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  1. #1
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    Default Spirit Incentives

    Hello, I'm new to this message board. I was wondering if anyone
    has info or stories about Spirit Incentives. Is it legit? What kind
    of hotels do they offer? Any certain chains? Any & all info appreciated.
    Thanks, Laurie

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    Smile Re: Spirit Incentives

    I just sent off a vacation request to them, so we shall see if it alright. You can visit www.myspirittravel.com for their information.

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    Angry Re: Spirit Incentives

    I clicked on that website and it no longer exsists.... Plus their phone number is disconnected..... I sent in my registration fee almost two months ago and still haven't heard back from them.... We got our travel voucher from Spirit Incentives thru our Local Bowling Alley, Howell Bowledrome.

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    Talking Re: Spirit Incentives

    I Used Spirit Incentives & Had A Great Time.i Love There Services.

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    Angry Re: Spirit Incentives

    I sent in our certificate out in 03/05. I had 3 dates chosen, one for April one
    for June one for November. NO NOTIFICATION was sent to deny ANY ONE of these DATES! I called the "company" and they informed me it was TOO F@#%*!@ LATE! That my time period had expired, because I waited too long. WORD of advice, send out the certificates, COPY the mailed stamped envelopes, And bug the crap out of them until you get your trip, they screwed me over good, good luck and heads up better business bureau!

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    It is a big scam. They say they never recieved your dates or you have to pick new dates. The point is that they think you will give up. You will never get nothing from them. You can call the Pennbrook, Florida Better Buisness Bureau at 561-842-1918 and tell them whats going on or you can call Spirit at 954-525-1777 and ask for the President Gary Baron. This is a injustice and a scam.
    Last edited by Tone Luke; 12-22-2005 at 11:27 AM.

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    Angry Re: Spirit Incentives

    Okay, it's been six months since my last post here and I've talked to them at Spirit Incentives 3 times, sent in my requested dates twice and have still not received any travel plans or word. Then today I received a letter claiming that they are unable to accommodate my travel date requests. They gave me a refund check for $100. which was my deposit. I'm Quitting while I'm ahead

    But I Am going to Go after the Howell Bowledrome that sponsered this dishonest scam. We bowled 12 evenings (unsanctioned) and the prize was that we'd all go to Las Vegas together.

    There are 16 couples in our group And We are Really Upset! Between the 32 of us, we're out $5760.00!

    I think the way that they make you think that they're reputable is by using the name Spirit, because we associate them with Spirit Airlines but they are NOT Associated at all. Don't get Scammed Yourself. If it involves Spirit Incentives, Don't get involved!

    Feel free to email me. leilanil@ameritech.net

    Last edited by Up4Travel; 05-09-2006 at 02:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    This is so discouraging!! The company I went thru for this incentive was so well thought of that it never entered my mind that it could be a scam. Got a satellite dish thru the Dish Network plus, supposedly, American Airlines is also a client of theirs. Can't get thru to the Ft. Lauderdale number except for leaving voice messages, it's been 8 weeks since I paid (thankfully, only $1.99 for a mug and t-shirt). Neither those nor the 2 airline ticket certificates have arrived and now after reading all these negative reports, it sounds hopeless. Anyone else have any luck lately?????

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    I wish I had searched on Google for information on this company before trusting them with my money and plans, so that I'd have found this forum a long time ago.

    It's very obvious by now that Spirit Incentives is nothing but a big scam. It's designed to have poor phone hours, and they almost always place you on hold when you call with NO message indicating that someone will be with you shortly, or any time, in the hopes of discouraging you from contacting them.

    Of course contacting them is the ONLY way to get them to send you any sort of notifications. No matter HOW long you are waiting for a response after sending your money, "reservation request" or complaint, they will tell you over the phone the made-up reason your request was rejected, and automatically give you the DATE they sent the letter. Naturally this date will have been at least a week before, but like magic, the letter will be rushed to your door the very next day after the call. If they aren't using snails for couriers, they're probably not actually sending those letters until you actually get through to them.

    It also doesn't help that most of the employees(?) that answer the phone speak in horribly strong accents that I can't understand, only adding to the frustration. More than a month ago, I gave in, sacrificed my plans, and demanded my deposit back. I'm still waiting, and for some reason calling through to them has been even more difficult than it was before. But I plan on bugging them until I get it. (Naturally, a month after the check was allegedly sent, I got through again and they seemed to have forgotten it entirely, and had to start all over.) Whoever mentioned Gary Baron, thank you for the suggestion; I'll give it a shot.

    I wish there was something more that could be done to right the wrongs here. It's horrifying to know that there are such huge scams like this that somehow get away with so much crap.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    After my posting on 6/7, the next morning I called Spirit again and was shocked that when I pushed "0" an operator actually answered. Here's what I got as far as info. First off, she admitted they were aware of all the "bad press" they were getting on the web, but, of course, denied they were a scam.

