This is a strategy to buy Disney gift cards and earn tons of points toward your Disney vacation to use for flights or hotel stay. In the example, we’ll purchase $2,000 in Disney gift cards and earn 10,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards or World of Hyatt points. The points are worth up to $200. This works out to a 10% bonus on the cost of the Disney gift cards.
This post is one of the strategies for saving on Disney gift cards. You can find all the other favorite strategies HERE.
Chase Ink Cash
The Chase Ink Cash is one of the best small business credit cards on the market. (Here’s a Card Review.) It has no annual fee and earns 5 points per dollar spent at office supply stores. These points, Chase Ultimate Rewards, can be redeemed as cash at one cent per point. Redeeming them this way would be a 5% discount on the gift cards. But, there’s a better way…
Chase Ultimate Rewards Strategy
If you have any of the Chase Ultimate Rewards credit cards with an annual fee, you also have the option to transfer these points to thirteen travel partners. Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and Hyatt are among those travel partners.
If this concept is unfamiliar, read our post about how to build a Chase Ultimate Rewards Strategy.
Buy Disney Gift Cards
In my experience, OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples all sell Disney gift cards in-store. It can be worth checking ahead of time, but all the stores around me do.
Some office supply stores sell variable Disney gift cards; you determine the value between $15 and $500. This is helpful because you only have to buy four gift cards to get up to $2,000 worth. This save you some time when you need to consolidate them.
Tip: Consider using your Chase Ink Cash card to buy other kinds of gift cards at OfficeMax for places you shop regularly. They even sell grocery store gift cards!
Southwest Airlines or Hyatt
The $2,000 in gift cards we purchased will show up in our Chase Ultimate Rewards account as 10,000 points. These can be transferred directly to Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Hyatt or others. We’ve posted before about the Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer process; you can find it HERE.
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards are worth around 1.5 cents each, so your 10,000 points will get you about $150 in free flights. At Hyatt, points are worth about 2.0 cents each, so 10,000 points will get you about $200 in free hotel stays.
Consolidate at DisneyGiftCard.com
We recommend consolidating your gift cards at DisneyGiftCard.com. Each Disney gift card can have a maximum balance of $1,000. If you consolidate them, it will make things a little smoother when you pay.
Summary of Savings
|Gift Cards Purchased at OfficeMax||$2,000|
|10,000 Hyatt Points||$200|
|Total Value Gained||$2,200|
In total, we spent $2,000 and gained $2,200 toward our vacation in Disney gift cards and points.
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