[QUOTE=Spectro is #1;957394]First, do not get the card if you use DDP.
We get it every year and make the cost back right away. We used it on a trip with 4 other friends at CG and saved $73 on the meal.
The 18% doesn’t bother me as I usually tip 20% with tax so %18 is saving us $$.
If you eat on property and don’t have DDP it is worth it. Because it is a % the more you spend the more you save. We very rarely eat counter service even for lunch and eat most of our meals at the various resorts. For us it works.[/QUOTE]
I guess I have a couple of questions…
We always get the dining plan, we hate counter service meals, but ususally we will do them for lunch, we do find ourselves doing a lot of Character meals, mostly the breakfasts, so they most always come out of pocket. Wouldn’t we benefit from getting the TIW because it would save us some $ right off the bat, right?
Also, when you discussed the 18% gratuity, I too, tip 20%, so am I to understand if you use the TIW card they automatically add in the 18% gratuity? For us we would save in that aspect as well!