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Simply Great Gifts, Michigan Complaints & Reviews - Gift supplied does not work and has no way to recieve technical support

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Simply Great Gifts

Posted: 2012-09-09 by    lnoll

Gift supplied does not work and has no way to recieve technical support

Complaint Rating:  94 % with 54 votes
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Simply Great Gifts
Michigan
United States
I received a "promotional gift" for attending a travel seminar. The Feichu Handheld tablet that was supplied only worked a couple days. The "manual" that came with the unit gives no technical support information or contact information for the tablet manufacturer.
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 12th of Nov, 2012 by   zoeheart2 0 Votes
I was to receive an android tablet from "simply great gifts" but have yet to get any response from them. The phone number is not theirs and the email address comes back as undelivered. Im thinking that they are running a scam and I wish that I had read this comment way before my husband and I sat in on the vacation spiel.
 17th of Nov, 2012 by   lydia pasho 0 Votes
I was also was supposed to receive an android tablet for going to the vacation seminar. I don't have a number to contact them. I send my voucher registered mail which they signed for. If anybody has a number it would appreciate it if someone would send me it.
 26th of Nov, 2012 by   MrTSmith +1 Votes
The phone number on the Simly Great Gift cert is 888-312-6393, but it's a cheesy early 90's automated system. It does say they got mine a few days after I sent it in but it hasn't been shipped yet. The "allow 4-6 weeks for delivery" is now running 10+. I'm just glad we were really broke when we went into the Global Vacation Network lair, otherwise we may have been swayed into buying into the scam after they knocked 75% off the beginning $10, 000. But it still seemed like a lot to stay in ramdom condo's that couldn't be listed.
 5th of Dec, 2012 by   Lmccormick 0 Votes
This is a scam promising something for nothing. If you don't buy the overpriced packages, you can't access the website or the phone number you are given to even get the supposedly cheesy tablet. The next day you get another letter from the company down the street promising the same thing. If you want legitimate values on vacations without spending thousands upfront go to www.dreamtrips.com/lmmcormick. Click option 2.
 14th of Dec, 2012 by   patty k 0 Votes
I also received an invite to listen to a 90 minute speech on how much we actually pay for vacations in a lifetime, than after i was TOLD there would be NO pressure to purchase anything to receive my "free" gifts, (which they claim are not just free, its for the time i gave them). Well, i WAS pressured not just by one person, but once you say no to him, he calls his supervisor over and tires to tells you he can authorize a discount, than when you STILL say no, yet someone else comes over and again, has a special offer, ) so sorry, but they DO try and pressure you into buying something! Needless to say I was promised a android tablet AND a trip. I was given a voucher with a certificate and pin number, the website i was told to go to was the simply great gifts.com which is where I found all the comments about this being a scam, etc... I am still going to pursue the phone number to see about the tablet and if it ever does arrive at my house.. will keep everyone posted!!!
 2nd of Jan, 2013 by   Pstep 0 Votes
Just got a notification in the mail from this Simply Great Gifts. Tried the phone # 888-312-6280 given in the letter advising me they would like to invite me to participate in their marketing study and promotion. It state that with my participation I will receive a FREE Android Tablet Computer. It goes on to say that once I have received the tablet and tested it they wish for me to complete a brief survey. It goes on to say that I am under no obligation to pay, purchase or subscribe to anything to receive the tablet and there is no shipping cost. It also states that the tablet is mine to keep even if I do not complete the survey. It gives a package code to use when calling in. Called early this evening and got a message to call back during their business hours. The letter shows the Sponsored by: Global Vacation Network, 2849 Executive Drive #100 Clearwater, FL 33762. The web site given to access for the terms and conditions of this offer is a blank page (www.simplygifts.com). The attached survey has a T.J. Johnson and Associates Consumer Research Division, P.O. Box 1588 Whitehouse TX 75791. I believe this is a scam but hope by providing this information it will help someone that may have misplaced the information they were given. Best of luck to all of you!
 14th of Jan, 2013 by   ??EverythingB4UAct 0 Votes
I also received a letter from Simply Greet Gifts regarding a FREE Android Tablet Computer along with the phone number 888-312-6280. The first thing that cross my mind that this is indeed a scam. We know nothing is free and there is always the risk of providing your personal information to someone you don't know. I say anyone who gets this letter my advice is to throw it away and move on,
 18th of Jan, 2013 by   nikki0816 0 Votes
I went & listened to the 90 min seminar which turned into 2 1/2 hrs of high pressure sales. After saying no like 100 times we finally got our certificate for our free android tablet which I then registered the certificate on their website & sent a letter to them just like they said to do but after a month of nothing in the mail I called them & the very rude lady I spoke to informed me that my gift was voided cause I didn't send a copy of my photo id which I didn't know I had to. She said there is nothing they can nor will do. I wouldn't waste my time again!
 18th of Jan, 2013 by   Brenda* 0 Votes
OP - the Feichu tablet is low end. Try a tech forum.
 19th of Jan, 2013 by   MEMJJ 0 Votes
I JUST RECEIVED THE SAME LETTER BUT THE NEW PHONE NUMBER IS 1-888-312-6280 MAYBE YOU ALL COULD TRY THIS NO .GOOD LUCK. I DIDN'T CALL. THANK YOU
 24th of Jan, 2013 by   Letter by Mail 0 Votes
All the info is in the Terms & Conditions from their site: Make suere to read all the catches...RECEIPT OF PRODUCTS

