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Sheraton Vacations Package Offer From American Express
I received a very interesting Sheraton Vacations package offer in the snail mail today from American Express. It is an offer that has me very perplexed. The Sheraton Vacations package offer seems to good to be true and I would love to hear from some of you if you have experience with a similar offer.
The offer is for a 4 night stay at Sheraton Vistana Villages in Orlando. I immediately assumed that this was yet another time share offer. But the only terms I could find were that I had to pay for the offer with an America Express card and book the trip by October 31, 2019. I read the offer front to back two times and I could not find anything about a timeshare presentation requirement. Here are the full offer details:
- 4 Nights at Sheraton Vistana Villages Orlando in a one bedroom villa
- A $100 gift certificate for dining at the Planet Hollywood Observatory
- A total cost of $269 must be paid for with an American Express card
- Must be paid for by September 26, 2018.
- Travel must be completed by October 31, 2019
It still looks exactly like a timeshare offer to me. I decided to give them a call and here is where I really started to get confused. The phone pitch was exactly like a timeshare offer and when I specifically asked if there was a presentation I was told no, on two separate occasions. So far so good, but when I said I would talk it over with my wife and call back I got the hard sell. The agent said that I should just put her on hold and talk with my wife real quick.
If this is just a vacation package with no strings attached why do you care if I call back or not? Why the hard sell? The whole thing threw me off. So I am hoping one of you have dealt with this before and can shed some light on it for me.
In my experience, if an offer seems to good to be true than it probably is. This seems to good to be true but I can’t find anything in the fine print. I feel like they are gonna yell GOTCHA when I show up or something haha. If you have first hand experience with these Sheraton and American Express “vacation packages” let me know in the comments. I would love to take advantage of it if it is what they say it is.
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