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downtick
01-07-2010, 01:36 PM
I know there is a letter floating around from disney offering the $100OBC per person. I called disney to add it to my booking, however they said all they need is the code on the letter to apply. Can anyone please help me and share the code they received in their letter? I would be ever so greatful! I am booked on the 10 night med on may 5, 2010.

thank you!!

mmouse37
01-07-2010, 01:41 PM
I know there is a letter floating around from disney offering the $100OBC per person. I called disney to add it to my booking, however they said all they need is the code on the letter to apply. Can anyone please help me and share the code they received in their letter? I would be ever so greatful! I am booked on the 10 night med on may 5, 2010.

thank you!!

I am not 100% sure on this but I thought the letter was sent to those who were supposed to get the $100 OBC....it was based on when you booked the cruise. I didn't think it was a OBC that anyone could get who is on a med cruise. Also don't know if there was a code if it was specific to individuals. I threw my letter out as I cancelled my cruise so I can't check it.

MJ

kcashner
01-07-2010, 01:42 PM
My TA said that it was only sent to some guests; not sure how some got lucky and some didn't. I looked at my letter--there's no code on it.

mmouse37
01-07-2010, 01:45 PM
I also just checked the Board guidelines on Disney codes so I will post that here as I believe this falls into those parameters.

11. DISCOUNT CODES: As mentioned above, the DIS is all about planning a Disney vacation. On occasion, Disney does release discounts which usually can be obtained via a code. This information will be available in our Discounts section. However, Disney also sends mailings to specific individuals/target groups which contain a discount that can only be obtained with a PIN (personal identification number.) If you receive one of these offers, please do not share your PIN/Code on the DIS for others to use. We respect the fact that these offers are not for the general public and will remove any posts that include this information. Understand that this action is for your protection. For example, say you use Mrs. Smith's code. When you check in and are asked to produce proof that you are Mrs. Smith and cannot do so, you will be charged the full rate.

MJ

Nette
01-07-2010, 01:51 PM
We got one of those letters. Unfortunately we're going to have to cancel or transfer that cruise (the WB TA). I wonder if the credits will transfer? That'd be a nice surprise!

downtick
01-07-2010, 02:07 PM
ok, forget about the code part..these letters I am told are just generic form letters without any code on them..if anyone has one of these letters without a promo code and would like to share it, please let me know...would be very much appreciated!!

thank you!

NancyIL
01-07-2010, 02:36 PM
ok, forget about the code part..these letters I am told are just generic form letters without any code on them..if anyone has one of these letters without a promo code and would like to share it, please let me know...would be very much appreciated!!

thank you!

As mentioned here and on another thread, the $100/pp OBC is for people who booked their cruises before a particular date. You said you booked the May 2010 Med cruise yesterday, and you got the kids sail free applied to your booking "after a hard time on the phone." This OBC doesn't apply to you - sorry!

downtick
01-07-2010, 02:40 PM
I know, but anything can be done on the phone with a little effort, for example I got the KFO offer for a cat 12 yesterday when it clearly states cat 12 does not qualify...saved me $1000. i just have to try, i will get it eventually.

MouseMomx2
01-07-2010, 02:40 PM
ok, forget about the code part..these letters I am told are just generic form letters without any code on them..if anyone has one of these letters without a promo code and would like to share it, please let me know...would be very much appreciated!!

thank you!

The letters were sent out to those who had already been given the extra OBC. It was simply a notification. Even if you were able to get a letter it wouldn't allow you to get the OBC as your reservation is not eligible.

NancyIL
01-07-2010, 02:42 PM
I know, but anything can be done on the phone with a little effort, for example I got the KFO offer for a cat 12 yesterday when it clearly states cat 12 does not qualify...saved me $1000. i just have to try, i will get it eventually.
So you will keep badgering DCL until they get tired of you and give you the OBC?

downtick
01-07-2010, 02:43 PM
i got off with disney a little while ago and they said the OBC for $100 is not available for the KFO offer...i know it is though...i said i have friends with KFO offer and got the $100 credit per person..they told me if they can find someone with the KFO offer that did receive the $100 OBC, they will honor it for me as well...i am not going to ask anyone for their reservation info by any means, but i am going to say that it is possible for me to get it and eventually I will....

downtick
01-07-2010, 02:44 PM
haha, not all the time, like once a week i will give it a try...nothing to loose.

MouseMomx2
01-07-2010, 02:57 PM
i got off with disney a little while ago and they said the OBC for $100 is not available for the KFO offer...i know it is though...i said i have friends with KFO offer and got the $100 credit per person..they told me if they can find someone with the KFO offer that did receive the $100 OBC, they will honor it for me as well...i am not going to ask anyone for their reservation info by any means, but i am going to say that it is possible for me to get it and eventually I will....

Wow, just...wow! It isn't available for anyone who booked beyond a certain cut-off date so it doesn't apply to your reservation. Please don't badger them.

keaster
01-07-2010, 03:36 PM
I haven't seen the letter yet, it went straight to my TA and I haven't picked it up yet.

She said it says in the letter that the credit was for those who booked their Med cruise before November 27/2009 (so like a thank you for booking early!) :thumbsup2

wcw57
01-07-2010, 03:56 PM
There was a fellow (a while ago) who got gently reamed for asking if his refill mug is good from cruise to cruise.....

We are all thinking it so I'll say it: Why did you book the cruise if the discount you're not eligible for is so essential? It's nice to get discounts (I'd LOVE one..or two...or more) but I'm going with or without 'em.....

:confused3

that being said, good luck with your discounts and enjoy your cruise.

Galactus
01-07-2010, 04:31 PM
The sqweeky wheel gets the grease!

I'll pester anyone I have to to get a discount or incentive of some sort. If you don't ask, someone else will. No harm in that.

I once used internet gambling codes for each of my family members when they were very generous and lucrative (and easy to cash in)many years back...

I say use the system to the hilt if it benefits you. Disney charges enough as it is.:)

blkim
01-07-2010, 04:38 PM
haha, not all the time, like once a week i will give it a try...nothing to loose.


Not for nothing, but I find this a little annoying. Im in the middle of calling once a week (after having sent medical documentation) to have my dinner seating changed to first seating due to a medical issue with my husband. I keep getting the old "theres no room, we cant, call back" Im not overly impressed with that, I would think since they have the medical information, its a legitimate need, they just do it. Im being nice, Im trying not to be the witchy type, but really, its like you think just because you keep pestering them you deserve it? I guess I dont understand that mindset of being the "squeaky wheel" when its something that isnt really *necessary.

dwonderz
01-07-2010, 04:47 PM
That wouldn't be nice to badger them :(

You could probably get better results if you just asked - JMHO :rolleyes1

NancyIL
01-07-2010, 04:57 PM
That wouldn't be nice to badger them :(

You could probably get better results if you just asked - JMHO :rolleyes1

The OP got the kids sail free promotion in conjunction with an already deeply-discounted cabin on one of the May 2010 Med cruises. (That offer was NOT supposed to be combined with the cat. 12 cabins.) Now he wants to get the $100/pp OBC for a cruise that was booked yesterday, when the OBC is intended for people who booked before the end of November 2009.

It's one thing to be a "squeaky wheel" when you want something that is rightfully yours. That's NOT the case here. I call that kind of squeaking "cheating."

mkmommy
01-07-2010, 05:53 PM
The internet sure has changed things. Everyone loves to get the best deal possible but I think sometimes hearing about all the deals and pixie dust other people receive creates a sense of entitlement for everyone.

I hope DCL does the right thing.:rolleyes1

mrosen
01-07-2010, 06:15 PM
I am on an April Med cruise and got the $100 OBC that is being asked about. I got a letter as did others and it was due to booking early. I have the same understanding as others who have also posted here. This OBC is only for people who booked by a certain date on selected Mediterranean or Baltic cruises in 2010. I booked in Sept so have had my booking for some time.

stingmom
01-07-2010, 06:38 PM
the OBC was for passengers who booked before Nov 27. It was a nice surprise to get it, but I sure wouldn't have based my vacation purely on hoping for something free out it. That would be like booking a cat 12 GTY for every cruise and expecting an upgrade every time (which just happened to us for the 1st time). Always plan what you really want and then be plesantly surprised if pixie dust falls on you. Happy cruising! princess:

kcashner
01-07-2010, 06:51 PM
Im in the middle of calling once a week (after having sent medical documentation) to have my dinner seating changed to first seating due to a medical issue with my husband. I keep getting the old "theres no room, we cant, call back"

I'd call them and ask to speak to a supervisor. Emphasize that they have the medical form documenting the need for early dining and that you have been denied on many phone calls. Then point out that if they can't meet your husband's medical needs, you'll be forced to cancel the cruise.

Since they are having trouble filling ships, this should get their attention.

Beachbumpirates
01-07-2010, 06:53 PM
Guys, guys, guys, calm down. We all need to think about one thing to put this in to perspective.....if getting that (underserved) OBC is that important to the traveler, think about how much fun they will have on their cruise spending it. Kind of reminds me of a saying my grandmother used to use "If you have to ask how much it is you obviously cannot afford it".

Tneah
01-07-2010, 06:57 PM
I know, but anything can be done on the phone with a little effort, for example I got the KFO offer for a cat 12 yesterday when it clearly states cat 12 does not qualify...saved me $1000. i just have to try, i will get it eventually.

Wow! and you're proud of yourself? What an example you set for your children. It's one thing if you are entitled to it, but you're taking advantage and know it. And yet, this isn't enough for you, you still need more. You're unbelievable!

I pity the people and CMs that are sailing with you.
When people do things like, they this ruin it for others.

kcashner
01-07-2010, 07:08 PM
Are these the same people who think that the "Adults only" areas are OK for their 5 year olds...and 2 year olds in strollers?

Beachbumpirates
01-07-2010, 07:14 PM
Gues what? Just hung up with DCL and thanks to my persistance they upgraded my cat 12 to a cat 6 just for asking. I knew I deserved it and convinced the CM too! :rotfl::rotfl: HA!!!

stingmom
01-07-2010, 07:17 PM
Gues what? Just hung up with DCL and thanks to my persistance they upgraded my cat 12 to a cat 6 just for asking. I knew I deserved it and convinced the CM too! :rotfl::rotfl: HA!!!

I just got the Roy suite for calling in too!! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

NancyIL
01-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Gues what? Just hung up with DCL and thanks to my persistance they upgraded my cat 12 to a cat 6 just for asking. I knew I deserved it and convinced the CM too! :rotfl::rotfl: HA!!!

That was with "kids sail free" AND the $100/pp onboard credit, right? ;)

stingmom
01-07-2010, 07:22 PM
Not for nothing, but I find this a little annoying. Im in the middle of calling once a week (after having sent medical documentation) to have my dinner seating changed to first seating due to a medical issue with my husband. I keep getting the old "theres no room, we cant, call back" Im not overly impressed with that, I would think since they have the medical information, its a legitimate need, they just do it. Im being nice, Im trying not to be the witchy type, but really, its like you think just because you keep pestering them you deserve it? I guess I dont understand that mindset of being the "squeaky wheel" when its something that isnt really *necessary.

After you board the ship, go to where they are accepting Palo ressies (usually on Beat Steet/Route 66 in the lounge). You can request your rotation be changed to the earlier one. They have cruisers cancel & change their minds all the time. They will call you if you are waitlisted. Good luck

Beachbumpirates
01-07-2010, 07:25 PM
Yup! I even told her how great my voice is and how I can reach the really high notes - can you believe I get to be the understudy for Cinderella in Twice Charmed too? Just for asking!

Thinking about it - I am wondering if we have been played tonight. Was someone bored and decided to tork us up? If so, we are giving them just what they want.

downtick
01-07-2010, 07:39 PM
You guys are really something for criticizing me for trying to get as much as I can for my $. If I do not get it, who cares, at least I tried. It is the people who don't try I pity. This is nothing more than an opportunity. And remember this, opportunities are never missed, they are simply taken by someone else. Well guess what, that someone else is me and it could be you too. So criticize, complain berate me all you want, I will be the one with $300 more to spend on the cruise than someone else because I took the opportunity too. The choice is yours, but remember this as I said before, if you don't take it, someone else will.

mmouse37
01-07-2010, 07:40 PM
The proper information was given to the OP...what they do with that info is up to them. Since the OP's question was answered I am going to close this thread.

MJ