Disney Gift Cards

Disney Gift Cards

So, much to my horror, I discovered the other day that you can no longer purchase Disney gift cards from Target with a Target gift card.  I tried two different orders and both got canceled right away.  I was shocked, because it had always worked before. … Read the rest

Disney Gift Cards

UPDATE: The ability to use Target gift cards with a Target Credit card to get 5% off is dead as of August 24, 2016. You can use your Target Credit card to get 5% off Disney gift cards, but you can’t pay with target gift cards which make stacking impossible…

So, don’t go loading up on those Target Gift Cards unless you can get them for more than 5% off..… Read the rest

Credit Cards, Planning, Travel Cost

We have a pretty good supply of credit cards we can use to earn points.  We always try to spend in the bonus categories on the cards that make the most sense.  (Note, when mentioning the number of points earned in each category, that is for each dollar spent.)  Here are some of our main categories that we spend money in:

Disney Gift Cards – We use a Chase Ink card to buy Target Gift Cards at Staples in order to Stack onto the Target 5% off.… Read the rest

Credit Cards, Planning

Upcoming Card Selection

With the recent draw down in our hotel and airline accounts, we need a plan to replenish them.  We have our travel plans set until December of 2017, so we have time to build our supply back up.  We plan to continue spending on the credit cards we have right now in order to maximize their bonus categories. … Read the rest

Flight Cost, Hotel Cost, Planning, Travel Cost

We eagerly awaited the release of the 2017 Spring Itineraries from Disney Cruise Line.  We’ve taken Disney cruises for our past three spring break vacations and have always enjoyed them.  We haven’t been too adventurous with the spring break cruises: they have all been 5 night cruises on the Disney Wonder, with two sea days, and port days in Cozumel, Mexico and at Disney’s private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay.… Read the rest

Credit Cards, Flight Cost, Hotel Cost, Planning, Ticket Cost, Travel Cost

It has been a quiet month here at Back To The Mouse.  What have we been spending our time doing?  We took a few trips, but basically have been earning and burning our airline and hotel miles.

Here is what we earned since the beginning of 2016:


SPG  – We both signed up for the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest cards when the sign up bonus went to 35,000 points. … Read the rest