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proud_canadian
02-17-2010, 06:09 PM
I've gotten three pin emails from disney.

Two are the room discount which is already offered to the public I believe and the other is the gift card pin email, which is also already offered to the public.

Are there any pins out there right now that are not the same as public offers?

chocovrdmicears
02-17-2010, 06:13 PM
We have a 20%/30%/40% off room PIN good for dates until Dec.

wdwfamilyinIL
02-17-2010, 07:11 PM
I am so envious of that pin, wish we could get that lucky. I am happy for you though, just frustrated on my end.

Spoisal
02-17-2010, 07:32 PM
I've gotten three pin emails from disney.

Two are the room discount which is already offered to the public I believe and the other is the gift card pin email, which is also already offered to the public.

Are there any pins out there right now that are not the same as public offers?

I was just about to ask this question! What is the big deal about getting a pin when there always seems to be a general public discount anyway?

chocovrdmicears
02-17-2010, 07:46 PM
I was just about to ask this question! What is the big deal about getting a pin when there always seems to be a general public discount anyway?

For us, we want to stay at a Deluxe this year. So the % off the room is better than Free Dining (that may or not be available to the general public for our dates). The % off room rates, that are currently available to the general public, are only good until the middle of Aug. Our PIN is good through Dec.

mickeysaver
02-17-2010, 08:22 PM
For us, we want to stay at a Deluxe this year. So the % off the room is better than Free Dining (that may or not be available to the general public for our dates). The % off room rates, that are currently available to the general public, are only good until the middle of Aug. Our PIN is good through Dec.

The funny thing about the pubic code vs. the 20/30/40 PIN code is that I ran numbers on our upcoming trip online at 40% off for the Poly, so that I could tell my partner how much money we were going to need. Once we agreed upon the resort, the dining plan, the tickets and such, we called Disney. We had the PIN applied to a trip originally planned for December. They applied the PIN to the August trip and the total price was about $200 cheaper than what I was quoted online with the general public code. This was a total apples to apples comparison too. I was careful to decline the insurance on the trip online, so that wasn't it. I am not griping, but the 20/30/40 PIN gave me a cheaper bottom line for our 7 night stay.

disneyfan55
02-17-2010, 08:38 PM
I was just about to ask this question! What is the big deal about getting a pin when there always seems to be a general public discount anyway?

the PIN for the entire year (that I received a month or 2 ago) made me decide to purchase an AP when we were there last week. We got the 30% off Mod so we got the AP. When we were there we got the bounceback rate that was 35% for Mod so we rebooked it. That's a reason for getting PINs for me, also, the PIN usually comes our prior to the GP or even AP codes so you can have a better chance at getting the room/resort you want. We booked the WL for last week (2 woods view) in Oct when we got the 40% pin. The standard room was never avail for that PIN. When the AP rates came out we tried to get the room at that rate 45% off nothing avail in woods or standard so we never were able to get our room type at all so another reason the PIN helped even though it was a little less than the ap and the same as GP codes. (I checked all every day!)

Twoboysnmygirl
02-17-2010, 09:51 PM
I got a free quick service dining pin for September, but I'm guessing soon enough that will become a public offer as well some time in March. :)

Virtucomp
02-18-2010, 06:32 AM
I've been watching all the posts about people being desperate for a PIN. I've seen many of the posters say that they got a PIN and it was 20/30/40. Since that is the same as the public discount until August what is all the excitement?


Is the private PIN on the entire package instead of room only? Also since an extended stay on the public discount gets you 25/35/45% does the private PIN do that also?

I realize that some private Pins get you free QS dining but I'm still trying to get my mind around the frenzy for a PIN when the deal is already there.:confused:

chocovrdmicears
02-18-2010, 06:50 AM
I've been watching all the posts about people being desperate for a PIN. I've seen many of the posters say that they got a PIN and it was 20/30/40. Since that is the same as the public discount until August what is all the excitement?


Is the private PIN on the entire package instead of room only? Also since an extended stay on the public discount gets you 25/35/45% does the private PIN do that also?

I realize that some private Pins get you free QS dining but I'm still trying to get my mind around the frenzy for a PIN when the deal is already there.:confused:

A lot of people were hoping for the PIN before they extended the current PIN through the end of the summer. At the time, the % off the room ended the begining of June.
As mentioned earlier, there is a % off room PIN that extends until Dec. Currently there are NO public discounts for the fall/holidays. They may offer some discounts to the public for that timeframe later in the year (or they may not). Those of us who got the PIN were able to book the resort with the discount now. If and when they release discounts to the public, there may not be availability at our resort choice.
As far as the PIN for QS...Free dining isn't already available. They may or may not open it to the public in the spring.
As far as the "private' PIN offering a better discount then the public one...I am not sure. I ran the numbers for our trip and according to my math, I would save $1100 with it. When I called to book, it actually saved me $1700. I have no idea what the bigger savings was compared to my numbers because they won't actually break down the $$ values of the package.

