View Full Version : My Final Rewards Tally For Our Trip

09-06-2001, 03:25 PM
I'm pretty much done with the rewards for our trip. I don't think I will be able to get enough points anywhere to cash out again and receive it before we leave, so here is my final tally. There have been 4 of us working a little over a year for the trip, only 3 of us are going.

With Webcertficates and cash from freeride, blink, suzykats, mypoints, searchcactus, netflip, and various surveys we got:
3 parkhopper plus passes = $750
Paid on all stars ressie = $378 (this is paid off, we now are starting on paying off the AKL part)
Various disney items from gifts of a lifetime and ebay = $250
1 Cirque Du Soleil = $72
Disney Club Memebership = $39 (I think this was 39 but it has been a while since we ordered it. Also, this has saved us over $300 in discount ressies, so IMO it is worth the money.)

$85 Burger King for the drive down and back

$125 Pizza Hut

Beenz & Suzykats
$329 Disney Dollars

Milesource & My Points
$300 Rain Forest Cafe
$50 Planet Hollywood
$70 Olive Garden
$50 Ghirardelli
$50 Bath and Body Works (shhh, don't tell anyone LOL!)
$100 Gas Cards

Erewards and Nestle Rebate
15 thirty minute calling cards
2 twenty minute calling cards

I also have a $5 Domino's Pizza gc that for the life of me I don't know where it came from:p And I have a $10 Hard Rock gc

So that brings our total too:
$2663!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D

The best part of all of this is, even while doing all of these programs, getting all of this stuff in the mail, we have been able to keep the trip a secret from our 9 year old daughter. It is her 10th birthday present. I honestly never thought that we would all be able to keep it a secret for this long, but by golly we have done it!!

09-06-2001, 03:40 PM
Great job !!!! Have fun !!!

09-06-2001, 03:40 PM
very impressive total! Have a Great Disney Trip!

Mal:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

09-06-2001, 04:06 PM
Very nice! It doesn't seem like much as you are doing it but it suredoes add up!

09-06-2001, 04:49 PM

That is absolutely wonderful!!! You'll have a great trip and it will be especially sweet knowing that you did most of it using rewards!!!

09-06-2001, 05:02 PM
That is AWESOME!!! You are quite an inspiration my friend - you go girl!! YIPPEE!! I'm so proud of you, it's just wonderful!! So, can I be the 4th person now since there are only 3 of you going???

Have a wonderful trip, then come home and get started again!:pinkbounc

Oh, I really miss Freeride!!

09-06-2001, 05:16 PM
Wow! That's very impressive!!!
Have a great trip!!

LI Debbie
09-06-2001, 05:42 PM
That's a whole lot of clickin', my friend!!!

Congratulations and enjoy surprising your daughter. What a tenth birthday that will be!

You won't forget about us once you get home, will you?:(

09-06-2001, 07:08 PM
Talk about an inspiring story!!!!!!!! That's FANTASTIC! After all that clickin', you'll need a vacation!! Congrats! :D :D

09-06-2001, 08:27 PM
That is definitely an inspiration to keep working at this - I've only been doing it for a month - can you be a little more specific on how you accumulated some of those points? Did you purchase a lot on the web?Any additional info you can give me would be great!

09-06-2001, 08:52 PM
How WONDERFUL !!!! Clickin' for a disney trip is the best clickin' there is ! Have a GREAT, GREAT time ! laura

09-06-2001, 10:13 PM
Thanks! I had to wait until my daughter went to bed before I could come back to this thread, LOL, I'd hate for her to slip and read all of this over my shoulder LOL.

I really can't think of anything that I purchased for points. When we first started clicking for the trip, the rewards programs were booming. With the magic bus at freeride, you could cash out for a $10 webcertificate every 4 days. With 4 of us in the house doing it, that was over $40 a week. Beenz were everywhere, so that helped a lot with the disney dollars. Also, mypoints, used to they had tons of weekly points, it was easy to get a gas card in a month with them. With milesource, we got some points when powerdime closed and they let us have our powerdime account with them and then our regular account too. If you clicked all of the links in clickfix you would get a 25 point bonus each day. For a while, with my referals I was getting 150 points a day there.

Another thing, the redemption levels were much lower then. When the programs started slowing down, all of the companies raised the amount needed to cash out.

09-07-2001, 07:42 AM
Hope you and your family have a wonderful trip, enjoy your "rewards"!

09-07-2001, 07:52 AM
All I can say is WOW! That is so terrific :)

Man, I was going to post my trip totals before I left, but they are measly compared to yours-lol! But at least I got some free stuff-lol!

Congrats on all your hard work :)

09-07-2001, 08:42 AM

Please do post your totals. No matter the amount, it is a good motivater for all of us!!

09-07-2001, 10:01 AM
What a great job! Congratulations! :)

09-07-2001, 10:27 AM
That is really wonderful.......and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

09-07-2001, 11:50 AM
WOW!!! Dana, I am truly inspired! Even my DH was impressed! He's usually a little cynical about it when I prod him into doing rewards, so it was fun to show him how they could add up! :D Hope you have a great trip! :sunny: Time to start working towards the next one. ;)

09-07-2001, 03:16 PM
Wow!! Seems to have worked for you!!!

Which program do you think was the easiest or best?

09-07-2001, 05:47 PM
I was just going to post and ask about how much could my wife and I get rewarded for? I am assuming if it was just the two of us and the rewards have slowed we'd be closer to $400 each? Does that seem reasonable?

02-28-2002, 02:38 AM

02-28-2002, 02:45 AM
Great post to bump, Mal!! Great encouragement for any new people doing reward programs!! :)

02-28-2002, 07:07 AM
WOW! That is great! Your little fingers must be tired from all that clicking! I hope I can do 1/4 of what you did! Have a great trip! You should be proud of your effort!

02-28-2002, 07:02 PM
hi I just wanted you and anyone else reading this post to know that this is a really old post that I bumped bevause of the totals.

For inspiration to all us burnouts and newbies to keep rewarding.

DMSlush has already been on her trip and is probably planning another one at this moment Right Dana?



02-28-2002, 07:35 PM
Thanks for the info, I am very new to this and very confused! LOL

02-28-2002, 07:41 PM
no problem and welcome to the rewards board hope you make it your "home" at the DIS.


02-28-2002, 09:35 PM
Wow, very impressive! Keep up the great work! :)

03-01-2002, 11:33 AM
AWESOME !!!!!!

03-03-2002, 10:47 AM
Wow Mal! This seems like a lifetime ago! Yep, we've already gone and been back.

Right now I am finishing up my last semester at college, and we are saving for a house, so it will be a while before we start planning our next trip.. but we will go back LOL!! BTW, sweetie was spoiled at AKL so he says when we go back we will have to stay for 10-14 days and only stay at AKL LOL!! What a change from the guy who argued with me about staying on property at all;)

03-03-2002, 11:53 AM
I have always said once you stay on prop once you will never stay off prop again!!!

this just goes to prove it huh?

Housing market in Chattanooga is a buyers market.Hope you get into one soon for the best buy.Good Luck.


05-29-2002, 10:16 AM
I am bumping this post because of Dana's impressive totals!!!

everyone needs a little encouragment now and again. LOL

Mal:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

06-21-2002, 08:55 PM

06-23-2002, 09:43 AM
Those totals are abosolutely awesome!!!!!
Way to go!!!!!!!!

Now that is what you call hard work