Tips for a First Time Disney Cruise

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Are you taking a Disney Cruise for the first time?  If so, these questions and answers today might be very helpful!  With October being “Cruise Month”, I’ve touched on a few FAQs about Disney Cruise Line.  Last week we talked about Preparing for Your Disney Cruise and the week before it was Pirates League and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Disney Cruise Line.  But what about first time cruisers?  You’ve booked your Disney Cruise voyage, and now you wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into?  No worries!  You’ve gotten yourself into a whole lot of Disney magic, family fun, and more memories than you anticipated!  I’m Carrie, travel agent with Destinations in Florida {the preferred Authorized Vacation Planner of Coupling to Disney}, and this week we are going to talk about Tips for a First Time Disney Cruise!

Are there fireworks on Disney Cruise Line?

Yes!  When you are aboard Disney Cruise Line, your family can see fireworks launched right from the cruise ship.  It is a shorter fireworks show than the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular in the Disney Parks.  But, they are fun nonetheless!  Disney Cruise Line is the only cruise line that launches fireworks while at sea.

What is Main Seating and Second Seating? 

On Disney Cruise Line, you are offered either Main Seating or Second Seating when you book your cruise.  Only a certain amount of guests are allowed at each seating.  With main seating, you eat first and then see your live show.  With Second Seating, you see the show first and then eat.  If you are assigned Second Seating at booking, you can get on a wait list for Main Seating if that is what you prefer.  If neither of these times work for your family, you can enjoy Casual Dining, Quick Service Dining, or 24 hour room service in your stateroom-all of which are included with your cruise fare.

What is Rotational Dining?

Rotational Dining is exclusive to Disney Cruise Line, and is what sets it apart from others.  When you board Disney Cruise Line, you will be assigned a restaurant rotation.  It tells you exactly when and where to go, and you get to enjoy three different restaurants on your voyage, rotating amongst the three for your dinners.  You will have the same server at every dinner, which is so much fun!

What time should I arrive at the port?  

Disney Cruise Line allows boarding to begin around noon.  This being said, I always recommend to ANYONE to fly into Orlando or Miami the night before and enjoy a relaxing evening at a hotel.  If your flight is delayed by any chance, you could miss your embarkation.  You can set up transportation on the Disney Cruise Line bus, or many hotels provide complimentary transportation to the port.

When can I enter my stateroom?

It’s important to know that your stateroom will not be ready when you embark the ship.  Most rooms are not ready until after 1:30PM.  So, be sure to pack a day bag and enjoy lunch when you board.  Take a tour of the ship, and you might even run into some characters!  Also, be sure to pack your swimsuit in your day bag so you can enjoy the pools while waiting for your room.

What is a Navigator?

The Navigator tells you all the exciting opportunities, entertainment, and dining information on the ship.  Pick one up when you embark the ship.  It will tell you what is going on, and more importantly where you can eat lunch when you board.  Your lunch at embarkation is included in your cruise fare, so you might as well enjoy it!  Also, the Navigator is  your “schedule” during your cruise.  You will get a new one everyday.  It will tell you what activities your children can enjoy, as well as live entertainment options.

Written by Carrie Hurst:  Are you ready to plan your next family vacation? Let Carrie help you create a magically memorable trip for your family! Email her at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com or request a no obligation quote to get the planning process started. Mention this article on Couponing to Disney, and receive an exclusive free gift when booking your trip with Carrie!

 

 

 



Halloween Countdown Sign

Halloween Countdown

 Your kids will love this FREE printable Halloween countdown!  You can let them have all the fun and give them a dry erase marker to write the days in.  Print out the pdf and put it in a picture frame.  Hang it, place it on your mantel, or on a table and keep up with the days until Halloween.

Halloween Countdown printable

Save on Halloween candy with this tip!

Check out other Halloween ideas here!



Score FIVE 12 Packs of Coca-Cola for $10 at CVS

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Coke is part of the Spend $15 on Coca-Cola and/or Maybelline products and get a $5 ECB that is valid at CVS thru end of business on October 25th. There is a limit of 3 Coca-Cola 12 packs per transaction, so you will need to the follow deal in 2 trips. You could always take the first set out to the car and go back in and buy the second set.

Transaction #1:

Buy (3) Coca-Cola 12 packs — 3/$9
Pay $9

Transaction #2:

Buy (2) Coca-Cola 12 packs — 3/$9
Pay $6 and get $5 ECB

Grand total: $2 per 12 pack!

While it won’t be valid for this deal, you can grab the $3 off 12 pack coupon from My Coke Rewards (it’s mailed to your house). If you had it for this deal, you would score FIVE 12 packs for just $7!

Be sure to check out all the current CVS deals. And be sure to learn how CVS can help you “Coupon to Disney”.

(Thanks Wild for CVS!)



15 FREE Country Music Songs

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You can download 15 FREE country music songs on Google Play from artists like Eric Church, George Strait and Little Big Town.

Here’s how to get your songs:

Go here and click on each individual album and look for the FREE track. It will look like this in the album listing:

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Click on the orange FREE button on the Google Play site and download the song

Proceed thru checkout, you will not be charged.

Enjoy your music!



Great Deal On Pull-Ups at Target

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There is a high value coupon for $4/2 packages of Pull-Ups Training Pants (jumbo pack or larger). You can use it to get a great deal on Pull-Ups at Target through end of business on October 25th.

Buy (2) Huggies Pull-Ups Big Packs (approx 42 ct) — $17.99 ea
Use $2 off Pull-Ups Training Pants Target coupon
Plus use $4/2 packages of Pull-Ups Training Pants (jumbo pack or larger)
Pay $29.98 and get a $10 giftcard for buy 2
Total: $9.99 each

Be sure to check out all the current Target deals . Plus don’t miss my massive under $1 Target list.