Unless otherwise stated in writing, we ask that you attend a sales presentation with Global Vacation Network to receive your promotional gifts. The sales presentation will last 90 minutes. Married or Cohabiting couples are asked to attend the presentation together. Valid identification is required on check-in. The annual household income of the attending parties must be in excess of $40K annually. Attending parties must be between the ages of 25 and 70 years of age. Children are not allowed to attend the presentation. All presentations begin on time. You are required to be at the presentation and checked-in by your scheduled reservation time. You are not eligible to attend this presentation or receive the gifts if you have attended a presentation with the hosting company in the last 6 months.

IL residents: Goods, services, or other merchandise may be offered for sale if the recipient calls the telephone number. OH residents: The purpose of this contact is to effect the sale of a membership travel program and an attempt will be made to induce you to undertake a monetary obligation.

Do not rely on information obtained verbally. All attendees must arrive with a printed copy of their VIP Confirmation.

Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery. This offer is valid while supplies last. Product shown is for illustrative purposes and may be replaced with an item of equal or greater value. This certificate is non-transferable and has no cash surrender value. Only original certificates will be accepted. Limit one per household per 12 month period. Certificate must be received postmarked within 10 days of the issue date or by expiration date, whichever comes first, along with a copy of a valid picture ID or offer is void.

Seize The Moment
Terms & Conditions
Congratulations! You have been awarded an exciting Seize The Moment. Below you will find the terms & conditions regarding this promotional certificate. These terms are important to you in the processing of your reservation. Please carefully read them in their entirety.
1.This vacation certificate is valid for three days and two nights (double occupancy) of hotel accommodations at one of the destinations provided herein. This vacation certificate is valid for two adults. One participant must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license and major credit card. Infinity Incentive Group (IIG) reserves the right to substitute alternate destinations or travel dates during periods of heavy travel including, but notlimited to, peak travel periods, weekends, conventions and holidays. No more than one certificate type per household. Please fill out the Registration Form and mail it along with your $50 refundable deposit in U.S. dollars in the form of a money order to Infinity Incentive Group, P.O. Box 3479, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405. Only original vacation certificates will be accepted (No Copies). Your Registration Form must be received by IIG within 30 days of the issue date or it will be invalid. Once your Registration Form is accepted, a Travel Request Form (TRF) will be mailed to you. IIG must receive 3 valid departure dates with at least 60 days advance notice and each date must be at least 30 days apart in chronological order. This promotional offer expires and all travel must be completed within 12 months from your issue date

2.There is an additional cost per day for additional guests. This vacation certificate does not include the cost of food, beverages, taxes, gratuities, ground transportation, service charges or any type of incidental expenses. Sorry, no pets. This vacation certificate is non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for cash, nor shall any rebates, refunds or credits be issued for any unused time, day(s) or space. This vacation certificate is not valid in combination with any other discount or promotional offer, nor is it valid for use with group travel. A group is considered two (2) or more families traveling together or meeting at the same destination with the same arrival date. Accommodations are subject to the availability of Infinity Incentive Group allotted space. This vacation certificate may be extended for a $50 extension fee. During holiday, high season, special events, convention and peak travel periods a surcharge will apply.

