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Old 10-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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anyone KEEP free dining over the 4/3 deal?

Free dining in December (17-26) at AS Music was still about $350 cheaper than a 4/3 stay at a moderate for staying only 7 nights! Who'd have thunk it? I'm glad so many people got the 4/3 or 5/2 but we're still celebrating our free dining at ASMU with the free upgrade to regular dining pin!
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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I kept my 6 nights at the CR with free dining.. I would have had to add a day and change my flights which is too much hassle since my trip is paid for already.. plus I'm happy with what I have it is my dream trip so why mess with it

Here's hoping for a free dining bounceback
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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Just booked our trip a few minutes ago...couldn't pass up the deal!

We booked Dec 12-16 with free dining at the ASM (preferred room) and even took the insurance and park hopper passes for 5 days and it was only $1370 for the three of us!. Hotel, tickets & food for 5 days for three people...you can't beat that!!

The 3/4 deal would have cost us a ton of money in food for the 7 days! lol

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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No availabilty for my resort & dates under the 4/3 plan. We'll stick with the discount that we currently have.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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well, we dropped FD and did not book 4/7...we stayed with the room only 40% discount. Over the Christmas rack rate and our eating style, it is the best deal for us. We also need the flexibility of the 6 day cancellation policy...so package deals are pretty much not an option for us right now. Any CM I have talked to is shocled that we cancelled FD, and do not want 4/7...until I tell them our code is good thru 12/31/09!...and that we have a 3rd adult fee..and a kid who lives on chicken strips and hot dogs ( now icky-low wnd not full beef hot dogs at WDW )SO payinf for DP in the room rate for him is a waste. Everyone's caseis different, have to do what worls best ...but it's really cool that there are som many discounts to choose from, huh?
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:17 AM   #6
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I have 12 nights of free dining 12/17-12/29. The 4/3 deal would have required me to shorten my trip to 7 nights or pay rack rate with no promotion for 12/25-12/29. 12/17-12-24 with the 4/3 deal with QSDP would have cost me almost as much as what I'm paying for my current 12 nights. It just isn't as good of a deal for my family.

I'm glad that it's a good deal for some people. It didn't work for us.

Now come on DLR deals for 2010!
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:35 AM   #7
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We are keeping free dining. It was a far better deal than the 4/3 deal for us.
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It was $50 cheaper to keep free dining than to book 4/3 for us. We are 2a 1c CSR Nov 25th- Dec 2. I had 2 different CM's price it out for me.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:43 AM   #10
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I kept free dining with our pin#. We are only staying for six nights so the 4/7deal wouldn't work out for us. Our total package price with FD is $2084.54 (2 adults, kids 12 & 6 with a 6 day base), with the 4/7 (Nov/Dec pkg with dining) would be $2458.64.

My mom's reservation I originally booked her room with our reservation for FD and her cost was $1399.53. However when the Oct/Dec package came out I got it reduce to $1244.62. I checked to see what the 4/6 (Nov/Dec pkg with dining) cost would be and it is $1246.94.

Originally we were planning on staying for seven nights, but the flight home the day after Thanksgiving was too expensive. We got a great flight home in the evening on Thanksgiving for $69.00. We get to spend a half a day in the parks and have our Thanksgiving meal.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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We are also going 12/17 to 12/26 and staying at Coronado Springs Resort. We originally were going 12/19 to 12/26 with the 40% off code. Then I received a free dining pin and we added two days and it was still $100 less. We are saving $1440 with free dining. The new codes wouldn't work for us.
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We are also going Dec. 17-26 and are using a 40% off AP PIN code for the Polynesian Club Level (passholder + dine package). I checked both free dining and buy 4 get 3 free, and the 40% off beats them both by a lot. We'd have to pay rack rate for free dining (ouch!) and since we are staying 9 nights, the buy 4 get 3 free wasn't that great, either. Also both of those deals require a ticket purchase, which we don't need. So, I'll happily keep what we have. Good luck to everyone w/finding a great deal!
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:40 PM   #13
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As of now, I'm keeping my free dining for November. But I'm really tempted to drop it and upgrade to a deluxe resort! I just don't like the thought of paying for all that food!
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:35 PM   #14
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We kept our free dining offer for our GG at CSR for Dec. 1- Dec. 5. Too much money to change the flights. Plus, I don't know if my DH could stand to be that close to my family for the extra couple of days!
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We kept the free dining...
Pop preferred room 7 nights, upgraded to regular dining plan, 6 day base tkts...2 adults, two kids (7 and 5)
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