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LJD2143
08-07-2009, 10:13 AM
A co-worker of my husband is going to Disney and staying at the Poly in early October. She claims they received an email with a PIN code for 40% off the room AND Free Dining! They had to choose from the Poly, CR or GF, with a 7-night minimum.

I dont' think I believe this. She really has no reason to lie, but until I see the email with my own two eyes, I'm highly doubtful.

Has anyone else heard of such a thing?:confused3

PrincessKsMom
08-07-2009, 10:18 AM
A co-worker of my husband is going to Disney and staying at the Poly in early October. She claims they received an email with a PIN code for 40% off the room AND Free Dining! They had to choose from the Poly, CR or GF, with a 7-night minimum.

I dont' think I believe this. She really has no reason to lie, but until I see the email with my own two eyes, I'm highly doubtful.

Has anyone else heard of such a thing?:confused3

I got a pincode for October and it only said 40% off. Now what exactly am I supposed to do with a pincode for 10/1-10/31 when I'm getting back from my trip on 9/6? :eek:

marcielm
08-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Wow, if she really did get it I hope she is taking it! Maybe because there is a 7 night minimum rather than the normal 3 like most offers. She had better call quick, and confirm the offer & book, before she loses the chance.

LJD2143
08-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Wow, if she really did get it I hope she is taking it! Maybe because there is a 7 night minimum rather than the normal 3 like most offers. She had better call quick, and confirm the offer & book, before she loses the chance.

Oh - she booked it alright - directly with Disney.
I've just never heard of such a "double-discount" before.

marcielm
08-07-2009, 11:47 AM
Oh - she booked it alright - directly with Disney.
I've just never heard of such a "double-discount" before.

I haven't either. That's an awesome deal. I'd stay deluxe (I want either the Poly or Contemp) if I had a deal like that come across!

Ellie42699
08-07-2009, 11:49 AM
i received this pin code offer yesterday, but it's for value...not sure what/if there is any savings on the hotel...guess i'll have to figure it out. Although I wont be using this offer. I'm just happy I got a pin code!! This is the first one I've ever received so I'm looking forward to more.


FREE Disney Dining Plan
when you purchase this 4-night/5-day vacation package at selct Disney Value Resorts including accommodations and Theme Park tickets.
-Just-
$1,284*


for a family of 4 in a standard room.
For stays most nights 8/27/099/21/09, 9/29/0910/1/09 and 11/29/0912/17/09.

*Total package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets are for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer is nontransferable. Excludes gratuities.

time4Mickey
08-07-2009, 11:50 AM
I have always a been told that you can only have 1 discount at a time. If you get the room then not the dining. If its true., wish I would have gotten it.

marcielm
08-07-2009, 11:54 AM
i received this pin code offer yesterday, but it's for value...not sure what/if there is any savings on the hotel...guess i'll have to figure it out. Although I wont be using this offer. I'm just happy I got a pin code!! This is the first one I've ever received so I'm looking forward to more.


FREE Disney Dining Plan
when you purchase this 4-night/5-day vacation package at selct Disney Value Resorts including accommodations and Theme Park tickets.
-Just-
$1,284*


for a family of 4 in a standard room.
For stays most nights 8/27/099/21/09, 9/29/0910/1/09 and 11/29/0912/17/09.

*Total package price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of packages allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets are for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer is nontransferable. Excludes gratuities.

This is the PIN that is out right now for the regular DDP (instead of the QSP that is on the GP free dining offer) for the values. It gives you the TS meals if you weren't going to do the upgrade... or it saves about $10 per adult & $3 per child, per night in the hotel if you were planning on upgrading your plan.

catne
08-07-2009, 11:54 AM
well, guess it could be. The bounceback offer in the room last September (2008) was for Free Dining discount at most resorts but there was a special offer on there that did allow a 30% discount + Free Dining at select Disney villas. (think you had to book studio villa at SSR or OKW to get the double-dip discount.) I think that bounceback required a 3 night minimum...so they could have offered an even better deal for a 7 night minimum.

Good for them...that kind of double discount would be a very sweet deal!

Kat73
08-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Well that is just all kinds of awesome! YAY for your friends! The Poly discounted AND FD, sounds like a fantastic vacation is in the works!

marcielm
08-07-2009, 11:56 AM
I have always a been told that you can only have 1 discount at a time. If you get the room then not the dining. If its true., wish I would have gotten it.

