How to redeem your Swagbucks for use at Disney

Okay, so yesterday I once again talked about Swagbucks, and here I am talking about it again!  Start Swagging and Save for Disney.

I mentioned that my go to for redemption of my Swagbucks is Sam’s Club gift cards.  I use the Sam’s Club gift cards to purchase Disney gift cards, and better yet, they’re at a discount!  But what if you don’t have a Sam’s Club membership?  Below are ways you can redeem your Swagbucks (virtual currency) to help pay for your trip, or have spending money for your trip!

  1. Redeem your Swagbucks for Rainforest Cafe gift cards, and treat yourself to a great meal at either Disney Springs or Animal Kingdom!  There are Rainforest Cafe locations on Disney property, and Rainforest Cafe is one restaurant that you can redeem your Swagbucks for!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.58.31 AM
  2. Redeem your Swagbucks for Starbucks gift cards.  There are Starbucks locations in each of the 4 theme parks, as well as 2 locations at Disney Springs.  Treat yourself to a daily cup of coffee, or even breakfast at the parks by redeeming your Swagbucks for Starbucks gift cards!  When we get close to our trip, I often will stop getting the Sam’s Club gift cards (because I know I won’t have enough for a Disney gift card) before our trip and switch to getting Starbucks gift cards!  They always come in handy!  When we do Disney, we are GO GO GO, and Starbucks fuels us!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.14.17 AM
  3. Redeem your Swagbucks for Southwest or Delta gift cards to help pay for your flights!!  I personally have used my Swagbucks for Southwest gift cards, and that is my airline of choice.  I love flying Southwest because they offer two free checked bags.  (I am sad because they’re leaving my local airport!!!)   ** A word to the wise ** Check how many forms of payment you’re allowed to use before you cash in for your gift cards!  Southwest only allows four forms of payment, so I suggest waiting until you have a considerable amount of swagbucks before redeeming!  Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.12.32 AMScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.57.38 AM
  4. Now I know what you’re thinking… I’m not flying to Disney, I want to drive!  Guess what!!! There are gas gift cards available on Swagbucks!  So you can use the gas gift cards to pay for gas on your way to Disney, OR you can use the gas gift cards throughout the year, and put the money that you’re not spending on gas towards your Disney trip!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.11.45 AM
  5. Still looking for different ways to save for your Disney trip?  Let’s say new shoes or clothes for the whole family for your trip!  There are Nike gift cards available as well as many department stores!  You can “Just Do It’ with all new shoes, or even some vacation apparel from Walmart, JC Penney, Target, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, KMart, Sears, or Kohls!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.15.42 AMScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.49.19 AM
  6. Need new luggage or other trip necessities?  You can cash in your swagbucks for any of the above listed department stores for your new luggage, OR you can order just about anything on Amazon!  A few years ago I found a great 5 piece luggage set on amazon for about half the price of the department stores, and saved up my Swagbucks for amazon gift cards!  You can get other Disney essentials on Amazon too!  Rain ponchos, Minnie ears, autograph books, shirts, and lanyards are just some of the examples that you can get for your trip for FREE with your Amazon gift cards that you’ve earned on Swagbucks!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.13.20 AMScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.57.58 AM
  7. Don’t wanna mess with any of the stuff that I listed above?  How do you like cash and prepaid visa cards?  Guess what, you can redeem your Swagbucks for those as well!  Swagbucks redemption center is offering Paypal gift cards (which you can put in your Paypal account and move right to your bank account) as well as prepaid Visa cards!  Hello spending money!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.13.51 AMScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.55.39 AM

So what are you waiting for?  Sign up today and get to swagging and start saving for your next Disney trip!   Check back here tomorrow and read my updated “Swagbucks 101” on how to earn swagbucks! Sign up now with the link below and get started with $5 free.

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Why I love flying Southwest Airlines

We are fortunate in the Northeast Ohio to have two large airports within a 45 minute drive.  I can drive to the Canton-Akron airport within about 20 minutes and to the Cleveland Airport in about 45 minutes (with no traffic).  With these two airports our selection of airlines is quite extensive, however I love flying on Southwest Airlines.

  1. No Frills Flying–  Southwest airlines are able to keep their flights relatively inexpensive because of the lack of frills.  There is no first class and coach option on these airlines.  You get your snack and your drink and that’s it.  Personally for me, I am all about saving a few bucks rather than a bunch of perks that I don’t need.
  2. Direct Flights to Orlando daily- Every day from our nearest airport there are direct flights to and from Orlando!   It’s great when you can catch those too!  It’s so nice being able to have an 2 1/2 hour flight straight to Orlando without having to deal with layovers. If the time isn’t convenient there are usually other flights offered with a connecting flight in Atlanta.  It’s slightly more inconvenient, but at least you’re heading in the right direction!
  3. Two Free Checked Bags- Yes you heard right, with Southwest Airlines you get two free checked bags plus a carry on per each ticket.  When traveling to Disney, it’s wonderful to pack an extra bag for the return home for souvenirs!  I sometimes buy some more fragile items, and it’s nice to have that extra bag on the way home to pack them up safely, and not have to pay for that extra bag!
  4. Great for families with children- While I myself don’t have children, I can imagine there is a bit of anxiety associated with flying with younger kids. If you’re traveling with younger children you get better boarding.  You may not necessarily get first pick at seats because they will board the A group first (generally the business select group) but you will get to board before the B group.  This will allow you to make sure your family can sit together during the flight.Screen Shot 2016-01-10 at 9.37.45 AMThe above picture is a screen shot of the rules about boarding as a family.
  5. No Change Fee– If for some reason you need to reschedule your flight or change flights there is no fee to change.  You simply pay the difference, or get the difference back.  This happened to me a few years ago.  I had to reschedule my Disney vacation because of an unforeseen conflict.  I was able to do so with EASE because of Southwests simplicity and lack of fees.
  6. Fuel Perks– If you are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, or Maryland you may have a Giant Eagle near by.  If you do, chances are you already know about their fuel perks program.   If you’re unfamiliar, fuel perks rewards you for shopping at Giant Eagle stores.  For every $50 you spend on groceries or gift cards you’ll receive $.10 in fuel perks (which means 10 cents off per gallon up to 30 gallons at GetGo stations.)  So let’s say you are a family of 4 purchasing round trip airfare and it’ll cost $950.00.  Purchase the Southwest gift cards for that amount and you’re looking at $1.90 in fuel perks.  $1.90 x 30 gallons = $57.00 in free gasoline.  PLUS sometimes they will run specials where you get double fuel perks on gift cards, so you could be looking at saving even more!  ***Be warned though, southwest only accepts 4 forms of payment per transaction, so if you’re purchasing gift cards make sure that you get the ones where you can preload up to $500 on the card to ensure that you can do it all on one transaction!***

 

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