Welcome to MouseHacking
Your guide to travel hacking Disney destinations
We created this "Start Here" page to provide some guidance and clarity to our readers. We're hoping to reach people who want to know how they can save on their Disney vacations (or how they can get more bang for their buck). Many of you are probably long-time Disney travelers who never thought "travel hacking" could help you save on a Disney vacation. Or you're planning your first trip, maybe the only trip you'll take for the next few years, and you'd like to know how to save on the most magical experience there is.
If you're in one of these groups, you're probably a bit put off by the idea of "travel hacking". You're worried about your credit score, or you think getting these cards is only worth it if you travel a lot. Maybe you see these amazing cards and think "there's no way I can pay that annual fee every year!" If you've had any of these thoughts, then you're on the right page. The below posts have one goal: to make you more comfortable with the idea of using points and miles to fund your Disney experiences.
Hitting the minimum spend to earn a signup bonus shouldn't stress you out. By being organized and knowing what you can pay for with your new card, you'll earn those huge bonuses with minimal effort.
The annual fees on some of the cards we discuss might make you sweat, but there's actually plenty of ways to make sure the value you get is way more than the annual fee!
As with all things, your mileage may vary in applying for cards. There are three commonly applied rules that you need to know about when you start travel hacking. You'll need to keep these in mind as you start applying for cards.
If it involves points, it isn't really "free." Here's what you need to remember before parting with the points you've earned.