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Old 08-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Help me maximze my ddp- what shoukd i pay oop?

We have always done the deluxe plan, but I wanted to try cl this time so we have the regular plan.

Here is my dining- what should I pay for oop? We are two adults and three kids

Day 1. Arrive around 4 at poly. Dinner chef mickeys

Day 2. Resort day. B fast ohans
Lunch captain cooks
Dinner. T-Rex

Day 3 MK
B fast Kona cafe
Lunch bog
Dinner 1900 park fare

Day 4 EP
B fast cap cooks
Lunch chef de France
Dinner CP package Rose n Crown

Day 5. Rest
B fast Kona cafe
Dinner Plaza( MVMCP)
Day 6 boys to universal, girls look at x mas decor

B fast- CRT
Dinner- 50s prime time and Osborne lights
day 7 AK
B fast - tusker house
Lunch flame tree
Dinner- ohans

Day 8 hs
B fast- Hollywood and vine
Lunch- ?
Dinner( either BOG at MK or we may change to fort wilderness and do the sleigh ride and chip and dale campfire)
Day 9
B fast- capt cooks, then MK EMH for a few hrs, then fly home.

I was thinking:

- on the day my hubby goes to universal, I will have 3 extra credits. Thinking we could split a meal at BOG, T. rex and chef de France to conserve credits
- I am thinking we then pay oop for both Kona breakfasts, dinner at the plaza, and 50s prime time.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Without counting Day 6, you have 14 credits allocated, but you only have 8 to use. Do you have kids in your group?

Kona breakfasts and Plaza are definite OOP, so that leaves 3 more you need to do OOP plus your Day 6 plans. What are ages of "the girls" that will be eating that day?
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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So much depends on what you will order.

Basically, TS breakfasts would be ones you might consider paying OOP for, except of course buffets.

One thing to consider is you don't have to pay with credits or all OOP for your meals. What I mean is you can opt to pay for 1 or more meals OOP at a location and use credits for the remainder. This may be the best way to maximize your credits.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
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We have always paid for CRT out of pocket rather than use 2 credits for it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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If you are staying club level I would eat breakfast there thus eliminating 2TS at Kona and 1CS at Capn Cooks. I would also recommend splitting meals as that is a good way to conserve credits. Make sure you use all of your counter service credits because right now you aren't using all of them.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #6
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Some choices to go OOP

Day 4 CP package at Rose and Crown. Since this takes 2 credits each I would do this OOP.

Day 5 Plaza meal is a cheaper place and OOP is fine there

Day 7 Tusker House. This place seems to have the cheaper buffet prices.

Also, take into consideration that you can combine some snack credits to make a meal.

As other posters have stated since you are club level go eat the included breakfast. Splitting meals can work well. You can't split a CP package.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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Unsolicited advice:
Are you getting free dining because otherwise it doesn't look like the dining plan is a good fit for you. You have too many TS and not enough CS. Also 2 of your CS are breakfast at Capn Cooks...why would you go there for breakfast instead of eat in the lounge?

You could use CS credits instead of dinner at the Plaza and use CS credits for lunch at the QS in France instead of going to Chefs. (And eat breakfast in the lounge on your two Capn Cook breakfast days if you need more CS credits)
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for the advice! Truth be told, we are going with a large group of family who all have deluxe dining. If not fir them, we would utilize the cs credits differently, but because of them we have loads of ts
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