I Turn my Target Gift Cards into Disney Gift Cards for our Vacation

by Christy on November 15, 2013 in Kids

disney gift cards

I love to get creative about how I save money for our Disney vacations and I found a super easy way to get Disney gift cards for our vacation. This method doesn’t take any money out of our monthly budget. Here is what I do!

Store Target gift cards

I save all of the Target gift cards I earn when I take advantage of their gift card offers. An example would be when they offer a $5 Target gift card for buying 3 hair care items. Instead of spending the Target gift cards I store them all in a bowl at home.

When I have a nice stockpile of gift cards I enter them into the Target app on my phone.    The Target app will allow you to combine all your Target gift cards into one gift card which makes it so much easier at checkout.    Using one gift card on your phone is so much easier than using 20 $5 Target gift cards.

Add Target Gift cards

Here is what you need to do:

  • Download the Target app if you don’t already have it.
  • Click on “My Accounts”
  • Click on “My Gift Cards
  • Click “Save a Gift Card” to enter your first gift card
  • Once you have a gift card saved, just choose that gift card and click “combine” to add more money to that gift card

Once our vacation draws near, I  head to Target to buy Disney gift cards with all of the Target gift cards that I earned and stored onto my Target app.    I easily end up with $50-$100 worth of spending money.

I’d love to hear if you do anything special with the gift cards you earn at Target when they have a gift card promo.   Do you spend them on your next trip?   Do you save them for something special, like Christmas gifts?   Please share!

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Kristin November 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Use your shopkick gift cards as well!

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Kay November 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Awesome tip for shopkick!

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Heather November 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I stockpile my cards too. I usually save them for an item that I have been eyeing for a bit or for back to school clothing, etc. The last time we used a stash of our cards was for our daughter’s bedroom set. Her bedding was “free” with those cards, which was nice. It takes time, but worth it. Thank you for the app…I had no idea. Would make it easier then carrying all them around in a rubberband :)

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Gina November 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Great idea!

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Erika November 16, 2013 at 8:02 am

This is a great idea! We are heading to Disney in May. Glad I learned this trick to help us save some money!

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AJ November 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

Can I combine my Target e-gift cards and Target gift cards on this?

I thought it wasn’t allowed to buy other gift cards with our Target gift cards?

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Melissa November 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I too thought that you could not buy other gift cards with a Target GC. Clarification would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Tabitha November 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

What a great idea. I never knew you could combine your gift cards. Plus I usually spend them right away, maybe I can try saving them up now.

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