I attended a bridal expo in my home town on January 28, 2006. I was contacted by Simplicity Bridal aka Simplicity Gourmet on January 30th, to be informed that I had won a free 3 day 2 night all inclusive resort package of my choice. I was asked to bring my fiance along and identification to claim my prize. When we arrived at the local Marriott we were greeted by about 10 other couples who had also won. This should have been the first sign to turn away. We were duped into sitting for a 45 minute "no obligation" session to puchase $3000 lifetime cookware. We politely turned down the offer a took our free vacation voucher and left.
Later the same night I went online and registered our package on the website www.mailmethekit.com, our vacation registration information was promised to be mailed in 5 business days. The following day, I cancelled our previous honeymoon plans in order to get our deposit back. when % days had passed I started trying to contact MVI marketing (the company who was sponsoring the vacation). The only phone# I had for simplicity was still on my caller ID, I kept getting an error message saying the number was inactive. I coudn't anyone to answer neither of 6 phone numbers I had for MVI in tampa or sarasota. I finally got a voicemail to pick up for accounts payable department. i left a very detailed message, but no one returned my call.
Today, I found an article online that says MVI closed its doors as of Feb. 1, 2006. Only 2 days After I won the trip. no one from Simplicity Gourmet has attempted to contact myself or my fiance. I think Simplicity Gourmet owes us another tri, after all we won it!!! RIGHT!!!