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Tripadvisor just sent me a large-ish canvas bag!

May 28th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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Tripadvisor just sent me a large-ish canvas bag!

I've seen posts from time to time about items various people have received from Fodors or Tripadvisor...but I was never one of the lucky ones. Last week things changed for me! I received a good sized canvas bag with green shoulder straps and the Tripadvisor logo embroidered on the side. I guess I finally wrote enough reviews to get something really good! Thanks Tripadvisor!!!
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May 28th, 2013, 06:00 PM
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Bags sound nice ---- but tickets to Paris sound nicer. (Hint, hint.)
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May 28th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Haha! Guess I'll have to write a whole bunch more reviews for that one!!!
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May 29th, 2013, 04:01 AM
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how many reviews did it require?
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May 29th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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..when you take it to the grocery store, think of all the conversations it may start! Cool.
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May 29th, 2013, 05:03 AM
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I don't think TA has my address...
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May 29th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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I received an email today telling me I now qualified for one of these and asking where I wanted it posted to.
I have written 50 reviews.
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May 29th, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Must be a new thing. I'm up to 93 reviews.
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May 29th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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hmmm... better go check my email. I want that tote bag ;-)
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May 29th, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I get stuff as a destination expert, but nothing recently. Huff!
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May 30th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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50, my goodness, I think I'm about 47. Right, the Wetherby Whaler gets a right up tonight.
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May 31st, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Mine came yesterday. Really nice tote bag.
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May 31st, 2013, 04:43 AM
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I think it depends on your geographical area as to when gifts get offered.I used to be a DE on TA but told them to stuff that a while ago,got quite a few gifts from them including a jacket and a backpack.I used to have over 120 reviews but removed them all as their review system is pretty corrupt.
never had a gift off them for writing reviews and never would want one.
Apart from the forums I would not trust a thing on TA and even the forums are a bit dubious with folk trying to recommend their own or friends buisnesses.
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May 31st, 2013, 09:20 AM
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I strongly agree with unclegus. I am a huge fan and participant on the Trip Advisor destination *FORUMS* section. The hotel and restaurant reviews... not so much because the entire 'rating' system is bogus. Sometimes I'll post reviews to tell about my experiences, but rarely do I read or use them for my own research.
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May 31st, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I got one a few months ago and I love it! It's huge and closes with a zipper. I've written over 50 reviews, maybe over 100. I'm so glad for those who've gotten one, too!
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May 31st, 2013, 09:28 AM
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PS...Fodors... hint..hint... hahaha
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May 31st, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Fodors gives you a free book if you're quoted in one. Better than a bag for me.
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May 31st, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Is Fodor's still doing that? I have a dozen guidebooks that way, but nothing recently.
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May 31st, 2013, 10:14 AM
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unclegus.... please explain about how TA's reviews are bogus. I am all ears(eyes)!
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May 31st, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Fodors gives guidebooks - and tote bags and toiletry bags and leather luggage tags at GTGs. TripAdvisor gives backpacks and canvas tote bags and luggage tags.

They're all good.
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