DH and I got into quite the conversation last night trying to figure out the logistics of our upcoming trip. Our immediate party is me, DH, MIL, DS23 and DD16 + 3 friends. I currently manage the plans in MDE for DS23 and all four girls.
The set up –
1 --The girls will be staying back in the room through the morning and early afternoon to do remote schoolwork several days of our trip. How will they pay for their breakfast and lunch without me being present? In the before-times, a tap of the magic band was it. easy peasy. I never thought I’d say I want the dining plan back! In the now-times mobile order is strongly encouraged and they can only go to the register if paying by cash. I’m assuming magic band tapping is out for QS meals.
2 – We are not fans of charging our purchases to a credit card, either directly or through the room. We typically use cash or gift cards. If we do any charges to the room, we pay them off before checkout with cash/gift cards.
The questions –
1 – Mobile ordering goes directly to a credit/debit/gift card, correct? Not as a room charge at the hotel that can subsequently be paid with cash/gift card?
2 – Do to the girls have to have their own MDE account? At first I was thinking yes they do to mobile order. Then I thought I could let them sign into my MDE. This thinking may be due to control issues on my part though disguised as “making it easier” This does not solve the direct charging to the credit card problem though. Clearly they need the app either way.
3 – What’s the easiest way to give them the money they need to buy breakfast and lunch w/o me being present? Do I give them my MDE login with access to my credit card? Do I give them each a gift card that would need to be entered in every time in the app?
4 – Does the MDE app allow for gift cards to be uploaded to apple pay? <---- this would be the ideal solution IMO
Thanks for helping us figure this out!