How do you carry around your money....

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  1. akstory

    akstory Earning My Ears

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    Meaning, do you bring a little cash and the rest credit/debit. I dont plan on bringing our checkbooks.


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  3. elt0307

    elt0307 Earning My Ears

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    Exactly, I brought a little cash every day for smaller purchases and snack stands but mostly used my MasterCard. I like to justify my spending by reminding myself that I get cash back rewards :p
     
  4. HarleyMom

    HarleyMom Mouseketeer

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    I highly recommend Disney gift cards to use as cash! We used them for every purchase at Disney from all of our food and snacks/water/soda to all souviners! Worked like a charm! You get a receipt after every use with the remaining balance. I had one credit card as back-up and a little bit of cash for tips, etc, but rarely used either. (we stayed onsite)

    I bought a couple Disney gift cards at the Disney store at the mall and added money to them every payday. I'm using the same gift cards this year and adding money for our next trip! :)
     
  5. CleveRocks

    CleveRocks <font color=red>Rock 'n' Roller Coaster worshipper

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    If you are staying at a Disney owned-and-operated resort, you can set up a room charge when you check in at your resort. This is just incredibly convenient.

    You back up the room charge with a credit card, debit card, cash, travelers checks, even Disney Dollars. You room key serves as your room charge card. One convenience beyond not having to carry cash is that you won't have 87 separate little charges on your credit/debit card, but rather one big single charge at the end of your trip. If you want an itemized accounting of your spending, you can request a print-out at your resort at any time.

    EVERY PLACE in the theme parks and resorts accepts room charge. There may be exceptions for non-Disney owned contractors (such as when the Food and Wine Festival is going on). Some places in Downtown Disney take room charge and some don't.

    Incredibly convenient. I love having a cashless week when I carry around one single card that does all of my paying for me.
     
  6. Mrs. Bee

    Mrs. Bee WDW 1987,1991,1995,2008 Disneyland over 200 times

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    We carry very little cash. We just use it for snacks at the stands and such. We used our resort key for everything else.
     
  7. 2 lil' ladybugs

    2 lil' ladybugs Earning My Ears

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    We charge everything to our room. Great convenience! We take a little cash and also 1 credit card just in case we can not charge to our room at the place where we are at. Oh, we also take all our Disney Dollars!

    Regarding checks - I know you said you did not plan on taking them but for anyone else out there who does I wanted to mention this.....I read somewhere last night (and to be honest I do not have any idea where this was) that Disney does not take personal checks (note this is in regards to personal checks and not travelers checks which they do take). I thought that was odd. It does not effect me though as we do not use checks while traveling. But if anyone out there is planning on taking and using personal checks then you may want to do some research first.
     
  8. Tink_lover900

    Tink_lover900 Earning My Ears

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    We always take travelers checks and just a little cash and always have our debit/credit cards as a back up if need a little more money.
     
  9. Silver Queen

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    I'm with the posters who use their KTTW (room) card. It's just so easy to have only one card for everything. I don't like to carry a lot of cash around and I'm pretty disciplined about spending so this works well for me. Many of the little snack places take your KTTW card and all those little purchases go toward your rewards or air miles or whatever you get with your credit card.
     
  10. briar*rose*

    briar*rose* Earning My Ears

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    Love the idea!!
     
  11. pepe of ohio

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    Probably for the past 10 trips, we've taken 400.00 in cash, mainly for tips and the grocery stop and have returned home with 300.00 of it. We put our Discover on tap, cash back bucks, and just use our room keys for everything. The cash and credit card we leave in the room safe, only our room key to worry about. Never had any problems with charges or our Discover bill, and we get express check out.
     
  12. MissDisney121

    MissDisney121 DIS Veteran

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    I use a little bit of cash each day and for the rest I use a prepaid traveler card (like a mix between travelers checks amd a gift card) that I got from the AAA travel office. It was really nice to just have all of the cash I had been saving up on one card and It was protected in case I lost it.
     
  13. The Lion King

    The Lion King Hakuna Matata

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    Do you purchase the room charge card when you check in? This is a great idea.
     
  14. dimimi

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    We will use our room card for most things...but our room charge and any other charges...will be linked to our Royal Caribbean Card so we get on board credit. Usually we would use our Disney Card (yes we pay all in full) but since we know our next trip will be the cruise, we will use that card.

    This trip we have $70 on our Disney Visa in reward:yay: and that is only from using the Disney Visa when we couldn't use our Amex. Easy money!
     
  15. CleveRocks

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    As I wrote in the post you quoted, your room key serves as your room charge card. It's nothing to purchase. You set up the account with a credit/debit card or cash, etc. When you reach your spending limit or at about 3:00 a.m. on your check-out date (whichever comes first), Disney charges your credit/debit card. If you put down a cash deposit and didn't charge up to that amount, you will get a refund when you check-out.
     
  16. dbarker

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    We charge most things to our room, and use Disney Dollars
     
  17. Tnkrbelle565

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    We charge to our room. We carry very little cash with us...we only end up using cash for tips anyway. I like room charging for the convenience as well as having an extra list of all our expense PRIOR to leaving so I know for sure what I should be expecting on the CC bill when I return home.
     
  18. disneygal922

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    I would like to use my room card for all my expenses while we are there but our entire trip has already been paid for (We paid the full amount when we booked.) Can I still use this service? When I check out is that all I will be paying for, the misc. expenses? This is my first time booking/planning a trip!::MinnieMo
     
  19. Andrew Bichard

    Andrew Bichard DIS Veteran

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    From memory, all the snack carts in the parks are cash only, so you need a small ammount of cash for sodas, hotdogs etc.

    Andrew
     
  20. earthfaries

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    I always carry my money and tickets in the safest place for me, my camera bag. It's little and has a zip pouch on the front which I keep it all in. I NEVER take my camera bag off my wrist though, that's very important:laughing: That way it is always with me wherever I go.
     
  21. CleveRocks

    CleveRocks <font color=red>Rock 'n' Roller Coaster worshipper

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    My memory respectfully but very strongly disagrees with your memory.

    The popcorn carts, the ice cream carts, all of those carts on wheels that are put away every night ... they all accept room charge, credit cards, etc.
     

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