How To Get FREE Starbucks at Disney World (or Anywhere)

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Here I am, enjoying my free Starbucks latte at Epcot this week. Yes, you read that right… free Starbucks at Walt Disney World!

How to earn FREE Starbucks gift cards to use at Walt Disney World (or anywhere else!) #disneyworld #budgettravel #familytravel

I earned an easy $10 Starbucks gift card with Swagbucks, which you can use at any Starbucks location at Walt Disney World. There are Starbucks in all of the parks (including the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom) and at Disney Springs.

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A Disney World Christmas: The Ultimate Budget-Friendly Guide!

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How to take a Disney World Christmas trip on a budget! The ultimate guide to a cheap trip to Walt Disney World during the holidays. #disneyworld #familytravel #budgettravel

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially at Walt Disney World! In this post, I’ll show you how to take an affordable Disney World Christmas trip that captures all of the holiday magic.

I’ll even tell you how much you’ll save using each of my tips and give an overall cost for the ultimate budget-friendly holiday trip.

When Does Disney World Decorate For Christmas?

How to take a Disney World Christmas trip on a budget! The ultimate guide to a cheap trip to Walt Disney World during the holidays. #disneyworld #familytravel #budgettravel

The first question people usually ask about visiting Walt Disney World around the holidays is “

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How Credit Sesame Is Helping Me Rock My Finances This Year

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How Credit Sesame can help you monitor your credit score and credit card balances.

One of my goals for 2018 is to pay down some lingering credit card debt. Since the average US household has over $15,000 in credit card debt, I’m likely not alone in wanting to pay off some debt.

One tool that has already been a huge help to me this year is Credit Sesame. In this review, I’ll explain how to sign up,

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60% Off At Schoola: Save Big On Secondhand Clothing!

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Get a whopping 60% off at Schoola through Monday, 2/5/18 when you enter the promo code HEART at checkout!Schoola is one of my favorite sources for quality secondhand clothing for myself and my daughter. I just ordered eight items (four pairs of jeans and four shirts) for a grand total of $18.99 shipped, including items from Calvin Klein, Bershka, and divided.

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or starts at $5.99. 

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FREE 2018 Disney Parks Vacation Planning Video!

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Click the image above to get this year’s FREE Disney Parks vacation planning video! It’s easy to watch online and get a bunch of free planning advice straight from the Mouse himself.

I watch these videos every year (yes, I’m a total nerd) and they always has lots of great information on planning trips. The sections on My Disney Experience, MagicBands, and FastPass+ are especially helpful.

This year I’m watching the video for Disneyland,

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Get Your Park Tickets BEFORE The Annual Disney World Price Increase!

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Like clockwork, ticket prices increase every year at Walt Disney World. One of my recommended ways to save money on park tickets at is to buy your tickets before the annual price increase… and it’s coming soon!

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World in 2018, I suggest getting your tickets ASAP from Undercover Tourist, my go-to source for discounted park tickets.

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Disney World Grocery Delivery: What You Need to Know + How To Get It For Free

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Grocery Delivery at Disney World! How to get it for FREE + everything else you need to know about getting groceries delivered right to your resort hotel at Walt Disney World. #disneyworld #familytravel

There are many options for Disney World grocery delivery, including Amazon Prime Now, Garden Grocer, and Instacart.

In this post, I’ll explain your options, describe my experience with getting groceries delivered right to our Disney World resort, and share some tips for having the best possible experience.

You can save a bunch of money at Walt Disney World by getting some basic grocery delivered instead of buying them in your resort food court.

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How Buying DVC Resale Can Save You Thousands at Disney World!

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How buying DVC resale can save you thousands at Walt Disney World! Becoming a Disney Vacation Club member on the resale market can help you spend less money on your Disney vacations and visit more often! #disneyworld #familytravel

You may be familiar with renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points to save money on stays at Disney’s Deluxe resorts. But have you ever considered how much you can save on future Disney stays by becoming a DVC member yourself?

In this post, I’ll break down how much you can expect to save by purchasing a DVC contract on the resale market.

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Save $0.05 Per Gallon (Every Day) With Shell Fuel Rewards!

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I’ve saved $42.27 on gas just by entering my phone number at the pump! Shell Fuel Rewards is an easy and free program that rewards you for fueling up at Shell.

