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Old 05-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #2476
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Stop waiting for FD. You can get a better deal anytime you want and not have to wait for a FD offer. Read this...

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3105456
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #2477
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Stop waiting for FD. You can get a better deal anytime you want and not have to wait for a FD offer. Read this...

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3105456
We have a large family and normally get 2 connecting rooms at a value resort and travel during free dining weeks. We have priced out renting DVC points twice and we would need at least 2 bedroom villa and it does come close to our FD price. It's over $2000 more on an 8 day trip for us to rent points at DVC instead of applying a FD discount on 2 connecting value rooms.

If you are planning on staying at a deluxe resort and have a family of 4, you can get a cheaper deal renting points over a FD offer, but not by much and you still have to buy food.

Renting points is usually only a better option during higher crowd season when the discounts are few and far between, not during free dining weeks.

Also stays where you rent DVC points are non-refundable, you get no housekeeping services and you don't qualify for deep discounts like free dining or even a room discount.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #2478
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Sorry I think this was posted somewhere already bit how much is it to upgrade to regular dining. Like if I stay @ a value and get free qs but want regular dining instead. Thanks
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #2479
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Sorry I think this was posted somewhere already bit how much is it to upgrade to regular dining. Like if I stay @ a value and get free qs but want regular dining instead. Thanks
There's a sticky on the top of this board.

About $18 per adult and about $3 per child, per night.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #2480
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So I'd probably have to get a bunch of smaller denomination gift cards? Not just one with, let's say $1300 on it? Of course that would be devastating to lose one big one versus $200 worth of gift cards for the day, but I want the convenience of not having to carry a lot of stuff. What about charging all food to our room, like we can store purchases, and then pay it off at the end of the trip? Is that possible?
I forgot to mention that I'm Canadian and don't have most of those store except for Costco and I don't think they sell Disney cards there.
The gift cards you can buy at Canadian Disney Stores are not valid in the US, and NOT valid at WDW. I asked just 2 weeks ago. They are ONLY valid in Canada (they are in $CAN). You would have to go over the border to purchase an American Disney gift card for use at WDW.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #2481
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The gift cards you can buy at Canadian Disney Stores are not valid in the US, and NOT valid at WDW. I asked just 2 weeks ago. They are ONLY valid in Canada (they are in $CAN). You would have to go over the border to purchase an American Disney gift card for use at WDW.
You can purchase Disney gift cards on the disneystore.com website.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #2482
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You can purchase Disney gift cards on the disneystore.com website.
I just tried online and they won't ship gift cards to Canada from disneystore.com.
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I just tried online and they won't ship gift cards to Canada from disneystore.com.
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I just tried online and they won't ship gift cards to Canada from disneystore.com.
Do you have a friend in the states you can have them shipped to and then have them send the gift cards to you?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #2486
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I have looked several places. I'm only finding the $50-$500 ones. Sorry
Thank you, I know most of our local grocery stores sell them but it would have been nice to use my red card.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #2487
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for all the experts out there please help me figure out is it cheaper
to get 2 value rooms an pay th difference forTS meals or is it cheaper to go to a moderate resot that includes TS
we are 5 adult -- need 2 rooms sept 2 to sept 8

MANY THANKS
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #2489
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for all the experts out there please help me figure out is it cheaper
to get 2 value rooms an pay th difference forTS meals or is it cheaper to go to a moderate resot that includes TS
we are 5 adult -- need 2 rooms sept 2 to sept 8

MANY THANKS
It is significantly less to do the 2 connecting value rooms. It would be about $110 per night more under the FD discount to get 2 mods. So on a 7 night stay, it would be about $770 less to get the 2 value rooms, even with the DDP upgrade.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #2490
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It is significantly less to do the 2 connecting value rooms. It would be about $110 per night more under the FD discount to get 2 mods. So on a 7 night stay, it would be about $770 less to get the 2 value rooms, even with the DDP upgrade.
thank you so much - everyone on this board is so helpful and nice..
i have reservations for 2 LM rooms aug 25th sept 4 -- but nw have to change to sept 2 to sept 8....i am tryng tofigure out how to change it on line -- again ty for all your help
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