The last time we were at Univ/IOA, we had a great time! We were there over Christmas and we LOVED that the place wasn't packed. That was 2 Christmases ago. While we were there, we got a pretty good deal when we were there last time. But I don't remember how we got it, or where I looked for it! Arrrg! When do the new sales for Universal start? Is there any time in October that they'll be releasing new sales? Have they done the stay 4 play free rates lately, or do you know of them coming up? Any others that you know that are coming up? We aren't staying right on Christmas this time, planning on going to the beach for Christmas eve and Christmas day, but we are staying in the BEG. to MIDDLE OF THE WEEK, we'd like to stay from Sunday night and check out Friday morning. Where are the BEST sites to go to when you're planning a Universal vacation? Any tips on when would be the best time to book it??? I am getting excited, because last time we went we had a blast. We went to Disney World in March, so we won't be going there again until NEXT year at the earliest. THANKS in advance!