3.Please note while advance travel dates are recommended, confirmations are not issued more than 90 days prior to travel dates.It is important that you do not leave for your getaway vacation until you have received written confirmation since getaway vacations are booked according to the availability of the IIG allotments. IIG will not be responsible for travel arrangements made prior to the confirmation of your trip. You will receive your travel documents by mail or email about two weeks prior to your departure date and only after your getaway vacation has been paid in full for any additional passengers or additional travel service booked through Infinity Incentive Group. You will receive a written confirmation with directions and check-in times (if applicable) regarding your accommodations. There will be a $45 fee for any lost or stolen travel documents in addition to any applicable fees assigned by the accommodation provider.

4.Refund Policy – Should you need to revise your reservation arrival or departure dates, a 14 day written notice is required along with a minimum $25 rebooking fee. Written request for refundable deposits must be made by U.S. certified mail no later than 45 days from the completion of your trip. Cancellation Policy - Should you need to cancel your reservations prior to being booked, IIG must receive written notice 30 days prior to your reservation travel date. Cancellation notice must be sent U.S. certified mail to: INFINITY Incentive Group, P.O. Box 3479, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.

5.This offer is void where prohibited by law. Infinity Incentive Group reserves the right to substitute the components of the offered vacation and varied itinerary with equal or greater value without verbal or written notification should circumstances so require. IIG does not assume any liability or responsibility for damage, expense or inconvenience, nor for any loss, injury, death or damage to any person or property at any hotel or on any aircraft/ship, or in transit to or from said hotel/aircraft/ship or for any cause whatsoever due to delays, cancellation due to nature, mechanical breakdown, strikes or acts of God. All federal, state or local laws apply. IIG assumes no liability or responsibility for any promises or claims, written or verbal made by anyone, other thanthose made in the terms and conditions provided herein. This is a promotional offer and is not to be sold to the end user without prior written consent from IIG. This certificate is not to be used as an employee incentive by any affiliate of IIG or the sponsor's affiliate. The certificate is null and void if it is used incorrectly. You may cancel this contract without any penalty or obligation within 30 days from the date of purchase or receipt of the vacation certificate, whichever occurs later. You may also cancel this contract if accommodations or facilities are not available pursuant to a request for use as provided in the contract. If you decide to cancel, you must notify the seller in writing of your intent to cancel by returning the certificate and sending notice to: INFINITY Incentive Group, P.O. Box 3479, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405. No person
should rely upon representations other than those included in these terms & conditions. This contract is for the purchase of a vacation certificate and puts all assignees on notice of the consumers’ right to cancel under section 559.933, Florida Statutes.

To streamline the process, we will not be able to handle any phone calls prior to receiving your Registration Form.


Fly America

1. To begin the registration process, complete the Registration Validation Form and mail to the address provided. Passport to Travel must receive your completed form within 30 days of issue date. Only original forms will be accepted. Incomplete or altered forms will not be processed. Once your certificate has been registered you will receive further information and your Fly America Vacation Passport activation package. Offer valid for residents of the United States and Canada only.

2. Registration Activation Fee of $50 per ticket is payable with completed Activation Form. Only original form will be accepted and the Activation Form must be received within 30 days of issue date provided. This payment is non-refundable and will be applied to taxes and fees. The activation fee must be paid in the form of a money order or cashier's check. Any other forms of payment will void the offer.

