mypoints webcert or rain forest?

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  1. tinkfan4ever

    tinkfan4ever Mouseketeer

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    I have enough points to get a $25 gift cert to rain forest cafe or to get a $25 webcertificate. Which do you all suggest I get? I thought I remembered someone using the webcertificate to get disney dollars but I'm not sure.
    Thanks!
    Steph.
     
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  3. drgnfly30

    drgnfly30 <font color=deeppink>Take my advice, never pay ful

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    I'd opt for a Webcertificate... but I have the plastic credit card so I can use it for just about anything... The first time I went to WDW I got the Rainforest Certificate & ended up not using it because the meal would still have cost the four of us about $50-60. I actually used my card to buy Disney Dollars (my way of saving $!) but I believe you can buy a gift card on the website & then buy the DD at the store with the gift card.

    Christine
     
  4. tinkfan4ever

    tinkfan4ever Mouseketeer

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    Thanks so much! Do you know how long it'll take to get the gift card? I'll be leaving Dec. 21st.
     
  5. kathmzh

    kathmzh DIS Veteran

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    I've done the same thing. I order a Disneystore Gift Card with my webcertificate, then bring it to my area Disneystore for Disney dollars. the gift card came very quickly, within two weeks, I would say, at the most.
    the only thing is, check with your local Disney Store first to make sure they will allow you to get Disney Dollars with a gift card. Mine does, but I've heard reports here that not all do. Good luck, and have a great trip!
     
  6. toystoryduo

    toystoryduo <font color=blue>Have I said anything clever??<br>

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    I ordered the RFC gift card because we are meeting some family members who live in Florida for dinner there one night. In the past month or so, I have ordered:

    1) RFC gift card
    2) Citgo Prepaid Fuel Cards

    They all came within a week of ordering! Super fast which made me super :teeth: .

    Have a great trip!:Pinkbounc
     
  7. Doodlebug939

    Doodlebug939 DIS Veteran

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    I really like the Rainforest Gift Cards personally. We buy the vouchers from Hotwire for our actual meal at the the Rainforest Cafe while we are in AK but I let the kids pick up some toys and shirts and stuff for the gift shop. It keeps the wants and I needs down to a bear minimum that day. I get the gift cards in less then two weeks. Enjoy your Trip!
     
  8. patriciah2

    patriciah2 Earning My Ears

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    I used mypoints to purchase a rainforest gc. I wanted it for my daughter's birthday as I knew we would be where a there was a rainforest cafe. Unfortunately the gc took a little longer than I expected and I didn't get to use it until almost a year later. When I went to check out I was informed that that rainforest cafe did not accept the gc! So now I have one that expired - was only good for a year. I have intended to try to contact rainforest and see if they will issue me a new one so I can use it at WDW. It was a paper gc, not one of the plastic ones that looks like a credit card. I've recieved several of these for other restaurants from mypoints and never had a problem with using them.
     
  9. tinkfan4ever

    tinkfan4ever Mouseketeer

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    Can you use the gift card at the DS toward the Annual Pass if they wont let you get Disney Dollars for them?
     
  10. kfeuer

    kfeuer <font color=blue>My kids are going to think I'm ol

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    Isn't there a one-time charge of $6.95 to get the "plastic card" from Webcertificates?

    We're not huge RC fans (the food's always been fine, but there's so many other restaurants I want to try) so I've been ordering prepaid gas cards (we're driving to Disney). Another thought is to get Target or Walmart gift cards to help pay for film developing, sunscreen, snacks, etc.--all the little expenses that can add up fast.
     
  11. drgnfly30

    drgnfly30 <font color=deeppink>Take my advice, never pay ful

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    Yes there is a fee to get the credit card (I got mine free when they first introduced it) but if you rack up enough points over time, it is well worth it!

    Christine
     
  12. Dznypal

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    What I do is take the printout of the account page from wecertificates and take it to TDS and have them put the # in manually and buy $DD.

    THeres been just a few times when the CM said she need the plastic card. I would just try another time with a different CM

    ANother option is since you already have a trip planned is if you haven't already paid off the hotel is to call and put whatever is on your card on the hotel balance.

    I just did this before our oct trip.

    either way you can save the $6.95 fee

    good luck and have a great trip
     
  13. tinkfan4ever

    tinkfan4ever Mouseketeer

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    That's a good idea! Is the thing you take in the email that you get sent saying you have a $25 gift cert.? Thanks for the great idea! Could I also use it toward my AP at the DS or at WDW or their online site?
    Thanks!!!!
     

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