Rod and I both have hosted more bachelor parties than anyone in Montreal. We have also worked for other so-called “VIP services” and have seen every trick and scam out there. Know what to expect by learning the biggest VIP service scams in Montreal.
Special Grade Packages
We may get death threats over this one but… be wary of anyone selling different grades of service from “Elite VIP”, Platinum Exclusive, to Princess-Cut packages. Whatever the name, they are all BS and offer the exact same service just have twice (sometimes 3-4 times) the mark-up. All the features and services are just given jazzed up names, unless they can tell you exactly what is the difference between “Premium VIP Entry” and “VIP Entry”. All you are doing is bidding against yourself. You might as well have them throw in free rust-proofing for you.
I know what you are thinking, “but wait, you guys sell three different levels of bachelor party packages too!?!” Yes, but all of our packages are starting points as everything we do is custom. The difference in price represents the number of bottles and add-ons, such as a private show at your hotel.
Guarantees or Licenses
This is a recent, but classic scam. Truth is, the guarantee is pretty much worthless. Why else would they have 4 pages of legal behind it? As for the “we are the only licensed operator”, the “license” they are boasting allows them to sell services to Quebec residents. Unless you really think that there’s a bachelor party licensing board. You need to look at what’s being represented. There is a reason the other companies hide their faces, prices, and other basic information.
VIP to Multiple Night Clubs
No good nightclub will let large groups of guys (from out of town) into their club without buying bottles. Anyone who has been clubbing in any metropolitan area knows this. So, “VIP to multiple nightclubs” is a blatant lie. We get it right the first time. What is often done is you are told you will be setup at multiple nightclubs and when you want to switch it up you will be told how many extra bottles you will need to buy. Not a fun situation when you have a drunken pack of guys. While we will have multiple backup options, don’t club hop unless you need to. Club hopping is a terrible idea.
Using the Term VIP for Anything
As we have outlined in previous posts, VIP is one of the biggest inside jokes in the Montreal nightlife scene. There are countless providers offering VIP passes for people to go wait in a VIP line that is usually longer than the regular line. In fact, no decent club in Montreal has a VIP room: bottle service and tables aren’t segregated to special rooms/sections. Montreal strip clubs are the only exception, which offer VIP couches.
Honestly, how “VIP” are you if you also plan bachelorette parties, corporate events, spring break trips and romantic getaways. We only do packages for men. If you are calling yourself a VIP, you are calling attention to the fact that you are not a VIP. With Connected Montreal, you receive the highest level of service as we are the most experienced and trusted bachelor party planners in the game. That’s why we proudly display our ugly mugs! Make sure you don’t get fooled planning your weekend with the guys and contact us at 1.877.690.4919.