[QUOTE=LittleMissMagic;1114358]I agree with Rich. If you want to give the meal you bought to someone else, I think you should be allowed to. It’s not like you are getting an extra meal out of it - you are giving it to someone else. (Yeah, yeah - I read the rules, but I disagree with them.)
I said on the other thread that people checking out of the GF once offered us their unused dining credits. This was back in 2009, but I wonder if that would have worked. I’ve never been on the dining plan before, so I’m not quite sure how you redeem credits, anyway.
Everyone on MB always knows I am the curious type - I would totally try it just for the heck of it. The worst thing that can happen is that it doesn’t work, then you just play dumb, “Oh, I didn’t know!” and break out the cash (because we’re not stealing meals - the meal will be payed for one way or another). I know, I know, I’m a terrible person.
My guess is that they’re more strict on it during periods of free dining because then people didn’t ‘actually’ pay for their dining (oh, we know that we actually paid for it some way or another…).
That being said, if you’re paying for DDP, it isn’t really that great of a deal. Look at what the restaurants you want to eat at will cost you. My blind suggestion is to have her use DDP for non-buffets (because this is just my family, but when we typically eat at a TS restaurant, we don’t order an appetizer or dessert) and pay cash for buffets, since they are a set price and already include everything. Orrr… they could just skimp on TS meals and order appetizers for entrees (actually, that sucks at a lot of restaurants because their appetizers are miniature) or split meals, etc.[/QUOTE]
I totally agree with you and Rich on that. It is a stupid rule and makes absolutely no sense because no one is enriching themselves. But we could find fault with all sorts of requirements and rules. It’s too many people that are involved in this resort thing. If, in my place, I decide to make an exception, it’s no big deal. Also, no one would discuss my piddly, little place online like we discuss every minute detail on thousands of boards.