Your pin advice worked!

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by sillijilli05, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. sillijilli05

    sillijilli05 Earning My Ears

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    Hello there, this is my first post here but I wanted to let you know Ive been registered with all the Disney sites and I have never gotten a pin code. Well I read on this board sometime last week to add Disney Destinations email vacation@registration.disneyworld.com to my contact list. I did that and then just today I ordered a custom map, and about 3 hours later I received a $500.00 disney gift card pin from that very email address. coinky dink??? You all may be on to something. :donald:
     
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  3. accountingbabe08

    accountingbabe08 DIS Veteran

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    I just tried what you did lets see what happens. Thanks for sharing.:banana: :rolleyes1
     
  4. HG_MOM

    HG_MOM Earning My Ears

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    I did the exact same thing and got my PIN this afternoon. Unfortunatly we cant use it but its nice to know there may be more in the future!
     
  5. MinnieNurse

    MinnieNurse DIS Veteran

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    I just added it to my contact list. Keeping my fingers crossed. I have been whining and complaining that how can I go every year for the last 5 years and not ever get a pin code. I booked the 4/3 in August but if a better deal comes up I am open to changing dates.
     
  6. ckdsnynt

    ckdsnynt DIS Veteran

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    Can you please give the full webb address? Thanks.
     
  7. JoanneNC

    JoanneNC DIS Veteran

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    I have it added now -
     
  8. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    From a technical standpoint (I run computer systems for a living), I don't see how adding an email address to your contact list in your email program would score you an email from them with a PIN code.

    Your email address book/contact list is a feature of your email program for your convenience when sending a new email to a person. Your adding anyone to that contact list does not notify them in any way.

    SOME email programs also use the contact list to know who you expect to receive email from, and therefore are less likely to filter out email from those addresses as junk email/spam. They are not perfect (addresses are easily forged), but if the concern is that such emails might get filtered, adding vacation@registration.disneyworld.com to your contact list would help prevent that. That is why Disney recommends you add it to your contact list.

    If you don't, and they send email to you, there is some chance that it could end up in your spam/junkmail folder - which you should periodically check for emails that aren't spam. Must programs have a way for you to mark them as "not spam" so it will also learn that way.

    I do my own email filtering (I run my own server), and nothing from Disney is filtered - and I've never received a PIN code in email. :(
     
  9. cascivic

    cascivic Earning My Ears

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    just an fyi

    i logged onto disney.com last night and changed my "preferences"(how many times have i been, when was the last time) and today i got the 500 gift card pin. still waiting on the dining though!! hope this helps
     
  10. tinkerbelle21

    tinkerbelle21 Earning My Ears

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    I am so new to this, I'm not sure I'm following all of this info. I am constantly on disney.com, but I don't know where to "register" to enter my "preferences". Can you illuminate?:wizard

    ........nevermind! I think it figured it out. Thanks!
     
  11. YachtandBeachy

    YachtandBeachy Earning My Ears

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    What exactly does the $500 gift card pin entail? What are they dates, how do you get it, what is it for, etc?
     
  12. WDWTigger72

    WDWTigger72 C.E.O. Walt Disney World

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    Completely agree with your points here, especially after working within a technical field within messaging (email, instant messaging, faxing, etc) for 10 years. I would probably say what people have done is probably more of a coincidence. For example, I have comcast and I always receive emails from Disney Destinations including the email address above, but have not received pin codes for the longest time. The worst that can happen with comcast's email is your email will go into a spam folder which as previously stated you should check periodically anyways. If you use other email systems such as hotmail, yahoo, etc there is a possibility that they would block emails from certain addresses before ever reaching your mailbox, but I don't believe they would ever block a disney.com address. We had software that did that using blacklists and also external servers that filtered all messages coming in/out of our environment.

    Also, Companies consistently change their email addresses for example a few years ago I would receive these pins from disneyworld@vacation.disneyworld.com which it looks like they don't utilize anymore. Since they consistently restructure their companies and change email addresses adding a specific address wouldn't help down the line if it changes once again.
     
  13. Mermaid2sea

    Mermaid2sea DIS Veteran

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    I've just given it a go......no harm...just got another email from disney but no pin..just some game thingie..
     
  14. MariaEllerºoº

    MariaEllerºoº DIS Veteran

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    The main thing here is that emails from Disney will be considered "safe" to receive and not end up in the spam filter. The other is that someone ordered maps to be mailed to them...which I believe is the thing that actually triggered for an offer to be sent. Also, updating information in the profile section of Disney's website of how many times you've been along with the date of the last trip can trigger a pin code.

    Good luck everyone!
     
  15. tkitty

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    I had already added the above address to my contacts/address book, to keep it out of spam. But I agree that this will not help me get them to send me a pin. So, I did try ordering the custom maps today, and updating mine and my DDs info and preferences, on the "My Disney Vacation " page.
    I'll let you know if it helps. :goodvibes

    By the way, does anyone in the western states seem to get pins/codes for WDW? I don't notice many on here. I did get something from DL last week-
     
  16. bahsdad

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    hey the op said they ordered a custom map so in fact information was exchanged
     
  17. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I was referring to those who were adding the address to their contact lists alone...I was not referring to the OP specifically.
     
  18. Mermaid2sea

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    I've just updated my profile on the disney website.....please please I would like to have free dining...
     
  19. bookwormde

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    anyone have the link to that page where you order custom maps?

    bookwormde
     
  20. LaLupita

    LaLupita Disneyholic

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    Can anyone explain what this pin is all about and the valid dates to use it? :confused3
     
  21. missDisneylady

    missDisneylady Earning My Ears

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    They are referring to mass e-mails from Disney randomly sent to individuals containing a pin allowing free dining from Aug 16-Oct 1.
     

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