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Old 11-04-2015, 04:48 PM   #16
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Such a good point! This is definitely my husband's line of thinking. Stay cheaper, spend more. Mine is stay deluxe, spend more Haha (though I don't usually get my way there, haha)
Lucky me! My DH and I agree: Save till we can stay Deluxe AND spend lots besides. In fact, he often urges me to spend more than I otherwise would. See why I take very good care of that man?

One thing to remember when you have the Disney Visa is that shops which give you a 10% discount if your subtotal is $50 or more can only do that if you present the card. You can't get the discount by room charging even though your Disney Visa is the backup, gotta charge the purchase directly to the card.

And if you spend lavishly on stuff, that 10% can really ease the pain.
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Me either! Especially when we were not using a dining plan, it was easy to get to $500. We always checked about 5 days into the trip so we could have them roll it over if we were getting close. One year on a 6 night stay we got within about $14.00 of the limit. I do carry a bit of cash and a CC to the parks just in case, but otherwise, we like being able to charge to the room and the higher limit will make it less stressful.
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I like the higher limits, especially for Value Resorts.

We are DVC members now and haven't "hit the limit" in our last two trips (close, but not too close!), however, on previous trips (staying at Value Resorts and not using a Dining Plan) we would hit the limit a couple of times during our 14 day trips.

On a couple of occasions the cashier let me speak to the front desk at the resort who would "clear down" the balance from my credit card and "re-set" our spending limit.

This was preferntial to paying by card "on the spot" as my bank makes charges for "overseas" purchases so the fewer individual charges the less I would pay in fees.

I like the new limit as this will again mean fewer charges to clear any balance owing at the front desk!
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I never charge to the room, but if I did, I would pre-load money and then use draw on it like a bank account. If I just kept up with the remaining balance, I could always just add more near the end of the trip.
Unfortunately they don't let you create a balance to charge against. You can pay your balance down as often as you want but you cant give them money to draw against.
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We put all our TS dining on our room key as we prefer to have only one CC bill rather than lots to limit charges so this will help us as we go for 16 nights. We have run into an issue before when we were within a few hundred dollars of the limit paying for dinner and had to call the front desk to get it sorted.
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I'm happy for the increase as it gives more wiggle room since we aren't using the dining plan this year.

I just hope this trip our room charging privileges will be in working order after we check in. Every year the first charge to the room gets declined for "over limit" after we've just arrived. The front desk always apologizes and says something was done incorrectly. Is it our bad luck, or do others have this issue?
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I have done it a couple of ways- debit card on file, which I make sure has plenty of money in it prior to going, or keeping cash in the safe at the hotel and then paying off the balance prior to checkout.
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We have put a credit card on file like we did in the past. However, this year, we're not on the DDP and paying OOP. So, we will be spending more money.

That being said, we got a ton of gift cards (more than $500) for this trip. So, we're going to use that at all place first and not charge to the room. Will be a little different, but it will be better than having to worry about how much we're at.

It seems the total is always higher than we thought it would be. We would get our bill and be like, what, how is this possible.
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We have put a credit card on file like we did in the past. However, this year, we're not on the DDP and paying OOP. So, we will be spending more money.

That being said, we got a ton of gift cards (more than $500) for this trip. So, we're going to use that at all place first and not charge to the room. Will be a little different, but it will be better than having to worry about how much we're at.

It seems the total is always higher than we thought it would be. We would get our bill and be like, what, how is this possible.
We've had the same reaction but after checking our bill with our receipts it always comes out good.
This year we're going to take a bunch of gift cards and use them to pay on our MB charges.
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