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Corjack
08-03-2009, 07:59 PM
I saw this the other night on the website and clicked on it but it just took me to the special deals section. WHY do they mess with my mind. :eek:

Jackie

MariaElleršoš
08-03-2009, 08:04 PM
Ohhhhhhhh, let's hope Disney releases this deal again!!!

marcielm
08-03-2009, 08:12 PM
I would love to get this offer again! We didn't use it last year (had a different one), but we could definitely save some $$ this next year with it! :thumbsup2

bamamom
08-03-2009, 09:42 PM
What were the dates on the 4/3 deal last year?

Native NYer
08-03-2009, 09:48 PM
I hope it's offered again also. Fingers crossed!

twoplustwins
08-04-2009, 10:52 AM
I saw this today and clicked on it, but it just took me to the special offers where the 4/3 was not listed. What in the world????

Mlissa88
08-04-2009, 12:11 PM
same thing happened to me.... I clicked and only saw the free dinning deal.

MickeyEars
08-04-2009, 01:34 PM
I haven't seen this, where is it? I know it's not a true offer but I could at least look at it and dream!!! I'm so hoping for this deal to be offered again, we used it this past June and it was great!!! :goodvibes

Carla

eade
08-05-2009, 09:38 AM
hello.. where did you see this banner? just wondered.. i hope they do bring the deal back..

DonaldDuckFamily
08-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Could someone remind me....was the 4/3 deal buy 4 nights and 4 days park tickets and get 3 nights and 3 days park tickets free? or Buy 4 nights get 3 nights free? Thanks!!:)

helenk
08-05-2009, 12:01 PM
It's been popping up periodically for me for the last few weeks, but it does not let you book the deal.
It must be another glitch in the WDW website

swandiverpatt
08-05-2009, 01:35 PM
Is the banner showing up here (Disboards) or on Disney's website????

MickeyEars
08-05-2009, 04:36 PM
Yes, where are you seeing it? We want to look too!!! Is it on the Disney website?

Carla

Monny2AE
08-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Maybe their testing to see how many people click on it so they know how much we're dying to have it return! :goodvibes

weswife
08-05-2009, 07:08 PM
We too want the 4/3 deal!!!:worship: We plan to go Mar. or Apr. 2010 but the deal would let us upgade!!!!:love:

I do not see the banner???:confused3

Corjack
08-05-2009, 09:03 PM
I saw the banner on the disney website. It was in the spot where the Dining offer has been. It is not always there just that one time so far. Probably a weird fluke but I was pretty sad. :lol:

lustergirl
08-06-2009, 06:32 AM
I agree that is was a weird fluke. I saw the same thing a couple of weeks ago on their homepage. I went back in and it was gone!!

jacksmomma
08-06-2009, 07:21 AM
Here is to crossing your fingers and your toes for that deal! We missed it last year, but just started thinking about a spring 2010 trip.

Refresh my memory...
Last year the 4/3 deal was announced November-ish right? It went until March, correct?

DisneyMomx7
08-06-2009, 07:35 AM
Last year it was announced in November and it went to June. Then it was extended to at least the end of July, not sure of the exact dates. Originally it ended June 27th.

jacksmomma
08-06-2009, 12:03 PM
Last year it was announced in November and it went to June. Then it was extended to at least the end of July, not sure of the exact dates. Originally it ended June 27th.

:eek:Wow...I did not realize it went for that long. Crossing my fingers and toes even tighter now! :thumbsup2

candielips
08-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Last year it was announced in November and it went to June. Then it was extended to at least the end of July, not sure of the exact dates. Originally it ended June 27th.

It was extended until mid-Aug. Right before the FD started.

secretpantssam
08-06-2009, 12:53 PM
Maybe their testing to see how many people click on it so they know how much we're dying to have it return! :goodvibes

I hope so! Keep clicking!!!

MickeyEars
08-06-2009, 06:50 PM
Thanks for letting us know where you saw it. I have never seen it but if I do I will certainly click on it!!! :thumbsup2

Carla

dismama
08-07-2009, 08:10 AM
I saw it last night but when I clicked on it I was sent to the regular welcome page were you can make a ressie

letstalkboutdisney
08-07-2009, 08:15 AM
It was extended until mid-Aug. Right before the FD started.

does anyone know when disney anounced the extendtion into July?

goofyfordisney
08-07-2009, 10:54 AM
Could someone remind me....was the 4/3 deal buy 4 nights and 4 days park tickets and get 3 nights and 3 days park tickets free? or Buy 4 nights get 3 nights free? Thanks!!:)

I want to know this too!

