Couponing is a great way to save for your Disney vacation! Manufacturer’s coupons are relatively easy to obtain. They are available in most local newspapers at least weekly (usually in Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday editions). They are also found in that junk mail circular stuffed in your mailbox and in your favorite magazines. Manufacturer’s coupons are also available online! Find them, scan them into your phone, email them to yourself or if you like a hard copy, print them on your printer. Most stores actually will scan the coupons from your phone which is a big savings in printer cartridges and paper for you. I know you are wondering by now how in the world all this coupon talk relates to your Disney vacation…
I found several sites that offer free online and printable coupons for name-brand products; however, most of them require registration on their site to send you special offers. Once I got to the various coupons, there were some great savings. I figure a penny saved requires a bit of registration and aggravation for magical fun with the Mouse!
Well, here it is…when you coupon at each store, the total amount you saved using your coupon is on the receipt at the bottom! You saved this money, right? Are you really going to just leave it in your wallet to blow on chocolate? No, you are not! You are going home and putting that money right inside the piggy bank you set up months ago when you started saving weekly by paying the pig. Think about it…if you save $5.00 each week in coupons at the store and you save for a year before Disney, that’s $260 extra by the time you hit the Magic Kingdom gates!
It takes some work online, budgeting, and planning ahead, but magic doesn’t have to be expensive! Some of the work can be done yourself, but contacting your favorite Disney travel agent will help you complete those plans with even more money and time saved!
Till Next Time! ~ Leigh Anne
Leigh Anne, originally from Mississippi, lives in North Alabama with her husband and a menagerie of furry kids (FIDS), including dogs, cats, exotic birds, fish and a lionhead rabbit. Figment, her African Grey parrot, is named after Disney’s small purple dragon, Figment. She works as a motivational speaker and pastoral counselor. In 1974, Leigh Anne marched with the Enka High Marching Band in the Magic Kingdom daytime parade. Leigh Anne fell in love with Disney while on her Disney honeymoon with her husband in 2002. They have made an annual trip back to Disney to celebrate their anniversary every year since. Since they own a piece of the mouse with their Disney Vacation Club (DVC), some years they go twice! She also plans to be the grandmother that introduces all her grandchildren to Disney World first. She has a great start ~ 2 out of 3 so far! As a DVC member married to the best Disney shopper in the world, Leigh Anne has lots of experience in finding the most frugal way to have the most fun in the parks and resorts! Leigh Anne admits to being spoiled as a DVC member but is always on the lookout to keep their WDW vacations fun and frugal! She blogs at Queen of Hysteria and tweets @la_haygood