    She said when you get an incentive from a company that is their client (in my case, Dish Network - for ordering a dish I was to get 2 free airline vouchers, a mug and t-shirt). In order to get the vouchers, I had to pay $1.99 for shipping of the mug and t-shirt, which I did on my credit card over the phone with Dish on 4/11. It's been 8 weeks - nothing.\

    Spirit says they do no shipping. They send the vouchers to their client (Dish or whoever) and the client does the shipping. Then the vouchers are a whole different story. Hopefully, they'll come my way eventually and will continue to post progress.

    Pat

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    I hope to post this everywhere I can. Spirit Incentives is complete crap. After being pressured for 2+ hours to purchase a ridiculous vacation package that I would not need or use, I finally fought off the dogs and walked out of the office in Columbus, Ohio with what I thought was a stay for 2 free nights at any Marriott in the U.S. Even though this was hardly worth the 2 hours of my life I lost, at least I did not cave in and I thought I was getting something for my time. Obviously the rest of you that have posted on this chain know the rest of this story all too well. After picking a date range between August-November, I was told (via mail, any company who prefers to do business via snail mail in 2006 should raise a red flag right there!) that my dates were booked and to try a different range, I picked weekends that were so far from appealing that it was actually going to be a pain in my ass to go, but I was determined to make this company pay what they had promised. Unfortunately, though I considered myself a very patient person, I just received a new letter in the mail (go figure) explaining that again these dates were not feasible. Keep in mind my "free offer" is void after 2/07/07. Well, they got what they wanted, and I canceled and requested my deposit returned, which is obviously what they wanted all along, because at the bottom of every letter they send is a BIG check box to have you deposit refunded!!!! This company is a complete scam, and I feel sorry for anyone who actually bought into their BS vacation packages!!!

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    After posting in early June what I was beginning to think scam Spirit Incentives, finally (4 weeks) last week my info arrived with a letter on how to receive the vouchers for the "2 free trips" by American Airlines which I was promised after order Dish Network. They require you to stay a minimum of nights in the hotels they list. The Kauai Sands, for example, in Kauai, Hawaii normally rents for as low as $65 per night but E-Club requires you to say for 10 nights at $165 per night!!!! What a rip! In other words, you're paying enought for your ticket and the hotel to them. Guess I'll never learn that if it seems to good to be true --- IT IS!!!!!

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    Spirit Incentives is, as most people have said, a scam. I contacted Marriott and was told that they are not affiliated with Spirit; Spirit likely purchased rooms from them to "award" as incentives. I have requested my $50 back, and am hoping I receive it. I am so angry and would love to make them give me what I was promised, but it is probably not worth the ulcer I would get in doing so. Please spread the word that Spirit Incentives is not a company that is on the up-and-up.

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    Thumbs down Re: Spirit Incentives


    RUN AROUND, RUN AROUND... Spirit keeps send'n our stuff back says its wrong, but no help to fix it...
    Now they have screw'd round long enough that we can't take our trip....
    No help from "cheaptrips" either...their who we have our membership thru.
    Pure BS....

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    Thumbs down Re: Spirit Incentives

    I AGREE! I've gotten nothing but the run around for an entire year! They never have our dates available and when I called to find out what would happen if the certificate expired before any of our dates were approved they told me not to worry about it! So now it's 1 1/2 years after our initial contact with Spirit Incentives (yes, I forgot to call back in April 2006 right before our certificate expired).Today I remember to call them and inquire. Well now they can't do anything about it b/c they say I never responded to the last correspondence they sent in February. I NEVER received anything in February! I've called Lawrence Welk Resorts b/c they are the ones who sponsored this whole thing and they can't do anything either b/c they no longer work with Spirit Incentives! I told Spirit they were running a scam since they never had a date available for us and they bank on people forgetting about following up. I was given some voice mail to have a supervisor call me within the next 48 hrs because NO supervisor is available to talk to me NOW! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS COMPANY! IF you do do anything with them, get proof of mailing so that they can't tell you that you never responded to them!

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    Thumbs down Re: Spirit Incentives

    Hey guys!!!

    Sprinit Incentives is a complete Scam!! They are giving me the run-around with a trip to the Domician Republic. They have denied two of my travel dates due to "lack of availability". I did a search for the 3 hotels we could stay at. They are all very available for my dates. This is a Scam!!! Get you money back & run away, FAST!!!

    I am really upset. I plan on taking this to the next level. I encourage everyone on this thread to do the same. Tell EVERYONE about your experience. File a complaint with the Better Business Burough. Tell your local Travel agencies.

    Even if they give me my money back, they cannot and will not get away with this.

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    Thumbs up Re: Spirit Incentives

    I have dealt w/spirit incentives and they are on the up and up. The people complaining probably didn't follow the terms and conditions which are very specific. I stuck with it and had a fabulous cruise. Patience is a virtue and it DOES pay off.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    Hey guys!!!

