Isn't that true of Disney clerical in general? Why should this be any different?It seems like this whole concept is way more confusing than it needs to be. So many rules and restrictions, and then you have to rely upon getting just the right CM to process a routine transaction.
Right now the limit of $500 is preventing me from using it again. I got nearly $400 paid out towards our trip last summer. If I'm limited to just $100 over and above it's really not worthwhile to use now.
That's how I use it. I don't buy packages, so I won't use the DVA to pay off a vacation package balance (bummer, since that would count towards the Bonus Gift Card promo). This last trip I requested and received the $1,000 GC, which I used throughout the week, as I was staying offsite. I'd love to do this again, as we're going to DLR in mid-July, but I think I'll be inside my every-90-days limit. What I might do is call VGC and see if they can apply a GC (actually my DVA number) to my currently non-existent balance (I'm using points for that stay), so that room charges will be paid off as a legal-for-Bonus-Giftcard-purposes spend. I'll keep you posted.There does not appear to be a limit for the number of gift cards you can receive. Every 90 days, you can request up to a $1000 gift card.
How I use this account is to combine my discounted gift cards at $50 each. I do this so I do not have to read off dozens of cards to CS/MS. I buy my park tickets and pay for room ressies. And by 2016, I will be paying for my maintenance fees. All at up to a 15% discount.
Yes. I entered quite a few cards on Thursday night, and had a lot of issues. I had the error you mentioned, plus a few other different ones. It also said my account was locked out at one point and I had to call to unlock it. When I called they said they had been having issues the last few days, and my account wasn't really locked, I just needed to close and reopen the browser and try again.Anyone else having issues with entering Disney Gift Cards into DVA the last couple of days?
Yes. But even if you don't have the money there for 120 days, you'll still get the bonus as soon as you hit the 120-day milestone.Do I understand this correctly? I can open a DVA and load all of my giftcards into it. Then I can call Disney and pay off my package that I booked throgh a TA. If the money is there for 120 days I'll get the bonus gift cards and if there is any leftover I can buy a giftcard to take on my trip. Does that all sound correct?
You can't use DVA to purchase DVC (I tried), but you absolutely can use it to pay dues, despite what you quoted above. When you call Member Services, just tell them you want to pay with a GIFT CARD (NOT DVA Account; they'll short-circuit and not know what you're talking about), and just give them your DVA number as if it's a GC. Many of us have done just that, successfully.Hi all! Thanks for the great discussion. I wonder if you wouldn't spell it out for a newbie. I checked the DVA page under FAQ and it says (see below) that you can't use DVA for DVC. I'm wondering if I have to set up a DVA request a Gift Card and then use the gift card to pay for my dues?
I've used gift cards to pay for my hotel and debited to the room for room charges (thank you target for the 5%), but that's always been on day of arrival and I have to stand there with 40 cards.
Could I do the same for DVC dues? We're buying a contract now, dues due in January.
Can I apply my Disney Vacation Account toward a Disney Vacation Club Membership?
No, Disney Vacation Club Real Estate interests cannot be purchased with the Disney Vacation Account.
Can I apply my Disney Vacation Account toward the Annual Dues for my Disney Vacation Club Membership?
No, your Annual Dues cannot be paid using your Disney Vacation Account.