Anyone know what the 'deal' was? :confused3

Monny2AE
08-07-2009, 11:08 AM
Last year I paid for 4 nights and 4 days worth of park tickets and got 3 nights and 3 days of tickets free.

I think I remember paying to upgrade for the park hopper though.

goofyfordisney
08-07-2009, 11:13 AM
Last year I paid for 4 nights and 4 days worth of park tickets and got 3 nights and 3 days of tickets free.

I think I remember paying to upgrade for the park hopper though.

Thank you!

arbarks
08-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Could anyone tell me when the 4/3 deal started last year? We took advantage of this great deal in March, would love a repeat! :goodvibes

marcielm
08-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Could anyone tell me when the 4/3 deal started last year? We took advantage of this great deal in March, would love a repeat! :goodvibes

It began Jan 4, and ran through the end of June. They kept extended the deadline to book the deal... it started 11/6/08, and initially expired 12/20/08. The extended to booking deadline to 1/24/09, and then again to 3/29/09. (thanks Mousesavers.com for the info!)

We tried to the 4/3 on our family suite but we were booking so late it wasn't available. We did end up getting to use our PIN (the reason I called to book), however on a family suite that came available.

tloveswdw
08-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Uh, would love to use that one again! It was great for us, this last trip!

DrRae2B
08-13-2009, 09:59 AM
I saw the fake banner last night... I made the mistake of being away from the Boards for a few days and came back to see that there was some "huge deal announcement" that was to be released yesterday. So in my fit of excitement, I opened another tab to my My Disney Vacation page, and it was "experiencing technical difficulties..." (therefore enhancing my excitement). When it finally loaded, there was that 4 for 3 banner and my stomach dropped I was so excited!-- I was soooooo disappointed when it was just a link to the Specials page. That's cruel (and dangerous!-- first timers like me have anxiety attacks over these things!).

I'm not even going till May. It's gonna be a looooong 9 months....

BigTex71
08-13-2009, 11:25 AM
We aren't going until Novemebr of 2010, so I guess we will miss out if they do the 4/3 deal again. :( Maybe they will have free dining then.

SummerIrmoma2_3
08-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Last year it was announced in November and it went to June. Then it was extended to at least the end of July, not sure of the exact dates. Originally it ended June 27th.

I can only hope they would offer it again. We are looking to go the first part of June 2010. We couldn't take advantage of the deal this year since I delivered ds in May and we usually go the first week in June, as soon as the kids are out of school.

miprender
08-15-2009, 02:50 PM
:worship::worship::worship: Please I would love a 4/3 deal. We saved over $800 with it last year.:wizard:

Lisa_Loves_Disney
08-15-2009, 03:03 PM
I really hope they come back out with this. I just had some friends go through this deal they receieved last year. I thought it was just the resort but it's your theme park tickets too!! :eek: They are staying at the Poly!! God, imagine that, staying at the Poly for a week with a weeks worth of tickets and only paying for 4 days worth..grr! :headache:

cheshiregirl
08-15-2009, 04:55 PM
Does anyone know if the 4/3 deal covers DDP too? So that if you getting the DDP that you essentially get 3 days free dining too?

GoofyMomInOhio
08-15-2009, 05:09 PM
Does anyone know if the 4/3 deal covers DDP too? So that if you getting the DDP that you essentially get 3 days free dining too?

Sorry, it was just room and tickets.

THE DENTIST
08-16-2009, 03:24 AM
How does the 4/3 deal work for annual passholders? Any beter deals or is it one or the other?

luv2sew
08-16-2009, 06:55 PM
I would love the 4/3 again....and to make it sweeter....4/3 and $200....wow that was nice and be nice again.

dsaville
08-16-2009, 07:14 PM
Remember it's only single day tix. We used the deal for our first trip to the world and stayed in the yacht club. I just don't think we would have paid full price to stay there for 7 nights. But if we would have it woulda been worth it. Last year they announced the deal in mid december. I remember we found a deal at the contemporary and the next day when we were ready to book it was gone.

lovesdumbo
08-16-2009, 08:01 PM
I really hope they come back out with this. I just had some friends go through this deal they receieved last year. I thought it was just the resort but it's your theme park tickets too!! :eek: They are staying at the Poly!! God, imagine that, staying at the Poly for a week with a weeks worth of tickets and only paying for 4 days worth..grr! :headache:
You know the difference between a 4 day ticket and a 7 day ticket is only about $9.


