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    So, to make sure we don't spend our spending money before our trip, I'm putting the money onto a Disney gift card. I was about to click to finish the transaction on the Disney World site where there is a small selection and a $5 shipping charge when I thought to check the Disney Store. Turns out buying a gift card through the Disney Store site has no shipping charge and a TON of options! Anyone know why the difference?

    If anything this is a heads up for people wanting to buy them going forward.
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    Re: Gift Card Oddities

    I think its just for shipping and processing. I don't think the cards are different, although the website had a few different ones than weren't available in my local disney store. You can also add dollars to disney gift cards at the disney store.
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    • #3
      Re: Gift Card Oddities

      Oh yeah I mean I know they aren't any different. Just was blown away that by doing it through one site you had like 5 choices and had to pay $5 for shipping but another site was over 100 choices and free shipping. It's one of those ways Disney can find a way to get just that little bit more from ya.
      Sometimes all you need is a reminder that out there lies a better place... a better world... a Walt Disney World.
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      • #4
        Re: Gift Card Oddities

        Originally posted by BamaJenn View Post
        So, to make sure we don't spend our spending money before our trip, I'm putting the money onto a Disney gift card. I was about to click to finish the transaction on the Disney World site where there is a small selection and a $5 shipping charge when I thought to check the Disney Store. Turns out buying a gift card through the Disney Store site has no shipping charge and a TON of options! Anyone know why the difference?

        If anything this is a heads up for people wanting to buy them going forward.
        Disney World and Disney Stores are two different companies. That could be the reason.
        Brian
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        • #5
          Re: Gift Card Oddities

          I don't know why, but good heads up on your part and thanks for sharing the difference with everyone.

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