Disney Rewards on Dream 2013

Discussion in 'Disney Rewards Programs' started by SimplyNik, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. SimplyNik

    SimplyNik Earning My Ears

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    I use a Disney VISA card for my home business and have racked up a lot of points over over the past 6-7 years but didn't know they dropped off until about a year ago. So, I quickly figured out that I needed to every so often transfer them to a Disney Reward Card. I have now transferred ALL of my points to a Reward Card and hope to be able to use them on our DCL cruise this year. Have you used them and what all can you use them for on/off the ship?
     
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  3. FlyingBelle

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    Yes, you can use them on your cruise. I've had them placed on my account on the ship the first day I arrive. Then anything you charge on the ship (or Castaway Cay) gets debited against those points. On the last night of my cruise I stopped by the desk to check my balance. I had $2.40 left - they put it back on my Disney Reward Card.

    Remember, those Disney Rewards Card have an expiration date - make sure you spend them all before then or your lose them. When my card is expiring and I have some left - I do a little online shopping at Disneystore.com!
     
  4. SimplyNik

    SimplyNik Earning My Ears

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    Thank you FlyingBelle! I was under the impression that if I placed all my points/dollars on my on-board credit on Day 1 that whatever I didn't use I would lose - good to know that may not be the case!
     
  5. gone2disney

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    I had no ideas they dropped off either. I have been saving points for a few years and some have probably dropped off. Anyone know when you get a reward card how long it is good for-
     
  6. markduke

    markduke Earning My Ears

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    A reward sounds good for me.
     
  7. erionm

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    Your monthly statement from Chase will tell you when the reward points that you've earned will expire if not transferred to a Redemption Card.

    The Redemption Card is usually valid thru Dec of the next year after you receive it. If you get one this year, it would expire Dec 2014. Once you have a redemption card with rewards dollars loaded on it, you can use the dollars to purchase Disney Gift cards which don't expire.
     
  8. gone2disney

    gone2disney Mouseketeer

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    This is great info-thanks! I have seen the expiration date on my statements, but I think the date keeps changing. Getting the gift cards is a good idea. Do you buy them with the reward card in Disney store?
     
  9. erionm

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    You can buy them in a Disney Store or by calling the Disney Gift Card people directly. We usually just do it at WDW since we live less than an hour away.

    Each time you earn rewards, they have an expiration date associated with them. From DisneyRewards.com:

     
  10. SimplyNik

    SimplyNik Earning My Ears

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    My understanding is that once you transer Reward Points to a card the card is good for 2 years!
     
  11. FlyingBelle

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    Mine have always expired in December, but I can't remember if it's the current year issued or the following (I would guess the following)
     

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