How are we going to use 70 snack credits on our next trip?

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  1. Stefecatzz

    Stefecatzz "If nothing changed, there'd be no butterflies."

    Jun 22, 2013
    If you're going during F&G or F&W, make meals out of the samples when you go to Epcot.

    Make sure you bring a suitcase that will have enough room in it to pack things to take home like already suggested. Popcorn, snack mixes, candy, etc.
  2. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    Not a bad idea if you get it "free" but if you pay for it, an awful idea. Vast majority of those items cost you less than the value of the snack credit
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  4. Meldev

    Meldev DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2013
    You didn't meantion ages of your travel party. Any young ones? My DS's preschool friend is part of a DVC family, they had tons of leftover snack credits and chose to purchase her bday treats for the preschool class with them!
    (I'm glad she shared that with me, because I was blown away with the idea of purchasing $5 bags of gummies worms for entire class - haha)
    So if a little one is in your group you could bank them for bday or holiday treat?
    Gift co-workers / house sitters with the big krispy treats? Tea? Etc...?
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  6. junebug21981

    junebug21981 Mouseketeer

    Apr 30, 2012
    When is your trip? If it is during one of the festivals then you can use a ton of your snack credits at the kiosks.
  7. Dakota731

    Dakota731 DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2014
    We used ours for breakfast - bagels and muffins etc
  8. Accident

    Accident DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2015
    I just wanted to mention that if your on property when there is food kiosks in epcot (are there never anymore?) you can use snack credits for the plates even if the are over $5. (I think the cutoff is $10). you didn't mention when your at WDW but 70 credits for that many people will not last long at epcot with food kiosks.
  9. revdon64

    revdon64 DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Am I the only one that thinks that 70 isn't really that big a number? It still breaks down to two snacks per person per night of your stay. A bottle of water and a Mickey bar per person per day. We use DDP all the time and almost never come home with snack credits, especially if we're there when it's hot.
  10. Elsaalltheway

    Elsaalltheway DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2016
    I've had left overs every year, we just get a few travel bags to go to take home with whatever is left over. I know this time I splurged and got a few frappichinos. You get the venti ones. Thats six bucks a pop. Now I'll be getting one coffee a day now that I have more snacks to spare. I'm good with the extra snack credits as some places I had to settle for a cup cake I didn't really want anyway. I love the fact that you can go to downtown Disney and get a chocolate dipped Mickey rice crispy treat. I'm also going to grab a thing or two at the food and wine festival. I'm taking two people who have never been this year and it will be a new experience for me too.
  11. sbgla

    sbgla Earning My Ears

    Jan 10, 2017
    Another vote for starbucks. Almost everything in there is one snack credit!
  12. MaryKatesMom

    MaryKatesMom DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2003
    We stay CL at every property that has one and I've found the CL at WDW to be pretty useless during busy times of year. It isn't open early enough or late enough and closes in the afternoon. If the park opens at 8AM we are long gone by the time it opens, when we come back for an afternoon break it is closed and never make it back to the hotel before it closes.
  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2005
    drooooollllll, Chip N dale's spicy trail mix.....God I love that stuff! And the best part is that DH isn't that bothered about it so i don't have to share!
  14. robinb

    robinb DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 1999
    We always take a mid-day break so we're always in the lounge for the evening service. But yeah, it was a pain the day that we went to the MK Christmas week and the park opened at 7:00.
  15. 2Pirates2Princesses

    2Pirates2Princesses DIS Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    I probably wouldn't get the dining plan if we stayed CL because we plan on using a large percentage of our snack credits for breakfast (pastries, bagels, etc.). However you could easily use up a lot of snack credits at food kiosks during F&W or F&G festivals at Epcot (not sure when your trip is) and Starbucks.
  16. elaine amj

    elaine amj DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2012
    I'd do a 1-2 extra 2 credit meals and use the snack credits to provide for the extra meal(s).

    We're going to be drowning in snack credits on our next trip in August - SEVEN of us for TWO weeks...196 credits!! And 1 of our group is my little 3.5 yr old niece - there's not a chance she can eat 2 snacks a day on top of 2 full meals a day. PLUS, my two teens are fairly light eaters. Our family of 4 is used to sharing 1-2 snacks at a 4 snacks in one sitting is a lot.

    The last time we were there for 12 days, we went to extra effort to use up our snack credits from the beginning - and still ended the trip with a bunch leftover (which was nice for take-home treats).

    I'm kinda excited about having a vacation of endless snacks....We don't drink pop/juice often so most of our QS drinks will be converted to sides...YAY!
  17. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    It sounds like a lot to me, but we alewats bring our own water and we can't eat things like Mickey bars (the corn syrup is bad for DH and DS) or rice krispy treats (we're vegetarian and the gelatin doesn't work and there's the corn syrup issue again) so much of what people get isn't something we would get. So that part of the dining plan doesn't work for us.

    That said, the Starbucks thing sounds nice. I'll have to throw that into calculations for next time lol. But it still leaves another snack.

