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Old 04-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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I need some help from my fellow Canucks! :)

OKAY, so my family and I (mom, brother and myself) are heading to the world from august 20th-29th and as a mothers day gift to my mom I wanted to give her spending money for disney since she doesn't have ANY for herself in her budget! ...now here's where I need help... as Canadians we can't get gift cards because they won't work at Disney so I need a creative way to gift her the disney "spending money" so that she doesn't spend it on anything else! Now I know I could just tell her not to spend it before Disney but I want to do something a little more fun

any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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I know this isn't a very original idea but I would just give her some American money. Maybe you can find a unique Mickeyish way to wrap it or maybe wrap the money in an old park map.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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You could make her a Disney looking Gift Card out of card stock, and have on it redeemable at WDW. Then when you get to Disney, get the real one to present to her. I think that's so thoughtful of you
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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I know this isn't a very original idea but I would just give her some American money. Maybe you can find a unique Mickeyish way to wrap it or maybe wrap the money in an old park map.
oh thats a great idea! I'd have to find a cute way to wrap it!

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You could make her a Disney looking Gift Card out of card stock, and have on it redeemable at WDW. Then when you get to Disney, get the real one to present to her. I think that's so thoughtful of you
I love this! I'll have to see if I can make the card well enough as I'm not the most artistic of people ! and thank you she's a pretty fantastic mom and deserves it!
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You don't say where you are located, but if you are close to a border town, you could drive to the US and pick some up. I think they are available at most stores that sell gift cards.

You could make some sort of voucher and then exchange it when you get down there. I have given my parents ones for cruise credit before and they have actually thought they were real.

The American money idea is also excellent as she probably won't be able to spend it before anyways.

If you really want a gift card, there is always Ebay. You might have to find a buyer in the US and see if they will ship to Canada. You are at least protected by Ebay/Paypal if there is an issue with the card.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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When we were planning our first trip, the grandparents gave my girls Disney gift cards that they ordered from the US and had sent to them up here. They are available on disneystore.com: http://www.disneystore.com/gift-cards/mn/1001265/

Although a hand made gift card would probably be extra special to her...
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Yes I'd give her American money and indicate somehow it's for Disney. It works great for our kids when family gives them US money becuase they know it's for their trip!
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Put Mickey Mouse stickers ON the bills
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:58 AM   #9
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Have you checked the following website to see if they ship to Canada?

https://www.disneygiftcard.com/home/
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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You should print out Disney dollars and then give her the actual cash when you get to Disney. I did this with my kids when they were little. They earned their spending money with chores, etc. and I paid them with these printed dollars. There are many different denominations. Just do a Google image search for Disney dollars and then print them out in colour!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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You could make her a Disney looking Gift Card out of card stock, and have on it redeemable at WDW. Then when you get to Disney, get the real one to present to her. I think that's so thoughtful of you
That's what we did when we gave "Disney" spending money to our kids for Christmas.
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