The mailer is misleading and using Expedia, Hotels.com and Kayak logos on the postcard. If this was an email campaign it would be shut down not only for trademark misuse but violation of the can-spam act.
Funny the government shuts online activity of this type down, only because they can't make any money from it, but the post office is actually encouraging businesses to send this kind of crap to people because they profit from it.
So its OK to mislead and take people for a ride as long as Uncle Sam gets his cut. Not to mention all the trees cut down, wasted paper, and filling landfills. Go green....bla bla bla....as long as it doesn't effect the governments bottom line.
This sort of thing drives me nuts!
High pressure sales pitch to buy into a "Travel Club"
There is NO offer of anything "free" or "discounted" from this promotion. You will pay for everything, they want your debit/credit card info to put you on a billing cycle for this membership program. Most anything connected with this number comes up with numerous complaints and consumer warnings.
Save yourself the trouble and trash this scam artists post card. Your wallet will love you for it -
I received the same card yesterday. I have a question, if I accept it and go to the certain destination and don't want to buy their membership, how they can force me? Is there legal issue?
Received a phone call and they said they were sending a document to me. Told me to call 8557854981. When I called it said it was not a working number. I got the postcard in the mail the same day.It said to respond to the 8555718893 #. I assume it is the same company...The call came through as unknown.
These are invitations to a high-pressure sales pitch for an expensive membership in a travel club,? warned Jeanette Kopko, senior vice president for communications at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Dallas. Free for lots of money!!
Other sites indicate this is a scam.
They are still sending them. Just got mine. Same phone number. Same permit number.
I received one of these cards also with the same permit # Very misleading!
gimmick card see www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?Q=488408
travel company trying to trick you into buying travel club and get personel info on you
Received a postcard stating that I will receive 2 round-trip airline tickets and a 3-day/2-night hotel stay. The 1-855-571-8893 is the number printed on the postcard. No other identifying information is on the postcard. Presorted First-Class mail postage paid stamp from Dallas, TX permit no. 3140.