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tl_swift
07-10-2007, 10:50 AM
I am curious why people would use Disney Bucks as opposed to dollars?

Kies99
07-10-2007, 10:53 AM
Why not use them? It's the "something different, something fun" factor. While we don't use them exclusively, we do load up on a bunch just for fun. They don't cost anything and you get "real" change back.

Also, they are great rewards for our kids leading up to the trip. They can earn them by doing stuff around the house.

Mrs Grumpy
07-10-2007, 02:12 PM
I get a mall gift certificate each quarter from work when I have perfect attendence. I go straight to the Disney Store to buy my Disney Dollars with that money. Since we go every 4 years if I am there everyday that is $400.00 in free money. Plus, if I get Disney dollars I can't blow the money on something else.

Rapunzel
07-10-2007, 03:29 PM
I buy Disney Dollars everytime I find myself at the mall. Having that money already set aside for Disney is good for us. Plus its great for my kids. They have a sticker chart - after 10 stickers they get to choose a prize or a disney dollar to spend at Disney. So far the only thing they've picked are the disney dollars!

Kim1964
07-10-2007, 04:15 PM
Family members have given the kids Disney Dollars as gifts for birthdays and Christmas and they love it. They like getting different characters on them, and they like having their own money for the trip. DH and I like it because they can't really spend it anywhere else, so they still have it when the trip rolls around:).

mousefansmom
07-10-2007, 06:12 PM
I am curious why people would use Disney Bucks as opposed to dollars?


They are adorable and the kids love them!! My kids are more apt to think about giving them up to buy something silly than they are about actual cash.

Mousefansmom

Brian_WDW74
07-10-2007, 06:14 PM
The ATM machines at the parks charge transaction fees, so I buy Disney Dollars when I'm running low on cash. I buy them with my Disney Visa and make sure to pay off the balance when I get home. That way I don't incur any interest charges on the transaction. If I have any Disney Dollars left over at the end of my visit, I trade them back in for cash.

*Brian*

mom2prince&princess
07-11-2007, 10:16 AM
The tooth fairy bring Disney Dollars to my son.

Bob NC
07-11-2007, 01:41 PM
I am curious why people would use Disney Bucks as opposed to dollars?

Isn't it obvious?

Because it gives people something else to *plan*.

dr&momto2boys
07-11-2007, 04:32 PM
The ATM machines at the parks charge transaction fees, so I buy Disney Dollars when I'm running low on cash. I buy them with my Disney Visa and make sure to pay off the balance when I get home. That way I don't incur any interest charges on the transaction. If I have any Disney Dollars left over at the end of my visit, I trade them back in for cash.

*Brian*

Now THAT is smart!

DISNEYRIFFIC
07-11-2007, 06:41 PM
Isn't it obvious?

Because it gives people something else to *plan*.
Bob, that is so true!!!

DISNEYRIFFIC
07-11-2007, 06:50 PM
Oh yeah, one other thing. Disney Dollars can be traded in for a gift card, but you can't take several gift cards and turn them into one.

My family bought dollars and cards for our kids at Christmas. We wanted for each kid to just have 1 card to take. ( instead of an envelope with multipul dollars and multipul cards).

When we went to the store to trade them into one card each, we discovered that you can't roll them all into one card.

After pleading our case, and stading there with $500 of cards and dollars, the cast member did it anyhow. He said " It wouldn't be Disney if I sent you out of this store today with all of those envelopes."

I thought that was great, and it worked wonderfully for the kids to each have their own card, it make it so easy to keep track of how much was spent.

Reece7r
07-12-2007, 09:42 AM
I have not used Disney Dollars before and have a questions. Can they be used at food carts? Is there any where they can not be used at DW? Thanks for the info!! :goodvibes

Kies99
07-12-2007, 09:51 AM
I have not used Disney Dollars before and have a questions. Can they be used at food carts? Is there any where they can not be used at DW? Thanks for the info!! :goodvibes

As far as I know, they are good anywhere on property. I used them at that food cart/market in Liberty Square with now problem.

KJF
07-12-2007, 11:46 AM
Most of my reasons have been covered - gift for kids(in their easter baskets, b-days, etc), I get a "bonus" occaisionally that I need to submit receipts for to get the cash, so I pick up the dollars.

The other reason I've done it this time - Been using the Disney Visa card to buy them so that I have more dollars on my card to transfer to my rewards card before I go. Since the card is paid off monthly, it's extra money for me before my trip.

TiggerificTigger
07-12-2007, 01:04 PM
I got my first Disney Dollars today w/ Cinderella! My boss gave each of us a gift card to a local chain of malls for Christmas. Unforunately, I don't live close to one. I went into the Disney Store today and asked if I could use it for Disney Dollars and they said yes. :thumbsup2 I have been carrying around that gift card for almost seven months now. I am glad to use it before they start charging fees. :upsidedow After see the Dollars, I can see why they would be great for kids. I even got excited. "But, I am too excited to sleep!" :banana:

dopey67
07-12-2007, 01:23 PM
This is how I save money every time I get paid I get maybe 20 to 50 in diseney dollars...Yes you can use them Every Where I have never had a problem I have even cashed them at the hotel for green cash. When my son was younger they made great gifts....:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

BethanyF
07-12-2007, 02:50 PM
I buy them whenever I have extra cash. Instead of putting real $ in my Disney bank, I put the Disney $. This way there is no way for me to 'just borrow a couple bucks' for something else.
The money in that bank will be only for WDW and/or our cruise. So far I have $300 Disney Dollars and almost 18 more months to save. At the rate I am going I should have enough to cover all of our dining and most of our souveniers.

Chrissie-riel
07-12-2007, 03:08 PM
Ditto to everyone!!

We do the chore chart thing with our kids too. I always do Disney Dollars because they can only spend it at the parks (or the Disney Store). If I were to give my DS6 a "real" dollar for his chores, he would be begging me non-stop everyday to take him to Wal-mart and get a HotWheel car! No way!!

jackskellingtonsgirl
07-12-2007, 04:28 PM
I go to the Disney Store every week and buy Disney Dollars to set aside for our trip. (And there is ALWAYS a trip, so I go every week, year round.;) )

DS11 doesn't really care for the things in the Disney Store so I can give him Disney Dollars and know that he will only use them in the parks. If he has regular cash he spends it on video games or baseball cards.

I agree that if I have Disney Dollars I am not tempted to borrow from the envelope.:) On the rare occasions that I have had $$ left at the end of a trip I just put them back in the envelope when we get home and start saving for the next one!

disneygal2007
07-13-2007, 08:59 PM
We use them for the kids. It is their own personal money. Before we go we cash in their piggy banks and then take the cash to the DS and convert them to Disney dollars that way they know how much they have to spend.

dthogue
07-13-2007, 09:28 PM
While I agreee with everyone's thoughts on why Disney Dollars are "fun" please remember that they are not replaceable. If you lose them, they are gone. There's no number on them to track them or replace them if they are lost or stolen. I hate to think about the people who carry all their vacation money in Disney Dollar instead of travelers checks. Just my thoughts. I do buy Disney Dollars for my girls to use as their spending money.

Have fun planning!

Tammy
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