Seeker615
02-18-2010, 09:38 AM
I got a free quick service dining pin for September, but I'm guessing soon enough that will become a public offer as well some time in March. :)

When did you get that pin? I am looking for something like that!

lovehoney
02-18-2010, 10:52 AM
I just got this email pin for free quick service dining (notice the dates differ in the same email):

Enjoy the Disney Quick-Service
Dining Plan, FREE

when you purchase a 4-night/5-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package that include accommodations at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and Theme Park tickets for stays most nights 2/28/107/3/10.

Enjoy savings of $127 per adult!

Check out the sample pricing for stays most nights 4/11/106/3/10 on these Disney Resort categories.

Select Disney
Value Resorts
$ 499 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room.



Select Disney
Moderate Resorts
$ 655 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room.



Select Disney
Deluxe Resorts
$ 942 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or Disney's Wilderness Lodge.




Select Disney
Deluxe Villa Resorts
$ 987 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a studio with homelike amenities at Disney's Old Key West Resort or Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

SGMCO
02-18-2010, 12:20 PM
I just got this email pin for free quick service dining (notice the dates differ in the same email):

Enjoy the Disney Quick-Service
Dining Plan, FREE

when you purchase a 4-night/5-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package that include accommodations at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and Theme Park tickets for stays most nights 2/28/10–7/3/10.

Enjoy savings of $127 per adult!

Check out the sample pricing for stays most nights 4/11/10–6/3/10 on these Disney Resort categories.

Select Disney
Value Resorts
$ 499 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room.



Select Disney
Moderate Resorts
$ 655 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room.



Select Disney
Deluxe Resorts
$ 942 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a standard room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or Disney's Wilderness Lodge.




Select Disney
Deluxe Villa Resorts
$ 987 *
per adult based on adult double occupancy in a studio with homelike amenities at Disney's Old Key West Resort or Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Does the pin say anything about paying the difference for the Regular Dining Plan? I'm so hoping Free Regular Dining Plan will be coming in April again for the Fall. This doesn't seem like a very good deal for those wanting to stay deluxe but would be a good deal for Value stay, but I did notice that it is offered thru 1st of July which is a plus.

eandesmom
02-18-2010, 12:37 PM
The % PIN's I received via email is better than the public one.

Public is 5 nights to get max discount currently ends 8/14, email has no restrictions and goes all year. It has a few blackout dates but really, not much.

marcielm
02-18-2010, 02:58 PM
Does the pin say anything about paying the difference for the Regular Dining Plan? I'm so hoping Free Regular Dining Plan will be coming in April again for the Fall. This doesn't seem like a very good deal for those wanting to stay deluxe but would be a good deal for Value stay, but I did notice that it is offered thru 1st of July which is a plus.

You can pay the difference for the upgrade to the DDP. I just did this for our BFF's that are traveling with us over Spring Break!! I got them a $300 refund after the $50 change fee (trip is already paid in full, we're inside our 45 day window)! Unfortunately, we couldn't add it to our ressie, because we are arriving a day BEFORE them, DARN THAT FLIGHT they grabbed on Monday! :rotfl: I did run numbers out of curiousity, and it only would've saved us $170 over our current 30% PIN price... the fam suite at ASMu is killing us!

marcielm
02-18-2010, 03:01 PM
I just got this email pin for free quick service dining (notice the dates differ in the same email):

Enjoy the Disney Quick-Service
Dining Plan, FREE

when you purchase a 4-night/5-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package that include accommodations at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and Theme Park tickets for stays most nights 2/28/107/3/10.

I was going to come in and post that our BFF's got this PIN as well. I saved them $300 off their package! I just wish we could've used it on ours. :rotfl:

This is the fist FD PIN I've seen for the spring/summer dates. Nice to know that they do come out other than the fall season. ;)

justsyd
02-18-2010, 08:22 PM
I got the same pin today...free quick service 4 night 5 day stay. We are already booked for 6 nights during the time frame with the Disney Dining Plan. We also recieved the $300.00 gift card.

