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Old 01-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Disney Rewards card

We are off to DisneyWorld next week!!

I looked at the list of places online that say will take my rewards card as payment. Are there more places that I can use it besides the ones listed? I was hoping to use it at BBB and a few other places. Just trying to decide how much to convert to my redemption card if I can only use it at certain places. Where have some of you used your rewards cards? Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Disney Visa worth it?

Just wondering how many of you think it is "worth it" to get a Disney Visa for the sake of the points and getting discounts at Disney?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Worth it

I think it's worth it. Before our first disney trip in 2005, I got the Disney Visa about a year in advance, and used it normally. For me that means for gas, dry cleaners, clothes shopping, etc. I racked up about $700 in rewards dollars that year. I put them on a rewards card that we took with us on our 10-day WDW vacay and called it our "Free Money Card." All the kids' souvenirs were paid for with rewards dollars, as well as all meals that weren't covered by our meal plan. Like we ate at one of the signature restaurants and paid with the rewards card rather than use 2 dining credits. And at the end of the trip, I still had money left on the card and had them apply it to our room bill. DH loved it whenever I whipped out the Free Money Card!

Two years later, we headed back down to Disney for Christmas, only this time I only had about 4 months notice (timing the trip around DH's deployment.) So I got serious about using the Disney Visa for *everything* possible. I managed to get over $400 in rewards in that short time. We weren't on the dining plan that trip, so that Free Money paid for a lot of our meals.

To the OP, I don't know if there are more restaurants that take the rewards card than are listed online, but I suspect there are. I just don't remember ever NOT being able to use it wherever I wanted to during both trips.

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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tagging along for the ride..I'm curious too about where I can use my rewards card..I'm definately liking the free money card idea...lol
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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You can use your Rewards Card to buy Disney Gift Cards at World of Disney, then you can use them wherever DGCs are accepted.

The other thing we do (since we are DVC), which works if you're staying on-site: they're accepted at all the Disney Hotels/Villas, you can charge everything to your room, then pay for the room charges with the DDRDs.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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We have used our Disney rewards to pay for tips while we are on the dining plan.

Some of the places I remember off the top of my head include:

Le Cellier
Grand Flordian cafe
Coral Reef
Prime Time Cafe
Turf Club
Raglan Road
Chefs de France

and many others, in fact I don't think there is a Disney resturant/consession stand that does not take it unless they don't take credit cards (cash only like street vendors before the parades and fireworks)
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if you can use a Disney Rewards card at Aulani?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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We are heading on our fifth trip this Saturday to WDW. We have had the card since our son was six months old. The card has helped pay for our four other trips. We went last year at spring break and now have enough saved up to pay for our campsite ($81/6 nights) and our tickets, plus left a balance for our cruise in December. We have always used the rewards in WDW and have never run into a problem. It is accepted anywhere VISA is accepted within the World.
We are able to rack up so many points by using it for everything we purchase. We write one check at the end of the month to VISA and are able to #1 budget and follow our spending, #2 reep the benefits. I don't plan on getting sucked into the new offer where you have to pay in order to receive more points. Hopefully the double and triple point offers will continue to trickle down to us.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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I have used my rewards card for meals, hotel purchases, merchandise. I love having the card for my trips....makes me feel better about leaving DH at home while I go to WDW to participate in a RunDisney event.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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We used our points for our first trip in 2009...it paid for 7 days (well actually 4 because it was a buy 4 get 3 free deal) at POR with park tickets. We use our Visa for almost everything (we pay our bill each month - so no interest charges)...and now 3 1/2 years later we are heading back and the rewards points are paying for about half of our 6 night stay at POR, with 5 days of tickets and the QS meal plan. I don't think we would go to WDW without the rewards points - makes the vacation much more affordable for us. We debated upgrading to the premiere card and figured that at least for this year we would earn about $200 extra disney dollars for the $50 fee.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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You can use your rewards card at Aulani. My hubby and I were just there in March and we used it at all of the restaurants we went to.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:04 AM   #12
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Can you use it on DCL?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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Can you use it on DCL?
You can! just bring it up to guest services and treat it like a credit card. We used it to pay off our on-board account.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #14
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We just came back from the Wonder on Alaskan cruise and we used the Rewards Redemption card to apply as on-board credit. It was very simple to do. We did it before we left via our travel agent at AAA.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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Do the rewards dollars/points ever expire? I'm thinking of getting a Premier Disney credit card. Would I be able to save up points for 2-3 years and then use them for a trip?

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