refillable mugs

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  1. deerhunt1

    deerhunt1 Earning My Ears

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    I have read about purchasing refillable mugs if you buy a meal deal but if we do not get this is their anything you can buy once at the parks that would be a refillable mug only? We do not think we would like the meal deal.
     
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    Ok I could be wrong.They may have changed.But they used too sell just the cup and refills were cheap.I dont know now!!:confused3
     
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    OK. So as I read that, the souvenier cup is only good for 1 day of "refills" at the parks? Is that correct?
     
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    that is true. but the other days that you are there you can refill them for either .69$or.79$ so it is a pretty good deal. I would check to make sure that you can buy the all day sipper mug by itself. I think you have to buy the meal deal too. Also, they have other mugs that you can buy in the park and get them refilled for .69 or .79.
     
  7. phamton

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    You can buy a refillable mug at any of the counter services and also at the food booths. They are around $6 and include the first drink as free. You can use them for refills for around 70 cents and are good anytime (not just the day you buy them.) Many of us have used the same refillable mug for years. The meal deal sipper cups are only for the meal deals and include free refills at participating counter services only on the day of your meal deal. You can use them for refills on other days but the refills will be the same price as for the refillable mugs.
     
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    THANKS to the two PP's.....
     
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    This ticket entitles you to one (1) day of unlimited soft drink fountain beverages at all participating Meal Deal locations at either Universal Studios Florida OR Islands of Adventure.

    To purchase the 1-Day Meal Deal Sipper Cup ticket online you must also purchase a 1-Day Meal Deal ticket in the same online transaction.


    can't buy the sipper cup refill promo uless you buy the meal deal.
    that is how it is listed on the website.
     
  10. tinkandonaldfans

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    we went in 2007 and bought the refillable mug! it was really useful! have they changed their design lately as we have one from 2007 and was wondering whether is was worth bringing it with us! a little naughty but if they havn't changed it- it might be worth sticking it in our suitcase?
     
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    The meal deal sipper cup is not the same as the souvenir cup. The souvenir cup has a big straw and really can't be sipped from easily. We bought our souvenir cups our first day there and took them to the parks everyday after that. Refills were .69 before tax for soda and free for ice water.
     
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    bring the mug!!

    i have been bringing mine since the mid 1990's......they don't even have my mug design anymore.

    the mug is valid for life for the cheap refills.

    i even show my AP for the 10% discount off the cheap refill rate.


    mugs are different.
    you can get about any ride mug or character mug.
    if you bought it from universal, it is refillable at a cheap price.
     
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    Everything seems to be sorted, but to clarify there is a red refillable "mug" that can be purchased and used without the Meal Deal. The Meal Deal has a blue "mug" that goes with the plan.

    The refillable mug does say "Good for day of purchase only" in tiny tiny print, but the girl who sold it to us said it doesn't matter, there is no date printed on the mug for them to know.

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    photo of the one DBF and I bought on January 9th.
     
  14. Lee Matthews

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    I'll keep my eye on this thread. I'm going to work at WDW for a year but plan to buy a Annual Universal Pass because of the amount of visits i'm likely to make.

    If i can buy a refillable mug and keep topping up for only 70c then i'll be all for that.

    How much would a regular coke cost each time if i didn't buy a refillable mug? $2 a time?
     
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    Some of the mug designs are really cute! ::yes::
     
  16. Violet Crayon

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    Yeah, a large drink is $2.99, after 2-3 refills you should break even. But I am not sure how many ounces the cup holds in comparison.
     
  17. Lee Matthews

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    Appreciate that. If i'm in Orlando for a year, then with an annual Universal Pass, i may be going there at least once a month.

    I'm trying to budget and spend as little money as i can while i'm there. Where as a meal with drink may cost $12, i only tend to eat twice a day but drink a lot to keep hydrated in the heat so it may cheaper to buy a refill mug and keep topping up throughout the day.

    Plus as an annual holder i'd get 20% off the 70c refills ;)
     
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    preferred annual passholders get 10% discounts.
    the premiere annual pass gives you the great discounts.
    power passes offer no discounts.
     
  19. Lee Matthews

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    I'm going for the $279 Premier Pass. Are the refill mugs like the ones Disney sell? Buying one of those and refilling throughout a whole year for only 70c a time can save some dosh
     
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    it's not like the disney mugs really.

    you can buy any type, style of mug you choose at universal.

    some have handles, some don'ts.

    they have the hard plastic type of lid with long plastic type of bendy straw.
    most of the lids are attached at one section so they don't fall off.


    i bought my dueling dragons mug when that ride opened.
    may 1999


    i still use it in the parks.
    once you buy an universal mug, it is valid for refills at the refill price forever.



    came back to add that anyone can buy the refillable mugs at universal.
    the refill cost is cheap, very cheap.

    if you have the AAA or AP, you can get a 10% discount on that refill.....
     
  21. nifty16

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    Do any of the mugs have the year on them? I like souvenirs that tell you the date you got it!
     

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