This is our favorite way to save on Disney gift cards right now! The Swagbucks Strategy at Best Buy is a great way to save 15% (or more) on Disney gift cards.
Here’s how it works: You purchase a $50 Disney gift card at Best Buy with your Swagbucks account, Best Buy Rewards number, and credit card. You’ll earn at least 15% in rewards.
UPDATE: (7/13/2018) This bonus has just changed in the last couple of days to be one 500 Swagbucks bonus “per day”. Multiple transactions in a single day will not earn multiple bonuses.
Here’s What You Get
- 600 Swagbucks: Swagbucks is offering two Swagbucks per dollar at Best Buy plus a 500 point bonus on in-store purchases of $50 or more. That’s a total of 600 Swagbucks worth $6. You can redeem Swagbucks for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Best Buy and many more.
- Credit Card Rewards: A good cash back card will earn you 2% back.
- 1%-2.5% Best Buy Rewards: You’ll also earn Best Buy Rewards. These can ultimately be used to buy more Disney gift cards.
Step by Step
Step 1: Sign Up for Swagbucks & Best Buy
If you don’t have a Swagbucks or Best Buy account, sign up first. You’ll need them to get the points. Here’s our Swagbucks referral link. (It would be awesome if you use it.)
Step 2: Pick Up One or More $50 Disney Gift Cards at Best Buy
The Swagbucks bonus is for spending $50 in-store, so you can buy multiple $50 Disney gift cards, but you’ll need to do multiple separate transactions.
Step 3: Give Your Best Buy Rewards Number
When you hand the clerk your $50 Disney gift card, they’ll ask you if you have a Best Buy Rewards number. It’s easiest to just give them the phone number tied to the account.
Step 4: Scan Your Swagbucks QR Code
Let the clerk know you have another rewards program you need to scan as well. If you haven’t used the QR Code in the Swagbucks App before, here are step-by-step instructions on where to find it.
Click, “Get Code” and a QR code like in the picture will pop up. Show it to the clerk on your phone and they’ll scan it. There’s a refresh icon you can hit to get a new QR code for each transaction.
Step 5: Pay with Credit Card
Step 6: Repeat
We typically do 3-4 transactions each trip to Best Buy, but you want to respectful of the line and kind to the Best Buy employees.
The Swagbucks portion specifically says gift cards are not eligible for the bonus. However, it is universally working. If that ever changes, we’ll let you know.
Each month, Swagbucks will let you purchase a $25 gift card for 2,200 Swagbucks, a $3 discount. This is one more simple way to save.
For each $50 Disney gift card, you’re earning $6 in Swagbucks, around $1 credit card rewards, and another, and another $0.50 to $1.25 in Best Buy Rewards. That’s at least 15%.