A Note on the Disney World Within Reach Facebook Group:
Our Smart Moms Planning Disney group will go on as always. That group is focused on planning for Disney World. This new group will be focused on SAVING or MAKING money for Disney World.
This Private Group will be a place separate from the big group where we can share deals with a small group. Whenever I hear about something that could benefit y'all for Disney (and sometimes vaguely Disney related things... ahem, Starbucks...) I'll post it there. If you get a great deal, you can post about it there in hopes to help other moms. It's nice to do this in a small group because you can get your questions answered quickly. And because somethings you just don't want to share with thousands of people: just a few of your closest money-saving friends.
If I see an awesome DVC rental deal available, I'll post it. If I see a good deal on gift cards somewhere, I'll post it. It'll also be a place to ask questions about the book. "Hey, did this mean this?" "Should I use my Chase or my Discover?" "This is my plan, do you see any way to make it better?"
It's going to be awesome and if you pay attention, it'll probably save you more money than these products cost!
For me, these strategies mean I can go to Disney World once or twice a month.
For you, they could mean you can go as often as me, or go sooner, or go twice or three times for what you had budgeted for once.
This book could mean:
Deluxe instead of Value,
Table Service instead of Quick Service.
Signature Meals instead of hamburgers.
Onsite instead of off.
Flying instead of driving.
Spending money in your pocket, instead of debt on your credit cards.
Taking all your kids, instead of just choosing your favorite... Kidding!
And if you aren't satisfied for any reason, there's a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. You have nothing to lose.
This book will save you money. Guaranteed.
Some of the Many Topics Covered:
1. You aren't getting 2% at your bank
2. 4 Websites You Need to Know About
3. Discounted Gift Cards (Think you know about this? Think again.)
4. Discounted Gift Cards 2.0
5. $550 for Disney, FAST!
6. $1200 CASH (or $1500 towards Disney or airfare)
7. My Grocery Store Can Get Me to Disney? For 26.3% off?!?!?!?
8. Buying Disney at Big Box Stores
9. Annual Pass Savings Strategies (even if you go only once a year!)
10. Making Disney Resorts Affordable
11. Staying Deluxe for the Price of Moderate (or Value!)
12. Dining Plan Hacks- Eating High, but on the Cheap
13. Saving on Travel
14. Disney Can Help You Pay Less Tax
15. Saving on Life
16. Military Discounts
17. AND MORE!
There are also 4 Appendices dedicated to strategies for:
1. Saving the Most
2. Saving without Investing Tons of Time
3. Saving even if your Trip is Next Month...or Next Week.
4. Saving without Credit Cards
LJ Johnson - Disney World Expert
I fell in love with Disney World in 2013. Since then, I've made it my mission to go back to Disney as often as possible. Moms are my true passion and helping them get to Disney is my way of supporting them. I've travelled to Disney from my home in Kentucky over 24 times in 2 years, usually with my four kids (ages 8, 6, 3 and 1) in tow. It took some creativity to spend over 120 days at Disney on an income that is below the median. Let me help you get there!
I hope you're ready to laugh and learn because that's what I'm about. The book is seriously helpful, but not overly serious. I've done all the math for you so you can concentrate on the strategy, not adding and subtracting. But I do show you how to do it, so if you're so inclined you can apply it to your own situation. This isn't information that you can glean from a casual search on Pinterest. I have been actively and passionately searching for money saving ideas for over four years. And I've added my own original money saving ideas (which I've never shared before). Plus, I've put it all together into a convenient, easy and fun to read package. Because I'm not about that dry-book reading life.
Throughout the book, I have two fictitious families:
The Smiths who are a family of four, doing Disney as inexpensively as possible and
the Robinsons who are a larger family, going all out, but doing it responsibly.
We follow them through each strategy seeing how it effects their budget. Spoiler alert: both families save well over 50% by stacking certain strategies!
Whether you're the Smiths or the Robinsons, or maybe you're the Johnsons (we fall somewhere in the middle), this book is going to change your vacation. (And maybe your whole life. )
But You Don't Have to Take My Word For It!
I have a Facebook group where I've posted some (actually only very few!) of my strategies and helped moms with using them. I want to highlight that I've only shared a few strategies with the group because some of them are hard to convey over Facebook and need a chapter dedicated to them. Even with only sharing a few of my strategies, my group members have saved a lot of money. Here's what some of them had to say: