Having run the Ask It polls for a while now, whenever I ask a question, I’m usually pretty sure what the answer will be. There are times when my personal bias blocks my prognostication, however. This week, the results were much closer than I had predicted to the question:
Have you ever received a PIN code for a discount/special offer on a Disney vacation?
Even more interesting than how the voting went were readers sharing some of the deals they’ve been offered. Feel free to take me with you at any time!!
Here’s your results for this week’s Ask It.
No (1,085 votes, 57%)
Ah, welcome to the club. You go to Disney but then they never call, write, or give you awesome discounts. Believe me, I get that. (It’s the PIN codes that I don’t get!) Even more frustrating is when a spouse, friend, or other friend or family member gets a PIN code but you don’t. One Twitter user mentioned that their deceased grandmother (who hadn’t visited Walt Disney World in more than a decade) has received multiple PIN codes recently. But take heart. Even among those who have received PIN codes, many people mentioned that their PIN Codes either didn’t work, weren’t for times they could use, or were exactly the same as the offers available to the general public.
Yes (829 votes, 43%)
A Disney PIN Code is akin to winning the lottery. Enough people win to keep up the hopes of everyone else that their lucky day is right around the corner, but sometimes what they win isn’t that big of a deal. Here’s some of the deals that people have been offered:
Kid’s Stay and Play Free
Free Park Hopper with Stay
Room Discount of 20-40% off
A “PIN Code” that just offers current public special offers
Special Room Rate
And, I have to give a shout-out to Dan from the comments last week with the ultimate PIN Code deal — Five free nights at the Grand Floridian. If you’re a gambler, I’d suggest buying a lottery ticket after getting something like that!