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Paying for all (or part) of your Disney World vacation with discount Disney gift cards is an easy way to save on your trip.
You can use Disney gift cards to pay for your vacation package, cruise, room, park tickets, food, and merchandise. It is easy to save hundreds of dollars by paying for all of this with gift cards you get at a discount!
There are many places that sell discounted Disney gift cards and they each have pros and cons. In this post, I’ll share the top three places to buy discount Disney gift cards and my pick for the easiest to use.
BJ’s Wholesale is my first choice for discount Disney gift cards because you don’t have to have a specific credit card or expensive membership to get discount Disney gift cards.
You now have to be a member to buy discount Disney gift cards at BJ’s but fear not! BJ’s offers a cheap $10 per year option that is perfect for getting discount Disney gift cards at BJ’s. I have this membership just for this purpose.
When you search for “Disney gift card” on BJ’s site, you will see up to five options. The best deal is the $100 Disney gift card that costs $95.99. This is a 4% savings and the other gift card options at BJ’s offer less than 4% off.
I like that you can pay for these discount Disney gift cards with any form of payment and that you can get instant access to these prices with an affordable $10/year membership.
If you purchase these gift cards with a credit card that earns rewards or cash-back, you can save WAY more. Read about how you can use a cash back credit card to save up to 14% on Disney gift cards in this post.
You can combine the amount from multiple gift cards on the Disney Gift Card site here, making them much easier to manage when you are in the parks.
BJ’s Discount Disney Gift Card Pros & Cons:
Pros: instant access, can pay with any method
Cons: only save 4%, have to pay $10 annual membership fee
While Target doesn’t sell discount Disney gift cards per se, you can use a Target REDcard to save 5% on Disney gift cards.
A REDcard saves you 5% off of all your Target purchases, even gift cards. I especially like that there is a REDcard Debit card so I don’t have to open a credit card to save on Disney gift cards!
Just add Disney gift cards to your cart on Target.com (or in a Target store) and use your REDcard as your payment method at checkout.
Target Discount Disney Gift Card Pros & Cons:
Pros: can get them in-store or online, 5% savings
Cons: must pay with a REDcard
3) Sam’s Club
If you happen to already be a Sam’s Club member, you can save about 5% on Disney gift cards when you buy these 3-packs of $50 Disney gift cards for $142.98.
These are only available to regular Sam’s Club members and a membership will cost you $45. Sometimes Groupon will offer discounts on Sam’s Club memberships (this is how I got my membership to – you guessed it – buy discount Disney gift cards!)
I was able to save 10% on Disney gift cards at Sam’s thanks to a 5% cash back offer from DOSH. Click here to sign up for DOSH. It might be the easiest way to earn cash back that I’ve found!
Sam’s Club Discount Disney Gift Card Pros & Cons:
Pros: save 5%, options to save more with DOSH, can oay with any method
Cons: must have a $45 memebrship
And for even MORE strategies for saving on Disney gift cards, check out these ways to save on Disney gift cards from our friends over at Points to Neverland.
What Can You Use Discount Disney Gift Cards For?
There are so many ways to use discount Disney gift cards to save money on your vacation!
First, if you book your trip with a travel agent, you can pay for your entire trip with Disney gift cards! If you want help with every aspect of your vacation at no additional cost to you, I recommend getting a free quote for your trip from one of the expert Disney agents at Destinations in Florida.
If you rent DVC points to save thousands on a Disney Deluxe hotel stay, you can use discounted Disney gift cards to add a Disney Dining Plan to your reservation.
You can use gift cards to buy your park tickets directly from Disney, but you might be able to save more buying discounted theme park tickets from Undercover Tourist.
And, of course, you can use your Disney gift cards in the parks for your food and merchandise purchases.
Discount Disney Gift Card Summary
Keeping track of a bunch of gift cards can be difficult, but thankfully there is a solution. Disney allows you to combine multiple cards into one card here!
Note that if you have more than five to combine, you will have to transfer the balance to the primary card, then delete cards from your collection of “My Cards” as you go.
BJ’s offers the most reliable and hassle-free way to buy discounted Disney gift cards that you can apply to dining, park tickets, and even resort stays.
Any questions about buying or using discounted Disney gift cards? Please leave a comment below or join the discussion in my free private Facebook group for my Disney-only site, The Budget Mouse!