By off-site I mean Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels, etc. Ok so I have two very big questions One- I have been pondering this for some time now, I know most people book on the Disney website and their vacation is paid for there, now here's what I'm thinking of, when I checked prices on Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels, etc the prices for the resorts are cheaper and if we pick AoA those prices will be wonderful. Now here is what I'm worried about let's use Orbitz for example- 1) Will we still receive benefits if we book through a different website 2) Will we still get the room we desire or will we end up being pushed over if a family from the Disney website purchased the room and they have no more room 3) Is it worth doing it from another website? I mean this is what I got- Disney AoA Suite- Tickets + Resort Rooms= $4,651 if we add Dining=$6,528 Orbitz AoA Suite- Resort Rooms + Disney Tickets=$4,089 Were paying OOP (or do you recommend the Dining Plan?) and have a budget of $5,000 but are willing to go $6,000 however the CSR resort is only $3,675. Two- DVC Points, were not members but I notice some folks rent points for their vacations. I went to a site called dvcrequest.com and have found amazing prices for just $14.00 a point. I really like the Animal Kingdom Villas Studio Savannah Room for only $1,988!!! That's more than half of the resort price now when I add Disney Tickets- $1,657 and the Disney Dining Plan $1,722 that comes out to $5,300 our price range!!!! XD Now here's the thing those resorts aren't really our first choice for our first stay granted they're beautiful and Deluxe but ehe maybe for our second stay. It's a big jump from Value to Deluxe and so I'm asking to all who has made that jump or has stayed at AoA or AKV to which they prefer. P.S- Were a picky family and have POR, CSR, CBR and PC to also look at but those first two are the main resorts and PC is more of a last resort thing. Huh I just punned myself I think? x) Any help and advice will be so greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you to all who reply!