11 Answers

Scratch card touts ?

Asked by: 4th July 2013

Hi all,

Just got back from PDC and was stopped by one of these guys giving scratch cards out,probably time share or a property points system.I have visited PDC many times over the last six years and is the first time i have noticed them around.I am disgusted that these people are now operating on this lovely island. What are your views?


11 Answers

  1. Debbie on Jul 05, 2013

    I agree with you on this . Twice I have been to Tenerife and quite honestly I have found that if you give them just an ounce of yourself within five minutes your in a taxi and of on some timeshare brain washing experience which leaves you completely exhausted!! I am going to teguise in September and honestly it’s a real pain being hassled every night . I’m all for everyone making a living in the current climate especially but the ones I have had the displeasure of have been down right aggressive and rude! Hope the local councils put a stop to this.

  2. Bill Rose on Jul 06, 2013

    We had this problem in 2010 & 2011,near the Coronas Play compex. Usual thing, get a scratch card, nothing on it, they they say ‘Have another’ and lo and behold your a winner, in our case a sony Camcorder, in order to claim the prize, you have to vist the shop, and thats where the hard sell begins, Needless to say, we decline gracefully!!

  3. ian on Jul 06, 2013

    hi debbie. also going to teguise in september. where you staying. we are in the sands beach

  4. david charles hind on Jul 06, 2013

    Never been bothered,probably cos i look scary ;0) bigger problem is the dodgy sunglasses/watches touts. DON”T BUY !!!!

  5. Debbie on Jul 06, 2013

    Hi Ian, were stopping at the Bluebay, it’s our first time stopping in Teguise as we have stayed at playa blanca before and it was lovely but we like to try a different resort and costa Teguise really appealed as we have two teenage kids who love the beach and activities but don’t like it mega hot so we thought that a nice breeze would be a good thing! Is this your first time to Teguise? The sands resort looks really nice I’m sure you will have a nice stay there.

  6. ian on Jul 07, 2013

    hi debbie. been going to sands beach for last 5 years. every september. it is a good complex for us as our son is in a wheelchair and it has great facilities for him. we are going on the 16th what about you.

  7. Debbie on Jul 07, 2013

    Hi Ian , we go on the 6th for a week so will just miss you! Can’t wait though its been a couple of years since we’ve been abroad, I have arthritis and the warmth is such a treat for my joints I love it!! . Is costa Teguise wheelchair friendly for you Ian ?

    • Steve on Jul 08, 2013

      Hi, i asked for some views on this,not a chatline!

  8. david charles hind on Jul 08, 2013

    hi steve,scratchcards,just ignore them okay!!

  9. ian on Jul 08, 2013

    hi steve yes we were going off the question a bit but thats what you get on here. at least debbie now knows costa teguise is wheelchair friendly. debbie i must say the promanarde is a bit bumpy for wheelchairs but all the resort is ok.sorry we will miss you but maybe next time.

  10. EJPM on Jul 22, 2013

    Just tell them you are Irish and they will leave you alone.