What’s the catch?

I had to brave the crowds at Costco this weekend to get one thing, and one thing only: A brisket for some neighbors we were having over for dinner.

As I was filling up on free samples of stuff I had no intention of buying, I realized something;  The free trip alerts I offer with a basic JGOOT subscription are the exact same thing as what Costco does every single weekend by giving out free samples.

The “bite sized” free trip alerts I’m giving you are fully functional and can do the job if you’re patient enough to wait for the right deal to come along. If you see a trip you like, you can click through to Travelocity, Kayak, Priceline, or wherever I found the deal, customize it to your liking, and book it directly through them.

That’s it.

  • No catches.
  • No fine print
  • No timeshare presentations.

If you ever decide that you want more options than what you’re getting for free – you can upgrade your subscription. If all you want to do right now is fill up on free samples, that’s fine too. I’ll be here when you’re ready. (I recommend 6 to 9 months before your next trip to get the best deal.)

As one premium subscriber put it: “A basic subscription vs a premium subscription is like showing up at a 90%-off apparel sale at the end of the day hoping to find the right sized jeans… vs getting let in an hour before the store even opens.”  

PS – The Aaron Franklin inspired 17 lb brisket took 11 hours on the grill, and was the juiciest one yet. Totally worth the Costco crowds. 😉

4 replies
  1. RoseAnn Hausman
    RoseAnn Hausman says:

    Thank you for this explanation Joel. I feel bad that I can’t do the travelings that would be nice. If I can get this foot healed, then I can think about traveling at least in the States. However, I really enjoy reading about all the different locations that you list to go to. You can always dream. Thanks for what you do Joel. It is a real service for many.

    • Joel
      Joel says:

      If you think I’m personally sending you emails every day with bogus information, you’re welcome to continue the way you’ve been traveling (or not traveling because it’s too expensive).

      The unsubscribe link is at the bottom of every email I send.

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