I Won a Trip… didn’t I?

I won a trip!


I know right? High five, triple sow cow, round house, cart wheel, slap your face dismount!

A freakin’ trip.

Oh… well, I thought I did.

Beach umbrella in late afternoon sunlight

And then the sloot of a Customer Service Rep from the Discount Travel Company that will remain nameless because they are Discount and people use them for Travel told me that I had to pay money to win this trip.

Sorry sir?

Winning = free.

Telling someone that they won; that they will be going to on a trip to Disney and the Bahamas and then YANKING that away from them is rude!

I am angry at this CSR liar.

But I am mostly angry with myself.

When he called I was just home from work, rushing to start dinner, and the long distance number intrigued me.

I know better.

His promise of a trip took my breath away and I let the thought of actually winning, actually going to the Happiest Place on Earth, sway my judgement for a second.

I should have known better than to believe I was going to Disney, staying in the best hotel, being driven to VIP seating at all the best rides. I feel stupid for getting excited about jetting from Disney to a Bahamas cruise, live shows, and living the life. OH but if that’s not enough I let him tell me about how many more trips I could go on if I register now.

If I register for what?

Damn it.

He told me that I won the opportunity to purchase this trip for $399 per person.

Damn it.

He assured me that I was getting the best deal they had but I had to give him my credit card number today to seal it.

That’s when I threatened Mr. Liar Pants with the first throat punch.

I might have also told him that he was a con artist and the whole room was full of them.

I then might have spoke to his manager and told him the same thing.

Then I might have dropped another dirty throat punch.

I hate it when I don’t get something for free.

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41 Responses to I Won a Trip… didn’t I?
  1. Mark
    September 15, 2011 | 7:34 am

    That sucks!
    Fred and I met Kelli Carpenter, of R Family Vacations, in NY, who also invited us to a vacation in Florida. We only had to pay the taxes. It came to a little over $400.00 per person. We are 6 people! Whenever I invite people to my house, I charge them nothing.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 7:00 am

      Maybe I should start charging people to visit?
      I have a feeling no one would come.

  2. Jenn@Fox in the City
    September 15, 2011 | 7:42 am

    That is crazy! Paying for an opportunity to possibily win a reduced price trip is nowhere close to actually winning a trip.

    Throat punches all around for that one!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 1:00 am

      I attempted to tell them this.. they told me that at no time did they say FREE…


  3. Alison@Mama Wants This
    September 15, 2011 | 7:45 am

    “Won an opportunity to pay” has to be the worst con line ever!! Idiots!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:59 am

      No kidding!
      I like to KEEP my money, not give it to con artists

  4. Amy
    September 15, 2011 | 10:51 am

    DOUCHE BAG! I’m sure is commission check isn’t very happy with him getting throat punched.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:58 am

      hahahhaahhaha, you made me laugh SO HARD!
      “douche bag.”

  5. Jessica
    September 15, 2011 | 11:58 am

    What an asshat. I would give you a free trip if I had any to give out.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:57 am

      Thank you.
      I would accept your free trip… instead I will graciously accept the SB card! xo

  6. imperfectmomma
    September 15, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Holy crap! I woulda so been mad! Definitely throat punch worthy. Man that is wrong

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:56 am

      so frustrating eh!?
      Now I’m afraid to enter anymore contests.

  7. Jen
    September 15, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    I made the mistake of entering a drawing for a free shower/tub remodel. Now I get calls every 2 months from them telling me that I “won” a $500 discount on my remodel. But they can’t tell me the rough estimate of said remodel. WTF.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:56 am

      That’s how this happened!
      I entered a stupid draw.
      Now I’m afraid to enter any ever again.

  8. Rach (DonutsMama)
    September 15, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    Oh I HATE these scams. I remember getting a call in college about it. Seemed so fishy once they started demanding my credit card # right then and there. These should be outlawed.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:55 am

      Unfortunately there are so many of these guys out there.. I wish they would be punished.

  9. Amber
    September 15, 2011 | 4:01 pm

    Yup give them your credit card so THEY can go on an awesome trip is more like it.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:54 am

      That’s exactly what I was thinking!

  10. Julie @ mamamash
    September 15, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    A well-deserved throat punch. I had a water filter guy try his lame con with us as well. Don’t you just want to murdalize these people? They’re basically calling you stupid.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:53 am

      I get really tired of the constant attempts at getting money from me.
      I work hard for my money.

  11. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    September 15, 2011 | 5:41 pm

    Those people drive me CRAZY!!! Sure, let me just give you my credit card number over the phone because I totally have time to call them later explaining all the unauthorized charges.

    Totally throat punch worthy!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:52 am

      The sad thing is, some people give them their credit card numbers.

  12. kristen
    September 15, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    OMG I won a trip too!!!!!
    I will meet you at the airport!!


    I win a "trip" at least once a month
    BIG THROAT PUNCH along with a ROUNDHOUSE JUDO KICK to the face!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:51 am

      When will one of these trips be real?
      We deserve it.

  13. Kimberly
    September 16, 2011 | 1:00 am

    I love your throat punches!

    What a douchecanoe. Telling someone they won and they taking it away! That’s just cruel!

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:50 am

      Thank you for loving my throat punches…. I have a lot of pent up anger.

  14. Secret Mom Thoughts
    September 16, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Awww that sucks! Throat punch is well deserved.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:49 am

      Thank you!
      I really wish I had won.

  15. Leigh Ann
    September 16, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Ack those things are so annoying!!!! That’s their job, and having had to work a little in sales before, I hope that they hate what they do as much as I hated it. That always makes me feel better.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:48 am

      I know a lot of people in sales and I know they don’t like having to inconvenience people BUT when you know you’re doing something corrupt or pulling a scam and you keep doing it then I don’t feel bad for you.

  16. Fadra
    September 16, 2011 | 11:36 am

    I’ve actually been on those “free” trips and then after wasting 3 hours of my life on a timeshare pitch, I decided I would pay any amount of money to never do that again.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:47 am

      So glad to hear that I was right to follow my intuition.
      Sorry you had to sit through time share vomit

  17. Kimberly
    September 16, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    Know who else is annoying those phone calls where you answer and it’s a boat horn and this dude answers “Hello. This is your captain on your vacation destination…” or something like that.
    Stupid annoying telemarketers.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:46 am

      Ack! Who ever thought that was a good idea??
      So wrong!

  18. Greta @gfunkified
    September 16, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    Ooooh, hate those calls! I’m so glad I don’t have to sell baloney for a living.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 17, 2011 | 12:45 am

      i agree.. from the sales persons point of view I know they’re just doing their job but it’s annoying

  19. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    September 17, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    Unbelievable. Stuff like this makes me very, very cranky.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 20, 2011 | 8:23 pm

      Kinda Stabby right?!

  20. Lady Estrogen
    September 17, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    Cranky is an understatement.
    I’m so sick of these calls – I agree, they’re only doing their job, but whatevs.
    If I don’t hear a replied “hello” in 2 milliseconds after I pick up, it’s a CLICK.

    • multitaskingmumma
      September 20, 2011 | 8:23 pm

      I have started messing with them.. seeing if I can make the caller cry.
      It’s a twisted sickness that I have.

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