Disney Gift card to pay for WDW package/deposit

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  1. pittsburghmom

    pittsburghmom Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2012
    I'm planning our 1st trip to the "world".....we did 2 days at the "land" over 2 years ago, so new territory for me! :upsidedow

    Quick question: I will be calling to book our package next week when the new discount is released to the GP. Can I use a Disney gift card to pay the deposit amount (isn't it $200?) and then use gift cards to pay the balance over the next couple of months?

    Our local grocery store sells the cards and I can earn fuel discounts this way
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  3. dvcterry

    dvcterry DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    i have paid the balance on gift cards. but a word of caution, if you cancel, they credit that card back so don't throw it out. i had cancelled a trip & fortunately when they told me balance was going back on the gift card I kept them in a safe place. same as cash.
  4. princessmomma92

    princessmomma92 Earning My Ears

    Aug 23, 2012
    My friend who lives 500 miles away and I took a trip together last month. She paid her entire half with Disney gift cards and I paid most of mine that way as well. You can get Disney gift cards at Walgreens if you do not live near a Disney store. . Hope this helps.
  5. sydneysmom

    sydneysmom needing a vacation....soon!

    Sep 16, 2009
    I just booked our package and used a couple of gift cards for the deposit... you can pay using them right on the website. :thumbsup2
  6. Marionnette

    Marionnette <font color=deeppink>Wishing On A Star<br><font co

    Sep 26, 2009
    Those of you who buy gift cards in order to get gas perks or other discounts should read about the problem that it caused for this poster:


    In a nutshell, she purchased GCs to pay for her trip and now she has to cancel for financial reasons. She needs the trip money so that she can pay a hospital bill. If she can't return the GCs for a refund (and that's possible if she didn't purchase directly from Disney), she may have to settle for a reduced price on ebay or one of the credit card re-seller websites.

    Yes, it often works out without any problems. But when it doesn't work out, it really sucks. Having a couple thousand $$$ in Disney GCs is worth nothing when the accepted currency is USD where you owe money.

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