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Old 02-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #346 (permalink)
 
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Actually, there is a website/blog I follow called Couponing to Disney and that is how she finances her yearly WDW for her family of four....just what you ladies are talking about. Any money she saves with sales or coupons, for things she normally buys she puts the "saved" money into her Disney fund.

So you're thinking is spot on!
Ok, so the money I save on the mani-pedi will go into my savings for my next trip!

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Lovely package with great info. Those prices for spa treatments seem very good to me.
I keep reading the booklet over and over. I leave 4 weeks from Saturday!
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I keep reading the booklet over and over. I leave 4 weeks from Saturday!
Not long until we see you then!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:32 AM   #348 (permalink)
 
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Not long until we see you then!
I know!! I'm enjoying your WDW TR, especially for this day you're posting about now. It was my last day there, and thanks you you both (and Heather and Jese) it was GREAT!!
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Wow. That's coming up fast!
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I know!! I'm enjoying your WDW TR, especially for this day you're posting about now. It was my last day there, and thanks you you both (and Heather and Jese) it was GREAT!!
It's so much reliving it and even more so, as I know we get to see you again soon!
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I've already missed so much, So glad I hoped on today as it's almost time for your African Adventure an I didn't want to miss it!!
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WOW 4 weeks and you will be on your special trip. Time is sure flying by. How exciting!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #353 (permalink)
 
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Wow. That's coming up fast!
Not fast enough!

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It's so much reliving it and even more so, as I know we get to see you again soon!
I still can't believe I'll be in London with you both!

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I've already missed so much, So glad I hoped on today as it's almost time for your African Adventure an I didn't want to miss it!!
Glad you found the report-- haven't seen you posting lately. Welcome!

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WOW 4 weeks and you will be on your special trip. Time is sure flying by. How exciting!!!
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Pre-trip charity donation

About 15 years ago I started making a donation to a local child-welfare charity before every trip. I know many people do something like this. My version is to look up the current value of a childís WDW meal plan and donate that amount for every day of my trip to a local charity. Iíve given to various charities through the years. It makes me feel a bit better about my lucky ability to go to WDW frequently. Some years itís harder than others to come up with the donation, but, really, if I canít afford to do this I shouldnít be splurging on a WDW vacation! For this trip I thought Iíd donate to a local South African charity. I know the need there is great, as the divide between wealthy and rock-bottom poor seems to be only increasing. The laws of apartheid are in the past, but not many of the injustices. I had no idea how to choose a charity because of the corruption that exists and I wanted to select a charity that was local to the areas Iíd be visiting. I sent a message to our PassPorter Sakana (Elizabeth) and got some great advice and insight from her. She is currently living in South Africa with the Peace Corps. Iíve made donations to the two organizations she recommended: a local soccer club scouting organization. Itís a small thing to do, but it makes me feel good and I hope it will make a difference!

We're supposed to be getting one of the biggest storms ever here starting mid-day tomorrow. That's saying a lot, as we've had some monster storms! It seems likely that we'll lose power, so I might not be posting much. I just hope if we do lose power it won't be long, as it won't take long to get very cold inside with near-hurricane force winds and freezing temps! Good luck to everyone here in the Northeast! I have food I can eat without cooking and visited my mother today, so I can stay put inside until things get shoveled and plowed.
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Laurie, that's a wonderful thing to do, and your choice of a South African charity is just so perfect! Those organizations will surely benefit from your generosity!
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What a wonderful thing to do! Safe stay in the storm.
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What a wonderful thing to do!

And be careful! We are bracing here in CT too! I really really hope we don't lose power - we have for the last two hurricanes (both times it was for many days....the first one a full week!), can't imagine! Stay warm, and check in here if you can to let us know you are okay!
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Stay safe and warm! I like how you came up with your donation amount. Great pick on the charity!
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What a wonderful thing you do!! Stay safe and hope it is not too bad for you guys on the East coast!
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