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bbw
02-27-2001, 01:23 PM
can anyone give some tips on using the club card. Disney only gave us $7 off our entire hotel charge. That's 7 not 70. I am beginning to think it was waste of money.

kim532
02-27-2001, 01:36 PM
I want to get people's opinion also. I just got mine hoping I could get really good deals on my 2002 stay at WL. The pamphlet that came with my card today seemed like it was so restrictive. I am kinda flexible, but it looks like the only time to get the 20% off at WL is Aug-Sept(isn't that Hurricaine season?)

Advice on using my discount is helpfull.

Kim

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jns1094
02-27-2001, 01:44 PM
Well, it is pretty restricted when making hotel reservations. Hopefully, someone can explain how to get a better deal for that. We're going in May and did not get a discount but we did get $50 free disney dollars since we used our DC card. We're staying at the ASMusic.

I use the card for meals and souvineers at "The World of Disney" in downtown disney. For me that is worth the $30 a year. And I also shop at the Disney store a lot and I get 10% off every purchase and it adds up to a lot of savings.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

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Wish Upon A Star
02-27-2001, 03:30 PM
Just wanted to add my two cents worth . . .We've been a member since 1998, when we could get the card through our work. My card will expire the end of this year and if we renew, it's going to cost me $29.95. We feel its worth the money. It has always given us discounts on our park hopper passes and some souveniers. However, we've traveled in April 99 and April 00 and have never received a resort discount because those dates were blocked and also because it was "peak" season. This year we will be going in December and we got a AWESOME discount for the Contemporary Tower, 11th Floor, MK view. By using my card, I got a discount of $500.00 off my hotel for that week. My hotel would of cost $2485.00 for the week, now with the discount it is costing $1985.00. I was sooooooo happy, I thought I won the lottery! LOL Hopefully when just DH and I return in Oct 02 for our 15th Wedding Anniversary (4 days ALONE) we'll get another great discount, because after that, we will be back to April vacations and probably no discounts :( Whatever you decide, it does save $$ on the passes (10%) and you never know when a discounted ressie will pop up . .All I did was ask . . .

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Tigger2U43
02-27-2001, 07:54 PM
I paid to become a Disney Club member with the intent that I would save money on our trip in March. I did not know that you only got discounts during off peak times. I am sure I will save money buying things at the Disney Store, but overall I am disappointed with the Magic Kingdom Club.

Mish
02-28-2001, 04:05 PM
I didn't get a discount on the room because when I booked they were all gone but I did go back and got a rent a car and I did get a discount on that part of my package. I saved almost $100 so I guess my card already paid for itself. Michelle :D

cindirellar
02-28-2001, 06:43 PM
We are going in June and I first booked thru the regular way. But then I read on these boards how much the disney club can save you. I joined the club and although I did not get a break on my room or anything I did get $75 in disney dollars on each room we booked. We booked 4 rooms so I got a total of $300.00 return on my $40.00 membership fee.

For me this was definately worth it! I mean I'm going anyway, right! ;)

waltfan
02-28-2001, 10:37 PM
I paid the money and unfortunately I am not sure if it was such a great deal. It basically duplicates the discounts I get with my Annual Pass. As far as hotel discounts, who needs them when you have Priceline giving out the Wyndham Palace in DD for 35 dollars. I will be going Saturday and I have yet to determine how much I will save on my AP renewal (two adults), perhaps that will pay for the membership and I won't just have a cute card that costs 29.99.

neen
03-01-2001, 07:07 AM
cindirellar--
How did you get 75 disney dollars for each room you booked?

