Bursting My Bubble – No Free Tickets

I really like a good discount on something. And I love getting something for free! I think we all do. Everyone knows that old adage,

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

So, how can you know?

Well, if you get an offer via email or Facebook, even if sent from a friend, if it sounds too good to be true, then you might check out Snopes.com. In Snopes.com’s own words, they are the definitive Internet reference for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

What? Free Disney Tickets on Facebook?

Just recently several friends have invited me to participate in a free Disneyland/Disney World Free Ticket Giveaway. My TGTBTA (Too Good To Be True Antennae) shot up pretty quickly. So I headed over to Snopes.com and searched for “free Disney”. And quickly my bubble was burst – no free ticket giveaway (http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/disneyland.asp). But I also learned that this was a scam to collect personal information and to attempt to get me to sign up for some expensive services.

I also recently used Snopes.com to vindicate (at least in my mind), the reputation of Starbucks. The claim going around Facebook was smearing Starbucks as anti-patriotic (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/starbucks.asp). It didn’t take me long to learn that the claim was completely false. My tastebuds are so very grateful for that one!

Snopes.com – don’t chase free offers without it.

  • Guest

    I got even worse news. When Wal Mart never gives away the free gift card either. Ok, so here we go. You got this notification for a no cost trip to Disneyland. Well the person who sent out the invites was paid to send it out. Probably about 5 or 10 dollars. Up the ladder the person running the page has created phishing pages that he reformats and sells for profit to people for various reasons like advertising products. The good news behind the scam is that it has generated enough money in the form of 5 or 10 dollars a person to pay for many Disney Cruises.

  • reeferhead

    I got even worse news. Wal Mart never gives away the free gift card either. I hate to burst your bubble but if you thought you were going to get one you were never the sharpest crayon in the box my friend. Ok, so here we go. You got this notification for a no cost trip to Disneyland. Well the person who sent out the invites was paid to send it out. Probably about 5 or 10 dollars. Up the ladder the person running the page has created phishing pages that he reformats and sells for profit to people for various reasons like advertising products. The good news behind the scam is that it has generated enough money in the form of 5 or 10 dollars a person to pay for many Disney Cruises.

  • Guest

    I got even worse news. Wal Mart never gives away the free gift card either. I hate to burst your bubble but if you thought you were going to get one you were never the sharpest crayon in the box my friend. Ok, so here we go. You got this notification for a no cost trip to Disneyland. Well the person who sent out the invites was paid to send it out. Probably about 5 or 10 dollars. Up the ladder the person running the page has created phishing pages that he reformats and sells for profit to people for various reasons like advertising products or maybe there is a guy in the U.K being held up by some international law and needs a U.S FB acct, who knows. The good news behind the scam is that it has generated enough money in the form of 5 or 10 dollars a person to pay for many Disney Cruises.

  • reeferhead

    There is even worse news. Wal Mart never gives away the free gift card either. Hate to burst your bubble but if you thought you were going to get one you were never the sharpest crayon in the box my friend. Ok, so here we go. You got this notification for a no cost trip to Disneyland. Well the person who sent out the invites was paid to send it out. Probably about 5 or 10 dollars. Up the ladder the person running the page has created phishing pages that he reformats and sells for profit to people for various reasons like advertising products or maybe there is a guy in the U.K being held up by some international law and needs a U.S FB acct, who knows. The good news behind the scam is that it has generated enough money in the form of 5 or 10 dollars a person to pay for many Disney Cruises.

  • Darren Wilkens

    Although the free Disney stuff is a hoax, snopes can’t always be trusted. Look at multiple websites before you spout off ignorant remarks.