    But the issue this time is that they are doing the plan while staying concierge level, which supplies food and snacks and I believe water. In a way they are double paying and might end up seriously wasting a lot of what they are paying for.
  18. pittsburghmom

    pittsburghmom Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2012
    Here are some snack suggestions that help maximize the snack credit value:

    Dole Whip Float $5.29 (Aloha Isle-Adventureland)
    Raspberry lemonade slushy with souvenir straw $4.69 (Sunshine Tree Terrace-Adventureland
    French onion soup $6.49 (Be Our Guest-Fantasyland)
    Potato leek soup $5.99 (Be Our Guest-Fantasyland)
    Lefous brew $5.49 (Gaston's Tavern-Fantasyland)
    Hot fudge sundae $4.79 (Storybook treats-Fantasyland)
    Breadsticks with marinara sauce $4.99 (Pinnocchio Village Haus-Fantasyland)
    Churros $4.99 (Pecos Bills-Frontierland)
    Waffle with powdered sugar $5.49 (Sleepy Hollow-Liberty Square)
    Funnel cake $6.49 (Sleepy Hollow-Liberty Square)
    Ice cream cookie sandwich $5.29 (Sleepy Hollow-Liberty Square)
    the Plaza ice cream sundaes $5.39 (Plaza Ice Cream Parlor-Main Street)
    Fruit smoothies $5.49 (Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies-Tomorrowland)
    Cream cheese pretzels $4.79 (Lunching Pad-Tomorrowland)

    Specialty cupcake $5.59 (Various quick service/Starring Rolls)
    Milk shake $4. 69 (Min & Bill's Dockside Diner-Echo Lake)
    Funnel cake with strawberry and ice cream $8.19 (Oasis Canteen-Near Indy Jones)
    Funnel cake $6.49 (Oasis Canteen-Near Indiana Jones)
    Ice Cream float $4.79 (Oasis Canteen-Near Indiana Jone)
    Mickey pretzel with cheese sauce $5.69 (Hey Howdy Take Away- Pixar Place)
    Cannoli $4.99 (Pizza Rizzo-Muppett's Courtyard)
    Apple crisp Ala mode $6.19 (Hollywood Scoops-Sunset Blvd)
    Brownie sundae $5.49 (Hollywood Scoops-Sunset Blvd)
    Ice Cream sandwich on fresh baked cookies $5.29 (Hollywood Scoops-Sunset Blvd)

    Fruit & cheese $5.69 (Harambe Fruit Market-Africa)
    Elephant ear pastry $5.59 (Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery-Africa)
    Chocolate waffle with ice cream $5.39 (Tamu Tamu Refreshments-Africa)
    Double chocolate chip ice cream sandwich $5.29 (Tamu Tamu Refreshments)
    Hummus with vegetables and pita $5.99 (Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks-Asia)
    Mickey pretzel with cheese sauce $5.69 (Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks-Asia)
    Asian noodle salad $6.99 (Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks-Asia)
    Ice Cream in waffle cone $5.19 (Dino Bites Snacks-Dinoland)
    Bugs sundae $5.19 (Dino Bites Snacks-Dinoland)
    Chili cheese fries $4.99 (Restaurantosaurus-Dinoland)
    Baked 3 cheese pasta $4.69 (Eight Spoon Cafe-Discovery Island)
    French Fries with pulled pork and cheese $6.49 (Flame Tree-Discovery Island)
    Smoky cheddar grits with pulled pork $5.99 (Smiling Crocodile-Discovery Island)
    Chicken drumsticks with potato salad $4.99 (Smiling Crocodile-Discovery Island)


    Caramel sundae $5.00 (Taste Track-Future World)
    Ice Cream cookie sandwich $5.75 (Taste Track-Future World)
    Mickey pretzel with cheese sauce $6.00 (Block & Hans-America)
    American Dream $4.75 (Fife & Drum Tavern-America)
    Root beer float $5.00 (Fife & Drum Tavern-America)
    Funnel cake with sugar $7.00 (Funnel Cakes-America)
    Cup of clam chowder $4.19 (Liberty Inn-America)
    Crepes $4.75 (Crepes de Chefs de France-France)
    Ice cream in waffle cone $5.25 (Crepes de Chefs de France-France)
    Nudel gratin $4.29 (Sommerfest-Germany)
    Apple strudel $4.79 (Sommerfest-Germany)
    Kringla sweet pretzel $4.99 (Kringla Bakeri-Norway)
    Croissant doughnut with ice cream $6.29 (Refreshment Port-Showcase Plaza)
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  19. Geordietyke

    Geordietyke Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2011
    We've got 152 snack credits between 4 of us (though not staying CL) and we've got a list a mile long for things to try :teeth:
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  20. Elsaalltheway

    Elsaalltheway DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2016

    Does this list come with a note of locations because I want to try some of these now. LOL
  21. beck00

    beck00 DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2014
    Ooooh, please share!

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