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Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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12% Saving On $399 DVC Premium Annual Pass

If my calculations are correct we saved roughly 12% on our Premium Annual Pass by buying gift cards at Giant Eagle grocery store. For every $50 you spend on gift cards you get 20 cents off for up to 30 gallons of gas. Usually you get 10 cents off on gas but every so often they double the incentive. It is almost as good as cash. Plus we paid with a credit card so we get something back there.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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I hope you bought large denominations of gift cards. When I just called MS to purchase our DVC PAP's, I was told that I could only use 2 gift cards per transaction. Luckily, I had purchased $500 gift cards from Kroger (for the 4X fuel points). If you have small denominations of gift cards, you will have a hard time paying over the phone for the AP's. I think you can use them all in person at Disney, though. I did break all 4 of our AP's up into single transactions, so that I could use 8 gift cards.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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The Giant Eagle 2x promo ends tomorrow. I'm going to buy a $500 GC tonight to use for my PAP.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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We also bought the Giant Eagle 500.00 gift cards to purchase the PAPs. DH figured it was more like 17% since we charged them on our AMEX, which pays 5% cash back. This only works if you are able to pay your charge off every month as we do.
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I used the gift cards today to buy the passes but had a little problem. DVC member services had difficulty processing the gift card so they suggested that I call the main ticket office and everything went through smoothly. I was getting a little nervous but it worked out well in the end.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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at Giant Eagle watch for other promotions Disney cards had one I think in March last year and they sometimes double for mother's day and father's day but yes buy very large gift cards since you can only use two I learned that the hard way last year!
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I used the gift cards today to buy the passes but had a little problem. DVC member services had difficulty processing the gift card so they suggested that I call the main ticket office and everything went through smoothly. I was getting a little nervous but it worked out well in the end.
Were you able to get the discounted rate for the annual passes through main ticket office? (I've only ever purchased discounted AP's through Member Services).
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