8 Ways to get Free Disney Gift Cards
Free money, whether in the form of currency or Disney gift cards, is a dream come true. I can’t say no to an opportunity, so I wanted to share with you these sure-fire ways to get free Disney gift cards. They don’t take a lot of time, no investment, just some critical thinking.
I’ve done most of that for you already! If you do these methods for a year, you can have a few hundred dollars worth of free money/Disney gift cards. When planning a Disney trip, any savings and extra cash is definitely worth the effort!
Note: One thing to always pay attention to is whether it is a Disney Gift Card or a Disney Store Gift Card. The Disney Store Gift Cards cannot be used in the parks, so always make sure to check that detail.
How Can I Get Free Disney Gift Cards?
Looking to visit Disney on a limited budget? It’s definitely achievable, and free Disney gift cards can help tremendously. There are a few different ways to get these elusive gift cards. I explain a few methods I use below, and hopefully they can help you save as much money as I have!
Disney Movie Rewards
Previously called Disney Movie Rewards, Disney Movie Insiders is a loyalty program for anything Disney movie related. When Disney movies come out we are all excited to head to the theater and have a family night out. It’s the best time ever.
On Disney Movie Insiders, you earn points by submitting movie tickets, playing games, and purchasing movies. You then exchange those points for rewards like Disney gift cards! Free! They’ve made it really easy, and you can even connect your AMC or Fandango accounts to your Disney Movie Insiders account so you never forget to redeem those points after seeing a Disney movie.
There are plenty of other perks you can redeem points for, including movies, posters, collectibles, interactive experiences, special content, and charities. Along with movie theater showings, you can also earn points for buying digital and DVD Disney films. And this isn’t just for the animated films coming out. You can also get points for Marvel films and other associated movies produced by Disney.
Sign up here! It’s super easy!
Basically, this site allows you to take surveys, watch videos and more to earn Swagbucks that you can convert to gift cards. I read an article about a woman who paid for 95% of her $3500 Disney vacation with Swagbucks gift cards. I’d honestly love to just pay for Christmas gifts with this!
Swagbucks is super easy to sign up and use, and there’s no catch! Along with the surveys and videos, you can also earn points by shopping online at your favorite retailers like Amazon, Target, and eBay. It may take time, but just a few videos and surveys a day can add up to a lot!
I aim for $2/day or $60 a month. I then get the money as a PayPal credit, that I can transfer to my checking account. You can redeem your points for cash like I do, or redeem them for specific gift cards.
- Sign up, free HERE
- Complete surveys and other sign-ups to earn Swagbucks, 100 Swagbucks is equivalent to $1. You can do 5-minute surveys to get 50 SB. There are also videos you can watch, etc.
Receipt Hog is an app that you can download on your phone from the App Store or Play Store. You earn coins and rewards by scanning your receipt from any purchases. You just use the app to take a picture of your receipt and upload it. It’s very easy and completely free. No scam here.
Earning rewards through receipt hog isn’t super quick, but if you consistently scan your receipts, you can make about $100 a year. It’s free money! A few tips: the receipts can’t be more than two weeks old, you can upload up to 20 receipts a week, and they can only be from you or someone else in your household.
Credit Card Cash Back Rewards
You should always consider the rewards offered when picking a credit card, and there are a few that have rewards you can use to buy discounted Disney gift cards! There are some banks that offer great cashback rewards, while Chase also has credit cards that give you Disney Rewards Dollars, money back to spend specifically on Disney purchases.
Discover has a variety of credit cards on offer, but a few of them have 5% cashback on certain categories that rotate each quarter. Generally, the categories that the card rotates through include Amazon, grocery stores, gas stations, Walmart, Paypal, and others. This can be very helpful in saving money on gift cards. For example, when rewards are activated for Walmart, you can then head to that store and buy multiple Disney gift cards, saving 5% for each! This quickly adds up to great savings.
Chase Freedom Card
The Chase Freedom card offers the same 5% cashback system as Discover. You simply log into your Chase account and activate the 5% cashback for that quarter, and you’re good to go! Right now, the Chase Freedom card also offers $200 when you spend $500 within the first three months of opening a card.