3. You will receive a travel request form after certificate is activated. There is a 3 night minimum and a 30 day maximum stay. Departure dates are available 7 days a week. Travel is not permitted for 7 days before, after or on any Federal Holiday and Easter. Passengers must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and a copy of passenger license must be submitted with travel request form. Only one travel offer per household may be used in a twelve (12) month period. All travel requires a minimum of 60 days booking notice prior to your requested travel dates, and must be completed within 12-months of activation date. Offer is valid for travel within the continental United States only. Any travel request forms with invalid dates or destinations outside the continental United States will void the offer.

4. All vacation offers are subject to Passport to Travel availability and promotions inventory. Flight schedules, airlines and participating airports are at the discretion of Passport to Travel. Passport to Travel reserves the right to offer an alternate departure date and/or destination. Offer covers promotional airfare only. It is important that you do not make any travel arrangements until you received written confirmation of your vacation offer.

5. The recipient is responsible to pay for all expenses including, but not limited to: transfers, food, gratuities, all pertinent fees, taxes and surcharges (airport, airline, and processing) and miscellaneous expenses, where applicable. Surcharge information cannot be determined until the time of reservation. Once reservations are confirmed a $50 per person Passport to Travel service fee will be levied for all changes, cancellations or no shows, in addition to charges levied by the airline or travel service provider, if applicable. For your protection, Passport to Travel always recommends the purchase of travel insurance.

6. This offer is not valid for groups of two or more certificate holders. Certificates are non-transferable. This certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer. No discount coupons or any other discounts may be used in conjunction with this offer.

7. This offer is void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. This certificate cannot be exchanged for cash or monetary consideration, resold and cannot be reproduced. This certificate is considered void if bartered at any time or sold to the end user, or if not paid for by the primary issuing merchant or distributor who purchased direct from Passport to Travel.

8. By participating in this vacation offer the signatory agrees that Passport to Travel will not be held liable for any actual or potential losses, including without limitation, compensation or consequential damages, either in contract or in tort, by either persons or property, arising out of this offer or in connection therewith.