You can only have one discount at a time... but the offer has the 'stacked' discounts. She is getting two discounts for one PIN. Had she only gotten a 40% off room, then she couldn't do the FD that is out there for the GP in addition to the 40% off, because that would be trying to use 2 codes at once.

This is a great offer, & I'm with you in that I would love something similar!

snykymom
08-07-2009, 12:28 PM
I might love something similar, but even with 40% off, I can't afford GF, Poly or CR f0r 7 nights! Maybe that's why the discount was so steep - maybe they're having trouble booking the $400 or $500 rooms at rack rate.

marcielm
08-07-2009, 12:32 PM
maybe they're having trouble booking the $400 or $500 rooms at rack rate.

I don't know.... I'm trying to get a GF for Dec. 3-7 and it is FULLY booked... no rack room even available, let alone a discount. I've got a CR right now, but I'm keeping my eye out of GF and I'll change the clients ressie if something comes up (I'm hoping around the 45 day mark).

mbanks21
08-07-2009, 12:59 PM
I call shennanigans on this. Get a hold of the email....

restful urchin
08-07-2009, 01:05 PM
I got a pin yesterday for 40% select resorts in November. (I'm already going in November with free dining.)
Under the *SEE IMPORTANT DETAILS*part I clicked and got the spiel that this could not be added to any other discount or group rates.
I guess we'll see. Best of luck.

RMulieri
08-07-2009, 01:12 PM
Anything is possible.During the Free Dining Bounceback last year we were allowed 30% off and FREE dining, but like a PP said you had to choose from SSR or OKW DVC only.So I suppose it could be possible

blissventure
08-07-2009, 01:12 PM
I call shennanigans on this. Get a hold of the email....

Exactly. I don't believe Disney is going to start promoting double dips at the deluxe hotels ...it makes no sense, business-wise.
I wouldn't waste a second even thinking about this. The only thing that is missing from this "offer" :rotfl::rotfl: is that it's for a guaranteed booking in the Cinderella's castle suite with Mickey as your butler.

mbanks21
08-07-2009, 01:31 PM
I guarantee what happened is it says something like "save up to 40% with free dining" meaning saving on the cost of meals.

Cinderumbrella
08-07-2009, 01:33 PM
I guarantee what happened is it says something like "save up to 40% with free dining" meaning saving on the cost of meals.

I was just coming to post this same thing...

PrincessKsMom
08-07-2009, 01:43 PM
Here's the text of the email I got. Says I received it in celebration of my birthday (which, obviously, is in October). However, without calling I have no idea what it's for: I assume hotel only, but it is all levels, only mods, only budget.... who knows. :confused3


40% off a Disney stay*
at select Disney Resorts for stays most nights 10/1/0910/31/09.

*The number of rooms available at this savings is limited. Minimum length-of-stay requirements may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals. Savings based on non-discounted price for the same room.

SEE important details

Start planning the vacation of your dreams!


Call 407-W-DISNEY or
your Travel Agent today to book!
Be sure to have your PIN: _______________________



IMPORTANT DETAILS
Additional per-adult charges apply if more than two adults per room. No group rates or other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable. Advance reservations required.

restful urchin
08-07-2009, 01:59 PM
Princess K,
That is exactly the same email I got except mine is for November since that is when my b-day is. When I called they said one discount or another. They did ask if I wanted dining with that. I asked if it was free. The said no.
Who knows.. maybe somebody got very lucky with a very nice but different than these pins.:confused3

LJD2143
08-07-2009, 02:36 PM
I guarantee what happened is it says something like "save up to 40% with free dining" meaning saving on the cost of meals.

That must be it.....

mazdabug
08-07-2009, 05:41 PM
We recieved a pin a few days ago. I was for free dinning in Dec. Will be staying at POP Dec6-13. MYM plus dinning upgrade to DDP not QDP. My total was $1538.00 . When i usec the code i was upgraded to prefer room and free DDP and my new total is not $1313.00 dollars. :thumbsup2

VikingInMouseEars
08-07-2009, 06:56 PM
Ya know, this really isn't out of the realm of possibilty. Just in the last week or so people were reporting that they were being being offered up grades from their value resort room to a studio (and in some cases a 1 br) vacation villa AND the ones that already had free dining were getting to keep it. So offering a Deluxe resort at 40% off and free dining would make more sense for WDW than a free upgrade from a value to a vacation villa and free dining.

