How Can You Save Money on Disney World Souvenirs? One Four Letter Word…

Updated for 2018!

I am always lookin’ for a bargain. While I love to shop in the Disney World gift shops, to say merchandise is really pricey is probably an understatement. I joke that I could easily drop $1,000 in any given gift shop, but it’s really not a joke, especially if any of that merchandise is jewelry or a high-end handbag. Expensive is putting it mildly, especially after you just spent a fortune on tickets, lodging and food. And when you walk into a gift shop, suddenly you need all sorts of stuff you never even thought you might want. Temptation is everywhere. [Read more…]

Love Disney World Jewelry? Ya Gotta Shop eBay!

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Updated for 2017!

If I had the choice between standing in a 120 minute Disney line to ride Space Mountain or standing at a jewelry counter to window shop, I’m picking the jewelry. Disney World has an amazing assortment of jewelry options for Cheapskate Princesses all the way up to the Disney Dooney carrying Disney Princesses.

The worst part of shopping is obviously the prices. You get what you pay for in terms of quality when you make purchases in Disney gift shops, but sometimes buying a nice piece of jewelry on vacation just isn’t in the financial cards. If you ever bought Disney items on eBay to get a bargain, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess! [Read more…]

Forget Your Regular Disney Hotel: How To Save Money At Bonnet Creek Resort

While I do love the Disney on-property Resorts, for their fabulous theming and close proximity to everything Disney, the point can be made that you can find excellent deals off property that make financial sense when you are on a budget. From a Motel 6 room to renting a spacious house or condo, Orlando is full of beautiful properties just waiting for you to find them and decide if it’s worth your trouble to stay off site. Let me whisper three words for you to remember… Bonnet Creek Resort.

You can almost drive right by the entrance to Bonnet Creek without realizing it’s there. When my children were toddlers, we made a wrong turn and wound up driving into the property on accident. Just that one peek was enough to make me dream of staying there one day. I looked up pictures of the rooms and the multiple pools on the Internet, and then the price stopped me dead in my tracks. But I found my Cheapskate Princess solution to that dilemma… [Read more…]