Why I Suggest Disney Gift Cards

Disney Gift CardsWhen speaking to clients about making payments on their Disney vacations, I always suggest Disney gift cards.  They work just like any regular gift card and you are able use them to pay off the cost of your vacation or use them to buy food and souvenirs in the park or at the resorts.  First though, what is the best way to get your hands on some Disney gift cards?

Happy Birthday! Happy Holidays! Happy I got a gift card!

That is the cheapest way to get your hands on these things.  FREE! I say you are never too old to ask for presents, so as your birthday or holidays come around, simply ask for Disney gift cards!  Chances are its an easy gift and people will be more than willing pick up one, (or two) while they are out looking for the perfect gift!  The best part about this is that the cards never expire so you can get them anytime of the year and have them ready to go when you are ready to go! Side note, if your children ask and receive gift cards, don’t take them!  Let them have those to spend at the parks or at your local Disney store.

Stores with fuel points are the best!

Some of us are lucky enough to have some grocery stores that sell fuel at the same location.  Most of those places have reward points that get you $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, and even more off each gallon depending on how many points you have. Throughout the year, those places will offer double or triple points when you buy gift cards.  The more you spend on cards, the more points you get.  You could save tons when filling up your car! That’s huge! Plus, if you shop at that grocery store regularly, adding a $10 or $15 card to your cart won’t seem like much at checkout, but will build up fast as your trip gets closer!

Discounts for buying in bulk

Stores like Sam’s and other wholesale stores often sell packs of three $50 for around $140.  The savings may seem small, but when buying enough to save for a vacation or have spending money for everyone, the savings adds up!  Remember, the gift cards don’t expire! Target Red Card:I won’t get into the details of the Target Red Card.  I’ll let you look that up.  I will say that you can sometimes get the discounted cards much like I mentioned above and when you use your Target Red Card, you get an additional 5% cash back! Think about as saving 5% off the total of your Disney vacation.  All the other places: Of course there is a whole site dedicated to Disney gift cards, but a quick internet search will result in all kinds of places that sell Disney gift cards.  I’m not going to list them all, but if you can’t find them anywhere mentioned above, you can find them online.  Also, start looking for them as you visit other stores.  I’ve even seen them in the big-box home improvement stores!  Now, let’s talk about how we can use them!image2

How can I use them?

If you booked your vacation through me, I am more than happy to apply any gift cards all I need is the code written on the back.  This will allow me to apply payments toward your trip.  Don’t forget, you have to be paid in full 30 days prior to check-in!

In the Parks and Resorts 

First thing’s first, you can’t add a gift card to your magic band.  You have to link a credit or debit card.  When talking about gift cards to pay for your vacation, this is not a big deal.  Here’s why, you can charge everything to your room (credit card,) but when you check-out, you are asked how to pay and at that point, you give them the gift card that you have been saving! Boom!  A pocket full of cards? Of course not!  You can link all the gift cards you have been buying and saving over time and link them to one gift card. That gift card can be what you use at check-out or the one you use to buy all the souvenirs and or food. For the kids, I suggest giving each of them one card to spend on souvenirs.  Keep a sharpie on hand and write the new amount on the back of the card as they spend. $25 $14 $9

I hope this helps while you are planning and budgeting for you trip.  As always, I’m here to help!