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Okay you have 30 Disney dollars...

Post by Blackie Pueblo » Oct Sun 28, 2007 7:17 am

Hey Disney fans, I figure the best people to ask is fellow fans to help me.

Last year for Christmas I got $30 dollars in Disney dollars. I still haven't used them. It isn't much when you think about it really. So I haven't used it yet. So I need help. When I go to Downtown Disney I'm always looking to spend it but can't decide what.

Here's the trick. It's only 30, and I want to get as much as I can out of it. Call it a cheapskates dilemma. If you were in my shoes, what would you buy? Here's the hard part.

I only have a couple pins so I'm not a big pin collector. Some of the things I do have in my house is several Disney posters, an I4 sign shaped with a Mickey head, a couple snow globes, a book of Disney quotes, etc.

So I don't have a lot of really expensive things. Again, you can't get much for $30. I need some opinions! Thanks everyone.

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Post by yodiwan1 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 8:27 am

well somtimes snowglobes can be around 40-60, you can alwasy put it towards that, or you can even just save the bills. I know that in time they actually have value to them. Some $1 bills are now worth over 20. You should look into that as well. When I worked at the Disney Store, there were people that cam in all the time just to buy Disney DOllars to collect them.
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Post by js3901 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 8:56 am

well, there is always the "bargain" mart. never been in there myself, and not sure if they take the Disney Dollars, but as far as getting the most for your 30 bucks, I'd say this is it...
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Post by rdeacon » Oct Sun 28, 2007 10:25 am

I think the bargain mart is your best bet. I have been thru there a few times, and its full of some decent stuff. I have gotten some nice bargains in there.

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Post by yodiwan1 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 10:29 am

i always found that msot fo the stuff at the bargain mart was a toy selection. I always got stuff there for my students. There may be some stuff you can use there, but it is mostly toys.
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Post by Esmeralda » Oct Sun 28, 2007 10:33 am

Forget the souvenirs and go for 12 Mickey Premium Ice Cream bars all to yourself! :mickey2:
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Post by casrin » Oct Sun 28, 2007 11:16 am

yodiwan1 wrote:well somtimes snowglobes can be around 40-60, you can alwasy put it towards that, or you can even just save the bills. I know that in time they actually have value to them. Some $1 bills are now worth over 20. You should look into that as well. When I worked at the Disney Store, there were people that cam in all the time just to buy Disney DOllars to collect them.
Really! I never knew they appreciated in value! Hey, that's good to know!

When did you work at TDS, Yodiwan? Mum and I worked for them too, from 1995-1997. :)
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Post by nancynohorse » Oct Sun 28, 2007 11:19 am

$30 would buy - what - one person's meal down there these days huh? :wink:
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Post by yodiwan1 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 11:24 am

i worked at one for 8 months in 2005 i think, right after disney sold them.
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Post by spaulo » Oct Sun 28, 2007 11:33 am

You know a couple of my favorite things are our Disney kitchen items... we have two dish towels, some wine stoppers, a bottle opener, and a set of spatulas from WDW all either shaped like Mickey heads or featuring them. And actually, you might be able to get all the things I mentioned for $30 (or close).
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Post by Disney west » Oct Sun 28, 2007 12:20 pm

How about a Mr. Potato Head with as many assories as possible?
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Post by AKLRULZ » Oct Sun 28, 2007 1:16 pm

Disney Days of Christmas often has ornaments on clearance! That'd be my first stop. 8)
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Post by Joe90 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 1:41 pm

Esmeralda wrote:Forget the souvenirs and go for 12 Mickey Premium Ice Cream bars all to yourself! :mickey2:


:lol: First class idea.

Or just look around for things that YOU like (Ignore everyone else and DON'T look at the prices) and make a list. Then go back and look at the prices. If you are lucky at least one of your choices might be under $30.
If there isn't save the dollars till next time. Repeat as necessary.
Better to get one thing you like than lots of things that are just affordable.
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Post by yodiwan1 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 2:21 pm

depending on how many pictures you take, disney has some great scrapbook kits too!!! you get the album, pages, stickers, some other accesories and your vacation can me dsplyed forever!!! I was able to make 2 albums out of my last trip.
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Post by Jacca5660 » Oct Sun 28, 2007 7:22 pm

You might want to try the Christmas shop. I think $30 could go a long way there.
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