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Old 02-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #31
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I saw that OKW free DDP is only quick service now, so I started planning where we could eat instead of table service, then I started wondering whether I would upgrade. With more than 3 years before we go back. I've got it bad!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #32
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Nothing wrong with you

There is no way we can afford a trip this year after going 2 times in 2012

still I got frustrated by the free dining deal ending on WDTC-UK and probably not coming back this year ... so I booked ... £150 deposit, if we lose it ... well so be it, that's the price of an almost year long dream ...

but on monday ... US Airways dropped their prices to £420pp (Paris to Orlando indirect) so once again, I bit the bullet and booked.

Now I guess I have until the end of August to figure out how on earth I'm going to pay that £4000 balance :D

No, there's definitely nothing wrong with you
What do you mean, they've ended the free dining deal? When I did a dummy booking the other day, it still had free dining.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:46 AM   #33
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What do you mean, they've ended the free dining deal? When I did a dummy booking the other day, it still had free dining.
Ended on Monday 11th if I remember correctly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #34
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Okay, but that's just the last offer? It's not like they won't offer again, is it?
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Okay, but that's just the last offer? It's not like they won't offer again, is it?
Possibly no more offers for this year but no-one knows.
The free DDP offers get worse each year, eventually one year they will remove it. This year they gave better offers for early bookers (free regular DDP, $200 gift card) later they changed it to free QSDDP & $100 gift card. Even the early booking deal was a big increase on last year, up from under £120/nt last year to over £150/nt this year.
Next year? we should find out early April.
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Ended on Monday 11th if I remember correctly.
they did that in 2 steps

the deal was on until the 5th of feb.

they extended the deal until the 11th but took out the $100 gift card.
So people who booked after the 5th will not get the gift card.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:39 AM   #37
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So if I know that we're going next year, as late as in November, I should actually book when the offer comes out around april? I guess I'll have to have a thorough look through the site and find out what the cancelation policy is if that's the case :P
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Double check but I think its still £50pp deposit which you lose if you cancel.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:29 AM   #39
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Double check but I think its still £50pp deposit which you lose if you cancel.
this is correct

additional penalties only start at 56 days out
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #40
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I booked our wilderness lodge in Sept 12 (just a few weeks after getting back)

We booked with WDWTC and paid £200 deposit via Quidco - we received £135 cash back 6 weeks laters- so effectively the deposit was just £65 - as Chmurf implied it was worth going for it - just need to get the flights sorted!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #41
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Wow, just checked my ticker - only 3 and a half years left to wait, might have to start planning my ADR's.
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