TripAlertz Update

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A few weeks ago I posted on a way to travel free using TripAlertz, which is an online travel only deal site. Since that post, it looks like many other bloggers caught on as well and posted this to their readers. I went on today and noticed that the promotion is now over, and you will only get $1 for each friend that joins via your referral link.

Initially, when I posted about this great promotion you had 2 years to use the credit. Unfortunately, they have altered the terms and conditions and now the credits need to be used within 1 year. It is unfortunate that these terms changed, however, I am not surprised with the amount of people who probably racked up a good amount of credits. My assumption is that TripAlertz did not realize the impact of social media. So, if you were one who were able to get a decent amount of credits, and I hope that was many of you, make sure to not let those credits expire.

I would love to hear where each of you plan on redeeming your credits! Enjoy traveling for free!

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  1. Actually, your average joe would generate no more than 10-15 legitimately referrals which means $100-150 of credit. There are other sites that give out $100-150 coupons like candy so tripalertz probably figured it would be on par with offering a coupon. I don’t think they underestimated social media – they underestimated the number of people who would abuse it. All they really need to do is limit referrals to 10 or 15.

    Where am I traveling? Not anywhere that I’ve seen on tripalertz. It’s not really the groupon of travel deals. More like the clearing house for 2-3 star properties – the upscale stuff seems overpriced. Want a great deal? Go to luxury link and look at the price for Marival’s penthouse floor w/ private plunge pool in Nuevo Vallarta. Then go to retailmenot and find a $150 off coupon. Use ebates or similar to save even more. I haven’t seen a property on TripAlertz offering 4-5 star luxury (and all inclusive) for that price – you’ll get closer to 3 star. Of course, you might be able to get something comparable if you did enough referrals or want to sign up for a timeshare presentation. Not here.

  2. They have altered their terms and conditions again, this time lowering it to 6 months that you have to use your trip cash. And they are investigating each purchase everyone makes. Besides their horrible terms and conditions, their deals are horrible as well. They are all overpriced, and they deals are only for 3 days stay because they want you to purchase additional nights through them.

    • @Mike – Wow, that is ridiculous. I will be calling/emailing TripAlertz to find out more. I do agree though, I have been following their deals and haven’t been impressed with any.

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