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Patrick IL.
03-01-2001, 05:37 PM
I am currently in a disagreement with D.C. I bought a member ship also thinking it would save me money. I then find out that the time period I can go is not included. I booked a stay in May in a moderate with no discount. I received an e-mail from D.C. yesterday advertising Special Introductory Rate for D.C. members at A.K. lodge, regular savannah view, from as low as $155 a night with basic plan. I call the 800 D.C. number and tell C.M. I would like to look into switching from the moderate to A.K. with this offer. She tells me there are no such rooms as regular Savannah view, only regular, waterview and Savannah view. I tell her about the e-mail and also it is posted as a offer on the D.C. websight. No I am told its not possible. I am also informed I could not convert my Discovery Magic package over since the offer is for Basic plan only. What is the diffrence, Disney is getting more money from me with the Discovery magic anyways! Then today I see on these very Boards the same Advertisment!! I got no where with her- Disney offered me $75 disney dollars a week ago when I called and complained about no discount, but not up front. I sent a e-mail to D.C. guest services today asking for an explaination from someone of authority. Sorry for venting, I am very frustrated with D.C. so they are not on my good list right now- Pat :mad:

Trekker
03-01-2001, 05:48 PM
I also am very disappointed with DC

What do people think of a mass writing campaign to:

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Patrick IL.
03-01-2001, 05:57 PM
I am in, I may write tomarrow! :D

MosMom
03-02-2001, 05:09 PM
how people got $50 & $75 Disney Dollars per each room booked. I joined the club & heard nothing of this. I'm not all that impressed with the card either & they are very vague with explaining the benefits until AFTER you join. It's a bit of a scam :(

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Evilstepmom
03-02-2001, 08:26 PM
I am truely disappointed. I had been getting the MKC for free for so many years, then to be told I had to pay $29.99, which I did. And the only discount I have been able to get is %10 off at the store, and I got %15 off at tinkerbells shop next to Small World at Disneyland. Other then that, my anual pass has given me more of a discount. I would have to spend over $50.00 to get a discount at some of the stores at disneyland.

As I get to the point. I feel ripped off. And will not buy a "collectors card" (as they put it) ever again.

And I booked my WDW world Vacation (by the way that is in 74 more days) through a travel agent and got a great vacation for 5!!

Unless you shop at the Disney store ALL THE TIME. I dont think its been worth it!!At least not for $29.99, for all the money I put into the Disney Corp (stocks included) I feel I should get the card for free...!!!!

jns1094
03-02-2001, 08:46 PM
I agree that the benefits of the card have gone down in the past two years but I still think I'm getting my money's worth. At only $29.95 for a year membership, I think it's very easy to make up for that money pretty quickly. We're going to the ASMusic in May and received $50 free disney dollars and I go to the disney store about once a month and shop at disneystore.com. These things, in my eyes, have compensated for the $30 membership fee.

Although, I do know if I had an AP, I probably wouldn't want the DC because the discounts aren't great enough.

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Kajunswty
03-03-2001, 04:20 AM
I am assuming they are all discontinued.
but, hopefully I am wrong. I thought originally that I could use it at the Hoop Dee Doo - but the CM said no. Thanks for any help - - -

disney4mykids
03-03-2001, 04:44 AM
There are none in the parts. Only a few in Dowtown Disney. The CM at the DC woul not even advise as to which restaurants participated as they stated that the list changed often.

Also, the only stores that accept the card are in Downtown disney....

Kajunswty
03-03-2001, 10:28 AM
Is Planet Hollywood included? What else is there? Isn't there a seafood place also?

thanks,
Jon

Melted
03-03-2001, 02:23 PM
I also used to get the card for free from work and know I paid $29.95 for it and booked the Poly for early Dec. and received a discount on the room and passes and was told I would receive $50.00 Disney dollars upon check in.

I believe that if I was not going to Disney I would not purchase it.
This is our 4 trip and the card only saved me money this time.

Melted

jns1094
03-03-2001, 02:48 PM
Planet Hollywood is included in the discounts for the DC card along with the Rainforest Cafe in the Animal Kingdom & DD, House of Blues in DD, Fulton's Crab House in DD. Those are the only places that I know of.

