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Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

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Texas
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Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Just read this on a new review of SMB. Any one had this experience before?

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1. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Well, dang, I better let them know I will give them a good review while we are there in January ;)

Seriously, I hope that isn't true. That is really unethical.

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2. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

If you report it to TA they will investigate it

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3. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Well seeing as there are so many "nothing special" reviews they may not be giving too many free massages.

Edited: 01 May 2013, 19:03
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4. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

true- SMB seems to be having a slump in the reviews.

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Seems to me there are other resorts that give bigger rewards for positive reviews and posts than SMB.

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6. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

When we were there in mid April we met a couple who went to the timeshare pitch and they were given a free massage in return for their time (3 hours) in listening to their spiel. Perhaps this is why the reviewer got one? There was no time during our stay that we were offered a free massage, or anything for that matter, for a favorable review on TA.

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7. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Unethical on the part of the resort/hotel AND the reviewer.

Boston, MA
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8. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

Been there four years in a row and written good reviews each time and have never gotten anything in return! I don't believe this to be true

Texas
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9. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

I sure hope it is not true. It is beyond unethical. CTteachermom, you may be correct on your explanation and I hope for Secrets sake they are not doing it. You already have to take reviews with a grain of salt and weed out the ridiculous ones and if resorts are essentially bribing guests for good reviews the problem is sure to get worse.

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10. Re: Secrets offers massages for good reviews??

I must be one of the unlucky ones! I never get any of the free things. When we went to STV and everyone was getting upgrades we weren't offered one. And we definitely weren't offered anything for a good review but our trip was so wonderful I don't know what I could have lied about to say it was better.

I am just kidding though. I read this review and to be honest I didn't believe a word of it. It sounded like sour grapes to me. Someone who was pissed about something and wanted to cause trouble!