Money Saving Tips / Budgeting Discuss AAA heads up in the Vacation Planning forums; waaaaa!!! They told me no when I tried to book for our trip this past Oct!...
waaaaa!!! They told me no when I tried to book for our trip this past Oct!
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I actually got a better deal on a package through Disney than I did through AAA ....I was shocked!
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I've been several times in the last couple years and with exception of using the discount code or annual pass discount Disney has always been higher or same price PLUS tax. Never used my AAA card yet but going to check for trip in May.
Your right Pat, I just got close to $100.00 a night off at the Poly garden view.
Originally Posted by disneydame2004
We have used an AM EX Travel Agrent for all our travel needs in the past, but this year we figured let's comapre pricing for our upcoming August trip before pulling the trigger.
AAA came in about $20 more expensive, could not/would not book me the same flight (said the flight didn't even exist), and then after pricing out exactly what I requested, started the old sales pitch to upgrade me to a different resort, packages, blah, blah blah.
Needless to say I was turned off by the whole pitch and went back to our regular agent, who simply gets me what I ask for at a very comeptitive price and gets me on my way.
I don't book the packages and buy everything separate. We go every two years. I get a AAA membership one year and non-renew the next. The year of the trip, I get another membership (I do this because it's cheaper to get a new membership than to re-new). I only get the membership because of the Disney discount. I then book my trip through Disney and tell them I'm a AAA member. Both years I did this, they never asked for my card at check-in. The discount saved me $300 on my hotel.
If this is the way you book trips, I highly recommend getting the membership.
I am going to Disney here in a couple days and we booked through AAA. The price was the same except AAA gave us a "diamond card" oooo and they also used my Disney Reward points. I am sure at certain times of the year they have better pricing... never hurts to check.