Best use of snack credits?

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  1. cheryterese

    cheryterese DIS Veteran

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    I remember seeing a best use of snack credits listed somewhere, but I don't remember where. Can someone direct me? Thanks!
     
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  3. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I cant find the link youre referring to, but I will give you some tips.

    My value snacks are as follows:

    - cookie ice cream sandwich from the Main St Bakery. Since the MSB is closing soon, they moved these sandwiches to the Plaza Ice Cream shop. They literally hand scoop the icecream onto fresh MASSIVE cookies. OMG its heaven! And its HUGE!

    - dole whip...actually, i prefer the citrus swirl (vanilla orange swirl).

    - side items at QS such as baked potatoe, fries, bowl of soup.

    - ANY pastry from the french bakery. OMG YUM!
    I know I have more but im drawing a blank right now. :scratchin

    Anyway, you can find some great tips here:
    Maximizing Snack Credits

    And here:
    Top 6 Snacks
     
  4. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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  5. cheryterese

    cheryterese DIS Veteran

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    Thank you so much - very helpful!!
     
  6. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Get the snacks you want. Not the ones with the most value.
    That's the best use of snack credits.
     
  8. smiths02

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    Good advice. Water is the only thing I wouldn't use a credit on b/c CS places will give you ice water for free.
     
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Exactly! I totally agree. Get what you want, but dont bother with the bottled water. Thats a waste of a snack credit.
     
  10. cheryterese

    cheryterese DIS Veteran

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    Oh, we'll get what we want, but if I can get a baked potatoe with the fixin's over a cup of tea then that would be a better choice. :) We've never done the dining plan before and I've got three little kids to feed and keep happy so I want to know my options!! Thanks!
     
  11. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Exactly! Soup, baked potato, or fries (with cheese sauce) is a great value for a snack credit vs a cup of tea!

    Depending on their appetites, sometimes a bagel, or oatmeal, or a muffin (all snack credits) for breakfast is all they need! My DS12 doesnt eat much in the morning, so he's fine just nibbling on a muffin or something instead of having a full breakfast. Oh btw, you can also get a fruit cup as a snack. Thats another great item for ppl who arent big on morning meals. :goodvibes
     
  12. shyeyes

    shyeyes Earning My Ears

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    2nd time writing this out - i'm new here. i keep on clicking 'preview' thinking it's the 'post' button. by the time i find out i'm wrong, i've already closed my browser tab! argh!!! silly me.

    anyway... i actually found this site that allowed you to download a list of snacks by location in DW. the snacks were sub-categorized by location within the park or resort.

    if i recall this site, i will come back to re-post it. i think if you google "magicaldreamtours' you might get the site.

    for me, i am using snacks as a filler on days i've made reservations for a brunch and/or dinner buffet. i'm not a big dessert lover so i'll be looking for places that give snacks such as:

    - croissant ham/cheese sandwich
    - bagel and cream cheese
    - yogurt parfaits
    - bowl of soup
    - side fries

    i read a some cool tip on using snack credits when you end up having leftovers at the end of your trip:

    - resorts are pretty good at letting you use them for a packable lunch to eat on the plane or on the way home

    - get some souvenier candies, mickey rice krispie pops (as they are wrapped up) and other things that are packaged for you to take home and give out to friends/family
     
  13. nalajms

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    WOW! Where do you get that for a snack credit? Sadly with all the character buffets we go to, we never finish our snacks. It's such a waste. This time we're switching resorts half way through so I only purchased the dining plan for the first half of our trip!
     
  14. shyeyes

    shyeyes Earning My Ears

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    France, Epcot at the Boulangerie Patisserie

    i will try to see if this still is true - you never know when they might change the menu.
     
  15. BuffaloJim

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    The last day we were there, we had a boatload of snack credits left. I bought a few dozen of those large Disney suckers they sell in most of the gift shops. I think they were about five bucks a piece. Our kids handed them out to friends as souvenirs. For us, it ended up being a great use of our remaining snack credits.

    But was it the best use of our snack credits? Probably not. I'm sure they cost Disney virtually nothing. But we (the kids) certainly got a lot of fun out of them.
     
  16. Ambrode

    Ambrode Earning My Ears

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    Our favorite snacks are the cinnamon buns from Main Street Bakery! Amazing! This last trip the kids happened to fall asleep at dinner time so DH and I got to splurge on those for dinner. Hehehe.
    Our kids also love the bags of kettle corn especially when we catch the movies by the pool at the end of the night. Our kids also love the chocolate covered marshmallows on the Mickey straws. The snack is good and they get the straw for their refillable mugs.
     
  17. shyeyes

    shyeyes Earning My Ears

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    so in a sense, they keep those mickey straws as a souvenir! that's not a bad idea.
     
  18. jsw1114

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    We were there in sept it was very very hot, our kids had many popsicles and Mickey bars while it wasn't the best value it was for the kids they loved being able to grab a Popsicle when needed lol we still finished with 15 extra snacks which we took home rice crispy treats for home for their friends.(everything tastes better in the shape of a Mickey!)
     
  19. shyeyes

    shyeyes Earning My Ears

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    yup, that is so true! :) last time we were there, we bought these mickey silicone molds for pancakes. and we got a mickey cookie cutter. love them! they made great stocking stuffers, too (especially for my little niece and nephew).
     
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