Disney Rewards is a debit card program being offered by Chase. The Disney-branded cards come in your choice of four designs, including the iconic Mickey Mouse and other characters. While Chase’s Disney option has the familiar points-per-dollar spent feature, the card also has some attractive bonuses, such as discounts off of Disney park tours and Disneyland restaurants. Card members also get 10% off of the purchase price at Disney’s physical stores as well as their online retail outlet.
Like the other programs we have reviewed here on BankShout, Disney Rewards gives you a certain amount of points–called Disney Dream Reward Dollars–for every dollar you spend with the debit card. (Only non-PIN transactions count, so cardholders would want to use the card as “credit” as opposed to entering a PIN number at the point of purchase.) Basically, you can get one Disney Dream Reward Dollar for every $200 you spend on the card, although Chase also grants you a $25 reward bonus once you’ve made your first five debit card purchases.
Which brings me to the feature that I really like with Disney Rewards. Because you can link up to four different cards to one Disney Rewards account, you can pile up points fast. This could make sense for, say, an extended family whose vacation goal is to go to Disneyland, then grab discounts on park admission, hotel stays, or restaurants, for instance. (Chase only allows one of those $25 activation bonuses per checking account, however.) At the very least, couples and others who share checking accounts could plan Disney vacations around the rewards points program, which I am sure the marketing people at both Chase and Disney realize.
For more details, you can visit Chase’s online debit card rewards page here.