We booked before June 30 to get the $500 in resort credits. We were just there in April and let me tell you, the credits were the icing on the cake! We enjoyed $350 in spa credits and $150 in gift shop credits. We would go anyway even without the credits, but they are nice! One thing I like a about booking so far out is the anticipation of the trip. When anything difficult comes up, I can just think "Jamaica in April". We are excited!
We booked trip #4 for January 2011 before June 30th to take advantage of the credits also. We just love CSA and agree that the credits are a great bonus. During trip #3 this past February we were thrilled with the credits for the spa and gift shop. Counting the days till January.