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Old 07-01-2013, 09:15 PM   #3181
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It's not that serious.

People's pins direct the booking CMs to the free dining pkg code. There are tons of new CMs coming in constantly. It's very easy for them to apply it on accident thinking its a broad offer and not understanding. Once it's done Disney won't take it away. Most know better, but it happens.

When they look you up or your reservation it will show them if you have a pin code so it's also entirely possible they don't ask you for the pin. They already see it.

It's nothing to count on, but it certainly happens and it won't be done on purpose as the CM will be reprimanded.
This makes the most sense out of everything I have read regarding the 'Giving' of pins.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #3182
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Hey guys, first time poster cause I have something to add.

I spoke with a guest relations rep 2 days ago and I was told you don't always need a secret pin and that all the CM should give you the best rate available including pins.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #3183
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Hey guys, first time poster cause I have something to add.

I spoke with a guest relations rep 2 days ago and I was told you don't always need a secret pin and that all the CM should give you the best rate available including pins.
I will try to call then. I have been crossing my fingers that I get a pin, but not yet!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #3184
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Also if you have never booked with disney directly you should check to make sure they have your info updated. I got no offers for 2 years because there was a hiccup with my travel agent and disney. So while i signed up for offers I never even got any mail or email from them(including planning dvds). I have free dining now though, guest relations really took care of me.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #3185
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I am hoping for fall free dining as well!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #3186
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Hey guys, first time poster cause I have something to add.

I spoke with a guest relations rep 2 days ago and I was told you don't always need a secret pin and that all the CM should give you the best rate available including pins.
They didn't mean give pins freely. They meant the best rate with any discounts applicable. If you don't have a pin, it's not applicable Of course if there is a room discount they should be applying it. Pins are sent out via the marketing department not the Walt Disney Travel Company. Booking CMs don't have a say in who gets a pin or how. They don't know when waves are going out. They don't know when new pins will be put into the system.

Pins state directly on them (in the emails or mailers) non transferable. If anyone can use them pins wouldn't be needed or could be transferred.

Hope that makes sense!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #3187
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I have a quick question. How do they know that you are the person that got the pin. Do they check I.Ds? Just curious to if someone could use my pin without a problem? Just something that came mind the other day after getting our pin!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #3188
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booked the flight, now just waiting for free DDP!

JetBlue is having a good sale so I went ahead and bought air tickets for our trip for Oct 22 to 29. Now just waiting for free DDP to hopefully come out. Fingers crossed.

Tell me: what are my chances of getting free dining? Please say VERY LIKELY!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #3189
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I have a quick question. How do they know that you are the person that got the pin. Do they check I.Ds? Just curious to if someone could use my pin without a problem? Just something that came mind the other day after getting our pin!
You do have to show your ID at checkin and my guess is they do look to see it matches the name on the reservation.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #3190
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I have a quick question. How do they know that you are the person that got the pin. Do they check I.Ds? Just curious to if someone could use my pin without a problem? Just something that came mind the other day after getting our pin!
The pins are associated to the guest. If your friend called and gave the pin number it would pull you up for booking. The CM would verify who is allowed to use the pin (household members) on the offer and your friend wouldn't be one of them.

(Before we get the obligatory "I used my friend's pin without a problem" posters... YES... it happens. It's not the policy. Nothing to count on)
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #3191
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So someone could still use our name tho? And act like that was their name and use it? Interesting. You would think they would have a stricter way, but then again they have enough to deal with!
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #3192
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So someone could still use our name tho? And act like that was their name and use it? Interesting. You would think they would have a stricter way, but then again they have enough to deal with!
Well, I guess. They'd have to have your pin number, verify your street address/phone and email, as well as have your ID when they go to check in. Seems tough to steal your pin code and book with it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #3193
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #3194
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So with the current free dining offer for travel by 9/25 not expiring until 7/31, does that mean IF FD is offered for October and beyond it will not be announced until August?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #3195
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Just spoke with reservations regarding if I have any pin codes or new promos.... He said new promo comes out 7/10!!!! Now, wonder if they will have FD first wk of Dec.???
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