2013 Free Dining Watch

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Dimples1973ca, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. KNovacovschi

    KNovacovschi DIS Veteran

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    Just wondering what people are saying to Guest Relations & marketing to get FD even though they don't have a pin. I'm happy that they have but just don't understand by just asking for it you got it. I have called multiple times spoke with guest relations, advised we arrive on my birthday, haven't received DVD(which I haven't) and still nothing. So for those of us that are not receiving FD and those that are receiving FD despite lack of pin what's your secret? :)

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  3. EPCOTatNight

    EPCOTatNight I am the Polynesian Parking guy

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    Seems a bit immature to me. You call a business and angrily request to be marketed to? :confused3

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  4. xipotec

    xipotec Grinning Ghosts

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    Hey Smitch!
    Same as last year. Nov 11-18!

    How are ya!
     
  5. cajunmast

    cajunmast Earning My Ears

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    No need to get nasty. I wasn't ugly about it and yes that's what I said. Got passed on to marketing and got lucky I guess.
     
  6. Zipears Fan

    Zipears Fan "You can design and create, and build the most won

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    Is this the first year Disney hasn't offered (other than PINS and September) FD since it began?!? I feel bad for everyone on here. It just so happens our anniversary is in September so we decided to go then and got lucky!

    Good luck to everyone on here! I know we NEVER got PINS.
     
  7. DisneyMom5

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    I think the first couple of years it was in hurricane season only (Aug./Sept.) I don't think they even started doing late fall until after that. I remember being surprised when they offered it for late fall.
     
  8. disnicash

    disnicash Earning My Ears

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    We have called multiple times. Asked for marketing. Have signed up for everything we can. The one thing we did do was book thru my BIL who is a TA. Would that lessen our chances of getting a pin? He is a certified disney TA. Thoughts??
     
  9. zy144622

    zy144622 Mouseketeer

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    I don't think there is anything you can to lesson your chances. Of course I don't know this for sure but many have gotten pins when already booked.
     
  10. Blessed_wth_Triplets

    Blessed_wth_Triplets DIS Veteran

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    That's not happening. That "new" poster was clearly trying to ruffle feathers. There's no way.:rotfl2:
     
  11. black562

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    Actually there have been several posters over on the other thread that's been given free dining but didn't have a pin. Apparently they have a few pin codes they can use at their discretion, but there's no rhyme or reason as to who gets one and who doesn't.
     
  12. cajunmast

    cajunmast Earning My Ears

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    I've gained a lot of advice from this board and yes I'm new and yes it absolutely did happen. I posted in hopes of helping others get it too but way to make a person feel welcome! I'll just go back to reading and not contributing.
     
  13. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

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    Aww...:hug: Please keep posting. You didn't do anything wrong. Thank you for sharing your experience. :goodvibes Don't let others' comments keep you from enjoying yourself here.
     
  14. RCSpur

    RCSpur Earning My Ears

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    How do I get a PIN? I am going November 1-6 and KNEW they'd offer free dining!! :confused:
     
  15. GhostLady

    GhostLady Mouseketeer

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    I'm not "new" and I got free dining for October without a PIN :banana:

    I also posted my story on another thread but not to "ruffle feathers". I posted it to give others hope and possibly advice.
     
  16. GhostLady

    GhostLady Mouseketeer

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    I think this is absolutely true!!!
    but...
    I do think there might be a "rhyme or reason" even if we don't know what it is. We've made several calls asking about a PIN with no luck but the call that actually got us FD(without a PIN) was a bit different than the other calls we've made. Did we just get lucky and get the right CM or did we say the right things this time? I have a few theories but I guess I'll never know for sure :confused3
     
  17. Blessed_wth_Triplets

    Blessed_wth_Triplets DIS Veteran

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    Oh wow....my apologies! I really thought, especially because they were a new poster, they were disguising themselves and made it all up.unfortunately it's been known to happen on other threads. I thought I was sticking up for all the members by not letting someone "get" to them. Again...so sorry and more magic to ya!:thumbsup2
     
  18. jerseygirl82

    jerseygirl82 Mouseketeer

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    Please forgive my ignorance, as I own in DVC and until recently hadn't given much thought to the dining plan. However, I am thinking about renting out my points to fund a short getaway to a value or moderate and free dining would help my case with the hubby :thumbsup2

    My question is this - are pin codes for free dining only being sent to guests with existing reservations?
     
  19. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

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    PIN codes are sent to (what appears to be) random people. It doesn't matter if you are booked or not. This latest FD PIN had wording included about being a past guest, yet people who have never been to Disney have gotten them. :rotfl: It is one of life's greatest mysteries as to who gets them and who doesn't. Good luck! :goodvibes
     
  20. Pluto0809

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    My Mom got a pin code for free dining and she does not have a reservation booked. I was jealous as I keep hoping to get one for my October trip!
     
  21. Team Bunch

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    I appreciate all the hope. We are going in late August so a pin is our only hope. We have not run into the "right" cm yet :sad2:
     

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