I’ve used Shell Fuel Rewards for a while now to save on gas. You can sign up for a free account here (this is my referral link) and you’ll save a minimum of $0.05 per gallon just by entering your phone number at the pump before you get gas.

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How To Achieve Your New Year’s Debt Resolutions

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Guest Post by Andy from Penny Less Dad


Everyone is fast and prompt at making new year’s resolutions. But very few actually stick to their resolutions through the end of the year.

It’s not that we don’t want to follow and chase our resolutions throughout the year. It’s just that we fix goals that are beyond our capability, and we aim for things that are beyond our reach.

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My 2018 Goals & Word of the Year + Last Year’s Goals Wrap-Up

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I had a lot of words in the running for my 2018 word-of-the-year… gratitude, connect, and enrich are just a few!

I decided on enrich because it applies to many areas of my life I want to work on this year. I want to make the time to enrich myself. I want to enrich the lives of my readers with content that is helpful and inspiring. And I want to enrich my relationships with my family and friends.

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The Amazing FREE Resort Activities at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

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An overview of the amazing FREE resort activities at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! Cookie decorating, face painting, tours, and more, all for free!

Every resort at Walt Disney World offers daily resort activities for guests. I’d argue that Animal Kingdom Lodge offers the widest array of resort activities and the best options for kids of any Disney resort.

This fall my family stayed five nights at Animal Kingdom Lodge and only went to the theme parks one day, so we had lots of time to explore the resort and try out the many offerings!

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Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista Review: One-Bedroom Suites Near Disney World From $75/night!

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How to get a one-bedroom suite near Disney World from $75/night. Resort review of an affordable off-property Disney World hotel. #disneyworld #budgettravel #familytravelWhenever possible, I recommend staying on-property at a Disney resort when visiting Walt Disney World.

But sometimes that’s just not possible, such as on a last-minute trip when Disney resorts are booked or if there isn’t a Disney resort available that fits your budget.

When we planned our short trip for December there were zero rooms available at Disney resorts so I began researching cheap hotels near Disney World.

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2018 Free Quick Service Meal Deal at Walt Disney World!

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Who’s ready for some free food at Disney World?

Disney has just released a new discount for summer 2018 that includes one FREE quick service meal per person (ages 3+) per night of your vacation when you stay at a participating Walt Disney World Resort Value hotel!

When you purchase a minimum three-night magic your way package at one of the value resorts at Disney World with at least two days of park tickets,

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Learn How To Save on Groceries & Keep More Money in Your Pocket Every Month!

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Groceries are a huge expense for our family, second only to our house payment. And our grocery budget is not a rigid expense – it’s one expense I have a lot of control over!

Therefore I LOVE to find ways to save money on groceries and make my life easier at the same time. Erin Chase (of $5 Dinner fame) has created a course that does just that –

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Expired: $15 Off $45 Groceries Delivered + $10 For New Users

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Here’s a great way to begin the new year…get up to $25 worth of free groceries delivered to your door!

Through January 2nd Google Express is offering $15 off a $45 order when you enter the code NEWYEAR15 at checkout to new and existing users. You can use Google Express to get items delivered to your home from local stores including Costco, Walmart,

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Four Steps To Meeting Your Financial Goals in the New Year

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Earlier this month some of you shared your financial goals with me in this post. I loved learning about what you hope to accomplish in the new year!

Here are some of your goals:

  • Save for children’s college
  • Pay down student loans
  • Build emergency savings fund
  • Work from home and have more time with friends and family
  • Have money for travel
  • Figure out to truly live within our means

I’m going to help you meet these goals with a simple plan of attack based on what I’ve learned over the years about achieving goals.

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How To Rent DVC Points With a Broker: The Easy Way to Save Thousands on Your Disney World Vacation!

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The EASIEST way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation is to rent DVC points through a broker. Tips and tricks for using a points broker to arrange your Disney vacation. #disneyworld

The single easiest way to save thousands on a Disney World vacation is to rent DVC (Disney Vacation Club) points for a stay at a Disney Deluxe resort hotel. My family has been doing this for years and it allows us to visit Disney World often, even on a limited budget!

In this post, I’ll walk you through how to book your Disney World vacation with a DVC points broker,

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