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Old 02-02-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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Costco vs AAA

In the past, we've always rebooked onboard and then transferred our reservation to our local AAA travel agent. This way, we would get the $200 onboard credit thru DCL and $75 onboard credit thru AAA for each cabin.

After reading previous thread about Costco and gift cards, I'm thinking that we would be better off using Costco instead of AAA. Does anyone know how does Costco determine the $$ amount on giftcard? Also, can you rebook onboard and transfer to Costco and still keep the $200 onboard credit thru DCL?

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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I think Costco determines the Gift Card price based on the cruise price $$. When I have gotten previous quotes this is what I found...it may be different

$4000-$4500 = $350 gift Card
$4500-$5000 = $425 gift card
$5000 + = $500 Gift Card

My understanding is YES, you can tansfer your onboard ressie and your 10% discount and $200 onboard credit from DCL to Costco...May require a little coordinating..

Costco tavel isn't the easiest to get a hold of on the phone...I usually hold 5-10 min....You have to be on top of things and know exactly what you want to use them in my opinion.

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Old 02-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Quimby!
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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Does anyone know how I transfer my reservations from Disney to Costco? Do I call Disney and ask them to transfer it? I rebooked while I was on board. I than called Costco who quoted me a higher price with a $500 gift card. Costco agent stated she could match Disney price and still give me the $500 gift card! Just didn't know how to go actually doing it?
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Bumping for more info! I rebooked onboard also, and have been thinking of transferring to Costco as well.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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What costco probably did was quote you using todays rates - not the rate you booked at. If you call costco and tell them you want to transfer your ressie to them - they will pull over your reservation at the rate you originally booked at and then give you a Costco giftcard on top of that based on what you paid. I have done it several times and all on board booking discounts and OBC's have gone through without a hitch.

Its a great deal. I plan on transferring my EB Repo cruise to them when it gets closer and that $500 gift card will surely come in handy. IMO better than some $200 OBC that some TA's are offering.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Can you use a Disney Visa if you book with Costco Travel? I know that the Costco Store doesn't take Visa, but I like the Disney Visa's 6 month 0 percent interest on both deposit and final payment, plus the little onboard credit for using them.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #8
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Costco online takes Visa, MC, and Amex. So yes you can pay with a Disney Visa
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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When transferring a reservation to a TA, you keep the original price you booked for (whatever the price was then less 10%) and the $200 stateroom credit. Everything you have already booked stays the same AND you can get whatever gift or bonus the TA may be providing.

You cannot combine the $50 Disney Visa stateroom credit with the $200 rebooking credit as they are both considered to be from Disney. You can combine the $200 rebooking credit with an onboard credit from a TA.

The most recent procedure I used to transfer a ressie was that I called the TA and gave him the ressie number. He then interfaced with DCL. About 2 years ago the procedure was different. At that time, I needed to get a number from the TA and then call DCL myself telling them to transfer to his number. In both cases, I then received another confirmation from the TA showing his information
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