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  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Cierra from WV Asked

    Today is the 45 day mark!!! So excited!!! What should I budget for spending money for my 10 year old son. I want to give him disney gift cards to carry instead of cash!

    Hi, Ciera!

    My kids are 12 and 9 and I find that by giving them a Disney Gift Card in lieu of cash, they are much more careful about spending it, and they know exactly what their "budget" is for their vacation.   If this card is simply for souvenirs, I find that $50 is usually a fair amount for my kids.  With this, they can get a Vinylmation, a hat or T-shirt, and a few small miscellaneous items. 

    If this gift card is also for snacks (not meals) you might want to add on about $10 a day to that amount. 

    Take a picture of the back of your gift card (scratch off the PIN) in case the card is misplaced since this is like having cash.  After each purchase, the card balance will be printed on your receipt. 

    I hope this helps!  Have fun planning, your vacation will be here before you know it!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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