The pin is for a 4 night stay. Can it be applied to my trip or am I better off sticking with what I already have? We really enjoy the character meals and so I would have to upgrade from the Quick Service Plan. I am thinking this really isn't going to be a better deal? Am I right? :confused3

disfan07
02-25-2010, 02:47 AM
I got a 30/35/40% PIN...so basically 5% more off than the general public discount.

It is also good through december 31st 2010....the blackout dates are only July2nd-4th, thanksgiving and christmas

We're staying at CBR for the first time in 12 years July 5th-8th...so excited!!!

disneyfan55
02-25-2010, 06:13 AM
I got a 30/35/40% PIN...so basically 5% more off than the general public discount.

It is also good through december 31st 2010....the blackout dates are only July2nd-4th, thanksgiving and christmas

We're staying at CBR for the first time in 12 years July 5th-8th...so excited!!!

That must be a different PIN than those sent earlier. Mine through Dec 16 (various blackout times according to the PIN) is 20/30/40. We were at WDW 2 weeks ago and were able to change our Nov/Dec res. to the bounceback rate of 35% off the Mod.

kparc
02-25-2010, 07:56 AM
We have a 20%/30%/40% off room PIN good for dates until Dec.


:confused3HEY! That's the one we want! NO FAIR!

kparc
02-25-2010, 09:38 AM
A lot of people were hoping for the PIN before they extended the current PIN through the end of the summer. At the time, the % off the room ended the begining of June.
As mentioned earlier, there is a % off room PIN that extends until Dec. Currently there are NO public discounts for the fall/holidays. They may offer some discounts to the public for that timeframe later in the year (or they may not). Those of us who got the PIN were able to book the resort with the discount now. If and when they release discounts to the public, there may not be availability at our resort choice.



That would be me:rolleyes1!!! I'm looking for a % off room PIN for the week of August 22nd. For now the public % off ends August 14th!:mad:

I WANT MY PIN!!!:headache:

dmoore718
02-25-2010, 09:45 AM
I got a pin for free QS dining for travel now through July.......but can't use since we are going in January.

TerrytownGrl
02-25-2010, 04:29 PM
I got a 30/35/40% PIN...so basically 5% more off than the general public discount.

It is also good through december 31st 2010....the blackout dates are only July2nd-4th, thanksgiving and christmas

We're staying at CBR for the first time in 12 years July 5th-8th...so excited!!!

Oooh, I would like that pin! I got the 20/30/40 pin emailed to me on 2/1 with dates thru December.

Since we're going Thanksgiving week, we will have 3 days where we will not be able to use the discount. We used a AAA rate when we went for TG week of 2008, and this is our first time using a pin. Does anyone know if Disney has always had blackout dates with their pins. :confused3

chocovrdmicears
02-25-2010, 04:33 PM
Oooh, I would like that pin! I got the 20/30/40 pin emailed to me on 2/1 with dates thru December.

Since we're going Thanksgiving week, we will have 3 days where we will not be able to use the discount. We used a AAA rate when we went for TG week of 2008, and this is our first time using a pin. Does anyone know if Disney has always had blackout dates with their pins. :confused3

I believe they normally all have some blackout dates...usually during busy period (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter etc...) because they know they can get the rooms filled up even without offering a discount.

marcielm
02-25-2010, 04:36 PM
I got the same pin today...free quick service 4 night 5 day stay. We are already booked for 6 nights during the time frame with the Disney Dining Plan. We also recieved the $300.00 gift card.

The pin is for a 4 night stay. Can it be applied to my trip or am I better off sticking with what I already have? We really enjoy the character meals and so I would have to upgrade from the Quick Service Plan. I am thinking this really isn't going to be a better deal? Am I right? :confused3


You can swap over to this offer, and pay the price difference to upgrade to the DDP. Call the CM and ask for a price. I believe you will save more with the PIN than the value of the $300 gift card. It just depends on your party size and if you will be there during the 'peak' time for the DDP.

The "4 night" is most likely the minimum length of stay, or the sample pricing that they may have given in your email (like if it says $xyz saved per night)

eandesmom
02-27-2010, 09:22 PM
I got a 30/35/40% PIN...so basically 5% more off than the general public discount.

It is also good through december 31st 2010....the blackout dates are only July2nd-4th, thanksgiving and christmas

We're staying at CBR for the first time in 12 years July 5th-8th...so excited!!!

that's the one we have too :)

Renosiris
02-27-2010, 10:17 PM
I imagine that would be the pin I need. I'm going to Disney in November 5th - 15th. I got the dining plan pin via email, but that ends Nov 1st. I need the 30 percent off one.

Did that come in email or mail? *worrying she might have deleted that one*