How does the 4/3 deal work for annual passholders? Any beter deals or is it one or the other?
You had to buy at least a 1 day ticket this year. For me 7 nights in a Poly GV room was WAY cheaper with 4/3 deal than AP. Rack rate was $355 and 4/3 was over 42% off or about $150/night and I think AP was under $100. The one day tickets don't expire until 14 days after 1st use and I didn't use them so I could use them in the future toward the renewal of my AP or to buy a new ticket.


ETA: I found my worksheet on my work computer from last January. I saved $442 on the 7 nights at Poly GV vs. AP rate. That more than covered the $150 I had to spend to purchase two 1 day base tickets PLUS I got the $200 gift card and those tickets to use in the future.

Remember it's only single day tix. We used the deal for our first trip to the world and stayed in the yacht club. I just don't think we would have paid full price to stay there for 7 nights. But if we would have it woulda been worth it. Last year they announced the deal in mid december. I remember we found a deal at the contemporary and the next day when we were ready to book it was gone.
Last year they announced AP rates late October and 4/3 early November.

letstalkboutdisney
08-17-2009, 07:50 AM
Does anyone know when they extened to 4/3 deal to include July last year?

leeshiebean
08-17-2009, 09:31 AM
I'm hoping to use this deal if it comes out for the Princess half marathon in March. I hope they do it again!

Also letstalkboutdisney - I'm originally from WD. Weird!

letstalkboutdisney
08-17-2009, 09:38 AM
I'm hoping to use this deal if it comes out for the Princess half marathon in March. I hope they do it again!

Also letstalkboutdisney - I'm originally from WD. Weird!

What part of wd? How long ago did you move?

leeshiebean
08-17-2009, 11:07 AM
I grew up in WD and only moved away 3 years ago after I graduated college for a job up in MA. My parents still live there though and I was home for a few days in June. We live in the Greenfields region.

letstalkboutdisney
08-17-2009, 11:47 AM
Did you go to greenfields elementary? My kids go there now. We live right next to the middle school. My friend amy grew up in the greenfields section. Her parents still live there. It sure would be a small world if they knew amy;s parents!:)

lovesdumbo
08-17-2009, 01:19 PM
Does anyone know when they extened to 4/3 deal to include July last year?

Yes-it went to early Aug-just before free dining but I don't remember if it included those dates when it was first announced or not.

letstalkboutdisney
08-18-2009, 07:48 AM
Thanks, I know the offer first came out in November but only went to June.

So I was wondering if anyone knows what month that Disney decided to extend the offer to August.

marcielm
08-18-2009, 09:48 AM
Thanks, I know the offer first came out in November but only went to June.

So I was wondering if anyone knows what month that Disney decided to extend the offer to August.

Mousesavers.com doesn't show that it ever went into August, only that the booking window ended at the the end of June. When the 4/3 offer ended, there was a room-only discount and a package discount that came out for summer, and right now there is still an Aug/Sept room only discount available.

edited to say that I've seen where some folks are talking about having the 4/3 deal in later parts of the year, so I'm not sure if initially Disney allowed people to book them at any time of the year, or not.

fla4fun
08-18-2009, 10:05 AM
Thanks, I know the offer first came out in November but only went to June.

So I was wondering if anyone knows what month that Disney decided to extend the offer to August.

I know I booked my 4/3 package for August in March. So you could at least do it by then.

iluvhawaii
08-18-2009, 10:58 AM
The 4/3 offer was extended through August 15th. I booked our summer vacation as late as I possibly could using the deal--we were at the GF August 8-15.

letstalkboutdisney
08-18-2009, 10:59 AM
I know I booked my 4/3 package for August in March. So you could at least do it by then.

thank you! Good to know!