    I agree that Sprinit Incentives is a complete Scam!!
    Here is my story, I supposedly won one of their cruise vacations on The Majesty of the sea, of course I paid them $256 about a year ago, that are supposedly taxes on the package. Again they could not give me the first two dates for the cruise, finally they called that the third date was o.k.,
    and upgrading my package to an oceanview Sate room, I paid in total for two people $656, for a state room (122sq feet) with an ocean view on deck four. Just to find out that I could have bought the same whole package for a total of $542.00 online. And for a $100 more than I paid,a total of $782.00, I could have bought a superior state room with an oceanview on deck 9.

    I am really upset. I did write marketing a note and I also plan on taking this to the next level. I encourage everyone to do the same. Tell EVERYONE about your experience. File a complaint with the Better Business Burough. Tell your local Travel agencies.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    I just received a credit card offer through no less reputable a firm than Bank of America, and SallieMae. The offer contained an incentive for Spirit Travel. You should consider contacting these firms if you wish to hurt the operators of this scam.

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    OK guys - lets start by all agreeing that it's great to get something for nothing and that's why we all got involved with Spirit incentives in the first place.

    That much said - I was awarded a 4 day cruise out of Florida to Nassau, Coco Cay etc.. I had a wonderful time. It took 7 months to nail down the cruise but I did. It's important that we read the fine lines of the restrictions, CALL them to determine specifically what the blackout dates really are. You do this and keep in contact as the time approaches (75d, 60d, 45d, 30d) be patient for the first and maybe even second dates will pass by due to "Space unavailable" but in time you'll get what what was promised. Me? I recieved a suite on the bridge deck with a balcony. Bathtub, walk in closets, referigerator etc...I have no complaints.

    I even have a trip to Jamaica coming - that too has been confirmed with travel documents issued.

    The folks at Spirit werer very responsive, helpfull, there were several follow up phone calls and notices. Nice people to work with.

    Yes it was a bit difficult at first untill I figured out how best to work with them.. and from that point forward it was a pleasure.

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    Thumbs up Re: Spirit Incentives

    I went round and round with Spirit Incentives.

    If you have similar problems:
    Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Attn: Debra Jordan
    Division of Consumer Services
    2005 Apalachee Pkwy
    Tallahasse, FL 32399-6500

    It wasn't a full week after my complaint that we got called by Spirit and got two back-to-back cruises on Carnival. Prior to my complaint we were denied.. denied.. denied.. not available. Being a squeaky wheel works.

    We leave on the 29th of January.

    Hope it works for everyone too!

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    Angry Re: Spirit Incentives

    BEWARE OF SPIRIT INCENTIVES
    i got hooked to. i bought this though a radio station 92.1 out of jacksonville florida, it was though thrifty travel out of georgetown ky. i had to send them 50.00 and after i did that they sent papers from spirit incentives sent them 100.00. i had to call them cause i never got anything from them i ask for daytona beach well they where all booked up and if i do get the condo i have to pay the 199.00 i am ok with all that but then they want another 199. for peak season.so if you want to go to the beach have to go in nov. or dec winter months. well i ask about orlando well same here all book.
    this is the biggest joke i have came across, the people that say they are good is more likely the employees. but if everyone would email
    jordand2@doacs.state.fl.us and file a complaint then something might get done. for everyone she gets she has to send them a notice and they have to answer and could be fine.

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    Smile Re: Spirit Incentives

    I used Spirit Incentives for an "Free Award" I got through Eastern Poker Tour. First of all there was nothing free about it. It cost a total of $300
    after reading the fine print. First I had to send in a $100 nonrefundable deposit with my date request. After about 2 months I got my letter back
    with the information for me to call to make my reservation for a week at a condo the sleeps 4. After several phones, waiting on hold for about 60 minutes each time, I got me reservation for 4. When they sent the confirmation it stated for 2. I replied to the email and then was told to call reservation. Again calls that I had to wait for a long time. They told me not to worry it was for 4. When we got to the place it had 1 ful bed and a love seat that did not pull out to a bed. We checked in on the weekend and Spirit Incentives is not open. The resort told us we could pay more to upgrade. So much for "free". We ended up leaving the resort early. Be careful. Eastern Poker Tour was not help. Nothing Eastern Poker Tour gives away if "free". Read carefully. They offer nothing that is "free".
    Even their points leaders have to give back 50% of what they win. BEWARE.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    i got with thirfty travel after serval phone calls. and i did get all my money back in a weeks time. then i found a place on my own that was even cheaper then what they had. i was very nice in a quite town palm coast florida. i will never get anything like that again. people need to stay away from them. i call the chamber and they wasn't even a member and they told me not to send them any money. so what does that tell you.

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    Default Re: Spirit Incentives

    I just received my registration coupon from Spirit Incentives as a reward for viewing a timeshare presentation. I'm a little discouraged now about the whole experience. I will keep you posted as to what happens. I am supposed to mail in a $100.00 refundable, good faith deposit. What troubles me is that the coupon indicates the departing port as Galveston,Texas on "Splendour of the Seas", but Royal Caribbean no longer has that ship at that particular port for a 4 day cruise, or any cruise on that ship leaving from Galveston.

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