Time to come clean. I have 2 little Disney Movie Secrets (that aren't really secrets) that I need to share with all you moms out there.
#1. The Disney Movie Club.
Yes, this is one of those clubs where you buy 4 movies for like $5 at the start and then have to buy 4 more at the regular price in 2 years or whatever. It's WAY better than that though. Every month or 6 weeks, you get a flyer in the mail for a new movie selection. Usually it's the newest Disney movie being released or a re-release of a classic. If you don't want the movie, you just check "No, Thanks." and send it back. If you want the movie, you don't do anything. They charge you $24.95 for Blu-Rays and it's delivered to your door. For us, this is huge. I usually check no thanks on the weird ones or ones my kids won't want and let the new releases come right to my door. I stock up the ones I think look cute and save them in my Christmas closet. It's super easy, cheaper than Wal-Mart and convenient. Right now, for example, Cars 2 is on the way to my house. It will go right in the Christmas closet and bam. One more present done. :) Today, I sent in a reply card for the Christmas special. I'm getting SIX movies for $40. Can't beat it! You can cancel at any time, of course, once your requirement is fulfilled.
#2. Disney Movie Rewards.
How many times have you bought a movie and disregarded the little paper insert inside the front cover for the Disney Movie Rewards Program? Slap yourself. For real. That's a BIG mistake. (One that I have been making too...until a few weeks ago!) Go over to your DVDs and pull out all the papers that are still in your Disney movies. (The covers are stamped with the red and gold star DMR symbol too.) This paper has a code. Go online to www.disneymovierewards.com, register FOR FREE, enter all your codes. You'll get a bunch of points. These points are redeemable for tons of rewards on the site! Periodically, you'll get the change to take free surveys right on the site for bonus points. Just by entering the codes I could find in our movies (around 20) plus taking 3 surveys, I earned enough points to order both Rory and Trace collapsible toy bins (one Princess, one Cars) and have 1000 points left over. I'm banking them for after Christmas. There's no shipping, no costs at all. It's easy and FREE. Plus, by registering your DVDs, you are eligible for Disc Replacement once a year on each of your movies. The cost is 4.99 for DVD and 7.99 for Blu-Rays (or really close to that...I forget. :)) That's way cheaper than buying a new movie and goodness gracious. I will be doing this if Rory's beloved Princess and the Frog ever gets ruined. :)
Now, what are you waiting for?? Go sign up!