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Discussion in 'About the Rest of TUG' started by TUGBrian, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

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    Just tossing out an idea for guests and or expired members here on TUG.

    If you have been on vacation in the past 12 months to a resort we havent had a review for in some time, but not submitted a review either because you dont have a TUG membership or its expired...we'd like to trade you for your review!

    simply browse to the resort you could submit a review for here:

    https://tug2.com/timeshare-resorts/?Top-Rated-Timeshare-Resorts&top=TUG

    if you notice the resort you stayed in has a little gold tag on it saying Review Award Available, we will renew your membership or grant you a new trial membership to submit it!

    The length of the membership will coincide with the quality of the review (anywhere from a week to 6mo, with the latter being an actual comprehensive review vs a single line or two about how great or terrible the stay was)



    It is our hope that many of the guests or expired members here on TUG will have some vacation stories to share and in return can earn a free TUG membership!

    If this interests you, simply shoot us an email at TUG@TUG2.NET and we will get you set up and look forward to reading your review!
     
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  2. chriskre

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    How long ago do you want the reviews?
    I see several I can do from 2-3 years ago.
    Is that too old?


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  3. Luanne

    Luanne TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I'm not a guest, or expired, but I do have a couple of reviews, from this year, that I can submit that would qualify for awards. I'll do it when we get home from our current trip.
     
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  4. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Great offer to keep those reviews coming.
     
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  5. TUGBrian

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    would depend on the resort of course. if by chance they are more recent than what is provided by the existing reviews, im sure many would love to read them!

    2-3 years in the realm of a timeshare isnt all that out of date, especially if the review contains information about renovations or new additions etc compared to previous reviews!
     
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    Great idea Brian!

    I got a call from a cousin yesterday and he had just stayed at a Bluegreen resort that has not been reviewed in over a year. He has never been to this site. I will suggest that he post a review and take advantage of your offer.

    He called to tell me about his $20,000 purchase, but is following my advice to cancel. Once that is completed, he can join and use TUG to do his due diligence.

    This offer reminded me that I might need to request the membership extension due for my review of Oyster Bay last year. This resort near Vero Beach had not been reviewed in many years and I don't think that I requested the extension reward. Thanks
     
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  7. Luanne

    Luanne TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Just submitted two. One for Maui Lea at Maui Hill and the other for the Coronado Beach Resort (just got back from there today). It looks like both are eligible for a reward.
     
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    pedro47 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I liked the idea Brian. I also would like to see the total number of Resort Reviews on the TUG website increase by thirty (30) to fifty percent (50%)
    and the TUG membership increase by thirty percent (30%) or over 100,000 members by the end of the year 2018.:clap:
     
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  9. TUGBrian

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    ha..im not sure a single post would result in those increases...but there were certainly a large number of reviews submitted on saturday as a result of the newsletter no doubt!
     
  10. pedro47

    pedro47 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Brian, if all current members/users of TUG will just submit one timeshare review per year; TUG Resorts Review section will increase ten (10) folds.

    TUG membership will increase because every timeshare resort in RCI & Interval International will be reviewed at some point in time.
     
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  11. TUGBrian

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    I dont disagree, it would truly be a wonderful thing to have every TUG member submit at least 1 review!
     
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    why isn't link isn't working for me?

    Guess server is down :(
     
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  13. Makai Guy

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    No, the Tug2.com server suffered a hard disk failure this afternoon. Our web host is working on getting us back in business soon.
     
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    Server is back up. :whooopie:
     
  15. Sugarcubesea

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    Brian,

    I just submitted a review for Pinestead Reef, I'm still a member so this offer might not apply to me, but I love this resort and this post forced me to write a review I should have written years ago...thanks for all you do....



     
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  16. TUGBrian

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    you absolutely earn a membership extension for a review submitted! (or ad credits)
     
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    Sugarcubesea TUG Member

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    Brian, I would like the membership extension, thanks, I need to do some more reviews...
     
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    Hello Brian,

    I wrote one on Wyndham’s Rio Mar. How do we tell how much you have extended our membership? I could not find where my membership expires.

    Thanks
     
  19. TUGBrian

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    you should be able to view your membership expiration date when clicking on the "my tug" link at the top right hand corner of the page after logging into http://tug2.com
     
  20. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    When your membership is up for renewal you email Tug letting them know you want to use your review towards renewal.
     
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    Thanks
    Thanks Brian, I was looking for it in the forum and did not think about looking for it on tug2.

    Found it and all is good.
     
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    Thanks, I just assumed that the extension would automatically happen but I will put a reminder to remind Brian that I did a review before my membership expires....thanks for the heads up
     
  23. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    You will get an email notice for renewal. You just respond to the notice saying to use your review credits for renewal.
     
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    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I have done many reviews. The latest were for Berkshire Mountain Lodge and Smuggler’s Notch. Do I get a free renewal Brian? My membership expires in September.
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  25. TUGBrian

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    you certainly can, just reply to any of the renewal emails you should get starting in august!
     

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