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This is for the individuals concerned about going to the presentation/tour and were told you will get gifts. In Dallas, Texas, these are the gifts we can give people when they sign up to go to the tour at one of our events we are at (Texas Rangers games, Collin Creek mall, street festivals, etc).

Trips:

3/2 nights great wolf lodge (2 adults, 2 children)

requires 60 day prior notice for reservation request date

Choice A: 1 night hotel any day of the week

Must pay a reservation deposit of $75

Choice B: 2 nights hotel monday through wednesday

Must pay a reservation deposit of $100

3/2 nights San Antonio

Must pay $50 deposit, voucher must be registered within 60 days

reservation must be for a Sunday- wednesday check in

4/3 nights cruise for 2

Cruise departs miami, l.a. or galveston.

voucher must be registered within 60 days

must pay a $100 deposit

must be 21 and have a valid passport

meals on board included

60 day prior notice, no holiday or peak periods

3/2 night cruise for 2 w/airfare

everything same as orlando trip except must register within 60 days

3/2 nights orlando w/airfare

voucher must be registered within 120 days

one full year to select and use it

must pay $100 deposit before reservation

requires 60 day prior notice

flights depart midweek from major airports in atlanta, austin, boston, chicago, dallas/ft worth, hartford, houston, kansas city, new york, philadelphia, san antonio, and st louis.

3/2 night Las Vegas w/airfare

everything same as orlando trip

3/2nights San Diego w/air

everything same as orlando trip

3/2 night Miami beach w/airfare

everything same as orlando trip

3/2 nights Washingtion D.C. w/airfare

everything same as orlando trip

How it works is the individual picks a trip. After completing the tour, they get the voucher for whatever trip they chose and as long as they register it, pay the refundable deposit, etc. then they can use the trip. To sign up to do the tour we take a $40 deposit that is refunded to them on a $40 Visa Gift Card. No money is lost if they complete the tour because they get the $40 back.

SCRATCH OFF

Also, all individuals do a scratch off while they are there for a CHANCE to win a prize. Most people win a 3/2 night hotel stay somewhere. NOT the cash or the vehicle. That is rare. For people who did not sign up and pay the $40 in person and picked a date to tour, Silverleaf gets your information from entry forms you submitted at one point, or a person referred you. Anyways, if they call you, or if you receive something in the mall about winning $49,000 cash then that is the scratch off. "You must scratch off any 5 squares in the presence of an authorized representative. Apparentally everyone is a winner...it depends on what they are giving away that day.

Is Silverleaf running a scam?

No, not a scam. Everything is in black and white and like many Americans, they do not read the fine print. Most people do not know they have to register the trip and then pay a refundable deposit for example. Are the trips free? Not if you consider taxes not being free. Or paying the deposit as not free. Giving away these gifts for your time to listen to the tour in hopes of you getting a Silverleaf resort is not a scam.

High pressure sellsman at the tour/presentation?

Remember that they are a for profit company and they want your business aka your money. These salesman work off commission so they will do their *** best to try to get you to buy a resort.

"There is no obligation to purchase anything."

Should I go to the tour?

Is listening and sitting through at LEAST a 90 minute tour worth getting 3 days/2 nights to vegas with airfare for 2 adults? Well you do the math. Most get paid less than $200 per day on an 8 hour shift. That trip to vegas would cost hundreds out of your pocket. Therefore you would save a lot of money for going through the tour. Just be prepared to say not interested/no when they keep asking you to buy their resort ( if you truly are not interested). They can not force money or a card out of your pocket.

Any comments/questions would be accepted and encouraged.

5/23/12

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Anonymous
Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States #785594

I scratched and won a trip to Vegas. Are there any hidden fees?

Is this legit or a scam? Sounds so good, almost to good to be true.

Has anyone won a trip. Is this real.

Anonymous
to Melissa North Conway, New Hampshire, United States #810064

Curious if you ever looked into this?? The from NH

Anonymous
#770065

Are you guaranteed a trip if you pay the deposit?

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Anonymous
Aubrey, Texas, United States #625863

For the 3/2 night trips. If you want to stay longer and pay for a hotel, can you choose the return date as long as it fits there restrictions?

Or does the trip have to be a 3/2? Thanks

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Anonymous
#493213

(from garland, texas, US)

BONUS time??? Think about it...why do you have to pay for BONUS time? We have Endless Escape...unlimited 6-day stays (subject to availability and 'new' rules).

AND, we have ZERO (nada, nul, zilch) maintenance fee!!!

My wife and I have been with Silverleaf since 1997. We started out with a 2BR/1BA cabin at Lake 'o the Woods. After a couple of years or so, we upgraded to a 2BR/2BA condo at Holly Lake. (NOTE: Using our equity from our cabin, we got a 0% (zero percent) loan to upgrade to this condo...PLUS, we got ZERO maintenance fee.

After another couple of years, we upgraded to a 2BR/2BA lodge at Holiday Hills in Branson, Missouri...also, with ZERO maintenance fee!!

After another couple of years, we upgraded again to a Presidential Unit at Silverleaf's Seaside Resort in Galveston, Texas...NOTE: Also, with ZERO maintenance fees!!!

We have made several day trips to Silverleaf (The Villages or Holly Lake) for an owner's 'update' several times. We usually hold out for $100/$150 cash. But, we stand firm on our ZERO MAINTENANCE FEE. Basically, we tell them that even if they 'give' us an extra week for free, if there was any maintenance fee ($25/$50/$75 or whatever), it was a deal breaker.

During our week stay in March 2012 at Holiday Hills (Branson), we went for the standard owner's update...NO deal, NO buy...but we did get a $100 Visa card.

So far, we've stuck to our guns and we have NOT bought an extra week.

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!! (Buyer Beware!!!)

Anonymous
#491391

Yes if you won something it is a sales pitch. Do yourself a favor and do not go they are trained to play you and even if you think you Are getting a deal you are getting scammed.

Even if you go.

You will be awarded some kind of free trip but you have to pay for it. Just the deposit but you are still paying for it.

Anonymous
#488839

My husband and I bought vacation time with Silverleaf in Cayon, TX. However, I have tried several time to use my bonus time and have not been able to.

We have paid in full and now we are wanting to cancel after reading the complaints and understanding what people are going through.

It states in our contract that we only had five days from the date we signed to cancel it, which is now over 30 days, because we now see that it wasn't a good idea. I was wondering how do we go by abritrating it and getting our money back?

Anonymous
#487839

I was told I have already won a gift and just need to pick it up. Is this a new gimmick?

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