> Sundance Vacations "Promotional" Cruise And Other So Called Giveaways

Monday, October 26, 2009

UPDATE
Deputy Attorney General, Nicholas Kant, of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, has investigated Sundance Vacations for violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq. (“CFA”) and/or the regulations promulgated thereunder, N.J.A.C. 13:45A-1.1 et seq. (“CFA” Regulations). 

All links are in Orange Color >> >> Sundance Vacations investigated by the state of New Jersey

For those who may be interested, Facebook has a page entitled: "Boycott Sundance Vacations" and it appears to be growning very quickly.

See:   The Better Business Bureau REVOKES Sundance Vacations business accreditation!!!

See:  The FTC warns against "trip trap" offers similar to those offered by Sundance Vacations' Sweepstakes.

I think the best description of the practicality of the promotional cruise is best explained by Michael77 as posted on Yedda. Also see the following post dated 04/08/10: "The rooms offered are BUNK BEDS!!!"

That Sundance Vacations "promotional" cruise could actually cost you $800-$1,000, as explained by Mreddy of Elizabethtown, PA., one of dozens of complaints submitted to Rip-Off Report.com.

Then you have this article by well respected travel journalist, Rosemary McClure of the Los Angeles Times reprinted in the Chicago Tribune.

The FTC and a highly regarded consumer reporter advising against attending any of those vacation travel clubs high pressure sales pitches!

By entering the Sundance Vacations Sweepstakes, Sundance Vacations alleges that you have waived any privacy rights guaranteed by the Do Not Call legislation. However, that is not the truth. (See: Sundance Vacations Defies The FTC!) Consequently, you will be called relentlessly, day and night, to attend a Sundance Vacations high pressure sales pitch. You will be told that although you did not win the grand prize you are still in the running and have been selected/chosen to receive a Caribbean or Bahamas cruise. Virtually everyone who enters the sweepstakes is selected/chosen to receive the cruise or some other impractical giveaway. The subtle implication is that you won a lesser prize, but you didn't win anything other than relentless telemarketing attempting to persuade you to attend the high pressure sales pitch.

You may have been offered a 3 day 2 night vacation with airfare to various locations of your choice, but be assured that your destination will probably NOT be where or when you want to go, as best described above by travel journalist Rosemary McClure of the Chicago Tribune.

There are various web sites that detail the Sundance Vacations method of operations and are listed as below. This information is necessitated by the Sundance Vacations Propaganda.

1. Rippoff Report.com

2. Independent Traveler.com

3. Complaints Board.com

There are similar complaints all over the Internet which you can research on your own.

Bottom line; you're better off playing the lottery because it only cost a buck and you will not be subjected to relentless, unwanted and invasive telemarketing calls from the Sundance Vacations call centers.

Report unwanted telemarketing calls to the FTC's toll-free hotline at 1-888-382-1222. Or you may file a complaint on line at:    http://tinyurl.com/oj25jb