Pre-Trip Report - 37 days to go before our split stay at BLT and BWV in a two bedroom suite. (37 sounds so much better that 40! ) Thanks to DisBoards.com, we've learned a few cost cutting strategies. Here are a few in play for this trip. Annual Pass The DVC Annual Pass discount is my favorite extra perk. We purchased 2 for our August 2011 trip. In hindsight, wish we purchased 4. We hedged our bet because we were not sure if we'd be able to use before annual expiration. Good news is we have 2 passes and that's a nice savings. Southwest and Disney Credit Card For many years, we carried a Sony card. Over the years, we gained tons of free electronics. I was impressed with the Sony card points and the amount of rewards we gained over the years. Playstation's, camera's, video camera's and stereo equipment have been nice. Now that our goal is to vacation in WDW every year, we've switched to Southwest Airlines and a Disney Card. We got the Disney Card first before we purchased DVC and put a large amount on it for our DVC purchase. We paid that off within the 6 months and we had like $900 credit for last year's trip. We cut down on it's use for this year but still have some credit there. Southwest ran a member campaign and we have enough points to cover our airfare this year. Nice. Viggle We're having fun with Viggle. We learned of Viggle from the Disboards Budget forum. Viggle is an iPhone/iPad application. You watch TV and "check-in" to television programs. You receive points for watching each show and can redeem your accumulating points for gift cards and products. The products can change and vary in value. We watch for gift cards from Target. You can redeem your Target gift cards for Disney gift cards. Disney gift cards will be great to give our adult kids to run off and eat what they want. How about it ? Any other cost cutting strategies for DVC owners?