Fairfax, Virginia
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When I booked my hotel with Wyndham and got the offer to try Traveler Advantage program. I remember the guy that I spoke to on the phone said that it only costs me $1 and I will get $25 American Express cash back. I can cancel my membership any time, if I don't like it, I can cancel it after the first month, and get $25, "You spent $1 to get $25, you'll earn $24, no hurt to try" .... Today I called up and cancel the membership after sending my request to get the Amex $25 cash back and cash back for my hotel reservation in Oct. The guy that I spoke to on the phone to cancel my account, he said I won't receive my cash back if I cancel my membership. He said "you have to stay an active member in order to get that cash back. It takes 4-6 weeks to process that cash back mails I sent to them". 4 to 6 weeks? That means I will have to spend $16.xx for the 2nd month? So, it turned out that I don't spend $1 to get $25 like the guy who offered me from the beginning. Isn't that the scam or fraud? He just tried to hook me in get my $1 and hide a lot of small details ...

They also automatically added me in the Traveler Shopper membership and $1 charge for the 1st month trial too. This is a surprise for me, they didn't tell me this from the beginning. I also called to cancel it, got transferred to different department, talked to different guy, after the Traveler Advantage membership cancellation. This guy apologized and tried to get me to stay and everything. He talked a lot even after I told him I can't trust the service anymore. I had to cut him off and tell him, i am tired with all these untrustworthy business, just cancel my membership and this is my lesson. I don't want to deal with these thing no more ...

They really can make money even it's just $1. Don't know how long their business can last if they keep trying to get little little $1 like this with really untrustworthy way of doing business.

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Cruiser71
Toledo, Ohio, United States #1084734

I am a Travelers Advantage Member and also joined under the trial membership for $1.00 with the incentive being that I would get $50.00 back for my airlines reservations that were booked (this is where the offer came in).I did in fact receive 2 - $50 cash back rewards as I had 2 separate reservations.

I did cancel within the 30-days. I also rejoined due to they really have some awesome savings (I do pay $16.95/month for membership). I travel alot and also will be receiving 5% cashback for my airline tickets purchased in November and also December; also I get up to $50 back for luggage fees paid as well.

I did see that the airline was cheaper booking directly with them.

T.A.put me on hold when I made both reservations to verify the price I stated and they matched the airlines plus I am still eligible for the 5% cash back rebate.

So, for me, it has not been a scam at all.

Anonymous
#1066613

anonymous:

we also took advantage of the "savings" and tried booking a room thru T.A.and was given a qoute of 125 a nite at hotel which my n~laws recently stayed at and only paid 88 a night.

So I called T.A. back and asked why it was more going thru them and they couldn't give me a straight answer of to why and that maybe I should just go ahead and book it thru the hotel front desk, which I did and told the hotel about my experience with T.A. so they actually gave me an additional discount just for the trouble and only ended up paying 75 a night...

thanx for nothing T.A.my cancelation call was just made...

Anonymous
#1025908

Thanks for the warning!

DWP
#912238

I also was approached, I listened and decided this was not for me and that was it. From all the comments above, I realize that one person listened, agreed it was ideal for him and is very happy. The others figured it was not for them but agreed to join so they could SCAM the company and now they are all upset !!!!!l

Grow up and try honesty, it works a lot better.

DWP in Montreal, Canada

Anonymous
#851949

Yep,, did the exact same thing to me. Word for word !!!!

JoeInMO
#847553

This is nothing but a SCAM. BEWARE. Even if they give you a cancellation number they keep charging your credit card under various names.

flowa
Palm Springs, California, United States #837662

ive been using travelers advantage for 2 months! traveled 3 places recieved over 150 back already i love them sorry u are sad u spent 1 dollar trying to get free money lol it saves alot of money if u use it right and travel !

Scammer
#827360

You dumb ***!Haven't you learned by now that all that *** is a scam lol.

I work there hahaha!It's great fun scamming suckers like you all day lol!

young one
#818042

Well to be honest not everyone has the same experience with these memberships all you people whant is free things if you would know more about the service and atleast take the opertunity to try it out for the trial period that they give you...you would see the time and money saveings it can get you its just mypoint of view

pissed customer
to young one Calimesa, California, United States #820748

You must work for the company...try spell check next time.

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