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10 Creative Ways You Can Save Money For Your Disney World Vacation

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2. Negotiate and Barter Most people don’t realize just how negotiable some things are. Therefore, if you are going to make a large purchase, consider trying to negotiate with the seller before paying the full listed price, and add any savings to your Disney funds. Paying for a service or item from an individual? Ask if they are open to ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Mickey Mug

8. Pre-Purchase Items If there are certain items you know your kids are going to want to have, consider purchasing them at Walmart or a Disney Outlet Store before the you leave. You can then pack them away to be handed out throughout the trip. This makes for a fun set of surprises and helps you save some money.

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Disney Castle Dollar Sign

7. Set Limits Before heading into the parks, set a strict souvenir budget for each person. Make sure your family members understand what their budget is and stick to this amount no matter what. Additionally, it may help to insist that everyone mull over their purchases carefully in order to avoid buyer’s remorse.

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Disney Gift Card

6. Buy Gift Cards A good way to encourage your family members to stick to their assigned budgets is to put the amount they are allowed to spend onto a gift card. Not only will this help them stick to their limit, it can also save you a bit of money if you choose to purchase discounted Disney gift cards. ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Disney Annual Pass

5. Flash Your Card Believe it or not, there are a few ways to acquire discounts at the Disney World shops. If you are an Annual Passholder, a DVC member, or a Disney Visa cardholder, be sure to let your cashier know. Many times there are discounts available for those who are a part of these groups, often saving you ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

4. Pay on Your Last Day If you’re afraid of your kids spending all of their money on a whim, consider setting a rule that nothing can be purchased until the last day of your vacation. However, be sure to encourage browsing and wishlist making. This will ensure they know exactly what they want to spend their money on when ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Souvenirs

3. Purchase Wisely When shopping for souvenirs, it can be tempting to make unwise purchases based on the novelty of a thing. However, this is a surefire way to leave with empty pockets and very little to show for it. Instead of making impulse buys, be sure to consider each purchase carefully by asking yourself if it is something you ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Pins at Hollywood Studios

2. Consider a Collection Are you the type of person who likes to have a souvenir for every place you visit? If you buy souvenirs just to have a memento of each place you see, you can save some serious cash and hours of indecisiveness by starting a collection of small souvenirs. These could be pressed pennies, magnets, stickers, or ...

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8 Ways to Save on Walt Disney World Souvenirs

Cast Member Buttons

1. Hunt Down Freebies Disney is full of little freebies. By seeking out the freebies and skipping the shops, you may be able to cut the souvenir budget entirely. Some examples of great free souvenirs include the celebration buttons that are handed out at guest relations, the Duffy Bear cutouts found in the World Showcase at Epcot, and the pirate ...

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