Hey, 'Moosh, do you know of any special deals for SFMM season passes? I'm heading out there in March, but unfortunately I didn't have a Six Flags pass this season and the local SF park (SFWoA), which is $40 cheaper, won't be processing new passes yet. Unless there are any deals with SFMM passes I'm going to be stuck getting one for $99.
*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 1/15/2003. ***
On the website, it dictates that the billing address of your credit card must be within X miles of the park (I think it's 300?) for which you wish to purchase an annual pass. I'm running into the same problem with SFWoA, because i want to go to SFMM in March.
They were on the sides of the ralphs paper bags a while ago (like in late november), but maybe moosh got his somewhere else. But then, someone in my class used the bag as a bookcover for their textbook, and I could swear there was a 2002 expiration date when I looked this afternoon. I didn't get a good stare, just a quick glimse so my math teacher wouldn't call on me. I'll probably go to ralphs soon, and I'll get a paper bag. I'll report here.
You can get $79 (or at least $89) rooms at the radisson any off season weekday. They don't get many visitors that time of year. Just go in and haggle with them! Show them AAA, AARP, etc.
Hmmm...I'm not aware of the problems with the mileage requirement. I'd suggest calling the park if you have a problems. They may be closed to the public but I assure you they have staff working now who should be able to answer your question.
As for where I got the coupons, the parks sent them to our HR department I took what was left after everyone here at the office got what they wanted.
Im going to SFMM in March/April and ran into the same problem with the 300 mile crap, I'm in upstate NY. I called SFMM about it and they said that they are very strict about the 300 mile radius and that I would have to buy a pass when I got to Cali. I then called SF Darien Lake (my home park) and explained the situation. They got back to me a couple days later and said to come on down and they would photograph me and proccess my pass. Great customer service!! They set up the camera and did the deal to help me out, and I'm not even going for another 2 months!! So anyway call your local SF and tell them the deal. They would rather have your season pass business anyway...
I think the 300 mile rule only applies if you're purchasing a new pass. I renewed my 2002 passes from SFWOA and we live in eastern PA (378 miles from SFWOA, but only 90 miles from SFGAdv) and I just got my renewal stickers today.
Basically the "300 mile rule" must only apply to new purchases, not renewals.
It doesn't say anything about the mileage until you click "add to cart,"
Actually there's a FAQ's link on the very first page after you click the big red "buy your 2003 season pass online" square. On the FAQ page it's the 4th question that mentions the 300 mile thing. Long before you have to add anything to your cart or even enter any info whatsoever.