- Mar 24, 2006
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Its pretty rare that a website can claim a 30th birthday, yet here we are!
30 years ago this month my father and a group of other Timeshare Owners began to organize what was originally a Prodigy Bulletin Board System (where TUGBBS came from) composed of a handful of Timeshare owners discussion resorts and Timesharing, into what we now call TUG. TUG was/is actually one of the very first commercial sites on the Internet and the very first website period relating to Timeshares! TUG is older than any other Timeshare website (and the vast majority of ALL websites period!)
Over the last three decades, TUG has helped tens of thousands of timeshare owners with help and advice for buying, selling, renting, exchanging or otherwise making the most of their ownership!
As of 10/2023 the marketplace sits at 66 Million bucks in successfully sold or rented Timeshares by owners and $21 million bucks in confirmed cancellations by owners who found TUG in time to rescind a new purchase!
More than that though is the unimaginable value of information passed on and learned year after year through nothing more than timeshare owners helping each other understand and best use this product that comes with no instruction manual. I have even heard in the past TUG is the "owners manual" for Timeshares, and believe it to be true to this day.
Thank you to each and every one of you who has had a part in building, improving, running or participating in this community for the past 30 years, it is truly unique and a benefit to every single timeshare owners that finds it!
(note to also feel even older, the original Jurassic park was the number one movie in 1993)
To Celebrate, im going to give away a free membership for each and every day in October, so 30 freebies to give out to celebrate 30 years of TUG!
some will go to members of the Facebook group, some to our YouTube subscribers, and some for regular members here on the forum! (and yes, i know we are 6 days in, still gonna be 30 giveaways!) so stay tuned! Ill try to come up with some creative and fun ways to give out these free memberships to celebrate!
First giveaways will be to those who were participating in our livestream last weekend!
Current list of daily winners:
Day 1: time2save (livestream participant, won brand new TUG membership)
Day 2: moonstone (livestream participant, won 1 year renewal)
Day 3: claraj (livestream participant, won 1 year renewal)
Day 4: billymach4 (livestream participant, 1 year renewal)
Day 5: medicman1855 (livestream participant, 1 year renewal)
Day 6: curitiba_tapley (livestream participant, 1 year renewal)
Day 7: fb giveaway 1
Day 8: fb giveaway 2
day 9: youtube giveaway 1
day 10: youtube giveaway 2
day 11: youtube giveaway 3