Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a passport?
You do not need a passport. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and a territory of the United States.
Is there a group rate?
Yes! Each ticket is $2,500 with one room. You can add people to your room for only $1,500 per additional person, up to 4 people per room. The hotel charges for each extra person in a room, but we will cover that for you!
How much time with speakers?
Katie Spotz will be interacting with guests and participating in a vast majority of the schedule. Because there aren’t that many people on the trip, there will be plenty of time to interact with her and Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would. Alex will be the host for the trip and will lead a majority of the activities.
What is the full schedule?
The schedule is being finalized soon, but the most important thing to know is that we volunteer in the first part of the day and we have a social activity for the second part of the day. There will be plenty of free time, too! We know it’s nice to be able to explore on your own.
What is not included?
Roundtrip airfare and one meal each day are not included in the cost.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel before April 1st, 100% of your ticket fee will be refunded minus a $100 administration fee.
If you cancel between April 2nd and April 30th, 80% of your ticket fee will be refunded.
If you cancel between May 1st and May 15th, 70% of your ticket fee will be refunded.
If you cancel between May 16th and May 25th, 40% of your ticket fee will be refunded.
No refunds will be given on or after May 26th.
Who can I call or email if I have a question?
Heidi Bermudez Martin, Executive Assistant to the Founder, can be reached by phone or text at 216-410-6428 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are you handling COVID health and safety protocols?
One of the reasons we chose Puerto Rico is because of how seriously they take COVID. Puerto Rico is one of the most vaccinated places on the planet. The territory of Puerto Rico currently requires a proof of vaccination with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and also a negative COVID test taken in the 48 hours prior to a mass event, however, this may change with time. To stay current with Puerto Rico’s travel policies, please visit: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines. Because I said I would has run COVID prevention and response charitable programs and we take the disease very seriously.
What portion of my ticket goes to charity?
After all of our expenses are accounted for, we will inform ticket purchasers what portion is tax-deductible. We are still waiting on some vendor quotes to come in, so we can’t share this number just yet. Why? This is how tax-deductible tickets work for this trip: Only the amount of the purchase price that exceeds the fair market value of what the ticket purchasers receive is deductible as a charitable contribution. If the ticket purchaser pays an amount of money that exceeds the fair market value of what is received, then this excess is what can qualify as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. We are currently estimating that about $800 will be tax-deductible, but that isn’t certain yet and is subject to change.
What is Puerto Rico’s Currency?
The United States Dollar
Do I need to be able to speak Spanish?
No. English is an official language of Puerto Rico.