[QUOTE=Boss Mouse;1062521]I couldn’t find a thread specifically on this conversation, but Fairy Granmama got me started on the topic. Purchasing an AP and then TiW does not seem fiscally sound for us.
So I looked at the Citricos menu.
Appetizer - $14
Salad - $ 9
Entree - $40
Dessert - $ 9
Wine - [U]$30[/U]
This is a two table credit dinner. This assumes a TC = $21 of the $46 cost ($10 breakfast;$15 lunch;$21 dinner)
Salad $ 9
Plus the DDP $42 = a cost of $95
Am I overlooking something or does this look correct to you guys?[/QUOTE]
My math has always been that your daily snack is at least $2.50, your counter meal should be about $14, which means your sit down must be at least $30.50 to break even. Worse still, this means that your two credit meal absolutely MUST be more than $61 in order to break even. One of the reasons the deluxe plan is better is that it includes appetizers, which can add as much as $18 to your bill. With the deluxe plan it would break down to $20 for breakfast and $52 for a two credit dinner, which is easy when you add in pricey appetizers. If you were to try and do three meals, it would be $20/$25/$30 to break even.
Just don’t forget that 20% discount on alcoholic beverages with the TIW card though. If you are a family that likes to “imbibe”, it could be in your best interests to get a TIW card even if you are on a dining plan.
One other thing, the wine you’re adding to the meal, is that the wine add on to the dining plan or did you forget about that option too?