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Camping (for free)(maybe)

Postby cs_whypt2 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:24 pm

I went to a RV show here in Milwaukee a little while ago and I recieved a gift certificate to go camping for a weekend for free. I called and I asked about it and they said I needed a credit card to reserve a campsite, and $10 to activate a card to use while at the campground. The $10 is refunded after the weekend.

http://www.captaincove.com/index.html That is the website. Go there and clik on 'campsites' on the left hand side. Afterwards, on the left hand side again, there is a picture that says 5 nights of free camping. Click on that. I asked the woman on the phone if I had some of my friends fill that out would we be able to use it on the Friday and Saturday night instead on the 5 nights and she said yes. (On my certificate I can use 5 days (Sunday thru Thursday) or 2 nights (Friday thru Saturday)) The woman on the phone also said that if I wanted to call and make the reservations for my friends, I could make the reservations, all we would have to do is provide a coupon for each campsite.

I don't know, what do you guys think? The coupon is for a free 2 night (Friday and Saturday) stay. It is water and electric. I recieved the coupon at the Madison RV show or the Outdoor Show in Milwaukee, I can't remember which one. I can't promise that it is 100% free, even though I asked and the woman said it was. I would like to give it a shot though.

I am thinking of going October 3rd (Friday) and October 4th (Saturday) and then leaving on the 5th. My birthday is on the 6th, so it is kind of like a birthday present to myself.

Now here is my problem. To reserve a campsite I have to be 21. Yeeaahhh, I'm not. So I will have to figure that out, but otherwise it seems like a pretty good plan.

Anyone interested in going?

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Postby swissarmygirl » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:34 pm

If only Wisconsin wasn't so far away. :thinking:
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Postby duke » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:39 pm

It may be "free" but the actual cost will be a hardcore sales "presentation" to buy one of their campsites on a permanent basis. We see lots of sites for sale up here in the Green Bay papers, and get free offers from Captains Cove in the mail all the time.
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Postby cs_whypt2 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:46 pm

Hey thanks. I'll look into that. I just didn't know what all was apart of the weekend.

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Postby cs_whypt2 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:51 pm

Yep Duke, you are correct. I called again and they said that the camp host would greet you as you got there, then set up a time to give you a tour of the area and go through costs of stuff. I asked her about how long it would be and she said about 45 minutes.

So if any one is still interested :roll: :oops: If people are interested in going, I will go, but if no one is, that is fine too.

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Postby TPMcGinty » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:16 pm

Wow! I didn't know they had camping time shares! :shock:
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Postby cs_whypt2 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:19 pm

TPMcGinty wrote:Wow! I didn't know they had camping time shares! :shock:


Yeah..I didn't know it eather.
I figured there was a catch, but I thought it was more, 'have a good time and tell a friend' type thing. Oh well. Like I said, if there is an interest to go, I will put in reservations and find a way for me to go (not 21 :cry: ) and if there is no interest, that is fine, I will do something else...I think there is a camp ground down by me that has a half off weekend durning my birthday and I will go there.

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Postby Claw » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:54 pm

On 6 October, I will (hopefully) be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln enjoying some time with my son (who was also born in Oct...the 30th) on a cruise from Honolulu to San Diego. Me in awe of the US Navy and he in a somewhat relaxed mode after a deployment to the Persin Gulf.

I'm looking for something after the 17th of October.
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Postby cs_whypt2 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:30 pm

Claw wrote:On 6 October, I will (hopefully) be aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln enjoying some time with my son (who was also born in Oct...the 30th) on a cruise from Honolulu to San Diego. Me in awe of the US Navy and he in a somewhat relaxed mode after a deployment to the Persin Gulf.

I'm looking for something after the 17th of October.


Well hey. If people are interested we can do it after the 17th. Because Camp-Inn Camp-Outt is the weekend before, so it might be a little hectic for everyone.
There is a campground 30 miles from me and I think it is half off weekend 10-3,4,5. I can go there. More people I know could go if I stayed around here.
So...After 10-17 if anyone is interested?

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Postby Claw » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:27 pm

Figure a date and place out Dianne. I am not sure if my son is coming home after deployment or when but something the 3rd or 4th weekend of October might work for me. I suspect most things will be wide open in Oct. It might be a good time to go to someplace popular up around Milwaukee and then do a day trip to the Harley Museum!!!
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Postby cs_whypt2 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:18 pm

Claw wrote:Figure a date and place out Dianne. I am not sure if my son is coming home after deployment or when but something the 3rd or 4th weekend of October might work for me. I suspect most things will be wide open in Oct. It might be a good time to go to someplace popular up around Milwaukee and then do a day trip to the Harley Museum!!!


Yeah...I live less then 2 miles from the museum. I pass it when I go to class, and I still have not gone to see it.
Would be cool. I will look around and find something.

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