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Discussion in 'About the Rest of TUG' started by TUGBrian, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Happy Birthday TUG! Knowledge is Power, and I have learned great stuff from TUG since 2005. Wish I had found TUG sooner.

    Thanks to all who had the foresight to start this group for us to share our love of vacationing in timeshares. And some of us make a little $$ on the side, too.
     
  2. LynnW

    LynnW TUG Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Happy Birthday Tug! I didn't manage to find it until we had made a couple of mistakes but actually they turned out not so bad. Also have met some great people through this site especially on the first Tug cruise.

    Lynn
     
  3. alwysonvac

    alwysonvac TUG Lifetime Member

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUG !! :cheer:

    Thanks for the link :)
     
  4. MULTIZ321

    MULTIZ321 TUG Member

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    Happy Birthday Tug!

    Brian, if your dad is still alive, say thank you for me for his foresight to create a timeshare community that has evolved into so much more than just timeshares issues.

    Also thank you to you and the moderators who work so tirelessly behind the scenes. Your dedication and hard work are much appreciated.

    And Doug - thanks for the Bill Rogers link. Very interesting historical info.

    And Fern - The Fern Cafe still lives on in spirit.

    And to the entire Tug Community - Cheers, Na zdrowie, Skol, Prost, Salud, Mabuhay

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    Photo: Star512. Feature photo: dleithinger.


    Richard
     
  5. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

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    Shall decide on the best review of the past few days later this evening, some very good ones have been submitted!

    Get your submissions in, you wouldnt want to miss out on this SUPER awesome giveaway (ill be giving away more of these this month if you miss it)

    Be the envy of all other owners at your next "update" meeting!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. simpsontruckdriver

    simpsontruckdriver Guest

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    I may not have been HERE 20 years ago, but I was online at college, using a clunky browser called LYNX on a "dumb terminal". A year or so later, got our first computer (a 386DX-20 with 4Mb RAM), signed up for Prodigy, AOL, etc (whichever was free) and connected on a super-fast 14.4k modem. Ahhh, those were the days!

    TS
     
  7. Passepartout

    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Darn, I haven't been anywhere since my last review. Maybe one more review of Slimy Slough would score one of those drop-dead totes! I'm sure one of those would hold a half-rack and enough ice to keep 'em cool at the resort pool.

    Nope, I better hold off and let another deserving soul have a chance.... :)

    May the best review win! Actually with good reviews, we ALL win!

    Jim
     
  8. billymach4

    billymach4 TUG Member

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    Hey I saved more than 15% off my timeshare by calling TUG!

    Happy Birthday!
     
  9. Magic1962

    Magic1962 TUG Member

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    Happy 30 th

    Happy 20th.... TUG is one of my favorite sites on the web..... Thanks for caring about us Timeshare owners....old and new.... Dave
     
  10. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

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    whew, there are 3 that are fighting for the top spot, (and 2 are from the same individual)...so to be fair ill announce them both as winners =)

    first winning review is for the Lawrence Welk Resort Villas

    I believe I am actually living the frustration felt by this TUGGER as they describe their visit to the resort.


    The 2nd (and 3rd) by the same individual is for Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony

    this is a pretty impressive review that even includes history/factoids of the local area as its a historically relevant location!

    this individual also wrote another simillary comprehensive review of Casa Ybel.

    Congrats to the Winners...ill be emailing you separately to get you your prize!
     
  11. TUGBrian

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    Actually, I have a good number of these totes and shirts to give away, so ill just keep this giveaway going and announce a winner every few days or so!

    keep submitting those great reviews!
     
  12. Cozumel Duo

    Cozumel Duo TUG Member

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    Brian, Happy Birthday to your baby, TUG! :clap:

    When I bought our TS 9 years ago, I'd read and reread here. Resale market allowed myself and other members of my family to buy more TSs where we wanted to be.

    Here's to another 20 years!

    Tia and Bill :hi:
     
  13. IuLiKa

    IuLiKa TUG Member

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    Happy Birthday! Thank you for your existence! Like others, I have learned a lot, and I truly appreciate everyone's time and insight.

    Juliana
     
  14. Dori

    Dori TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Happy Birthday TUG! A huge thanks to Bill and Brian for keeping this wonderful "Family" alive. I have been around since TUG's inception, having been weaned on Fern's Cafe. Fern is truly our Timeshare Guru! Lunching with her in Las Vegas a few years ago was a very special treat for DH and I.

    I have met so many wonderful, like-minded people over the past years. The information shared here has been so invaluable to me. One of our dearly departed members, Ray Harper, became a good friend and gave me such wonderful pointers.

    Hugs go out to all of my TUG friends! I hope to meet many more of you in person

    Happy Trails!

    Dori
     
  15. ahdah

    ahdah TUG Member

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    Happy 20th Birthday!

    We found out about TUG when we were at an owners' meeting at Brewster Green about 4 years ago. So happy TUG is here to help us with our timeshare concerns. Best wishes and hope you have many, many more birthdays!
     
  16. TUGBrian

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    Timeshare Von TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Very nice and congrats!
     
  18. taffy19

    taffy19 TUG Member

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    Hope it is still OK to say Happy Birthday to TUG. :cool: I missed this thread until now.

    I don't remember when I joined but it was during the Prodigy era too before the Internet started. I remember Fern from these days.
     
  19. jlf58

    jlf58 TUG Lifetime Member

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    John, Fern, Basil, Maz , me, Deb of Course and many others. It was quite an opening crowd 20 years ago.
     
  20. applegirl

    applegirl Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    So grateful to TUG!!!

    Back in 2006 we were at Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert (where are now with our 2 kiddos!) and we were disenchanted with our t/s ownership because we couldn't understand or learn how to use the system to our advantage. With no friends or family who owned t/s, we just didn't have anyone to "teach us the ropes". Then, somehow, I came across TUG and as they say, the rest is history!!! We have been very happy t/s owners since. We learned how to trade "up", which we almost do and the secrets to getting the trades we want. I can't tell you how many vacations we have had due to the knowlwdge we have gained from TUG. Thank you Brian and many others :D

    Janna (applegirl)
     
  21. Bill4728

    Bill4728 Moderator

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    Congrats on 20 years Bill & Brian

    I found TUG after hearing about it from TUG's own "Timeshare Guru".
     
  22. ralphd

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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday TUG! :banana:
     

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