Another One-Day Wonder (Halloween Party PTR)

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  1. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    Well, I already failed at one of my excel data sets (3:30) but it's for a good reason. YOU. GUYS. (AZ version of Y'ALL) I just got an e-mail (replying to a text I sent back for more information in a sweepstakes I entered for a local grocery store last month) saying I won one of their prizes. "Potential winner" because I have to send back the W-9 and affidavit that I don't work for the grocery store or the sweepstakes company in any way. I looked into the company and the website, and it wasn't unsolicited, so the only way it could be a scam is if someone hacked their text account? I'm thinking 60/40 chance I am going to receive a couple of big (not huge) Disneyland gift cards! Enough that we can definitely do the 1-2 day family trip I was hoping to make happen in February or May. AAAAHHH!!
     
  2. missjackiemcg

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    Holey Moley!!!! That is incredible news!!!
     
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  4. theluckyrabbit

    theluckyrabbit Moderator Moderator

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    Congratulations! And like a good DISer, we expect to see you on the boards planning your trip and making a PTR so we can all follow along!
     
  5. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    Oh, you know it. :)
    I got a confirmation from the store's FB page that it was legitimate, and got a confirmation from the sweepstakes center that my paperwork is now submitted correctly and I should expect delivery in 6-8 weeks. (Though I ask you, why do things still take that long??) I'm pretty darn excited. With a family of 7, the money doesn't go that far (not even enough to give us two full Disney days) but it's enough to make sure this trip HAPPENS!! And can I say that the only thing better than winning money is winning money that HAS to be spent at Disneyland? :) :) And I still have this awesome little trip coming up in less than two weeks now! My Disney life is good right now!
     
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  6. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    I'm sure you're all sooo interested, but I am excited to report that I got an e-mail from UPS with shipping information for my cards, which should be arriving TOMORROW. Woohoo! It's so much nicer to plan with "cash" in hand! I'm pretty sure that I'm using one of the cards to pay for most of our tickets when I take my whole family for one day (either the end of February or the 1st of May, but May is winning out for several reasons) just before our tiniest princess turns 3. She is in LOVE with Mickey Mouse and the gang, so I'm pretty excited for that. But with the other one I had been really torn about what we wanted to do. Add another day? (There's not a whole lot DD3 can even do there with Bug's Land down. She won't be 40 inches yet; she's barely 32.) Go just DH and I? Go solo? At this point my plan is to take my sister with me (She grew up going to Disney too, obviously, but has only been back once, in 2016 with her little family in the last 10 years, and hasn't been to California Adventure since 2005. When she was like 15.) and do one day at California Adventure, probably in November. I'm super excited about that plan. And I haven't decided what to do with the rest. I might just buy two more 1-day tickets and hoard them until I super duper want to go, and either go with DH, or just take a solo trip.... :-D For your enjoyment, pictures of my sister and me at our last trip to Disney together. (When I was engaged to my husband, but everyone else was still youngish and living at home. Somehow it was his family and my family all there at the same time... I wish I would have been doing trip reports back then!) You can see recent pictures of us above/on page 3 in the Hawaii trip mini report.
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    Bonus points if you can identify where each of these pictures were taken!
     
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  7. theluckyrabbit

    theluckyrabbit Moderator Moderator

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    DL gift cards don't expire (at least, not in CA -- you might want to double check this for AZ), so if you aren't sure what you want to do with that last gc, you should be able to save it until you have a sure use for it. We collect Disney gift cards and save them for special needs -- they sure do come in handy! Weren't you and DH thinking of getting APs for the next year so you could take the kids to the parks individually? The extra gc might come in handy for that!
     
  8. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    No, I was asking about when tickets bought now will expire. I found it on the website though. :-) We do want to do that, but it might be more like 2 to 3 years before that happens. We just have to see how finances are looking next year! My husband owns his own business, so it’s definitely unpredictable! Anyway, I should be getting my Disney fix in during this next year at least! :-)
     
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    People are posting that tickets purchased now (through LMT and certain other vendors) are good through early 2020. And Disney tickets retain their original monetary value even after their expiration date. So, even if you couldn't make a trip before your tickets expired, you would just take the tickets to the booths at a future date and only pay the difference between the tickets' value and the current ticket price at the time of your visit.
     
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  10. BrerMama

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    How fun! I won a $100 gift card from an Etsy seller on Instagram and I had so much fun spending it. I can't imagine a big amount!!
     
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  11. Jaina

    Jaina Actually, my name is Sara. It's a long, VMK story.

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    They're here!!!
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