How to eat for $50 In Animal Kingdom


The Walt Disney World Magic Your Way Plus Dining plan is $60.04 + tax for an adult and it includes 1 snack (either a drink or food), 1 quick service credit (a drink, entree, and dessert) and 1 table service credit (a drink, entree and dessert). I am going to show you how to eat for $50 in Animal Kingdom without the dining plan.

Here is what your day could look like:

Breakfast – Dine in your room on poptarts, oatmeal (get hot water from the coffee pot or food court), granola bars, etc. Anything that is easy and quick to eat.

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Using Memory Maker at Walt Disney World

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Have you used Disney’s Memory Maker?  I have to say, I am really looking forward to this on my next visit!  As a self proclaimed photo snob, I love posing my family and taking photos in the Disney parks.  I even carry around my big DSLr camera for some of our park days, to ensure I get the best photos possible.  However, Walt Disney World has created Memory Maker, formerly known as Photopass, and it’s even better than ever!  But what is the best way to use Memory Maker over the time you will be a Walt Disney World?  Today, we are going to answer some questions about using MemoryMaker, and you’ll be capturing those magical memories in no time!

How much does Memory Maker cost?  Memory Maker is $169.  If you are purchasing a Magic Your Way Package, you can add Memory Maker right to your reservation!  Purchase it at least 3 days in advance, and it is $169.  If you wait until after that, or after you have returned home from your trip, it will be $199.

What is included with Memory Maker?  Memory Maker is unlimited photos taken of you and your family at any Memory Maker photographer in the Disney parks.  They are everywhere.  Also, any photos taken of you on an attraction or at a character interaction are included as well.

May I share a Memory Maker with another friend who is traveling with me?  Absolutely!  That makes it an even better deal!  To do so, make sure your Memory Maker is appropriately linked in your My Disney Experience account.  Upon arriving home, you are allowed to download them to one device.  Download them to your computer, and save them to a flash drive or CD.  Hand that off to your friend, and now they have access to the photos to do with them as they choose.

How do I download my Memory Maker photos?   In My Disney Experience, click on View My Photopass Photos.  Click on My Photos, and begin downloading them.  You can download them while you are still in the parks, or wait until you get home.  You can download them as many times as you like until they expire, which is 45 days after the date of the first photo.

What do I do with my photos after I have downloaded them?  This is the fun part!  These are your photos, and you have the rights to them.  From here, you can print them however you choose.  You can add them to a photo sharing site, such as Shutterfly, and create photo books, cards, calendars, etc.

Are you ready to plan your next family vacation? Let Carrie help you create a magically memorable trip for your family! Email her at 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!


Terracotta Warriors in Epcot Are A Hidden Gem At Walt Disney World


Terracotta Warriors in Epcot Are A Hidden Gem At Walt Disney World. You will find them in the China Pavilion inside the House of Whispering Willows.

The Terracotta Warriors are a replica of the life-sized warriors that the Qin Dynasty emperor was buried with in 209-210 BC to protect himself from the evil spirits of the underworld. There is an extremely fascinating documentary on Netflix titled “Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors” that you can watch before your trip. It will give you a new appreciation for these amazing replicas.

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Bargain Brag – $66.14 at Sprouts


I love Sprouts! A store opened here in Birmingham a month ago and I try to go once a week. Produce prices are amazing!

I went last Friday to Sprouts and I got everything pictured for $66.14! I got strawberries for $0.88 a pint, yellow mangoes were 4/$1, Kale was $1.50 a head. I was very pleased when I got to the register!

2 *HOT* Offers From Snap by Groupon For Candy and Eggs

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Snap by Groupon is offering $1 cash back on any bag of candy. This offer is valid from April 1st – April 8th.

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Snap by Groupon is also offering $0.25 cash back on a Dozen Eggs for purchases April 1st – April 8th.

Contact These 5 Companies This Week


Located in the FREE Printable Couponing Binder is a list of companies that you can contact with your honest opinion in hopes that they will send you coupons. I am going to list 5 companies for you to contact each week to keep you motivated.


Del Monte

Fisher Boy

Jolly Time

Morton Salt

I encourage you to work ahead in the binder so you can add more coupons to your stash faster!

Are You New To

If you are new to, welcome! I am so honored that you have decided to read my blog. I hope that it is a good fit for your family and meets your needs.

Why Disney? 

After our first trip to Walt Disney World in 2009, we were addicted. My husband and I decided that we couldn’t afford to pay for another Disney trip out of his paycheck, so I challenged myself to see how long it would take me to save up the money we would need for the trip. I used what was left in the grocery fund, the entertainment fund, the miscellaneous fund and the gas fund and started saving any ‘found money’ that I could. Within a year, we were back at Walt Disney World! And we are currently saving for our 5th trip that we will pay for with these savings. It can really be done and I will teach you how!

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Save Money By Recycling Gift Cards

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This week’s Money Saving Tip comes from Susan…

I save lots of $ by reusing/recycling greeting cards. I save the fronts of birthday, Christmas and other holiday and event cards that do not have writing on the inside front. I cut them into postcard size and then send out postcard greetings when I send cards. Using the blank side, I use the right half for the address portion and write my own greeting on the left side. I rarely have to purchase greeting cards and save on postage by using postcard stamps instead of regular first class stamps.

You can also catch up on past Money Saving Tips. The more you save, the more you will have for your fund!

New Amazon Dash Button | Prime Members get to try it for FREE!


I can’t decide what I think about this.  I mean, the person who thought it up was really using their head but is this really an effective way to shop?  I don’t know.  But you never know until you try, right?

Amazon has come out with the new Amazon Dash Button for Amazon Prime Members.  What is it?  It’s a button that you press so you can easily buy or re-order a product whenever you are running out.  Each button is set up for one item and it sends a message via wifi to your Amazon account to reorder the preset item!

You can learn more about the Amazon Dash Button by watching this short video. If this sounds like something that will make your life better, then get yours for FREE right now. Just request an invitation from Amazon. You should receive your delivery in 4-6 weeks.

*HOT* 3 Pack of Pantene Gel $0.57 & CoverGirl Blush $0.58 + More Deals

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Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count — $8.05 shipped when you select Subscribe and Save and clip the 15% off coupon

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Pantene Pro-V Curl Perfection Shaping Gel 6.8 fl oz (Pack of 3) — $0.57 when you clip the $6 coupon and add it to your cart

Penguins of Madagascar [Blu-ray] — $12.99 (was $36.99)

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Save 50% off select kids games today only. This includes Hangman, Travel Bingo and Beat the Parents.