With the average cost of a Disney vacation for a family of 5 being above $4000, every savings method is important. Discounted Disney gift cards can take up to 10% off of your Disney vacation. Below you will find secret tricks on getting discounted Disney gift cards.
First Things First
Let me tell you about a website you’ll hear about over and over again on my site.
I went to the movies with my family and was able to save 10% off of movie tickets by buying discounted Fandango gift cards on Raise.com, I used my cash rewarding credit card, and then used those gift cards to purchase the movie tickets.
That’s the power of Raise.com, it’s a site dedicated to the selling and buying of gift cards. Here you can buy discounted Disney gift cards as well as other retailers.
There’s nothing to signing up and there’s a 1-year guarantee on all of their gift cards. One of the things I love about Raise is that when you purchase an ecard, (which covers most of the offered gift cards), you get it almost immediately.
Pizza Hut – 12% off
Target – 1% off
Disney – 4% off
AMC – – 7% off
Walmart – 2.8% off
Click on this link and sign-up for Raise and get $5 credit towards your next purchase. Many discounted Disney gift card methods involve Raise.com.
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Discounted Disney Gift Cards Method 1
Raise.com meets Target
This method involved the Target RedCard. With the Target RedCard you get quite a few benefits but the best one is the 5% discount on purchases made with this card. There’s both a debit and credit card version.
Head over to Raise and search for Target gift cards. Sort the gift cards by % off. A good deal is about 4% off, but you can get more. After you’ve purchased your discounted Target gift cards, you will get them digitally in your email.
Once you have the information on the gift cards you can go ahead and load them onto your Target.com account. Make sure your RedCard is also saved to your Target account.
When you are checking out, choose your RedCard as the form of payment until the last possible moment to make sure you still get the 5% off.
As of 2017, Target has caught on to the online ordering of discounted Disney gift cards but I’ve still had luck in store. Here are a few methods said to still work to get them online:
- Purchase a higher amount of discounted Disney gift cards than the Target gift cards you have.
- Add other items to your cart as well. Don’t only purchase the discounted Disney gift cards.
Discounted Disney Gift Cards Method 2
Save 7% off of Disney gift cards with BJ’s. You don’t have to have one near your home or have a membership. Here’s how:
Head over to a cash back portal like Ebates to start with 1% (current rate) cash back on BJ’s purchases. Click “Shop Now” to activate a shopping trip. When you are on the BJ’s website search for “Disney gift cards” to see your option. These discounted Disney gift cards will be marked 5% off. When checking out make sure to use a credit card that has a reward system, like cash back. My card of choice is the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
- 1%-3% rewards
- 50,000 point sign up bonus
- No foreign transaction fee
- Travel insurance
- Car rental insurance
- 1:1 transfer to reward programs (like Southwest Rapid Rewards)
- No blackout dates, no travel restrictions.
- & more
Use this link to sign up.
Discounted Disney Gift Card Method 3
Since Walmart and Sam’s Club are owned by the same company, you can use their gift cards interchangeably. As I mentioned above, Walmart gift cards are currently 2.8% off.
Sam’s Club will often have discounted Disney gift cards at 4-5% off.
If you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred you can bring that to a total of almost 9% off Disney gift cards.
Discounted Disney Gift Card Method 4
Kroger Fuel Points
If you have a Kroeger grocery store in your area you can purchase Disney gift cards, earn fuel points, and save on gas. Here’s how:
When you shop at a Kroeger grocery store, you’re usually getting 1 to 2 fuel points per dollar. Occasionally, that will increase to 4x fuel points per dollar. So on a $25 Disney gift card you will get 100 fuel points.
100 fuel points = 10 cents off every gallon on a single purchase od fuel. Meaning that purchasing $250 worth of Disney gift cards gives you $1 off every gallon.
The average size of a minivan’s gas tank is 20 gallons. That’s $20 off or 8% of $250. If you have a bigger gas tank than you’re better off.
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Where can I use Disney gift cards?
With all of these savings methods on Disney gift cards, it’s important to recognize what we can actually do with them.
Before you actually get to Disney World you can start using your gift cards to pay for your Disney vacation package/Disney hotel stay.
You can also purchase theme park tickets from Disney with your Disney gift cards.
While you are at Disney World you can use Disney gift cards at all Disney merchants at the resorts, in the parks, and Disney Springs.
If you want to use your magicband to charge things to your room, you can head over to the front desk as many times as you’d like to pay off that balance with your discounted Disney gift cards. Make sure to do so at least 36 hours before you check out.
We’ve gone through 4 different ways to acquire discounted Disney gift cards. With a little leg work you can maximize your savings on your Disney vacation before you even get there. Do you have any favorite ways to save?