I gave up on codes and joined AAA. Got a great deal!

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by NvrBnToWDW, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. NvrBnToWDW

    NvrBnToWDW Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2004
    Like everyone else, I've been obsessed with these General codes coming out. Well, I called Disney and got a room only quote before I joined AAA. They told me 7 nights at Pop would be $664 w/tax. That's a rate of $84 night as opposed to $99, what I originally was paying. So I gave in and joined AAA for $49 a year. We really needed it anyway, my DH is famous for locking the keys in the car. Well, I printed out my temp cards and call Disney to apply to my ressie and the total was only $656 ($8 less than they quoted me the day before). That's a rate of $83 per night. I also got the new Mousesavers newsletter and used the link to order discount tickets. So here is my total savings:

    7 nights @ POP + 3 adult (7 day) base tickets + 1 child (7 day) base ticket=

    AAA Package Quote: $1474
    Disney MYW Package Quote: $1593.27

    My Plan: Disney Room-only with AAA discount: $656
    Ticketmania with Mousesavers discount: $749
    TOTAL $1405

    Total savings: $69 cheaper than AAA MYW Package
    $188 cheaper than Disney MYW Package
    :cheer2: :bounce: :cool1: :Pinkbounc
  2. Ergens2

    Ergens2 Just call me Red!

    Feb 28, 2003
    Way to be thrifty!! :cool1: Doesn't it feel good to save $!! I am a bargain shopper too.
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  4. tippytoe

    tippytoe Mouseketeer

    Jun 19, 2004
    Would you mind telling what type of tickets you are getting for that price? I got the link for the discounted tickets from the mousesavers newsletter, but I have not priced them out yet. Thanks!
  5. PavelB

    PavelB Mouseketeer

    May 18, 2004
    Take your AAA card everywhere. There are all sorts of discounts that you would not even think about. As an example, I was at discount outlet. My friend saw the AAA sign. So, we enquired and got a whole brochure with different discounts. I saved $300 in one day! (including 33% at Polo)
    Last summer we also went to universal. Show the card every time you buy any food and save %10. It really added up.
    I'm sure others have a lot of different examples - anyone care to share?
  6. NvrBnToWDW

    NvrBnToWDW Mouseketeer

    Sep 8, 2004

    I went to the link from the mousesavers newsletter and bought 3 (ages 10+) and 1 (ages -10) 7-day base tickets. We didn't get any add-ons. The total was $749. I was going to buy them from Disney for $757. I saved only $8, but hey that's a whole burger at WDW! :rotfl:
    They give you free shipping and this price includes tax.
  7. Tinkerbelle32

    Tinkerbelle32 DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2005
    I also have been hoping for general room codes for our June 8th-15th trip. I've been watching the boards probably too much! lol I finally gave up and went through the SOG overflow program. I ended up getting Port Orleans Riverside for $94 a night plus tax. This is pretty good isn't it?
  8. edk35

    edk35 DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2004
    I do believe that is a good deal. I have ressies at SOG Thanksgiving week....we stayed there in Jan. too for 7 nights. Once a few years ago..we got Poly at the same rate as SOG just we had to pay tax. That was the best deal.

  9. Goofy41

    Goofy41 Goofy-Dad

    Feb 22, 2002
    I have been a AAA member for years and i have saved plenty. I too called WDW and got a room only ressie for the same price of $84.00 a nite at POP. I was going to wait until if any general codes come out, but I think after seeing all the commercials and ads that they may not offer them. I was given the number of a AA agent in SC to do my new ressie, but I will hold out unitl April to see if there is any changes and then make a whole new ressie.
  10. Wendy31

    Wendy31 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    We just joined AAA too! So far, we've - -

    Saved about $120.00 on our WDW package.

    Saved 15% on our hotel room going down & coming back

    Saved 15% on the Family Magic Tour


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