We would like to go in July and the 4/3 deal would be great. We are hoping to stay at the beach club and would like to book it ASAP.

mreid1974
08-18-2009, 12:59 PM
I booked the 4/3 November 21st of last year to stay in march.. The best part of the deal was the added 200 dollar gift card... that increased the savings.. I hope if they do 4/3 again they add the 200 dollar card..

mickeystoontown
08-20-2009, 11:14 AM
I booked our August, 2009 vacation using the buy 4/get 3 free promo. I booked it the day it came out. Our travel dates were 8/6 to 8/15. We originally booked Pop Century but then, just three weeks before we were to leave (and well after the promo had ended), I called Disney and practically begged them to let us upgrade to the CBR and still keep the deal. After three tries, I got it! Persistence paid off for me!

letstalkboutdisney
08-20-2009, 11:30 AM
I booked our August, 2009 vacation using the buy 4/get 3 free promo. I booked it the day it came out. Our travel dates were 8/6 to 8/15. We originally booked Pop Century but then, just three weeks before we were to leave (and well after the promo had ended), I called Disney and practically begged them to let us upgrade to the CBR and still keep the deal. After three tries, I got it! Persistence paid off for me!

Do you remember what month you were able to book for August?
thanks

mickeystoontown
08-20-2009, 11:48 AM
Do you remember what month you were able to book for August?
thanks

Let me go back and look at my last Disney Reservation Invoice. Maybe it'll help me see what I booked.

mickeystoontown
08-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Um....that didn't really help. I paid my deposit in September, 2008 but then later changed it to the buy 4/get 3 promo. The day I switched to the CBR was 72/09 so it was a month before we arrived (not 3 weeks) when I upgraded.

LuvAriel
08-20-2009, 12:08 PM
Do you remember what month you were able to book for August?
thanks

I definitely booked my August 4/3 deal sometime in Feb. I remember being upset that it only went thru June & when they extended it to August, I jumped on it!

Just can't remember what part of February it was, I think I booked it around the 20th.

HTH!

letstalkboutdisney
08-20-2009, 03:18 PM
Um....that didn't really help. I paid my deposit in September, 2008 but then later changed it to the buy 4/get 3 promo. The day I switched to the CBR was 72/09 so it was a month before we arrived (not 3 weeks) when I upgraded.


Thank you for checking!

letstalkboutdisney
08-20-2009, 03:20 PM
I definitely booked my August 4/3 deal sometime in Feb. I remember being upset that it only went thru June & when they extended it to August, I jumped on it!

Just can't remember what part of February it was, I think I booked it around the 20th.

HTH!

Thank you so much! No lets hope they offer the deal again!:goodvibes

kajack
08-21-2009, 04:08 PM
for the 4/3 deal, did you have to stay 7 nights? OR if you were only staying 6nights could you get the next 2 free?

lovesdumbo
08-21-2009, 04:48 PM
for the 4/3 deal, did you have to stay 7 nights? OR if you were only staying 6nights could you get the next 2 free?

You did not have to stay for 7 nights. If you stayed for 7 nights it was about a 43% discount 3/7, if you stayed 6 it was about a 33% discount 2/6 and if you stayed for 5 it was about a 20% discount 1/5.

czkmom
08-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this twice for a 14 day stay or are the remaining days after "7" days just regular price?

GoofyMomInOhio
08-22-2009, 06:43 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this twice for a 14 day stay or are the remaining days after "7" days just regular price?

I believe that you can - alot of people reported doing this but you would have to book two separate packages including at least a 1 day ticket per package. You can link the reservations but you might have to change rooms at the start of the second reservation. I'm sure someone else might have some more info. HTH

CoolPool
08-22-2009, 10:21 PM
We booked March 20-something for our Aug 4-11 trip. We booked it a few days before the deal expired. I think the expiration date was March 26th. We originally booked AKL but we changed resorts sometime in May. They do let you change resorts but you must have the deal booked by the expiration. We were able to add the dining plan, but at full cost. For some reason you could not add the wine plan though. Hope that helps. :)

sarahsmom73
08-23-2009, 07:42 AM
Oh I hope they offer this again! We LOVED it !

DJFan88
08-23-2009, 07:50 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this twice for a 14 day stay or are the remaining days after "7" days just regular price?