9. Passport to Travel reserves the right to change these terms and conditions without notice. These terms and conditions are final and cannot be changed or altered by any statement, merchant or representative of any unauthorized person(s). No other representations, oral or otherwise, are valid in conjunction with this offer. All terms of this offer must be met or the offer will be voided.
 7th of Apr, 2013 by   DonnaJe 0 Votes
I was foolish and went to listen to the talk. First of all...this is a cheap timeshare accept that you never own anything. You need to buy a membership into their "travel agency" and then you aren't even guaranteed you can stay where you would want to. They keep pressuring you and when you told them no they kept lowering the amount they would accept. As far as the "gifts" you need to send them a copy of your drivers license. Why in the world would they need a copy of that to send you a gift? You showed your ID when you showed up for the seminar. They know who you are. Sounds to me like an identity theft gimmick. Also...my gift was long longer an Android tablet but some cheap 4" knockoff! Needless to say; I won't be claiming it and will be telling everyone I know not to deal with GlobalVacations, SimplyGreatGifts and TJ Johnson and Associates.
 7th of Apr, 2013 by   DonnaJe 0 Votes
I was foolish and went to listen to the talk. First of all...this is a cheap timeshare accept that you never own anything. You need to buy a membership into their "travel agency" and then you aren't even guarenteed you can stay where you would want to. They keep pressuring you and when you told them no they kept lowering the amount they would accept. As far as the "gifts" you need to send them a copy of your drivers license. Why in the world would they need a copy of that to send you a gift? You showed your ID when you showed up for the seminar. They know who you are. Sounds to me like an identity theft gimmick. Also...my gift was long longer an Android tablet but some cheap 4" knockoff! Needless to say; I won't be claiming it and will be telling everyone I know not to deal with GlobalVacations, SimplyGreatGifts and TJ Johnson and Associates.
 14th of Apr, 2013 by   mskelly 0 Votes
I didn't want to go, knew it was a scam...didn't want to argue with my other half. So we wasted the time and listen to the speaker who pretends not to be the head of the scheme, but he is... over the required 90 minutes. After which you are railroaded into the sellers lair. Have we not all seen this on on any news report...dateline...or any poor-poor me, they took all my money, story...yes we have!
I will give them this...they had the foresight to put up artwork and printed/framed pictures to look like an established business...did anyone else notice there was not a speck of dust on these embellishments?! I did!
So, then you sit down with the "sales" person, who is hover over by his management team...to make sure he doesn't let you leave! Even offering for you to look up their amazing company with "their" computers... Well, I can minimize crap on my computer I don't want to come up too. Of course it will be all "good" reports! Oh, then when you finally think their going to "let" you leave...they have to print out their incentives directions...whose printer really takes that long?
For all who have not went...If it is a good deal now...it'll should be a good deal tomorrow . Use your common sense, , , budget your own vacation or whatever their lastest scam might be...formally known direct buy pushers...
April 11, 2013 8pm session...for the guys who ran the circus...you know who I am...and know I could do a better job than all of you combined I wouldn't even have to bribe with fake and broken incentives...kisses!
 3rd of May, 2013 by   diggerhd 0 Votes
I attended this joke of a seminar in Orlando, Fl.. Pressure was unbelievable and left without them getting a cent. Submitted required info and when I called today, (May 3rd) I was told that they never received the required information. Was told, should of sent it registered mail, therefore nothing can be done about it (my loss). This is one of the worst scams and ripoffs going right now. Do not get sucked into this.
 7th of May, 2013 by   Pearl J 0 Votes
We attended the Cleveland OH seminar on Feb 2, 2013 and the 90 minutes presentation turned into almost 3 hours of saying "No Thanks". Three different sales agents and their manager persisted. Sent in the required documentation with the photo ID and waited 3 months. Called on May 7, 2013 and the clerk said they never received the required information. In my opinion, she read from a well rehearsed script. "There is nothing that they could do. Your gifts are "Voided" because we have received no documentation. Sorry for "Your Loss"! THIS IS DEFINITE A SCAMS! Do not waste your time or energy. Shame on you T.J. Johnson and Associates and Simple Greats Gifts...shame on you! Cleveland city should be Better Than This!
 17th of May, 2013 by   GDYNV 0 Votes
WOW. We too drove to Independence, Ohio on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. What a professional SCAM this turned out to be. Looking back now, I am so glad I said NO. It all started with a letter I received in the mail offering me a Android Tablet and a choice of a airline travel or cruise travel. Curious, I convinced my other half to go. We get there, sat down, watched America's Funniest Videos. 8:00 pm came and the presentation began with Matt. He talked about savings and showed us his children enjoying their vacation. I have to say, it was a very nice presentation. After he told us the Promotional Price of $9, 900...a slew of sales associates come in the room and one by one start calling out couples names and take them to their assigned tables. Our rep was trying so desperately to get us to sign. After a numerous NO thank you's, Matt comes over to go from $9, 900 to $2, 900. Really? We told them again NO and our rep went to get us our certificate. By then it was 10:30 pm. He brought us our certificate telling us to wait 24 hours - giving them time to enter their data. We waited until today to Friday, May 17, 2013 to enter our certificate #, pin # - whatever! I could not bring up this site. I found this site. Thank GOD we did not give them any credit card information. I only wish I found this site prior to wasting my time listening to this SCAM. Looking back...I offered to hook them up with dear friends who do take vacations all the time and they did not want their names, they wanted us. Again, GOD was looking out for us. WE DID NOT SIGN UP. I wonder if the people that did sign up that night (and there were a number of couples who did) did get their gifts. Still wondering...are there 2 gift certificates - the ones who said YES and the ones who said NO?
 26th of Jul, 2013 by   Alex Carrington 0 Votes
Infinity Incentives is not affiliated in any way with Simply Great Gifts. We are not the organization that gave the presentation. We are simply a third party company that fulfills the promotional offers that are provided as a result of attending the presentation. We also do not host or control the website Simplygreatgifts.com at which certificates are registered.
 10th of Aug, 2013 by   Fooled in Illinois 0 Votes
We had the same experience as all the above complainants. It has been nearly 3 months since listening to their very high pressure sales pitch, following all of their instructions to receive the gifts, at least 6 phone calls and numerous promises to "send it right out". Still no gift. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS COMPANY!!! It all appears to be a scam.
Mary, Illinois

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