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Old 02-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Checking in w/o credit card

Hi all, I hope that one of you may be able to help me out here. I was not sure where to post this I thought I'd try it here first. We no longer have any credit cards and pay cash ( or debit card) everywhere. We booked our vacation with AAA and used disney gift cards to pay our deposit. I know that I can pay the rest using our debit card, but when we check in will they require a credit card or will they just swipe the debit card? Also if they take the debit card will they pt a hold on funds or only charge what we buy when we buy it? This is our first credit card free trip.
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Hi all, I hope that one of you may be able to help me out here. I was not sure where to post this I thought I'd try it here first. We no longer have any credit cards and pay cash ( or debit card) everywhere. We booked our vacation with AAA and used disney gift cards to pay our deposit. I know that I can pay the rest using our debit card, but when we check in will they require a credit card or will they just swipe the debit card? Also if they take the debit card will they pt a hold on funds or only charge what we buy when we buy it? This is our first credit card free trip.
I believe they will put a hold on funds but I'm not sure of how much it is. If you are renting a car; I believe they do the same thing.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Limits are set for each level of resort; $500.00 for values, $1,000.00 for mods, and $1,500.00 for deluxes.

There is no hold on funds.

They will credit your (debit or credit) card when you reach your limit each time, if more than once.

For instance, if you are staying at a moderate level, and you spend $1,234.55, then you will see two charges - one for say for example $1,034.55 and the next one for $200.00. It is set to do so when you go over the limit on that particular charge.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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We have credit cards but rarely use them. We do not put anything down at check-in, no credit card or debit card. We lose the ability to charge things to the room, but we are ok with that. You are not required to hand over a card like a "normal" hotel would require for incidentals.
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If you don't want a hold on your debit card, you can also put a gift card. Keep the card though, any unused money will be refunded to that card (at least that is what they did with us).

You could also get a traveler's check and cash it at the front desk and put cash on the room.

I have not been since 2010, but a combo of the above things are what we always did. I don't recall any policy changes posted on the dis, but I don't read every single thread either
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Thanks all, you have put my mind at ease. Normally when we go we do not add charging to the room ( my hubby is paranoid) and we pay for things that we buy at the parks with our debit card. I just had a fear of flying down and trying to check in and then them ask for a credit card like many other hotels seem to do. I recall a few years ago checking into a hotel in TN ( which I had already paid in full before we got there) and they not only required a credit card at check in, they put a hold on 500 dollars untill we checked out.
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