Why? Well, first of all, it's convenient to have our souvenir fund separate in the form of gift cards. It helps us budget and is easier to handle than cash when at the parks.
Secondly, some Disney Gift Cards at certain locations can be purchased for a slightly cheaper price than what they're worth. For example, at Target and Sam's Club, you can purchase a $50 Disney Gift Card for about $48!
Now I know that's not a huge savings; but if you are purchasing several, that can really add up!
In our experience, we had a Wal-Mart gift card we had yet to spend; and at Sam's Club, you can use Wal-Mart gift cards and even apply them to the purchase of another gift card.
This is what we did and that means we gained a $50 Disney Gift Card for under $25! Now that's a good savings!
If you decide to purchase Disney Gift Cards, be sure to get the Shop, Dine, Stay, and Play type (as pictured). Some Disney Gift Cards you find in stores can only be used at the Disney Store; however, this particular type we purchased can be used at the parks, as well as the Disney Store.
Have you ever worked Disney Gift Cards to your advantage? Would you?