While I have never heard it called a packaging fee before, I think every pizza I have had delivered for at least the last 10-15 years has included a delivery fee. No pizza places deliver for free anymore.I stayed at Sea Gardens in September, and I liked it but Santa Barbara does sound better. There were no openings there for the week I wanted though. I'm probably going back next year and I will try to book earlier to check Santa Barbara out.
But I had to post that I ordered a pie for delivery from Stingers since I wasn't within walking distance. The pizza was pretty good, especially for Florida, and it was delivered pretty quickly and was still hot, but later when I looked at the charge slip, I saw that they add on a $2.00 "packaging fee", presumably for delivery only. I'm not cheap, but I hate hidden fees. I'm mentioning it only because I'm still annoyed!! Airline baggage fees, hotel resort fees, cable "regional sports" and "local channels" fees, and now Pizza Packaging fees? Where does it end?
If you are able to make reservations sufficiently in advance, try to book Royal Vista.I stayed at Sea Gardens in September, and I liked it but Santa Barbara does sound better. There were no openings there for the week I wanted though. I'm probably going back next year and I will try to book earlier to check Santa Barbara out. <snip>
Would I be out if line if I suggested renting from a VIP. (Sorry!! I couldn't resist!)Thank you all. I really appreciate it. Santa Barbara it is. Will update once back.
Unfortunately I have no access to royal vista as I am booking from Worldmark and do not want to use club pass.
It works the other way, too. If you're at Royal Vista and want to play golf, hop on the shuttle to Palm-Aire.I called Palm Aire to see if I could stay there and use Royal Vista amenities with WM points when I was researching if I wanted to buy into it. Even though Royal Vista is Club Wyndham, you still get access to the property if you book through WorldMark. So with a Santa Barbara reservation, you still can walk across the street to get access to Royal Vista's amenities.
I plan on using a lot of bonus time/inventory specials in Orlando, Daytona and Ft. Lauderdale; that's 15%-25% off (factoring in houskeeping) just being a WorldMark resale owner. You don't have to rent from/be a VIP to get awesome discounts.
1 Bedroom at Santa Barbara in Sept:
Santa Barbara CWA VIP Gold Owner at 35% off:
(0.65)(94.5)(6.57) = $403 per week
WorldMark Resale Owner Inventory Special/Bonus Time:
(0.069)(5,900) = $407 per week