Friends and Family Discount

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by DisneyDadof4, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. DisneyTemecula

    DisneyTemecula Earning My Ears

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    Hi there. Is anyone able to advise if there are days available at Aulani in November or December this year to stay? Thank you in advance for any help!!
     
  2. KerryCM

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    You need to have the cast member call the cast reservation line to check for you.
     
  3. HarleenQ

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    1. When she gets her perner #. My timing may be a bit off, but I believe it's during training in her info packet. It won't be before she starts.
    2. If you aren't picky you should be able to find something. It may be at one of the more expensive resorts, but there should be something. You could make a normal reservation in the mean time with the winter discounts that are out now as a backup.
    3. Sometimes there will be additional discounts released for CM and FF reservations. The traditional rates are 50% off for the CM and 40% for FF. At times, as the dates get closer, the rates will go up to 60% for the CM and 50% for FF and sometimes a dining discount as well. After the CM makes your reservation you can call and check on different resort availability or additional discounts yourself.
    4. She will need to go through Company D (as long as that hasn't changed. It's been a while!)
     
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  5. disneyfantotheend

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    How far in advance of a trip do the additional savings usually show up? We are still quite a few months out, so I don't want to be too repetitive with calling. I am very happy with 40%, but I wouldn't turn down an additional discount, if there was one.
     
  6. KerryCM

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    It is hard to say. You just have to keep calling to see if anything is available. It will show up on the HUB. Right now the cast holiday discount is out for Oct.17th to February 5th. I wouldn't expect anything again until after Spring break time.
     
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  7. HarleenQ

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    You could call 100x and you'll never get the same CM twice. You aren't bothering anyone.
     
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  8. disneyfantotheend

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    Thank you bith. I always forget there are so many cms and chances of talking to the same one twice are close to nothing. We are going mid May. I will wait until January to start trying.
     
  9. KerryCM

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    I would wait until the current offer expires to start calling. They don't offer the extra all that often. With Easter being late this year, I wouldn't look for your dates until after Easter. Also, the extra discounts are available at very few resorts. Keep in mind you may have to switch resorts. Just like any public discount you may not be able to just apply the additional discount to your room, though it has only happened to me twice that I switched resorts to get my 60%! I hope it works for you, it is nice when it does. I couldn't get it for my December trip,didn't want to change resorts,but got it for the 3 rooms I had booked for January.
     
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  10. disneyfantotheend

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    We are good with the 40% no matter what. Thanks for the tips.
     
  11. mickey'sbud

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    Can you get a discount on the dining plan with F&F or only when the CM is staying in the room?
     
  12. blessedby3

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    Does the cast member have to be there at check in? or do they just book the room? Anyone know what the current F & f discount is now? Looking at going in Sept 2017
     
  13. blessedby3

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    Also….what is the friend is a CP CM right now…but won't be there when you take your trip (CP will have ended). Can you still book now and keep the F&F discount?
     
  14. jcarwash

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    No, they don't need to be there at check-in because the F&F discount is available to many kinds of Disney employees, for example those who work at the headquarters studios in Burbank, who can book your F&F room at WDW on your behalf. The employee credentials are verified separately from your arrival.

    I don't know the answer for sure but I would guess no, you can't keep the discount if the employment has ended.
     
  15. blessedby3

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    Ok, thanks so much!
     
  16. KerryCM

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    The cast member will have to fax a copy of their ID, front and back, to the resort 10 days before your arrival. The cast member will have to be current in order for you to get the discount. If the CP is over you are unable to use the discount and will be charged full rack rate at check in.
     
  17. nonni

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    Hi, I have a question about tickets. I was told that only 5 day tickets are available with FF discount. Can we add on a day when we get there if we decide we need another day? Thanks for your help.
     
  18. dolphin5

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    Has the rules changed for the friends and family discount? A friend who is a CM in Burbank said that he has to be with us for check-in now. What's going on?
     
  19. dmband

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    The rules never seem to match up. Have friends/family and they have different rules. One has to go "check in" with in a week of us checking in. The discounts also don't always make sense either
     
  20. dmband

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    Has anyone reserved "preferred" room locations via f&f??
    Pref at POR.
    My friend is looking into it for me and every possible location is popping up except preferred so we are not sure if they are booked or not available period.
    Tia
     
  21. KerryCM

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    They are probably all booked. I booked one for my nephew in April when the rates first came out for 2017.
     
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