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Old 07-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Free stuff/perks for Disney Visa at WDW?

My mom just got a Disney Visa... Does anyone have any experience using the perks while at Disney World? Any words of advice or tips? I know if we spend over $50 at a store, we get 10% off and there's a special character meet & greet location.... but anything else???

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Dollars and discounts

The main reason to get this card is the disney dollars, and if you want those, the premium is better because it give you 2% on gas, groceries and restaurants. But some of the discounts are great. One I know of is for Disney Tours, like Keys to the Kingdom. I have DVC and the discount for the VISA is 2x what it is for DVC members. I wouldn't even know if I didn't check with the website. There's some character meet/greet benefits and there's some special kiosks in the parks but I never used them.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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To get the 10% discount on purchases of $50 or more, you must tell or ask the CM for the discount when showing your credit card. If you don't, the CM will not automatically credit the discount to you.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Yes you earn disney dollars, nice for spending money while on trip. you can get a card at guest services. they do have special events sometimes too, just depends on when you will be going. The visa card members meet and greet usually has characters you don't see together often.0% APR for vacation with card, and % off at stores.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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vacation booking

Also,Disney Visa holdes get to book most special offers 3 to 5 day before general public!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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Visa perk

One of the best for me is the free photo in epcot, We use that every trip.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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I just got my Disney Visa yesterday. Do I need to register the card number w/Disney? Will I automatically be notified of special discounts for DV holders? TIA
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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To get the 10% discount on purchases of $50 or more, you must tell or ask the CM for the discount when showing your credit card. If you don't, the CM will not automatically credit the discount to you.
This is a must to note for everything! They hardly ever just offer. I have forgot so many times. Now every restaurant I go to (and shop), I ask just to check. It makes it sort of a hassle that I have to carry both my key to the world card AND my Visa (considering my Visa is linked to my Key to the World), but the savings are completely worth it. Sometimes, I get lucky and the cast member reminds me... in these cases I give them +half of what I saved added on to their tips (if possible).
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
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One of the best for me is the free photo in epcot, We use that every trip.
I was in California Adventure and saw a sign in Hollywood that said "Visa Character Meet and Greet"... I had no idea what I was doing. Followed it... Next thing you know, I was standing with Minnie Mouse and got a free photo!... In fact, I got 2 free photos because they let me have both the one with just me and the one with me and DH!
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
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We got a pretty good discount on La Nouba tickets...we just asked!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help!! Found out mom upgraded to the Premier visa so she could earn double points on some things... So, (and please tell me if I'm wrong)... If she earns 2pts/$100 spent on gas/groceries/Disney, then by paying for our $2000 package we've reserved at WDW we'd get $40 Disney dollars to spend while on vacation?? Shoot... We've got little less than 3 months to rack up points. I figure we'll be able to get a couple hundred points by then so free souvenirs!! Lol. Mom joked that she's using that visa for everything she can until our trip! She'll just pay it off every week!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #12
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We forget to ask as well. I got to remember to just ask. We always use and carry it. The free money is great for using at the parks.

Never knew about the M&G and free photos. So taking advantage of that next trip.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:40 AM   #13
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Thanks for the help!! Found out mom upgraded to the Premier visa so she could earn double points on some things... So, (and please tell me if I'm wrong)... If she earns 2pts/$100 spent on gas/groceries/Disney, then by paying for our $2000 package we've reserved at WDW we'd get $40 Disney dollars to spend while on vacation?? Shoot... We've got little less than 3 months to rack up points. I figure we'll be able to get a couple hundred points by then so free souvenirs!! Lol. Mom joked that she's using that visa for everything she can until our trip! She'll just pay it off every week!
It should be more than that. Chase has a calculator. My card is not the premier card. I have put about $4000 on it over all, and have $78 in reward dollars so far. I still have $1500 on my vacation(not all of the $4000 I have had on the card at various times is from Disney). All in all, when I have my upcoming trip paid off, I will have somewhere around $95 in reward points- give or take.

If you have her log into her account, there is a rewards point calculator that will tell you exactly what she will get in rewards just for paying off the Disney trip.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:06 AM   #14
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Disney Visa

We booked a tour (Keys to Kingdom) for our fall trip. You get 20% off using the card. There is a list of perks on the chase website but here are few I have used.

0% financing for vacation at WDW (6 months no interest).
DVC financing - down payments 0% APR, etc
10% on food and gift shops purchases - you have to ask or use list for details.
Free Picture at Epcot with character
20% of tours

I run many of my bills through the card. Last trip we had about $400 to spend. Just a reminder that dollars expire at the end of the calendar year once transferred to the card (works like a gift card). You can use Disney Dollars to pay for DVC dues, vacations, and shop online. We did not use the credit card while in the park for food since we had a TIW.

Just become a card flasher! Ask about everything and every time you make a purchase. Most CM will try to get you a discount. It really adds up by the end of the trip.

Like any card, if you pay it off each month, it is worth having.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #15
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Last year at the Food & Wine Festival you were able to go to a special room set aside for Chase Visa card holders and have a free cold drink and sit and enjoy a few moments of peace and quite in an air conditioned room. We should our Disney Chase Visa at the door and were able to go in with two of our friends.
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