I am sorry all. I was not trying to imply that there was a deadline to purchase the 2013 season pass. I was completely unaware that anyone could gather that from my post.
I was simply stating that I purchased them online on Dec. 30, 2012---and they arrived via "snail mail" on Jan. 11, 2013. I thought that was a very quick turn around. That was simply the message I was trying to prevail. I am sorry if I worded it any different.
Also I noticed a couple new places to receive discounts with the new pass. There may be several changes in the discount program---I threw away the 12 sheet, so I was just guessing at my memory.