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Old 01-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Frustrated!

I learned on these boards about Costco cash cards and decided to transfer my booking to them as my paid in full date isn't until next week. Called Disney and they said because I had paid in full I couldn't transfer. If I only owed $1.00 I could have a cash card for $300.00.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry. Really I am, but can you tell me more about this? Perhaps I can use this idea for our trip. I booked online myself (no agent) for a 7night cruise December 2013. We haven't paid in full yet. We do have Costco Executive membership. Can I get this $300 voucher thing? What do I need to do?
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Ouch! I am sorry to hear this. But if anything, by posting here you will probably have helped others to avoid this happening. I will sure keep this in mind for future cruise bookings!
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I'm so sorry. Really I am, but can you tell me more about this? Perhaps I can use this idea for our trip. I booked online myself (no agent) for a 7night cruise December 2013. We haven't paid in full yet. We do have Costco Executive membership. Can I get this $300 voucher thing? What do I need to do?
Did you book directly with Disney? Someone else will have to jump in and say whether you can transfer it to Costco if you booked it yourself with Disney. I'm not sure about that.

The Costco cash card amount varies depending on the cost of the cruise. They aren't all $300. Some are more and some less. You can plug in the dates of your cruise on the Costco Travel website and it will tell you what the cash card amount is for your cruise and the specific cabin category that you booked.
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Did you book directly with Disney? Someone else will have to jump in and say whether you can transfer it to Costco if you booked it yourself with Disney. I'm not sure about that.

The Costco cash card amount varies depending on the cost of the cruise. They aren't all $300. Some are more and some less. You can plug in the dates of your cruise on the Costco Travel website and it will tell you what the cash card amount is for your cruise and the specific cabin category that you booked.
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I did book directly thru Disney (am I the only one to do this? What is it that I don't know? ).
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If you book through a third party travel agent, most of them offer an onboard credit as an incentive...

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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I did book directly thru Disney (am I the only one to do this? What is it that I don't know? ).
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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I'm so sorry this happened to you, but I think it is standard procedure when it comes to a transfer. I still had my initial transfer email from Dreams Unlimited and this was stated:

"Please note that in order to process your transfer the deposit has to be paid with Disney Cruise Line. This must be done prior to you initiating the transfer process with us. Also, the reservation cannot be paid in full prior to transfer as per Disney policy. As a professional courtesy, we do not accept transfers from other travel agencies."

Completely understand your frustration, but by posting here hopefully you have helped others!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #8
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I booked directly through disney myself. If your paid in full date hasn't happened and you haven't actually paid in full, unlike me, you can download a booking transfer form from DCL's website and name costco as your travel agent. You will receive approx. 10% of cruise cost only, not taxes or port charges, back from costco in a cash card. It is just that simple.
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I booked directly through disney myself. If your paid in full date hasn't happened and you haven't actually paid in full, unlike me, you can download a booking transfer form from DCL's website and name costco as your travel agent. You will receive approx. 10% of cruise cost only, not taxes or port charges, back from costco in a cash card. It is just that simple.
You will probably get less % on a transferred booking, because DCL will pay less of a commission to Costco for a transferred reservation.

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Cancelling and rebooking is an option.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #11
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You will probably get less % on a transferred booking, because DCL will pay less of a commission to Costco for a transferred reservation.
No, you get the full cash card.
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Disney suggested this but the cruise price has went up too much and so there would be no savings.
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You will probably get less % on a transferred booking, because DCL will pay less of a commission to Costco for a transferred reservation.

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Oops, I messed up on your quote. I would still get the full cash card amount.
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I think that booking directly with DCL was brought up because there are some TAs who no longer accept transfers due to the reduced commission paid to them by DCL. I thought that Costco was one of those...but their policy may have changed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #14
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I think that booking directly with DCL was brought up because there are some TAs who no longer accept transfers due to the reduced commission paid to them by DCL. I thought that Costco was one of those...but their policy may have changed.
I have a trip coming up and have never heard of transferring my registration for a credit or gift card. Is there a thread on this? What are the other commonly used TAs? Is Costco currently the best option to do this?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #15
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I think that booking directly with DCL was brought up because there are some TAs who no longer accept transfers due to the reduced commission paid to them by DCL. I thought that Costco was one of those...but their policy may have changed.
Yes, must have. I talked to Costco travel today. They are the ones that told me how to down load the form off of Disney's website.
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