(Thanks Totally Target!)



Bath and Body Works Coupon For Full Size Product With Purchase

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You can score a coupon for a FREE Signature Collection Full Size Ultra-Shea Body Cream with any purchase. The coupon is good through October 26th. You should be able to purchase a small hand sanitizer and use the coupon to get the full size product.

Be sure to check out all the various retail store deals. Plus don’t miss the master list of retail coupons where I keep every one that I have posted for easy reference!



Get Paid To Buy Icy Hot At Target This Week

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You can get paid to buy Icy Hot Gel, Icy Hot Advanced Creme and Allegra Anti-Itch Cream at Target through close of business on October 25th!

Buy (1) Icy Hot Gel — $4.99
Buy (1) Icy Hot Advanced Creme — $5.49
Buy (1) Allegra Anti-Itch Cream — $4.59
Use the FREE $5 Gift Card wyb $15 in Personal Care Items In-Ad coupon (or get one by texting CARE to 827438)
Use $3/2 Icy Hot Target Coupons
Use (2) $1/1 Icy Hot Coupons from 9/7 RP or print here (limit 1)
Use $1/1 Allegra Ant-Itch Products
Pay $4.07 and get a $5 Gift Card
Total: $0.93 Money Maker!

This is a really great deal. Buy it now and add it to your stockpile!

Be sure to check out all the current Target deals . Plus don’t miss my massive under $1 Target list.

(Thanks Totally Target!)



Extra Cash: Earn With Inbox Dollars

When you create an account with InboxDollars, you will receive a $5 sign-up bonus. After earning $30, you can request your first check and you’ll then become a Gold Member, entitling you to even greater reward! To help you reach the $30 payout, below are a few tips to get you started.

  • Read Emails – this is the easiest way to earn with InboxDollars. Join InboxDollars and you’ll start receiving emails with offers on products and services. Simply click the link at the bottom of each email to confirm that you read it and you’ll earn cash rewards. You don’t have to purchase or sign up for anything, but of course if you complete the offer in the email you will earn even more cash!
  • Complete 100% FREE Offers – Check out the 100% FREE offers area of the InboxDollars site and you can earn cash (between $0.25 – $3.00) for trialing a new product or service with no money down and no credit card required. To find 100% FREE offers, visit InboxDollars.com, place your mouse over “Offers” and you’ll see 100% FREE offers as the first option.
  • Search the Web – you must download the InboxDollars toolbar to use its paid search feature. You earn $1.00 for downloading the toolbar and earn $0.01 per search per day, up to a maximum of $0.05 cents per day. Do five searches a day to max out your earnings!
  • Watch Videos – this may be the most fun way to earn rewards. Simply watch short videos on InboxDollars.com and you’ll earn cash – up to 6 cents per short video. New videos are posted every week, so you’ll always have new opportunities to watch and earn.
  • Take Surveys – earn between $0.50 – $10.00 for sharing your opinion via surveys. InboxDollars emails you with survey opportunities and posts new surveys to its website every day.

It’s easy to earn your first $30 in about 4-5 weeks. After receiving your $5 sign-up bonus, complete 5-10 surveys and several 100% FREE offers, read emails regularly, do web searches and watch a few videos each week. Once you’ve reached $30 in earnings, remember you need to request your first payment. Visit your My Account area on the site and click on “Request Payment” so InboxDollars can verify your mailing address and get a check in the mail to you.

Here’s what Couponing to Disney readers had to say about Inbox Dollars:

I do InboxDollars while I watch television at night. The savings are quickly adding up! – Heather

I signed up for inboxdollars  1 month ago. I have cashed out a check from Inbox Dollars for $40.91. – Sherry

I am $3 away from my first $30 check! :) As you’ve posted, the tasks of surveys and searching for things or running a 2 minute video isn’t that time consuming, and your being paid with no further personal requirements or information! – Karen

This is one of the many ways you can add cash to your fund. Be sure to see all the ways to earn extra cash.Go here to read to the Getting Started “Couponing to Disney” page.



Bronze Hollowed Out Butterfly Necklace $1.60 Shipped

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Amazon has this beautiful Bronze Hollowed Out Butterfly Necklace for just $1.60 shipped! It has a 3.8 out of 5 star rating based on 251 reviews. Keep in mind that it will take about a month to arrive.

Be sure to check out all the current Amazon.com deals. Plus learn how to use Amazon to “Coupon to Disney”.

Amazon prices may vary and can change in price without notice. If the above item is not available at the listed price, the deal is dead. Please leave me a comment and let me know so I can mark it as such.



Get Paid To Buy Toothpaste At Walgreens (Starts 10/26)

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Yay! I need more toothpaste for my stockpile and I am excited to see this upcoming deal at Walgreens. I suggest you go ahead and print this coupon for $1 off Colgate Toothpaste now. Printable coupons have print limits and if you wait to print it, it might have run out of prints and disappeared.

Here’s the deal you can score starting October 26th – November 1st:

Buy (1) Colgate Max Fresh, Optic White or Total 3.6 – 6 oz — $3.50
Use $1 off Colgate Toothpaste 
Pay $2.50 and get $3 RR
Total: $0.50 Money Maker!

Now keep in mind that you can print all printable coupons twice from one computer. So you can complete the above transaction again with your second coupon. However, make sure you do not use the RR from the first Colgate deal to pay for it. If you do, the second RR won’t print.

Be sure to check out all the current Walgreens deals. Plus learn how Walgreens can help you Coupon to Disney!

(Thanks Wild for Wags!)