I'm sending this message out to all you D23 fence-sitters
out there. Those people who haven't quite decided yet whether the Official
Disney Fan Club is really worth joining or not.
If that nation-wide series of Fanniversary events that D23 has been staging weren't enough to convince you, not to mention the upcoming
"Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" exhibit at the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library & Museum and/or that amazing line-up of artists & Disney
Legends who'll be appearing August's Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated
Features event ... Well, maybe this will.
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In honor of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club reaching
100,000 "likes" on Facebook, the folks who actually run this
organization for The Walt Disney Company have decided to extend a special
membership offer to all you fence-sitters out there that they're calling
"23 on 23 for 23."
Here's how this limited-time-only membership offer works:
Starting at midnight Pacific Standard Time on June 28th and then continuing for
23 hours through 11 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, June 29th, Disney
fans can save 23% on a new D23 membership.
And the enrolling process here couldn't be simpler. All would-be
D23 members need to do is visit http://DisneyStore.com/D23, put a new D23 membership (Gold or Silver) in their cart and then -- at check out -- enter the
promo code D23FB100k. And at that point, the 23% will be automatically deducted
from the cost of your membership in the Official Disney Fan Club.
Now the fine print: Please note that this offer is only good
for new D23 memberships and cannot be applied to renewals.
So if you've been sitting on the fence about the Official
Disney Fan Club, folks, the next 23 hours would be a very good time to climb on
down and finally sign up for D23.
But get a-move on. Because that clock is ticking.
When I receive more than a calendar & newsletter, I'm in. To me, access to events to buy more stuff is not quite a perk for membership dues.
I've joined the millionaries club (AKA D23) before, but only because it got me a discount into the Expo.
If I was rich and/or was single without kids, I might join it, but I don't have the money to spend $50 a person (me+3 kids X $50 = $200) to tour the studios or $225 - $2,000 for the Destination D event or the hundreds or thousands of dollars to go to their other events. And the magazine is cool, but it's not worth $10 an issue.
As a Disney stockholder, I congratulate Disney for being able to turn a fan club into a profit center, but as a fan I'm saddened that Disney has decide to fleece their best customers.
The only problem is, it would expire just before the next D23 convention.
Nice offer... but of course it doesn't apply to renewals, so I'm outta luck. Alas, that's about typical with these offers from D23.
I actually like the magazine - I figure I'd probably buy it anyway, so I'm only really paying 15 bucks for the membership over and above the cover price, which is better than paying 40 for the membership only. The membership's come in handy for the discounted tickets for Expo, and I've enjoyed the few events I've been able to get into. Overall, I guess it's been a good deal for the price.
As far as Disney fleecing its best customers: Hey, it's Disney. You should be used to them fleecing us by now. ;)