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Old 06-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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*************The Disney Fund Game Sign-ups**************

*************The Disney Fund Game Sign-ups and Guide***********

This is a simple game for everyone to share how they are saving for disney vacations and give each other support in our quest.

How does it work?

1.To sign-up just post here that you wish to join in stating a figure you have in mind which you would like to reach and i will add your name to the list.(Please also include amount saved so far). Plus include when and where your disney vacation is planned.

2. Open a seperate account if possible to keep your Disney funds in, if this is not possible don't worry but it makes it harder to dip into if you have it put somewhere else.

3.Then come back as often as you add into your fund, even if its only a small amount and keep a tally so i can update on the board.

The amount you save can we done in any currency you choose and anyone from any country can join in.


Members who are joining in are:


1. diddldonna (£793.86 saved, £4500 target) Oct 2013 or Mar 2014.
2. bazzanoid (£1203 saved, £3500 target) Oct 2013
3. worm761 ($60 saved, target $2000)
4. CouponCon ($118 saved,target $5000)Spring Break 2013
5. thelionqueen ($1800 saved, target $4000) Oct 2012
6. delmar411 ($180 saved, target $2115) Oct 2012
7. limace ($2190 saved,Target $3000-$5000)
8. AntePrincess ($60 saved, Target $2000)
9. hhartill ($????? Saved,Target $2000)
10. brooklyn615 ($???? Saved, Target $????)
11. maggs1035 ($4185 saved, $20,283 Target)
12. albertamommyof4 ($747.45 saved,Target $5500)
13. NemoMOm (Saved $400, Target $1060)
14. Bethislucy (Saved $5, Target $1200)


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Old 06-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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So far i have saved the following:

£500 from money back owed from refund of ppi
£100 transfered from another account i had some savings in.

total £600 saved.

I also have 2 tins one with silver coins in and one where i save every £2 coin i come across, need to check how much i have collected so far to add to the money raised so far.

The min amount i need is £4500 more would be nice.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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I'll join...

Going October 2013 for 3 weeks.

Target of £3500

Already saved:
£473 in savings account
£500 in ISA
£230 cash in the attic

Total of £1203 = £2297 to go!

I plan to save a minimum of £165 a month between now and when we go to hit the target of £3500, aiming for £240 a month to hit an upper target of £4500 to give me more spending (have my eye on a new dSLR, cheaper to buy in the US!)

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Unplanned trip. Will only happen if I can save the money and I can find a GOOD discount on a room.

$2000 - goal for unplanned trip
$10- Disney GC from Disney Movie Rewards
$50- Rainforest Cafe GC from MyPoints

$1940 - total left to "find"
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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I will join...

Spring Break 2013

GOAL: $5000

2 $10 giftcards Disney
Cashed In Change $78
Saving Dollars $20

Remaining: $4882

I would really like to fund this trip in as much "found money" as possible...We set aside money from income tax and our payroll already but I am not counting that just yet! I want to show the kids by a little planning how you can make some money. Plan on doing Craigslist, and putting some items in my sister's garage sale. I have also set a weekly food budget, any money left over from that will be put in the fund. The kids are already getting involved watching for coupons!

We started our Disney 2013 Plastic Tub where we start putting toiletries we get pretty cheap by couponing too. Saves me a big Walmart/Target run before we go. Still need to write up a master list for items!

Wow this will be fun and motivating!! Thanks for starting this thread.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Count me in!
Our trip is October 25th 2012 Total trip budget is $4000
What I've saved/paid so far...
Airline tickets
park tickets
MNSSHP tickets
$150 room deposit
Total saved/spent so far = $1800

Total needed to go = $2200

I have a jar I am putting change and bills in for total "mad money" above and beyond my very well padded budget. I'm going to use this for completely random things we might want and it is not included in the budget above. So far I easily have $100! Hoping to have $300 for our trip so that when my boys ask for something completely outrageous that I would normally give a quick "no" to..I'll say SURE And..secretly...I'm hoping to have them both in the Typhoon Lagoon Surfing school..fingers crossed
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Updating with all your details now

Checking all my finances now and adding my total saved so far, also going to sort out another account on monday.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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For our Oct trip, we'll be there 9 nights, 2 adults, 1 disney adult and 3 children.

