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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Best use of snack credits?

I remember seeing a best use of snack credits listed somewhere, but I don't remember where. Can someone direct me? Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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I cant find the link youre referring to, but I will give you some tips.

My value snacks are as follows:

- cookie ice cream sandwich from the Main St Bakery. Since the MSB is closing soon, they moved these sandwiches to the Plaza Ice Cream shop. They literally hand scoop the icecream onto fresh MASSIVE cookies. OMG its heaven! And its HUGE!

- dole whip...actually, i prefer the citrus swirl (vanilla orange swirl).

- side items at QS such as baked potatoe, fries, bowl of soup.

- ANY pastry from the french bakery. OMG YUM!
I know I have more but im drawing a blank right now.

Anyway, you can find some great tips here:
Maximizing Snack Credits

And here:
Top 6 Snacks
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Not sure if you already saw pics of snacks in this thread??? It'll give you some ideas:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2198183


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Old 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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I cant find the link youre referring to, but I will give you some tips.

My value snacks are as follows:

- cookie ice cream sandwich from the Main St Bakery. Since the MSB is closing soon, they moved these sandwiches to the Plaza Ice Cream shop. They literally hand scoop the icecream onto fresh MASSIVE cookies. OMG its heaven! And its HUGE!

- dole whip...actually, i prefer the citrus swirl (vanilla orange swirl).

- side items at QS such as baked potatoe, fries, bowl of soup.

- ANY pastry from the french bakery. OMG YUM!
I know I have more but im drawing a blank right now.

Anyway, you can find some great tips here:
Maximizing Snack Credits

And here:
Top 6 Snacks
Thank you so much - very helpful!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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Not sure if you saw this thread?

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3017583

Some good tips there too, such as oatmeal etc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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I remember seeing a best use of snack credits listed somewhere, but I don't remember where.
Get the snacks you want. Not the ones with the most value.
That's the best use of snack credits.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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Get the snacks you want. Not the ones with the most value.
That's the best use of snack credits.
Good advice. Water is the only thing I wouldn't use a credit on b/c CS places will give you ice water for free.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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Good advice. Water is the only thing I wouldn't use a credit on b/c CS places will give you ice water for free.
Exactly! I totally agree. Get what you want, but dont bother with the bottled water. Thats a waste of a snack credit.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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Exactly! I totally agree. Get what you want, but dont bother with the bottled water. Thats a waste of a snack credit.
Oh, we'll get what we want, but if I can get a baked potatoe with the fixin's over a cup of tea then that would be a better choice. We've never done the dining plan before and I've got three little kids to feed and keep happy so I want to know my options!! Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #10
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Oh, we'll get what we want, but if I can get a baked potatoe with the fixin's over a cup of tea then that would be a better choice. We've never done the dining plan before and I've got three little kids to feed and keep happy so I want to know my options!! Thanks!
Exactly! Soup, baked potato, or fries (with cheese sauce) is a great value for a snack credit vs a cup of tea!

Depending on their appetites, sometimes a bagel, or oatmeal, or a muffin (all snack credits) for breakfast is all they need! My DS12 doesnt eat much in the morning, so he's fine just nibbling on a muffin or something instead of having a full breakfast. Oh btw, you can also get a fruit cup as a snack. Thats another great item for ppl who arent big on morning meals.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #11
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2nd time writing this out - i'm new here. i keep on clicking 'preview' thinking it's the 'post' button. by the time i find out i'm wrong, i've already closed my browser tab! argh!!! silly me.

anyway... i actually found this site that allowed you to download a list of snacks by location in DW. the snacks were sub-categorized by location within the park or resort.

if i recall this site, i will come back to re-post it. i think if you google "magicaldreamtours' you might get the site.

for me, i am using snacks as a filler on days i've made reservations for a brunch and/or dinner buffet. i'm not a big dessert lover so i'll be looking for places that give snacks such as:

- croissant ham/cheese sandwich
- bagel and cream cheese
- yogurt parfaits
- bowl of soup
- side fries

i read a some cool tip on using snack credits when you end up having leftovers at the end of your trip:

- resorts are pretty good at letting you use them for a packable lunch to eat on the plane or on the way home

- get some souvenier candies, mickey rice krispie pops (as they are wrapped up) and other things that are packaged for you to take home and give out to friends/family
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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- croissant ham/cheese sandwich
WOW! Where do you get that for a snack credit? Sadly with all the character buffets we go to, we never finish our snacks. It's such a waste. This time we're switching resorts half way through so I only purchased the dining plan for the first half of our trip!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #13
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WOW! Where do you get that for a snack credit? Sadly with all the character buffets we go to, we never finish our snacks. It's such a waste. This time we're switching resorts half way through so I only purchased the dining plan for the first half of our trip!
France, Epcot at the Boulangerie Patisserie

i will try to see if this still is true - you never know when they might change the menu.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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The last day we were there, we had a boatload of snack credits left. I bought a few dozen of those large Disney suckers they sell in most of the gift shops. I think they were about five bucks a piece. Our kids handed them out to friends as souvenirs. For us, it ended up being a great use of our remaining snack credits.

But was it the best use of our snack credits? Probably not. I'm sure they cost Disney virtually nothing. But we (the kids) certainly got a lot of fun out of them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #15
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Our favorite snacks are the cinnamon buns from Main Street Bakery! Amazing! This last trip the kids happened to fall asleep at dinner time so DH and I got to splurge on those for dinner. Hehehe.
Our kids also love the bags of kettle corn especially when we catch the movies by the pool at the end of the night. Our kids also love the chocolate covered marshmallows on the Mickey straws. The snack is good and they get the straw for their refillable mugs.
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