I think in that case you should book 2 individual stays (why not try 2 different hotels, as by 7 days you will be ready to try a new one). When we stayed in June for 9 days we booked this offer, and they just called it a Buy 6, get 3 free, so still just the 3 free. Which still shaved about $400 off of the originals AAA discount ressie I already had (at a moderate), so I was happy about that.

cindermomma
08-24-2009, 11:42 AM
Any more sightings of that banner?:surfweb:

mickeystoontown
08-24-2009, 12:38 PM
Any more sightings of that banner?:surfweb:

I was just about to post this same question. Great minds think alike.:rotfl:

AmberHeartsDisney
08-26-2009, 12:32 PM
I have not seen it myself, but i wish people knew how to save and post a screen shot lol

5boyz
08-26-2009, 02:07 PM
Does anyone know if it's possible to get this twice for a 14 day stay or are the remaining days after "7" days just regular price?


Yes you absoultey can do this...I just did it July Aug. I had 7 nights with 10 day base ticket and QSDP. Then I did another 7 nights with 1 day base with QSDP. So I got 2 sets of mugs, and I still have the 4 1 day passes to use towards our next vacation.:thumbsup2 I did not have to change rooms as they put continuing res, but still not a guarantee. I also let my friend use my 4 new mugs that were not used to take on her Disney vacation....she will be landing soon as a matter of fact (lucky her).

mickeystoontown
08-31-2009, 11:17 AM
I've never pretended to be a Math whiz so I need some help.

In the hope that the buy 4/get 3 free deal comes out, I am putting together a scenario or two. But, I need ya'll to tell me if I am doing this correctly.

Would I price out a 4 day vacation and get the total. Turn around and price out a 7 day vacation and get the total. And, then, subtract the difference to get the total savings if the buy 4/get 3 free deal comes out? I know it won't be right on the money but wouldn't it give me an idea?

Gosh, I hate math!

marcielm
08-31-2009, 11:21 AM
I've never pretended to be a Math whiz so I need some help.

In the hope that the buy 4/get 3 free deal comes out, I am putting together a scenario or two. But, I need ya'll to tell me if I am doing this correctly.

Would I price out a 4 day vacation and get the total. Turn around and price out a 7 day vacation and get the total. And, then, subtract the difference to get the total savings if the buy 4/get 3 free deal comes out? I know it won't be right on the money but wouldn't it give me an idea?

Gosh, I hate math!

Yes, that would be the savings, provided you do NOT do the dining plan on the price quotes. The dining plan was paid for the entire length of stay, not just the first 4 days. Also make sure you quote "4 nights, 4 day tickets" vs "7 nights, 7 day tickets", with the tickets being BASE tickets (no park hopper or add ons).

wishicouldgomoreofte
08-31-2009, 12:34 PM
The 4/3 offer was extended through August 15th. I booked our summer vacation as late as I possibly could using the deal--we were at the GF August 8-15.

Do you remember when you booked that?
It is all water under the bridge now, but when I was looking at it in ???,
It ended like June or something, so wouldn't work. Needed "school's out" time--hot as the dickens summer.:rotfl::lmao:

5boyz
08-31-2009, 12:39 PM
I know for sure I booked Feb 9th for my 4/3 deal for July/Aug...that was the first day you could book for those dates...I did it at 7am..:thumbsup2

3princesses+aprince
09-02-2009, 10:10 AM
I just came on and saw this thread and am excited. I went last May for our first time with this deal and it was amazing. Especially seeing how we are a family of 6 and paid for 2 rooms at All stars, this was a huge help.

Right now we are planning on Sept. 2010, but not too sure I want to go at that time anymore. I'm really thinking of April or May again, but if this came out it would be a definite GO.... I'll be looking out.

MinnieGal
09-05-2009, 02:00 PM
We took advantage of this deal during Spring Break this past March...it was great...we loved it. Crossing my finger that they offer it again. Right now we have a room only booked for next Spring Break, but will upgrade our package if they offer it again!

SarahD
09-05-2009, 04:27 PM
We did this deal last January and are hoping to go again next February - if a great deal comes out. But I did the math, and for me, the best deal is free dining. We stay at Pop. The 4/3 deal can save you a lot of money if you're going deluxe, or even moderate, but only about $300 for a week at Pop. In February a week would cost me $2090 (including QS dining) with the 4/3 and only $1638 with free dining. Even if they have the $200 gift card...still less savings.