RCI fee $95
MNSSHP $335
Travel exps $600
Misc (tips, shopping, etc) $300
Food $800 (max)
OL fee $25

So we're looking at around : $2155

Have:

$80 in gas cards (travel)
over $100 in restaurant GCs (food)


Haven't really started saving for this trip yet. The GCs are just leftover from May/June since we flew instead of drove.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #9
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We are going to DL at the beginning of August, so getting down to the wire. I'm budgeting about 3K-5 people for 7 nights-but I'd like to surprise the family with an upgrade to DLH for the last 2 nights, which will add $560 or so. Eek.

So far:
Paid for our tickets in cash-$970 or so.
800 saved for hotel room.
420 in Disney gc-many through things like Field Agent and quick rewards.
Total so far-2190. Will have an additional 400 in our travel savings account by the trip-just need to figure out another 500-1000.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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How timely! We just decided to aim for a birthday trip (between two birthdays) in early February 2013 to WDW, to either one of the value resorts or FW. We plan on saving at least $2,000 for the trip. We're saving for it in several ways, the primary way being that we'll contribute a minimum of $25 every week that we make our budget for the week, plus any unused portion of the weekly budget. We are also saving all pocket change (which adds up since we mostly buy things in cash). If we top $2,000 in time for the trip, we may match what we've saved during the year with money from our tax return, allowing us to add a few stops on the drive down.

We just started saving today and we put $60 in.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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Mom & kids saving.

I would love to participate! My kids and I are trying to save $2000 for an ultra cheap end of summer trip. We are annual passholders so tickets aren't an issue.

So far we have:

$25 Disney Gift card
$150 from selling some gold
$40 from selling old cameras
$??? in silver coins
$??? in 1 dollar bills tucked into the Disney savings bank
$8 rebate check that will be added to the account once I open it
$??? for books that I hope to sell on half.com

This is a dream trip so even if we don't make it, my kids at least will have a goal this summer. Everytime they see a penny on the ground they are like crazed lunatics because it means they are 1 cent closer to the mouse.
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Here's my list!

THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Feel the Force VIP Package (Fireworks Dessert Party)
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet
  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Odyssey
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra
  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut
  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Starbucks
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road
  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere
  • All Star Music
    • Intermission
  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko: The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa
  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors
  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's
  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina
  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters
  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge
  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo
  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's
  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack
  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge
  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop
  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory
  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club
  • Shades of Green
    • Garden Gallery
    • Evergreen's
    • Mangino's Bistro
  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill
  • Vero Beach
    • Bleachers Bar and Grill
    • Green Cabin Room
    • Shutters
    • Sonya's
  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon
  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
The DVC/Timeshare Advantage
    • Cooked a quick in-room meal
    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill
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$??? in silver coins
Now is a bad time to sell silver, the price is fluctuating wildly day by day. Besides, before you consider selling it you should know if it has any numismatic value, that is value for being a good condition coin of some kind, besides being composed of silver. I'd take your collection to two different reputable coin shops (not "we buy gold" type places, they often have no idea what they're dealing with with coins) for an estimate on the value of the collection. Even small coins or small collections can have outsized values. I'd hate for you to have inherited a collection, for instance, and let it go at spot value. Good luck!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #13
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Just got paid and my goal of $250 didn't happen due to a double car payment. Hoping to get $ tomorrow and will put it right into savings. Even so I did add $40 to my cash jar :-$
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #15
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Updating with new people joining us

Just a reminder can you please when saving money each time give me a new total saved, it makes it more easy for me to update.

Also if any figures are wrong please let me know and when you reach your target.
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