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Thursday, April 25, 2013

PART 3: MY FREE TRIP TO DISNEY & HOW YOU CAN GET ONE TOO!

HOW I AM USING CREDIT CARDS AND REWARDS POINTS TO MY ADVANTAGE TO TAKE A FREE TRIP TO DISNEY 
PART THREE // MONTH THREE



1.  Disney Visa Rewards Card 
Current Earnings: $71 in Disney Dollars (Only earned 1 dollar this month! lol!)
Goal: Pay for our park tickets + Christmas Party tickets- $650 

Still need: 579


2.  Starwood Rewards American Express Card 
Goal: Cover our stay at the Swan and Dolphin for 4 nights- 40,000 points
Current Earnings: 12,983 (the equivalent of a 1 night stay!) 
This card offers a bonus 15k points if you spend 5k on your card in 6 months.  My goal is to do this by the end of the school year so I come in at just under 5 months time. Currently with 2 months left I have spent (and paid off weekly, mind you) 2,983 / 5,000 Still Need: 28890 total

3.  Jet Blue American Express Card 
Goal: Pay for our flights- 40,000 points
Current Earnings: 16,290 points (After our Spring Break Trip- My husband has another 4,000 we can transfer for $50 if need be also so I dropped the total needed to 40,000!)
Still Need: 27,710 points

4.  Discover Escape Card       
I don't spend enough money to use another card for everyday purchases and save money so I didn't really earn anything this month and won't be using it for this experiment any more!

5. Paypal Savings
Goal: This was originally planned for extra spending money and then I realized that we don't have access Disney's Magical Express shuttle service! We will need to pay for the Mears transportation shuttle to and from the airport and the Swan (or Dolphin) which will cost $34 per person, so roughly $70 total.
SavingStar: $2.90    Ibotta: $5.00
Current Earnings total: $7.90
Still Need: $62.10