Enticing, But Disappointing

An email popped up from American Airlines asking if I could keep a secret. My mental answer was No, but I had to look.

Oh, the offer sounded so good! Book a trip and we will reveal a discount at you check out. Yes, I want to go! I continued to read, my mind jumping from one location to the next, as I scrolled down to get more information. Discover is the promo code. I jot it down, still trying out destinations in my mind. I want to discover! Hope of a trip rises.

What’s this in the smaller print? Rules and regulations? I read on. What? I have to book a flight and a hotel package? This package must total over $1,250? Hopes of a fun getaway crashed. I don’t want to spend that kind of money on a little trip.

The next move of the cursor was Delete. I can keep their secret, this time.

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17 thoughts on “Enticing, But Disappointing

  1. What an enjoyable read. They do know how to make those e-mails so enticing you just want to read more. Enjoyed the circular structure- coming back to that secret.

  2. Karen says:

    Agreed!!! So deceiving… yet I am enticed by them weekly. Will power Karen…”Don’t even open it up” I say to myself. But the power of media overcomes. Disappointment again.

    Maybe next time:)

  3. I hate when that happens! Cathay Pacific has these deals every Tuesday where you can get insanely cheap tickets to top destinations. I tried once to buy tickets to Australia. They were listed for $300. Instead, after the taxes and fees, the price was more like $900. Not a deal at all!

  4. Judy C. says:

    There’s always a catch to something that sounds soooo good. How many people don’t read the fine print and get suckered into this “great deal”. I think it’s a good idea to keep the secret.

  5. I always tell kids that something isn’t funny unless both sides laugh.If they don’t, it’s a form of teasing. I hate the way they lure you in like that. It’s like a form of teasing.

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