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Looking for a little extra spending money at Disney? There is more than one way to get discounted Disney gift cards. Three of them are even free!
Let’s face it we would all like to have a little extra spending money in our pocket when we go to Disney. Whether you want a new pair of Minnie Ears, to upgrade your resort stay, or to stuff yourself at the Food & Wine Festival, here are 5 easy ways to get free or discounted Disney gift cards.
1. Disney Movie Inside
Previously known as Disney Movie Rewards, this program lets you earn points for buying Disney movies and other media.
If you ever bout a Disney movie, there was probably a piece of paper with a code on it inside. Use the code to collect points at Disney Movie Insider.
You can also get points by going to see movies in theater or buying music and the digital version of movies.
You can use those points to redeem movies, collectibles,and yes, Disney gift cards!
If you’ve been buying movies for years and not redeeming the codes, you can probably get a nice little stash from this one.
3. Disney Chase VISA Rewards
If you’re buying all those Disney movies, you could put them on a Disney Chase VISA credit card. As a member, you earn a percentage back on purposes that goes on a Disney rewards gift card.
The Disney Chase VISA credit card has some other perks too— special financing on Disney vacations, discounts at Disney stores, and exclusive member opportunities.
This is probably the easiest way to earn free Disney gift cards since you just go about your spending as usual and make one phone call to reload your rewards card before your trip.
2. Disney World Housekeeping
If you’re too close to your trip for those options too work for you, I’ve got one that you have to be at Disney World to use!
You have to be staying a value or moderate resort for this to work, but you can actually turn down housekeeping for a gift card. Awesome, right?
The will give you $10/night minus the night before you leave. So if you’re doing a 6 night/ 7 day stay, you would get a $50 gift card.
To be clear your room will not be cleaned each day, but you can request clean towels or extra supplies as needed.
We turned down housekeeping for years so we could take a midday break. Now we get paid to do it!
4. Target Red Card
On to discounted Disney gift cards! Target has their own credit and debit cards called Red Cards. Cardholders get 5% off all purchases including gift cards.
It works out to about $5 off of every $100. Though not a significant savings, these little bits here and there can add up.
Online they also have gift cards specifically for Disneyland park tickets (California). I haven’t worked out if this is a better deal than buying else where.
5. Club Stores
If you have a membership to to a club store like Sam’s or Costco, you may be able to get discounted gift from there.
From what I’ve seen, the discount is similar to Target’s (around 5%). Both Sam’s and Costco offer digital gift cards if you need them quickly.
While I don’t purchase discounted Disney gift cards often, we do use the first three tips for almost every trip. It usually adds up to $200-$300 in the 4 months between trips.
It won’t pay for an entire vacation, but it gives us a little extra to put towards a party, special souvenir, or nicer meal.
What would you do at Disney World with your free or discounted Disney gift cards? Leave me a comment below and let me know!