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Old 07-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #91
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So I just stumbled on this thread..... You are telling me I can go and buy gift cards at target and pay off my ressie and save 5% What is the highest gc amount? $50 buck? $100? Oh..... that is alot of cards to keep up with
I guess I could do it in monthly installments? I just booked for June 2013. I could go and buy a $100 gift card every month and save $5 bucks and pay off in installments. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEE. Savings is savings. Is it worth the trouble? I think so
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #92
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So I just stumbled on this thread..... You are telling me I can go and buy gift cards at target and pay off my ressie and save 5% What is the highest gc amount? $50 buck? $100? Oh..... that is alot of cards to keep up with
I guess I could do it in monthly installments? I just booked for June 2013. I could go and buy a $100 gift card every month and save $5 bucks and pay off in installments. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEE. Savings is savings. Is it worth the trouble? I think so
$50 is the highest gc amount at Target.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #93
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Glanced through and didn't see this mentioned.... Keep in mind that if you are using Disney GC's to pay off your Disney trip, BE SURE to keep the used GC's until after your trip is over.... If you had to cancel your trip for any reason, they would need to apply the refund in the same manner that you used to pay initially...
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #94
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I think that the rule about not getting 5% off gift cards with your Redcard just applies to Target gift cards. You can't get 5% off a Target GC by using your Redcard, but you can buy other kinds of GCs and get 5% off those.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #95
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The Disney cards are not considered "gift cards" in the Target system they are considered 'entertainment' cards. So that's how you get 5% off of those.
Awesome, thanks!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #96
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I haven't seen anyone post about Giant Eagle. We get $.20 off a gallon for every $50 we spend including on gift cards. There's no cap to how much we get off a gallon and we can get up to 30 gallons which fills up both mine and my husbands cars. So for a trip that is $2000 we end up getting $240 which is roughly 68 gallons of gas for free.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #97
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I went to Target and bought $200 worth of Disney Gift Cards and when I swiped my Red Debit card, it took the 5% off, then it asked do I want to put it all on this card. So I am thinking I can buy the cards, swipe my red card to get 5% off, then put $5 on the red card and the rest on a rewards credit card. What do you think? Maybe even stack the 5% pharmacy card. Anyone tried that yet? I will the next time I go to get some cards.
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Stacking Pharmacy Rewards with Redcard at Target

Yes, I have read in other threads and in other places that you CAN stack a Pharmacy Rewards certificate AND use your Redcard and get a total of 10% off your Disney gift cards.

For those of you wondering about the Pharmacy Rewards certificate...
You get a 5% off your total day's purchase for every 5 prescriptions you get filled at the Target Pharmacy. Just make sure to use your Target Redcard (either the credit or debit version) each time you pick-up your prescriptions. I believe that they have also started a separate Target Pharmacy rewards program, but why not have the debit card and save an additional 5% on your non-RX purchases?

Combining the two deals is THE way to get the best deal off your Disney gift cards!! Gotta LOVE 10% savings!!
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I think that the rule about not getting 5% off gift cards with your Redcard just applies to Target gift cards. You can't get 5% off a Target GC by using your Redcard, but you can buy other kinds of GCs and get 5% off those.
I was told Target gift cards and Visa gift cards don't count, but all others do. They guy was very knowledgable and said he buys them with his employee discount all the time.
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I went to Target and bought $200 worth of Disney Gift Cards and when I swiped my Red Debit card, it took the 5% off, then it asked do I want to put it all on this card. So I am thinking I can buy the cards, swipe my red card to get 5% off, then put $5 on the red card and the rest on a rewards credit card. What do you think? Maybe even stack the 5% pharmacy card. Anyone tried that yet? I will the next time I go to get some cards.
Anytime I have purchased anything with a RedCard and some other form of payment, the computer calculates the 5% discount only on the portion that was put on the RedCard.
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Anytime I have purchased anything with a RedCard and some other form of payment, the computer calculates the 5% discount only on the portion that was put on the RedCard.
Thanks, that will save me the trouble and disappointment
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #102
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A couple weeks ago I went in and used my prescription rewards and redcard for $1,400 in disney gift cards... the checkout lady was laughing that she's never seen somebody ring up that much in one transaction.
I got $140 off my vacation.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #103
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So I just stumbled on this thread..... You are telling me I can go and buy gift cards at target and pay off my ressie and save 5% What is the highest gc amount? $50 buck? $100? Oh..... that is alot of cards to keep up with
I guess I could do it in monthly installments? I just booked for June 2013. I could go and buy a $100 gift card every month and save $5 bucks and pay off in installments. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEE. Savings is savings. Is it worth the trouble? I think so
Just remember to save the actual GC after you make the payment. If for whatever reason you need to cancel your trip, they will put the money back on the GC you used.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #104
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Do Disney gift cards expire after a certain amount of time after activation? My son got one for his birthday earlier this month and I want to save it for when we go to Disney World in August 2013, but I am not sure if I have to use it within a year. Anyone know the answer to this?
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #105
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I haven't seen Disney gift cards at the Targets I shop at most frequently.

Anyone know any Targets in the So Cal area that do?

I do a fair amount of traveling, from as north as Santa Clarita to as south as Orange County, I'd like to get some next time I'm near one that carries them!
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