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How to Save Money on Disney with a Target REDcard


How to Save on Disney using Target REDcard | Adventures in Familyhood

You may already shop at Target.  You may already know how to save money on all your purchases, including Disney merchandise, by using your Target REDcard.  But did you know you can apply that savings to your Disney vacation as well?  Here’s how.

Our Local Target Store
Our Local Target Store

We shop at Target pretty much every week.  The convenience, quality and selection of goods they offer, and the value for our money make it a no-brainer for us.  Our #DisneySide can also be brought out when we’re there because they offer a lot of Disney merchandise such as toys, DVDs, games, apparel, etc.

Target Debit REDcard
My Target Debit REDcard gets A LOT of use

That’s why we had to have the Target Redcard.  The Target REDcards are free no-fee cards, offered in both credit and debit versions, which give Target customers a number of benefits:

Target REDCard Benefits

  • 5% off every day
  • Free shipping at (no minimum purchase)
  • Extended returns — 30 extra days
  • Up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice
  • The online application process for debit
    and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit
    applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account)
  • REDcard holders can easily check their
    credit card account balance, make a payment, review past
    statements, check their debit card transaction history and manage
    their PIN. They also get to enjoy exclusive offers available only
    to REDcard holders.
Target REDcard discount is applied automatically at checkout
The 5% discount is automatically applied at the checkout.  Simple as that.
That 5% may not seem like a lot, but it really adds up as you shop, and the less you spend on everyday items, the more you have for vacation! But that’s not all…
Disney Gift Cards for sale at Target
Our local Target usually has $25 and $50 Disney Gift Cards
Target sells Disney Gift Cards!! And the automatic 5% discount from using your Target REDcard applies to those as well!  So, $100 in Disney Gift Cards only costs $95!!  That may not seem like much, but again, it adds up:

$25, you save $1.25.
$50, you save $2.50.
$100, you save $5.00.
$1000, you save $50.00!
$2000, you save $100.00!!
$5000, you save $250.00!!!

Disney Gift Cards never expire.  They can be used just like cash at Disney stores, Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, and You can use them to pay for your resort package, park tickets, dining, merchandise and snack purchases, entertainment, etc.

Don’t have a Target REDcard? What are you waiting for?

Where to find Gift Cards

Once you have your REDcard, look for Disney Gift Cards in Gift Card Displays like this one in your local Target Store:


Target Gift Card Endcap in Entertainment Department
Our local Target keeps Gift Cards near the DVDs

or near the registers at the front of the store:

Gift Cards for sale right at the checkout in Target

And don’t overlook the other Gift Card offerings.  You could save 5% on your flight, on restaurants you eat at outside of Disney or on the road while you are driving there.

Target calls these "Entertainment Cards", not Gift Cards.
Target calls these “Entertainment Cards”, not Gift Cards.

Want to save even more?  If you live in a state eligible to participate in Target’s pharmacy rewards program, you could receive an additional discount which can be stacked on top of the 5% REDcard discount.

Don’t want to have piles of Disney Gift Cards lying around and risk losing them? Transfer balances to combine them at

Have you saved money on Disney with your Target REDcard?  Share your story with us!!

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william henry

Saturday 14th of November 2020

Great to know and thanks for share.

David martin

Sunday 8th of November 2020

very beautiful post and must try if you are finding discount offers.

steve martin

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Literally best blog for reading and obviously I'll share with my friends this great blog thanks for share...

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