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Old 03-23-2013, 09:52 PM   #196
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Yes, your TA is in charge of the reservation and you have no control over it. The discount for your resort and dates could be gone the first day. There is no way of knowing. Is there some reason you don't want to make the reservation yourself so you can take care of the discounts? Unless you have a really good TA that you know and trust, just do it yourself.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #197
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Currently booked for POP for July 6-14. We are booked thru a TA. In order to get the summer offer applied to our current reservation, will my TA need to call and handle this or can I do it? I've read on other threads the TA "owns" the resv. until just prior to the trip. Want to make sure I give her a heads up so she takes care of this on the release date (4/02?) Also, how likely is it that the allotted number of rooms for this offer for our resort are gone on the release date? In other words, how much emphasis do I need to put on this to the TA?
There are plenty of TAs who will do their job effectively and get it booked for you. Tell your TA about the discount and ask her, if she will be able to look into it for you the morning it is released. If she says something like "I will when my office hours start" or "I don't work that day". Then you know you do not have a good TA. If she says "of course, I will get right on it", then you are good. Many on this site are anti TA. There is no reason you cannot have a good experience with a TA, as long as you have the right one. The majority are looking to make your trip extra special. A few are just looking for the commission.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #198
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Well the visa holders most definitely get the jump on free dining by three days.
How do we (visa holders) take advantage? Just call reservations as we would on 4/2? Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #199
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How do we (visa holders) take advantage? Just call reservations as we would on 4/2? Thanks!
Yes. Plus you have to pay the deposit with the card.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #200
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Yes. Plus you have to pay the deposit with the card.
To add to this, if you have a trip already booked on a different card, all you need to do is put another $200 on your trip using your Disney Visa. It just has to be a $200 payment, so not necessarily the actual deposit.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #201
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To add to this, if you have a trip already booked on a different card, all you need to do is put another $200 on your trip using your Disney Visa. It just has to be a $200 payment, so not necessarily the actual deposit.
And I always put the whole trip on the card so I can use the points as cash to buy souvenirs.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #202
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Yes, your TA is in charge of the reservation and you have no control over it. The discount for your resort and dates could be gone the first day. There is no way of knowing. Is there some reason you don't want to make the reservation yourself so you can take care of the discounts? Unless you have a really good TA that you know and trust, just do it yourself.
Thank you for the reply. We have used the same agency/agent for our three previous trips & have always been very satisfied so we used them again this time. Our prior TA was fabulous and took great care of us. Unfortunately, she was killed in a car wreck a week before our trip last summer so we are using a different agent in the same office now. Since I'm not as familiar with our new TA, I want to make sure I touch base with her. Yes, I could book it myself (and did book our airfare) but I like having them "check my work." Plus, they give us a Disney gift card for booking thru them (I know it just offsets the commission, but it's a nice gesture.)
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #203
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I know Disney Visa cardholders usually get a few days jump on discounts, but not sure how to know when we can take advantage of it??? Is 4/02 when the summer offer goes public? Then it seems like the offer might be available to Disney Visa cardholders a day or two prior? If the spring offer ends 3/31 might we have 4/01 as our jump start? Wondering what day to tell my TA to check on this. Can't believe it's almost here!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #204
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I used the early discount for Disney Visa card holders in October 2012 when the sale for Jan-Feb 2013 came out. It seemed to me that the offer appeared on the Disney Visa website, not the WDW website, some time in the mid morning. It wasn't first thing in the morning, that I remember. We had a linked reservation with our daughter and they were able to give them the Visa discount, too.

We had already paid our room deposits back in July, so they didn't ask us to add any additional charges to our Visa card. But other people reported that the CM required an additional deposit with the Disney Visa before they would give them the discount.

The offer opened to the general public a few days later.
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I used the early discount for Disney Visa card holders in October 2012 when the sale for Jan-Feb 2013 came out. It seemed to me that the offer appeared on the Disney Visa website, not the WDW website, some time in the mid morning. It wasn't first thing in the morning, that I remember. We had a linked reservation with our daughter and they were able to give them the Visa discount, too.

We had already paid our room deposits back in July, so they didn't ask us to add any additional charges to our Visa card. But other people reported that the CM required an additional deposit with the Disney Visa before they would give them the discount.

The offer opened to the general public a few days later.
If your original deposit was on the DV, no additional payment was necessary. Disney Visa discounts will never be on the WDW site because they are not public. They can only he found at www.disneyrewards.com , and you are correct that they are not up and running until later in the day. You will see the deals on this site days before they ever go live.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:15 AM   #206
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They can only he found at www.disneyrewards.com , and you are correct that they are not up and running until later in the day. You will see the deals on this site days before they ever go live.
So do I just keep checking the site? I looked last night & nothing yet. I was hoping to give my TA some heads up so she could get right on it. I suppose worst case she does it when the offer goes public and just hope there are still rooms available at our resort--???
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If your original deposit was on the DV, no additional payment was necessary. Disney Visa discounts will never be on the WDW site because they are not public. They can only he found at www.disneyrewards.com , and you are correct that they are not up and running until later in the day. You will see the deals on this site days before they ever go live.
My original down payment was not on my Disney Visa card. It was on a different Chase Visa card. I was glad that the CM didn't tell me that I had to put an additional charge on that card.

That site that you quoted is the one that I found the discount on.
But I had plenty of warning from the DIS, so I knew where to look for it. My husband had received an email about the sale from the rewards card site, but I had already taken care of the discount hours earlier.
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My original down payment was not on my Disney Visa card. It was on a different Chase Visa card. I was glad that the CM didn't tell me that I had to put an additional charge on that card.

That site that you quoted is the one that I found the discount on.
But I had plenty of warning from the DIS, so I knew where to look for it. My husband had received an email about the sale from the rewards card site, but I had already taken care of the discount hours earlier.
I've been watching the Chase Visa website like a hawk. How do people know about the discount days before it is on the Visa website? Is there a place I should be looking instead or are they insiders?
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I've been watching the Chase Visa website like a hawk. How do people know about the discount days before it is on the Visa website? Is there a place I should be looking instead or are they insiders?
Lots of insiders here. You'll here about it from one of us. The trends are pointing for the end of April to release late summer discounts (free dining) and the visa discounts usually begin on a Thursday for free dining (historically).
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Lots of insiders here. You'll here about it from one of us. The trends are pointing for the end of April to release late summer discounts (free dining) and the visa discounts usually begin on a Thursday for free dining (historically).
I'm waiting for the next offer which I'm hoping will be release by visa near the end of the week.

I'll keep checking here too for the heads up.
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