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Old 02-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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What is everyones thoughts on a free dining for september 2013

Spring is creeping up! Which means a new promo will hopefully come out for those of us with reservations for the fall time! My family and I are going the last week of september into the first week of october. (9/26-10-6) To be exact. We've been waiting and waiting and waiting for spring time to creep up so we can find out if FD will be offered for our dates!

Anyone have thoughts on this? I asked this back a few months ago, everyone was kind of in the same boat, no hard facts or thoughts just good wishes.. wondering if anyone has some more solid information or thoughts now that were getting closer to when it may be announced..

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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My mother called WDW to ask a question about her upcoming trip and asked the CM what teh chances are for FD in Sept, and he said he was 98% sure it was coming!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Free dining has been severely curtailed for this year and next year, replaced by the "Stay, Play, Dine" deal. However, since FD started out as a promotion for September, ending before Food and Wine, I'd say the chances are good that, if it's offered, it'll be offered in Sept. Bounceback offers for that time frame have been confirmed as FD so there may be hope... Though generally bouncebacks are better then what you'd get as a regular booking, so it all remains to be seen. I'd say, though, your best chances for free dining is Sept.

That said, given the dates of the Food and Wine this year, I'm less confident that your dates will be free dining eligible. As long as the 26th is in the window of FD dates, you'll get it for the length of your trip, but when FD was offered only for Sept, it traditionally started the second-to-last or last week of August through the week to 5 days before the Food and Wine.

So all anybody can do is wait and see.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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I keep seeing rumors on various sites that with the exception of boucebacks and PINs, that FD is on its way out.
That being said, I feel confident that there will be some type of discount offered.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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I am in the very early stages of planning a possible 9/23-10/2 trip and have my fingers crossed for free dining.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed as well!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #7
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Free dining has been severely curtailed for this year and next year, replaced by the "Stay, Play, Dine" deal. However, since FD started out as a promotion for September, ending before Food and Wine, I'd say the chances are good that, if it's offered, it'll be offered in Sept. Bounceback offers for that time frame have been confirmed as FD so there may be hope... Though generally bouncebacks are better then what you'd get as a regular booking, so it all remains to be seen. I'd say, though, your best chances for free dining is Sept.

That said, given the dates of the Food and Wine this year, I'm less confident that your dates will be free dining eligible. As long as the 26th is in the window of FD dates, you'll get it for the length of your trip, but when FD was offered only for Sept, it traditionally started the second-to-last or last week of August through the week to 5 days before the Food and Wine.

So all anybody can do is wait and see.
They have? I thought the current BB offer is only a room discount. Did it change recently?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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I consider my trip to be FD as the room discount essentially paid for the plan
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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Free dining has been severely curtailed for this year and next year, replaced by the "Stay, Play, Dine" deal. However, since FD started out as a promotion for September, ending before Food and Wine, I'd say the chances are good that, if it's offered, it'll be offered in Sept. Bounceback offers for that time frame have been confirmed as FD so there may be hope... Though generally bouncebacks are better then what you'd get as a regular booking, so it all remains to be seen. I'd say, though, your best chances for free dining is Sept.

That said, given the dates of the Food and Wine this year, I'm less confident that your dates will be free dining eligible. As long as the 26th is in the window of FD dates, you'll get it for the length of your trip, but when FD was offered only for Sept, it traditionally started the second-to-last or last week of August through the week to 5 days before the Food and Wine.

So all anybody can do is wait and see.
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IF FD is offered in Sept. when will we know for sure? We are going the 12th thru the 19th. It will help us out alot!!!
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They have? I thought the current BB offer is only a room discount. Did it change recently?
Yes, we have FD for late Sept 2013 with a bounceback that was offered while we were there late Sept 2012. We were staying at POR, and will again.

I don't think the offer extended past the 22nd of Sept or so (not sure exactly), so that might give an indication of when it will be offered if a general public FD offer happens.

As a reminder, the beginning day of your stay needs to fall within the offer window for you to get the offer. For example, if the FD offer ends on Sept 22nd, your stay would need to start on the 22nd at the latest in order to get the deal.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #10
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They have? I thought the current BB offer is only a room discount. Did it change recently?
We got the bounceback during our stay last Sept., for next Sept. and it's free dining. It's interesting that the flyer that the pp. posted seems to exclude value's though. We booked ASMo free dining for this Sept. via the bounceback from last Sept.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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With this "Stay, Play and Dine" deal as well as the "bounceback" offer that is now out there, is confidence still high that their will be free dinning in September? I know at this point no one knows for sure but it seems to me that with these multiple offers, the chance is not good...

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We are also going September 25-October 6. I'm hoping for a discount or fd. We shall see...
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #13
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I saw that bounce back offer as well. Does anyone know how close the bounce back offers have historically been to the free dining offers announced throughout the year?
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I saw that bounce back offer as well. Does anyone know how close the bounce back offers have historically been to the free dining offers announced throughout the year?
Generally the same, more or less.

Given the dates on the card, I'd say it'd probably be 8/18-9/13, MAYBE the 20th, or so. I would say that the extended period for the "select Deluxes" would be the deluxe BB perk, which has always traditionally been more generous. I'd say that the chances of the last day being within 7 or even 14 days of the start of F&W are lower.

Again, all guesses.
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I would be happy with the 20th! Lol We start ours on the 17th. Hoping!!!!!
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