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RESINDUDE
03-03-2001, 09:19 PM
I booked AKL for December 1st. With the Disney Club discount, I got $350 off my package and $50 in disney dollars. Worth it to me!!

d0peychik
03-04-2001, 08:41 AM
i shop at the disney store all the time and save a ton of money and i used it to save for my hotel so i luv it allready

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JesNJakesMom
03-05-2001, 08:45 AM
This is the first year I am a member, so I don't know what benefits I missed out on a few years ago. However, we are staying at the Fairway Villas at Disney Institute this November and received 20% off our room and $75 Disney dollars which more than paid for itself!

When I first called to make our reservations they told me the discounts were all gone (or not available, or something) I kept calling every couple of weeks and did finally get the room discount. The Disney dollars however were always there, it had nothing to do with the room discount

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cindirellar
03-05-2001, 08:06 PM
I'm not sure. I called and got a really nice CM and explained that I am going to Disney in June, just joined the Disney Club and wanted to know what deals/specials they could give. Since it was June he could offer nothing on the room but very nicely stated that he would be happy to give the $75 in disney dollars/room. I thought great!

It sounds as though it was luck, I would just call & act sweet and as though you don't know much ... works for me!

Cindirellar

Trekker
03-06-2001, 04:11 AM
When we first booked our "package" from WDW we were told we would get $50. in D$s. When I changed the ressie to not have LOS passes, they took the $50.00 away - said it only came with the package????????? <IMG SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif" alt="confused"> <IMG SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif" alt="confused">

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Kajunswty
03-06-2001, 05:31 AM
that is exactly what I was looking for! Have a disney day °o°

jns1094
03-06-2001, 06:05 PM
Glad to help. :D

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signingoff
03-07-2001, 03:59 AM
Like most of you I have not seen any benefits of my membership. I was hoping that I would at least save some money with the Disney Magazine. Members are supposed to receive free membership, correct? Has anyone else received their magazine?

jns1094
03-07-2001, 04:21 PM
I've recieved mine. I think they come quarterly. But if you just joined, you're supposed to get the most resent edition.

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curlyjbs
03-07-2001, 05:16 PM
arrrrgghhhh! I wish I read this post 15 mins. ago! I'd be $30 dollars richer right not. :mad:
Is the Disney Club really that bad?
I'm planning on using it for passes and a National rental car(with the DC Contract #5901600 I got a discount of $43.20 on my rental) seems it may have paid for itself already.

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cvacrafts
03-07-2001, 06:46 PM
I was wondering if you apply for the card online if they give you a number that you can use immediately to book a reservation and get a discount or do you have to actually wait for the card to arrive? I called our local Disney store to see if I could buy it there but they told me they only have applications. We are interested in going off season but I don't want to wait weeks for a card and then find out all the rooms are booked. Thanks!

Cheryl in NJ

peppersugar
03-08-2001, 03:56 AM
I signed up over the phone and told them I needed the number ASAP so I could make (actually change) my reservations, etc. I had two rooms with Resort Magic reserved at All Star Movies in June--I could get the card for $30 thru work so it seemed like a good deal--the person who signed me up said I could call and change my reservations as soon as I got my DC #--she took my e-mail address and said I would receive an e-mail giving me my DC# within 24-48 hours--I got it the next day--I then called to change my reservations--no discount on room because of value resorts in June but I had expected 5% discount on my LOS (Resort Magic)passes but was surprised when my total reservation cost actually went up about $5--questioned it and was told it was a "tax" difference but I would get $50 Disney dollars at check-in--got to thinking about it so called back next day and questioned and was told rate was the same but would get $250 Disney dollars ($50/person) which sounded too good to be true--actually found later it's $50/room so I'll get $100 since I have two rooms.
You get 10% off at Planet Hollywood, Rain Forest Cafe, Cheesecake Factory (In Disney Quest) and Sports Cafe

curlyjbs
03-08-2001, 06:41 AM
Cheryl in NJ,
I joined online and recieved my member number via email.

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tasbm1
03-08-2001, 07:10 AM
I purchased the card because I loved to shop for clothes at the Disney Store. Now that they are limiting the adult clothing line I was considering sending it back to them, but low and behold, I just got the $50 Disney Dollars for booking a trip. That $50 paid the $29.95 membership fee with a few dollars to spare. I guess I'll keep it!