Chase Disney Rewards Visa Credit Card
This card has no annual fee, and you get 1% Disney Reward Dollars on each purchase. These can be redeemed at the Disney Resorts and Parks, the Disney Cruise Line, on Disney movies in theaters, or at the Disney store. Along with that, you can get extra Disney discounts when you use the card, like 10% off Disney merchandise and dining at Disneyland and Walt Disney World locations. Right now, they are also offering a $50 statement credit after your first purchase with a Disney Visa credit card.
Chase Disney Premier Visa Credit Card
Unlike the other card, the Disney Premier Visa credit card has an annual fee of $49. With this card, you can earn 2% Disney Reward Dollars on purchases at grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and Disney locations, while you earn 1% on all other purchases. You can also redeem your Disney Reward Dollars on airline travel.
The extra money specifically for Disney is a great plus for these credit cards. A bonus: you get to shop with a cute Disney design on your credit card!
I collect Disney gift cards throughout the year, every year. However, I don’t use them for my Disney Vacation. I am a member of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s timeshare, and every year I have to pay dues for this timeshare.
These dues are why I ask for Disney gift cards every chance I get. Which is mainly for Christmas and my Birthday. See, my family is huge on Christmas in every sense, the food, the traditions, being with each other, the gifts, etc. I let my mom and girlfriend get me other things that I want but for the rest of the family, like aunts and uncles, Disney gift cards are the way to go.
In this way, I am able to collect anywhere between $100 and $200 a year. And if I had kids, this would be their gifts too.
Try it, ask for gift cards whenever you can. Any holiday. Get the kids involved. Give them Disney gift cards for Valentines Day, Easter, St. Patricks, and anything else that you celebrate. Four $25 gift cards is $100, between Christmas and Birthday, that’s already 2!
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Similar to the credit cards I talked about earlier, the Target REDcard gives you a 5% discount on most purchases, both in-store and online. The convenience of egift cards is an added plus. If you have a Target REDcard, purchasing Disney gift cards through Target is a great way to get easy cash back!
Rakuten (Formally Ebates)
Are you a fan of free money?…Me too. And nothing says Disney trip better than free money.
Rakuten is the place to be for free money. In fact, you get $10, for free, just for signing up. Rakuten works with over 2,000 retailers including stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. They’ve made an agreement to earn commission on any customers they send to the stores. Ebates then shares their piece of the pie with you in the form of cash back. BAM!
- Head over to this LINK to sign up.
- Add the browser extension button so you get free money reminders when you’re online shopping (There’s also an app you can use).
- Use Rakuten for the first time to get your free $10.
That’s it! When you shop online, Rakuten pops up with the opportunity for cash back with most purchases or coupons that are applied automatically at checkout. Along with that, their site has a huge compiled list of deals for your favorite retailers! You can turn the cash into Disney gift cards or just have yourself some free money.
Discounts to Churn
Wholesale clubs, similar to BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club have discounted Disney gift cards. If you are a member, this can help you save a lot of money for your next Disney adventure!
Buying A $500 Disney Gift Card At Sam’s Club
As a wholesale membership club, Sam’s Club offers discounts on bulk items for people with a Sam’s Club card, and Disney gift cards are included. The price of Disney gift cards tend to change throughout the year, and the price in-store and online can vary. But usually this is a great way to get a discounted Disney gift card.
Sam’s Club offers gift cards up to $500! A lot of the time, their discount will bring the price down to around $480. That’s huge savings! They do tend to limit how many of the $500 Disney gift cards you can buy at a time, so expect to only be able to buy two per purchase.
Disney World tickets are more than $100/day. You can easily spend $500 on Disney tickets. Purchase everything you can with Disney gift cards, use the money you save per gift card to then purchase more gift cards.
Do you have a favorite way to make extra money on the side or turn everyday tasks into cash?
Saturday 24th of March 2018
I love all the ways you listed to get rewards for Disney.My daughter will be traveling this summer and I have to start saving for her.
Tuesday 20th of March 2018
Fantastic list! Who would not be happy to hear free and gift card in the same sentence. I see my Ebates there...I do not shop without this...I love it
Thursday 15th of March 2018
Wow, I had no idea! This is very helpful for those of us planning a Disney vacation.
Thursday 15th of March 2018
Some great ways to have a free Disney gift cards. Awesome!! Will check this out.
Wednesday 14th of March 2018
I used to do the Coke rewards, but they always reset my points even though I logged in when I should.