Replacement DDE card costs $25

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by MaryKatesMom, May 21, 2008.

  1. MaryKatesMom

    MaryKatesMom DIS Veteran

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    We had to replace our AP's and our DDE card last trip and although it didn't cost anything for the AP they did charge us $25 which I thought was pretty expensive since it is the same paper as the AP's.

    The card cost $65 and I'm now wondering if I should have just bought another one that would have lasted another 6 months, instead of replacing one that will expire the end of Nov.

    Just something to consider.
     
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  3. davinakb

    davinakb DIS Veteran

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    That is a good point, that six months makes it tricky math (if you only had a month left, new pass would clearly be better). It all depends on how much more you will go and dine. I guess they charge the high fee to prevent people from getting (and distributing) multiple copies of the same card (since there are not biometric safeguards like the AP). Sorry you lost your card.
     
  4. MaryKatesMom

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    When you get a new card the old one is no longer valid, so no distributing.
     
  5. davinakb

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    Huh? Then the reissue fee really bugs. I knew about it, think they disclose it beforehand, but still it seems a bit excessive.
     
  6. jlewisinsyr

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    Someone has to pay for it. There is a cost for the call center rep, printing, etc. Sure, its minimal, but there is a unit cost to the transaction.
     
  7. n2mm

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    Yes the rules and guidelines are listed right on the application and on the information on the AP website. We are always checking to make sure we have it before leaving a restraurant.
     
  8. woodysgrl

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    When I replaced mine last Nov. I wasn't charged the $25. I guess I
    got lucky !
     
  9. MaryKatesMom

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    We got it replaced at the kiosk in DTD when I had my AP's replaced. Although I'm sure there is a cost to the transaction. All the CM had to do was look it up, check my ID and print it to paper. It took all of 1 and 1/2 minutes but cost $25.
     
  10. pumba

    pumba DIS PUMBARIZER Moderator

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    we got our dde card at Guest relations a few weeks ago........the young man said we would be getting another card in the mail.......this is like the one we had a few years ago.......so do we get another card besides this one
     
  11. idofabric

    idofabric <font color=green>"How do I...?"

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    WOW! I replaced mine in April, but did not pay anything! Guess I got lucky? I just went to ECPOT and they gave me a new hard, plastic card at the GS window outside the park. I guess I will go and look for the card for next week....
     
  12. VLee

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    Well, just returned and could not find mine to take (it expired 8/30).

    I decided to go ahead and pay the $60 (AP rate) for a new one rather than $25 to replace one (which would be good for only 3 months.)

    The new one expires June 30 of 2009. I have another trip planned right after the Fourth of July and will not have the DDP at all on that trip, so I needed the DDE discount for myself and friends.
     

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