tel accommodations and branson TS can be tricky if they sense either one likes it so much. we told them outright we’re just there for the gifts and acted bored the whole time. the first sales rep was enough, he didn’t call the other managers and led us to the gifting area. they paid for our time to listen to their spiel. we didn’t bother telling them how we can find the cheap vacations they’re quoting w/o paying their outrageous membership fees or we would’ve been there longer with them asking us how. LOL

  • keller23

    I attended a timeshare presentation in Las Vegas recently. I was staying at a timeshare property, which I rented via VRBO. The offer for the presentation was 2 free show tickets (Cirque du Soleil) and 2 buffets. When checking in I was offered the sales presentation. I said I’ll do it if you give me 4 tickets/buffets. The clerks said, I’ll have to talk to my manager, manager comes out says she’ll do 4 tickets/buffets for $50. So I said OK. Total retail value of the package (as Bob Barker would say) about $400. Plus we got breakfast the day of the sales presentation.

    The next day my wife and I showed up to the sales center. We checked in and waited about 10 minutes until the sales rep came in. As soon as he came in, I showed him my timer on my iphone set to 90 minutes and started the count down. The look on his face pretty much said “ughhhh not THIS guy!!”. I told him straight up, I’m here for the tickets, you can waste 90 mins with me or you can give me my stuff now and have 90 minutes to try your sales pitch on someone else. He eventually split the difefrence and we were out of there in about 45 minutes.

    So including check-in time my wife and I spent an hour each for a total of 2 hours to get about $400 worth of show/buffet, less the $50 paid upfront. Or put another way we were each paid $175/hr. Not a bad deal.

    Sadly though, all around me I could see saps falling for the scam and signing papers. I wanted to scream at them are you out of your mind people??!?! Shakespeare said it 400 years ago and it still applies…a fool and his money are soon parted.

    But the shows were great and the buffet food was yummy for us!

  • jusntyme7

    I’m looking to do one in Orlando, Fl. My son (10) will be going on vacation. What are some companies I should try to get free night stays and free tickets to parks?

    Thank in advance!!!

    • pinayako

      we just did one in Kissimmee, found the offer at the huge FL Orange store, agent is right at the door. Just say you’re looking for timeshare presentations. I don’t suggest Westgate, that is the first they’d offer.

      just be firm in saying no if you don’t wish to buy. they start with the highest price and go down to as low as $2500 to get your business. other than that, ENJOY!

  • pinayako

    currently in royalton white sands resorts in jamaica. we were offered to attend a 90 min presentation to their VIP package in exchange for 6d/5n free accommodations to any of their resorts worldwide. that didn’t entice me so manager asked if we want excursion tours. I said we want to do the Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios and he said he’d add 3 tix for that. Ok then, it was no pressure at all, ended as agreed. We enjoyed the free excursion and tour of the countryside. Will do this again when invited.

    • Shardae Johnson

      Can you tell me where I can information for companies that offer those type of deals a

      • pinayako

        what country are you in? if you’re in the states and you have Golden Corral restaurants, check to see if they have timeshare offers at the entrance; you’ll see some with forms you fill up with your name, address, phone. BUT beware, you’re likely to get a lot of SPAM calls with this method. Whenever we go to Branson, Missouri there’s tons of this timeshare presentation offers when you go to restaurants and grocery stores. There are customer service booths over there where they offer you discounted tickets OR cash. We can get discounted tickets elsewhere so we choose cash all the time. The going rate this summer is $175 per couple that QUALIFY; they’d offer you $100 but if you don’t accept, they usually increase it especially if they have not reached their quota for the day. We learned from a reliable source that their commission is $300 per couple they send to the presentation so they get to keep $125 while we seat throughout the presentation. Overall, we just say NO at the end of presentation and come out with our cash gifts. When we’re abroad like Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica or Aruba, we choose free tickets to excursions since they don’t offer cash.

  • KeenOnG

    I don’t know why but I keep getting emails or mails from those good company directly, like SPG and Hyatt, for Hawaii or CA or AZ resorts….maybe because I live in AZ and have their credit card.
    Have been to Hawaii for twice(you can’t beat their deal like 1000 for 1 week in a studio with full kitchen and rental car during spring break or 1500 for 5 nights in a 2B2B right before Xmas that I can take my parents with us). I’ve been told that some cheap or resort only company will have better deal even including flight tickets or being all-inclusive, but I’m OK to pay the extras to stay at Westin Or Hyatt. Also, seems their sales person are more….what should I say ….pro? Didn’t feel too much pressure from them.

  • ebony andrews

    Hello Sam Hill
    I have vacation time I have to use from my job. I have a family of 6 and was looking for VA, MD, or NJ because of last minute scheduling, and flight tickets are to expensive for all of us at once. Do you have any vacation suggestion in this area for a large family that we can drive to in about 4-5 hours from MD.

  • Magen Nicole Wheeler

    Anyone looking for a great deal to go to myrtle beach,Orlando or Vegas ?!? Also have a cruise package! call or text 219-869-4248 for more information!!

  • Christa Owen

    Do any of these deals ever include free airfare to the destination (from your home) also?

  • Fayrelia Robinson

    Single Minded
    Are there presentation deals for Singles?

  • Shell513

    Can someone tell me the names of some online web sites that are legit for promotional timeshares with hotel and theme park tickets (Disney or Universal)?