Daughter isn't being allowed to cancel gym contract

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Country: United States of America
State: Georgia

My 18 year old daughter "won" a free membership to a local gym. When she checked it out, she was talked into signing a 2 year contract at $29.99 per month with a $145.00 down payment. This was done yesterday (Tues) and today she went back to cancel it. She was told she could not cancel this contract. I thought there was some kind of law that allowed you to cancel a contract within 3 business days?

Answer

There is no exact law normally but she may say the matter was not presented correctly and was misleading etc.--if she cancels immediately they have no real damages. You may even sue in small claims if need be.