ZeroToHero
08-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Ya know, this really isn't out of the realm of possibilty. Just in the last week or so people were reporting that they were being being offered up grades from their value resort room to a studio (and in some cases a 1 br) vacation villa AND the ones that already had free dining were getting to keep it. So offering a Deluxe resort at 40% off and free dining would make more sense for WDW than a free upgrade from a value to a vacation villa and free dining.

That was because the time to book free dining for that period was almost over, and the OKW and SS resorts were at a low capacity. By moving over money they already had (value people) to the DVC resorts, they could get more people to book the now open value resorts, and maybe get some regularly value people to buy DVC.

It makes a lot of sense, from a financial view.

rt2dz
08-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Well, anything is possible. The more appropriate question is how likely.

Goofydiane
08-08-2009, 09:21 PM
I received a PIN code earlier this year for 40% a resort stay and I booked 10 nights at Coronado starting 10/01. Then when Free Dining came out I called to see if this would be the better deal and the CM indicated the PIN I have allows for both, so 10 nights at Coronado, 9 day hoppers, FD for 2 adults for $2,100 total. Whether she combined things or not, I'm very happy with that price....especially since my mom is paying! She wants the F&W experience.

I checked my reservation many times and it includes free dining, based on this, I believe it is possible to combine deals.

tripplanner2
08-08-2009, 09:35 PM
i received a pin code earlier this year for 40% a resort stay and i booked 10 nights at coronado starting 10/01. Then when free dining came out i called to see if this would be the better deal and the cm indicated the pin i have allows for both, so 10 nights at coronado, 9 day hoppers, fd for 2 adults for $2,100 total. Whether she combined things or not, i'm very happy with that price....especially since my mom is paying! She wants the f&w experience.

I checked my reservation many times and it includes free dining, based on this, i believe it is possible to combine deals.


wow!!!

ZeroToHero
08-08-2009, 10:04 PM
She didn't combine things. She got rid of your 40% off discount and added free dining when I ran the numbers. If it was just 40% off and no free dining (eating OOP), it would be 1005.75$ for the room alone and then another 400+ for the tickets.

3boys4me
08-08-2009, 10:11 PM
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texasteacher35
08-08-2009, 10:20 PM
I have always a been told that you can only have 1 discount at a time. If you get the room then not the dining. If its true., wish I would have gotten it.


I thought only one offer at a time...no double dipping!?

tripplanner2
08-08-2009, 10:26 PM
I also ran her numbers. 10 nights at a moderate came to almost $1900, park hoppers for 9 days came to $600 and change. 40% off the $1900 came to $1400 with tickets, figure back to the $2100. I did not include dining in my numbers and she has dining in her package. I didn't think it was possible either, otherwise I would not have gone through the trouble.

rt2dz
08-09-2009, 09:26 AM
I thought only one offer at a time...no double dipping!?

The OPs friend/co-worker was using only one offer. The one offer included both free dining AND 40% off. That is, if it's true.

ZeroToHero
08-09-2009, 10:53 AM
I also ran her numbers. 10 nights at a moderate came to almost $1900, park hoppers for 9 days came to $600 and change. 40% off the $1900 came to $1400 It would be 1140, not 1400.with tickets, figure back to the $2100. I did not include dining in my numbers and she has dining in her package. I didn't think it was possible either, otherwise I would not have gone through the trouble.

You're using 167$ for your moderate price, right? That's only 1670$, and 9 day park hoppers would be 284$ each, or 568$. That's 2238$.

Forty percent off (which is before tax) would be: 1005$ for resort plus the 568$ for tickets (I forgot about the park hopper part earlier), which is 1570$. Add on 10 nights of dining for two people, (if she got that with her original reservation, which I don't think she said she did) that's another 800$. Which brings her to 2370$.

So in the end, she saves money, but if she saved forty percent off AND free dining, it would only have been 1570$.

So any way you run it, she saved money, but not 40% off and the free dining. Phone CMs are not the most reliable of the bunch... as much as we love them.

PNO4TE
08-09-2009, 11:14 AM
First night is $149, other 9 are $170. Plus there are taxes on that you don't see here.

MYW package with hoppers and dining = $3296.

No matter how you calculate it, she got both the 40% off the room and the FD.

As for the OP's friend: Disney can offer anything they want. Just because we can't stack discounts, doesn't mean they can't ;)

ZeroToHero
08-09-2009, 11:56 AM
Oh.... right. I forgot that your package no longer stays at the same price if you start in one season and stay into the next.... haven't had to deal with that yet.

