Disney Gift Card Deals

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  1. ValpoCory

    ValpoCory DIS Veteran

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    Nothing at HEB right now. Last graduation (2012), they had a $15 off $100 for any gift card. This year, HEB limited it to 6 or 7 cards, and not Disney. If some Disney offer drops, it will be a thread on here. The last time HEB had a deal was the $15 off $100 or $50 off $300 deal back in November/December (which were stackable with a separate $5 off $50 Facebook Mastercard coupon), so they are due another one soon. We've seen GC coupons for Disney in December 2010 (33% off), May 2011, July 2011, May 2012 (15% off), and November/December 2012 (17-20% off).

    And if HEB doesn't bring back a coupon in time for you, consider the 20-28% off at Target for $50 Disney Gift Cards that happens on two consecutive weekends each December.
     
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  3. ValpoCory

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    http://www.themeparkcity.com/WDW_DIS_TIX.htm

    I work for IBM (sponsors section of EPCOT Future World). For Disneyland, we get 5% off 2-day passes and 10% off 3-5 day tickets. For WDW, we get 12% off all tickets. It's a true 5%/10%/12% discount off the current Disney website prices, unlike some employee discounts like Beneplace, which offer 10% off, but then tack on fees and taxes to eat into the discount.
     
  4. disneymaniac1224

    disneymaniac1224 Earning My Ears

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    what is the advantage to using gift cards?
     
  5. My3Princez

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    Do you know if retired IBMerss can take advantage of that? Or is it only for current employees?
     
  6. purpledisneyprncess

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    IMO the advantage is buying the gift cards during a promotion or with a coupon- that way you are essentially getting a discount off....stretching out the dollar more for Disney. :)
     
  7. ValpoCory

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    That's the biggest advantage. Some people buy them for budgeting purposes, but for me, it's all about saving money.
     
  9. babyberger

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    We are the same way. We try to maximize savings and the gift cards seem to be the way to do that when they are discounted.

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  10. ValpoCory

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    I think it does work for IBM retirees. I found this in a Google search:

    www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmclub

    I went through the process and selected IBM retiree, and got the link to the http://tickets.disney.go.com website with the 12% discount. I hope it works for you.
     
  11. My3Princez

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    Thanks for the info! My Dad is a retired IBMer, so maybe next time we travel, this will come in handy.
     
  12. leelee9878

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    Has anyone successfully purchased the gift cards online? I just looked and it says not available online.
     
  13. ValpoCory

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    Is this in reference to Target's Disney gift cards?
     
  14. leelee9878

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    Yes, sorry.
     
  15. andrews_dad

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    What is this website and explain what you mean, please?

    I did the Target 5% and the Target 5% pharmacy to buy Disney gift cards in the strore to pay for a Diz cruise. about $2400 worth. Took $240 off total. If I bought online at Ebates, i could have gotten ebates (2%) to send me a cash check for about $48. Darn it! But you are saying if I used your quick rewards site I could have gotten 98.40 in Disney gift cards, correct?
     
  16. Bibbidibobbidi

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    Right. Quick rewards offers cash back for shopping just like Ebates. They are offering 4.10% cash back for Target.com.
    Also, unique rewards is offering 4% and according to their website they pay an additional 10% bonus for all actions completed during the first 2 days after registration in their program.
     
  17. Bibbidibobbidi

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    Perhaps those who have done it already can answer better but, first I don't know how many gift cards you can purchase online at one time from Target for use of pharmacy reward. And if it can be done I don't think the percentages off would all come off your beginning total. It would be more like 5% off 2400 for pharm reward = 2280 then 5% off of that for red card = 2166, then 4% cashback= 2077? Anyone know for sure how the calculations are done with multiple discounts?
    Also, I am new to unique rewards so I have no idea how their payouts perform but quick rewards does offer the $25.00 disney gift cards and does payout as advertised.
     
  18. lolobug

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    I just tried to buy target GCs online with my red card and did not save anything. The disney gcs are 5% off but not the target gcs and disney weren't available online.
    If anyone else had luck, please lmk!
     
  19. My3Princez

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    You're right. The 5% doesn't work on Target gift cards . It Only works on Disney cards because they are catagorized as "entertainment" cards, not gift cards and therefore qualify for the discount.
     
  20. Disfamily0405

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    I saw them available once on Target.com but didn't need any right now so didn't order any. I checked to see if the discount would work and it did. when I checked it said there was a limit of 10 in one order.
     
  21. lolobug

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    They appear to be out of stock. Not sure why or if they will be available in the future.
     

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