Before you jump to conclusions, let’s get this out-of-the-way. I am not saying that buying a timeshare is a good idea or that I would ever consider buying one- I wouldn’t.
However, Kim and I have attended some presentations to take advantage of various deals. At the presentations I’ve always been upfront and let them know that I am not interested and only have only come for the offer.
This usually annoys the salesperson and it is definitely funny to see how quickly their bubbly personality changes.
Last summer, we went to a timeshare meeting in NYC. I found it funny how they tried to entice us by saying we could own a “piece of the city”. Paying a hefty chunk of change plus yearly maintenance fees for a place I’d rarely ever see the inside of certainly doesn’t sound like my idea of ownership.
For around 45 minutes of our time we received something like $50 in gift cards and a two-night stay anywhere in the US.
Booking our two-night stay wasn’t so simple. It took a bunch of time & multiple phone calls to book our stay to “anywhere”. Anywhere ended up meaning that our 2 nights in Philadelphia equated to staying in Valley Forge, which is 30 minutes away.
I’ve been receiving offers from Hilton Grand Vacations for a few years now which sound like a pretty solid deal. I haven’t been intrigued enough to take them up on the offer, especially due to the two locations that are usually offered.
For both offers you need to pay for your stay but from what it looks like, you get your stay plus perks worth more than you paid when all is said and done.
For both offers you need to attend a 2-hour Personal Preview and sales presentation of Hilton Grand Vacations Club. This sounds kind of painful if they actually make you stay for the full 2 hours. If you can talk your way out of it quicker, then maybe it isn’t so bad…
Here are the offers:
Based on the perks included in the “vacation package”, you’re actually purchasing your stay along with 10,000 HHonors points and a $200 Hilton voucher. (Or trading your time for the added benefits.)
What are your feelings towards timeshares and/ or going to presentations to take advantage of the possible perks?
Find out more about the Hilton Grand Vacations offers here.