Let’s face it when it comes to planning a Disney World vacation for your family, it can be very expensive. I knew this would be a huge expense for us when we started planning and budgeting for our trip, so I started doing my usual research on Pinterest and YouTube for Disney budgeting help! So, I wanted to share some ways I’ve been able to put a little extra money aside for our trip. By no means am I able to cover the whole trip with these tips, but I can tell you I’ve read that many are able to if they start early enough.
So, the first way I’m making extra money is by using the website and mobile app, called Swagbucks. I had heard of this website last year and I gave it a try but honestly, just didn’t have the patience for it. But when my best friend told me how much she was able to save in Disney gift cards using this website, I decided I had to try it again.
Let me explain how it works. Swagbucks is a website that provides different ways in which you can participate to earn Swagbucks. In return these Swagbucks can be used to earn different types of gift cards. Some of ways in which you can earn Swagbucks is by taking surveys, watching videos, and shopping at certain stores.
Once you create your account and log onto the main page, every day they provide a daily check off list to help you get the most Swagbucks in a day. I will admit, I don’t always make it through the checklist. Also let me make this disclaimer here, this is not an easy way to a make a few bucks. It does require you to work at it daily and like my friend says, “You will need to work it like a part time job.” She wasn’t kidding! I have only been doing it a few months and just recently was able to cash in enough Swagbucks to purchase a $50.00 Visa gift card. Once I received it, I immediately went online and ordered a $50.00 Disney gift card! I now have a total of $200 in Disney gift cards. This will come in handy and by the time we leave in November, I hope to be able to Swag for a little more.
If you are interested in joining Swagbucks, I’m happy to share my referral with you. Remember, you do not have to purchase Visa gift cards, they have plenty of other choices including gift cards to Amazon, Macy’s and other retailers. If you are interested in joining Swagbucks, please use my referral link to sign up. It doesn’t cost anything to join, but you can save a little money for your next Disney trip, or to make a future gift card purchase at your favorite retailer.
The other way I’ve been able to save some money towards our trip is an app I am using called Fetch. Fetch is different than Swagbucks. Fetch is a very simple app to use and it’s available on both iPhone and Android. Everyone goes food shopping and shops their local drugstores such as CVS or Walgreens. All you need to do is scan your receipt from your shopping trip and you will earn points on the products that you have purchased. Just like Swagbucks, you can then earn rewards in return for the points you accumulated. Sometimes Fetch will offer huge point returns on specific items and that is super helpful to increase your total point amount. You’d be surprised how many points you can rack up from weekly food shopping. Currently, I’m at about 17K points, and I haven’t redeemed my points just yet, but getting closer to doing so. Also, again, this is not a quick money-making process. It does take time to build up your points, but any little bit helps, so I am going to continue to Fetch my receipts! Some of the ways in which you can be rewarded is a Master/Visa gift card, gift cards to fashion retailers, home goods, restaurants, travel and spas. If you’d like to join Fetch and start earning some points, I am happy to share my referral code,
FN3HW with you. Download Fetch free here. When you sign up and scan your first receipt, we both get 2,000 points!
I hope that you have found these two resources helpful for earning some extra money whether it be for a Disney trip or any other vacation destination you may have this summer. I’ll be sure and let you know how much I am able to save for our trip before we leave. I’ve heard some testimonials where users were able to pay for their entire vacation using Swagbucks, Fetch or both. Let me know in the comments below if you decide to join or if you have any other websites/apps that help you save money too!