When we recieved a letter saying that we had already won one of three prizes, we were curious. All we had to do was make an appointment to come and claim our prize.
When we got there, there were at least ten other families also waiting to claim their prizes.
As it turns out, the only thing we won was a sales pitch and a chance to win a car.
The group of families were shown many different types of products in various price ranges and shown how much they could save if they bought them through National Savers. There was testimony from happy customers who had purchased everything from sunglasses and pantyhose to furniture and roofing services.
Then each family was taken individually to discuss the terms of the contract and its benefits. It was a no-lose situation. If we puchased $2000 worth of merchandise and didn't save at least $2000 (big ticket items were not included in this guarantee), we would get our $2000 membership fee back.
We set up a payment plan and I called in for price checks on at least two items per week for six months. I was told that they either didn't supply those types of items or that the price wouldn't beat the price I gave them from the store in which I saw the item.
Without purchasing anything from them, I couldn't get my money back, but without saving money (actually paying more with S&H), there was no reason to order anything.
Each year there is a $75 renewal fee for membership. However, I have never gotton a bill for this fee AFTER the membership was paid off. So I paid $2000 for a membership and $150 for renewal during the time I was still paying the membership, but they didn't need any more money from me after that.
I guess they cancelled my membership. Or maybe if I called, they would be more than happy to tell me they can't beat the price I give them after I pay all the renewal fees I've missed.
Until I found this site, I thought they had worn out their welcome in Indiana and shipped out.
Maybe it's time they should.