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Old 07-28-2014, 11:48 AM   #16
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I usually use Costco (love the Costco cash card afterwards) and as others have mentioned, all payments need to go through them which can be time consuming as I buy Disney gift cards at Target to get my 5% off using my Red card.

As a suggestion and this is what I've started doing in June - I opened a Disney Savings account and for every $1000 you fund and use towards a Disney vacation (including DCL) they will give you a $20 Disney card so that's another 2%. I believe the account must be opened for at least 120 days. It's so much easier as I can now plug in each Disney gift card to my account and once i'm ready to pay DCL, I'll call up Costco and give them my account number and it will be one payment applied from the account.

It saves time and will be making me some money. I know it's fairly new and in the beginning seems some folks were having issues but I've heard more recently folks are having no issues. You might just need to explain it as you are using it but I'm not too worried about it because you can get a full refund at any time (and of course I keep all my gift cards).

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I usually use Costco (love the Costco cash card afterwards) and as others have mentioned, all payments need to go through them which can be time consuming as I buy Disney gift cards at Target to get my 5% off using my Red card. As a suggestion and this is what I've started doing in June - I opened a Disney Savings account and for every $1000 you fund and use towards a Disney vacation (including DCL) they will give you a $20 Disney card so that's another 2%. I believe the account must be opened for at least 120 days. It's so much easier as I can now plug in each Disney gift card to my account and once i'm ready to pay DCL, I'll call up Costco and give them my account number and it will be one payment applied from the account. It saves time and will be making me some money. I know it's fairly new and in the beginning seems some folks were having issues but I've heard more recently folks are having no issues. You might just need to explain it as you are using it but I'm not too worried about it because you can get a full refund at any time (and of course I keep all my gift cards). Heather
Have you done the payment through Costco from the vacation account yet? Because they state you cannot use a TA, at least for wdw trips. Haven't checked specifically for cruises though. If you haven't read the terms and conditions enough to know 100%, please make sure.


Paying through Costco, at least with a cc, was incredibly fast for me last year. Used their payment link on costco travel, put it through, went to disneycruise and logged in and the payment was there. Easy.
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Have you done the payment through Costco from the vacation account yet? Because they state you cannot use a TA, at least for wdw trips. Haven't checked specifically for cruises though. If you haven't read the terms and conditions enough to know 100%, please make sure. Paying through Costco, at least with a cc, was incredibly fast for me last year. Used their payment link on costco travel, put it through, went to disneycruise and logged in and the payment was there. Easy.
We haven't paid through Costco with the DVA but we paid through our TA with no issues. It's treated like a Disney Gift Card.
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We haven't paid through Costco with the DVA but we paid through our TA with no issues. It's treated like a Disney Gift Card.
This ^^^ On one of my FB cruise threads there are several TA's who have done this for themselves and clients. I also called DCL directly before I created the account and they confirmed the same. Just provide the account number to Costco who will give to DCL to pay.

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