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Old 05-12-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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Welcome to the Cheap Seat...or how I decided to go to Disney in a day for a day.

This is going to be a short trip report. It was a short trip. I decided to go to Disney on a whim. I decided Monday morning to go to Disney on Tuesday and come back on Wednesday. This week.

And, no, I don't live in Florida.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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There are three players in this mini-report: me, my wallet, and the Iinternet.

My wallet and the Internet are at odds with each other.

Me? I love math. I love fractions, especially those that mean a certain precentage off a price tag. I love sales and saving money. My favorite word in the English language is clearance. I coupon, I price match, I do rebates. I follow money saving websites. I even have a UPromise savings account for a yet-to-be conceived child that will one day head to college. I can stretch a dollar so thin it begs for mercy.

I'm economically creative.

Oh heck, I'm just cheap.

So, rewind two days ago. A gloomy Monday morning and I'm checking my money saving forum for Hot Deals. And there it is...."JetBlue sale $10 seats".

No way, its a cheap marketing scam. Such deals don't exist. $10 plane ticket? It costs $8.50 just to go to the movies....$5 to rent from Blockbuster.

Click....click....click....

Yes, there is such a sale. $10 one way tickets. If you leave tomorrow and return the following day.

Now, before you give into that snarky feelings, I work from home. I make my own hours and really its $10 plane tickets!

So, I'm looking to fly from Upstate NY to Orlando for $36.90 all in.

As in, I'm in trouble now. The wallet is scared.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Wow!!!
That is an AMAZING deal on airplane tickets. I mean considering that one way from Toronto to Orlando costs like $305.00 sometimes. You are so lucky haha!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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I'm excited!!! Ready to read your mini trip report!!!!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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But the Internet has secret weapons, one called high speed broadband. JetBlue website is tempting, alluring. Its siren song: get the heck out of chilly, rainy New York, even for a few hours. Give me you money. I'll show you a good time.

But where will I sleep? How will I get around?

Ah, Disney, you had me at hello.

I could fly in, take Magical Express, find a place to leave my overnight bag and get to the parks all for one amazing price! And then there it was: the most deadly digits in the known world: 1-407-WDISNEY.

I decided to leave it to fate. If I called and there was no availability, no go. Simple as that.

Dial....dial...dial....lovely Disney theme music. I press all the necessary prompts to get me to the next available CM.

Me: I'd like to check a room rate, please.

Mr CM: For what dates are you interested in?

Me: for tomorow.

Mr. CM: for how long?

Me: one night. (secretly hoping there's nothing available)

Mr. CM: how many adults?

Me: (its now or never...admit it, you're going) One.

Mr. CM: where would you like to stay (uh-oh)

Me: the cheapest room possible

And so it begins...the dance. The growing bubble of Disney happiness begins to take over my brain. There's rooms available. Pop Century or All Star Movies?

$118.

But wait! Is there some sort of AAA discount?

$106, baby. $12 saved.

Score: Internet 2, wallet 1.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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ooh, visitors already! Thanks guys!

Lily, you missed all this craziness. Even now, I can't believe I had the Kahunas to actually do it.

But I have pictures to prove it.
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MK I am loving the report and it is totally keeping me company while I am on travel and missing my family...Thank goodness for my TK family.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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In a last ditch effort to remain a responsible adult, I call my boyfriend. I tell him in a hurry that I've found an amazing deal on airplane tickets. In a smaller voice, I add that the ticket is for tomorrow.

I know full well he can't go.

He knows full well that he can't stop me.

Next obstacle: Magical Express.

I call Magical Express and ask them how to make a reservation. No problem, just pick up my travel voucher at the airport. Any checked bags? Nope. Just me, my camera, toothbrush, and a change of clothes.

I'm all set. Flight, transport to hotel, room.

Now I have to decide which park I will spend my lone day, my mere eight hours of glorious Florida weather in.
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Thanks Pepper, I'm waiting for my pics to load into Photobucket so I can throw some visual entertainment too.
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AHA! The wallet cries! You forgot to account for a one day park ticket. $79at last price quote, not including tax. That will ruin the fabulousity of the airline deal surely!

Oh, wallet, do not underestimate. Deeply hidden in the desk drawer, waiting for its moment of glory...is a ONE DAY PARK PASS! Leftover from last September's trip, when I was an AP holder and had to purchase a one day ticket to qualify for a free dining package.

And park pass has a roommate...the little green gift card from the Food and Wine festival. Could it be? Might you have some secret goodies lying within your digits?

Dial...dial....dial....

"Your available gift card balance is $25.32"

YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amazing simply Amazing
why can't i find deals like that
can't wait to hear the rest of the story
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #12
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thanks for stopping by! Really, it was just too good to pass up. I would've regretted it if I hadn't tried. Congrats on baby Saylor!
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Okay you hooked me! I can't believe you got a deal like that! Where the heck do I get a deal like that! Geez I need to look into JetBlue!
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:29 AM   #14
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Oh wow! You actually did it!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:01 PM   #15
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Hi TokyoDina and t kelley! Thanks for sneakng a peek at my trip report.

Have a great time on your delayed anniversary trip!

I'm a failed trip reporter. I tried to write one years ago, but never followed through.

I will finish this one though!
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