In that case, the 1900$ with taxes is right, but it's still only 1140$ with the 40% discount, which is still only 1708$ with park hoppers and free dining. Or am I missing something else?

PNO4TE
08-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Oh.... right. I forgot that your package no longer stays at the same price if you start in one season and stay into the next.... haven't had to deal with that yet.

In that case, the 1900$ with taxes is right, but it's still only 1140$ with the 40% discount, which is still only 1708$ with park hoppers and free dining. Or am I missing something else?

I get $1765, but I went back and reworked it (what is wrong with us, doing this for someone else's trip?!?!? :upsidedow ) and I see your point. I used $621 for the hoppers with the new pricing too.

That being said, if her package included insurance or her tickets have water parks & more, it would add to it.

Also, dining would be a lot more for the two of them than $335 which is the difference between the $1765 and her $2100. So... although it may not add up to us it is definitely a good deal with savings on both the room and dining for free.

:yay: for anyone who can get something like this!

tripplanner2
08-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Oh.... right. I forgot that your package no longer stays at the same price if you start in one season and stay into the next.... haven't had to deal with that yet.

In that case, the 1900$ with taxes is right, but it's still only 1140$ with the 40% discount, which is still only 1708$ with park hoppers and free dining. Or am I missing something else?

Tickets are $622 with tax. Maybe the room discount is 35% instead of 40% but whatever it is she got a decent room discount AND free dining. Pretty amazing.

ZeroToHero
08-09-2009, 01:56 PM
I get $1765, but I went back and reworked it (what is wrong with us, doing this for someone else's trip?!?!? :upsidedow ) and I see your point. I used $621 for the hoppers with the new pricing too.


I don't know... we're obviously just really bored waiting for our trips... :lmao:

Congratulations to anyone who can get a great deal like this though, no matter how it works out!

momtobrynncess
08-09-2009, 02:32 PM
Sorry for sticking my nose in, but could it be 40% off just the room rate and not the tickets? And free dining? Would that make sense? My understanding of the 40% off was that it was just for the room and not the tickets. But I absolutely could be mistaken. I am just trying to understand myself (and of course hope that we all could get both discounts!:)) If the double discount fairy could really come I would lose my mind!!!!:worship:

PNO4TE
08-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Sorry for sticking my nose in, but could it be 40% off just the room rate and not the tickets? And free dining? Would that make sense? My understanding of the 40% off was that it was just for the room and not the tickets. But I absolutely could be mistaken. I am just trying to understand myself (and of course hope that we all could get both discounts!:)) If the double discount fairy could really come I would lose my mind!!!!:worship:

It is just off the room. Disney never offers discounts for its tickets so I didn't discount anything but the room.

ETA: The "new pricing" I talked about in my post was because of the higher ticket prices instituted on August 2. Sorry I wasn't more clear about that. :goodvibes

wendyt_ca
08-11-2009, 01:10 PM
I also ran her numbers. 10 nights at a moderate came to almost $1900, park hoppers for 9 days came to $600 and change. 40% off the $1900 came to $1400 with tickets, figure back to the $2100. I did not include dining in my numbers and she has dining in her package. I didn't think it was possible either, otherwise I would not have gone through the trouble.

This is free dining and the 40% off. Me and DH are staying at CSR as well in Dec had the 40% off then got free dining and had to switch we couldn't use both. So now we have 11 nights for the 2 of us with free dining and our package is $2400. We just got 7 day base tickets and not the park hoppers.

PNO4TE
08-11-2009, 01:46 PM
This is free dining and the 40% off. Me and DH are staying at CSR as well in Dec had the 40% off then got free dining and had to switch we couldn't use both. So now we have 11 nights for the 2 of us with free dining and our package is $2400. We just got 7 day base tickets and not the park hoppers.

It is just off the room. Disney never offers discounts for its tickets so I didn't discount anything but the room.

ETA: The "new pricing" I talked about in my post was because of the higher ticket prices instituted on August 2. Sorry I wasn't more clear about that. :goodvibes

I am quoting myself on this because I realized my last post was misleading... The "it is just off the room" meant it was 40% just off the cost of the room and not the tickets.

I agree that the OP got the room discount and free dining. Lucky person!

PIRATEGIRL007
08-11-2009, 08:41 PM
edited. well you guys beat me to it, i didn't read all the posts. wow even after the numbers were ran she is getting a great deal. i'm still in total disbeleif but thats awesome for your friends. Maybe they got an early offer of the big deal that is coming out tomorrow.