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Free stuff/perks for Disney Visa at WDW?

Discussion in 'Disney Rewards Programs' started by KSUWildcat, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. KSUWildcat

    KSUWildcat Earning My Ears

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    My mom just got a Disney Visa... Does anyone have any experience using the perks while at Disney World? Any words of advice or tips? I know if we spend over $50 at a store, we get 10% off and there's a special character meet & greet location.... but anything else???

    Thanks!
     
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  3. cbonewjersey

    cbonewjersey Mouseketeer

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    The main reason to get this card is the disney dollars, and if you want those, the premium is better because it give you 2% on gas, groceries and restaurants. But some of the discounts are great. One I know of is for Disney Tours, like Keys to the Kingdom. I have DVC and the discount for the VISA is 2x what it is for DVC members. I wouldn't even know if I didn't check with the website. There's some character meet/greet benefits and there's some special kiosks in the parks but I never used them.
     
  4. Disworldluv

    Disworldluv DIS Veteran

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    To get the 10% discount on purchases of $50 or more, you must tell or ask the CM for the discount when showing your credit card. If you don't, the CM will not automatically credit the discount to you.
     
  5. Dis nerd

    Dis nerd Earning My Ears

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    Yes you earn disney dollars, nice for spending money while on trip. you can get a card at guest services. they do have special events sometimes too, just depends on when you will be going. The visa card members meet and greet usually has characters you don't see together often.0% APR for vacation with card, and % off at stores.
     
  6. Madformickey

    Madformickey Mouseketeer

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    Also,Disney Visa holdes get to book most special offers 3 to 5 day before general public!!
     
  7. LarryM

    LarryM Mouseketeer

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    One of the best for me is the free photo in epcot, We use that every trip.
     
  8. taramesu

    taramesu Earning My Ears

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    I just got my Disney Visa yesterday. Do I need to register the card number w/Disney? Will I automatically be notified of special discounts for DV holders? TIA
     
  9. DummbGiRL

    DummbGiRL Mouseketeer

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    This is a must to note for everything! They hardly ever just offer. I have forgot so many times. Now every restaurant I go to (and shop), I ask just to check. It makes it sort of a hassle that I have to carry both my key to the world card AND my Visa (considering my Visa is linked to my Key to the World), but the savings are completely worth it. Sometimes, I get lucky and the cast member reminds me... in these cases I give them +half of what I saved added on to their tips (if possible).
     
  10. DummbGiRL

    DummbGiRL Mouseketeer

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    I was in California Adventure and saw a sign in Hollywood that said "Visa Character Meet and Greet"... I had no idea what I was doing. Followed it... Next thing you know, I was standing with Minnie Mouse and got a free photo!... In fact, I got 2 free photos because they let me have both the one with just me and the one with me and DH!
     
  11. merimarie

    merimarie Mouseketeer

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    We got a pretty good discount on La Nouba tickets...we just asked!
     
  12. KSUWildcat

    KSUWildcat Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the help!! Found out mom upgraded to the Premier visa so she could earn double points on some things... So, (and please tell me if I'm wrong)... If she earns 2pts/$100 spent on gas/groceries/Disney, then by paying for our $2000 package we've reserved at WDW we'd get $40 Disney dollars to spend while on vacation?? Shoot... We've got little less than 3 months to rack up points. I figure we'll be able to get a couple hundred points by then so free souvenirs!! Lol. Mom joked that she's using that visa for everything she can until our trip! She'll just pay it off every week!
     
  13. Tinkerboy00

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    We forget to ask as well. I got to remember to just ask. We always use and carry it. The free money is great for using at the parks.

    Never knew about the M&G and free photos. So taking advantage of that next trip.
     
  14. AnnaNonamus

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    It should be more than that. Chase has a calculator. My card is not the premier card. I have put about $4000 on it over all, and have $78 in reward dollars so far. I still have $1500 on my vacation(not all of the $4000 I have had on the card at various times is from Disney). All in all, when I have my upcoming trip paid off, I will have somewhere around $95 in reward points- give or take.

    If you have her log into her account, there is a rewards point calculator that will tell you exactly what she will get in rewards just for paying off the Disney trip.
     
  15. bruhl1j

    bruhl1j Earning My Ears

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    We booked a tour (Keys to Kingdom) for our fall trip. You get 20% off using the card. There is a list of perks on the chase website but here are few I have used.

    0% financing for vacation at WDW (6 months no interest).
    DVC financing - down payments 0% APR, etc
    10% on food and gift shops purchases - you have to ask or use list for details.
    Free Picture at Epcot with character
    20% of tours

    I run many of my bills through the card. Last trip we had about $400 to spend. Just a reminder that dollars expire at the end of the calendar year once transferred to the card (works like a gift card). You can use Disney Dollars to pay for DVC dues, vacations, and shop online. We did not use the credit card while in the park for food since we had a TIW.

    Just become a card flasher! Ask about everything and every time you make a purchase. Most CM will try to get you a discount. It really adds up by the end of the trip.

    Like any card, if you pay it off each month, it is worth having.
     
  16. lorie13

    lorie13 Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    Last year at the Food & Wine Festival you were able to go to a special room set aside for Chase Visa card holders and have a free cold drink and sit and enjoy a few moments of peace and quite in an air conditioned room. We should our Disney Chase Visa at the door and were able to go in with two of our friends.
     
  17. derricksonb

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    In addition to those listed above there were also some extra perks available during the F&W Festival such as a reserved section in the American Gardens Theater for the Eat To The Beats Concert Series.

    Also there was a reserved seating area for Illuminations.
     
  18. HiMagicFan

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    Is there something special you have to do for this? or is it just an area you go to, show the card and they let you in?
     
  19. DummbGiRL

    DummbGiRL Mouseketeer

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    Additional Question: I've never actually used my Visa Rewards (planning to Oct 2014)... IF you use your rewards card at restaurants that normally would offer a discount if you paid with the Visa card, do you get the discount with the Rewards card also?
     
  20. Cinderina

    Cinderina Earning My Ears

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    We don't have the premier card but use the regular card for everything possible; utilities, medical bills etc. We are taking our first Disney trip in November and will have over $1800 in reward dollars. This is a huge help in covering costs. I believe the movie rewards can be used too but I have to check that.
     
  21. TheDisneyPrep

    TheDisneyPrep Earning My Ears

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    Agree! We use this every trip, sometimes multiple times!! It is always a fun souvenir or a gift!
     

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