LJP
03-08-2001, 10:54 AM
Please, can someone tell me how they got the Disney Dollars? We're booked for CBR/AKL in December and were not told of any deal like this. Do you have to have the length of stay pass before they'll give you the dollars or would you get them automatically.

Lynn

Becky G
03-08-2001, 11:43 AM
What number did you call about the Disney Dollars? I've tried the Dolphin (where I'm staying), the Disney Club, etc, and no one knows anything.

Becky G

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Epcot Mom
03-08-2001, 01:02 PM
But I've always had a discount on our room, that's what originally got us into MK Club/Disney Club. We typically go every year in May to the Wilderness Lodge. We get the 10% off the room and also on our tickets. Last year, we finally figured out it was a good deal to get the ap and received a disc on that. There are a lot of duplicate discounts if you have both ap and dc but the dc gives you discounts on rooms far in advance where with the ap, you have wait and hope. We planned a last minute trip last Sept and got a killer rate at the WL with our ap discount. DC rates were already long gone. We typically book far in advance (practically right after we get home from the last trip). Maybe that makes it easier for us to secure the dc discount. We can then always convert it to an ap rate when/if they become available.

If you stay for a week or more (we usually hit 8-10 days) it's easy to make back the money you spent on dc dues. If you're only going for 3 nights and you plan your trips at the last minute, it may not suit your needs.

yfoog
03-12-2001, 08:35 AM
I have been a member of the club for several years and have had a very good experience with it. We booked a room at the WL for the last week of August and saved about $1800. on it. Although we did book a package and will receive $75 in disney money. Not sure if it was because of the package or the date we are going, as to why I received such a great deal.

Hope this helps

Can't wait to go!!!!!!!! :) :D

cnj4mickey
03-12-2001, 06:27 PM
I just signed up too, with the intention of getting a discount on the hotel. I was under the impression that June was 10% for the All Stars, some posts say that there is no discount for June. I swear I read that on the webpage.

disneytess
03-13-2001, 03:23 AM
We had originally booked thru dreams Unlimited for DL/riverside for $144 night with taxes. We joined the club and now have it for $114.54 a night with taxes. I think that's a savings. We are going after Thanksgiving till Dec 2nd.

PoohNPiglet
03-13-2001, 03:52 AM
For me the DC card has more than paid for itself. We saved $378 on our room for our trip in May. We also saved $$ on our annual passes. We are planning a second trip in December and we currently have a discount of $90 on that room. Originally we had free disney dollars, but we dropped the resort magic package from our trip when we realized we would be able to save more money and possibly get even better room rates with the APs. Disney dollars only come with the packages. But given the $378 savings, I would say it was worth the $30. :D

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djanssen
03-13-2001, 06:23 AM
How much do people need to save to not complain? The DC discounts on my park hopper tickets more than paid for my card. I saved more money than that on the car rental using the DC codes. I did not get any discount on my hotel (or any Disney $'s) but so what. I will save more on Disney Quest admission and souvenier purchases at World of Disney. If I get back more than what I paid for the card it seems like a good deal to me. Why does it seem like everyone expects to get thousands or even hundreds of dollars of savings from a $30 card?

MargaretF
03-17-2001, 12:20 PM
The way I look at it is that if I save double the money I spent on the card, then I come out ahead. So far I have saved on the magazine (which we love), I will save about $40.00 on WDW tickets and I just used the Entertainment link to save $100.00 on two rooms for another trip I'm taking. That's pretty good for $30.00. I'm about $110.00 ahead and I didn't even use the card for a room a WDW (a first for me, but got the great AKL upsell). Even with the old MKC card, discounts weren't guaranteed, I always managed to get one, but I always went in off peak seasons

Dragon0525
03-20-2001, 08:47 AM
You can also join the National Car Rental Emerald Club for free - that's a $50 value. If you rent with National you can then bypass the lines and pick your car from the EC section.

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