Saving Money on Disney Vacations since 2006
- Sep 6, 2014
That is a crazy loaded question...You ask it to 50 churners, you might get 50 different answers.I think I've seen this discussed before, how many times do you need to use a SW CP for it to be "worth it"?
Some food for thought:
- To earn a CP you have to earn 110,000 SW points. Even if you NEVER used the CP, the 110k points is worth > $1,600 in flights for one person. They don't expire for 2 years after earning them AND they're easy to keep active by simply earning 1 SW point in some fashion.
- You could also just cash those points out for something like Amazon gift cards (I think that's still an option) and it's worth $1,100 that way...
- I'm not saying it makes ANY sense to earn a CP and not use it, but the points themselves have A LOT of value. I'd say to pursue a CP you have to at LEAST be using it once...otherwise, there are likely better card options out there for you.
- Every time you use the CP you are either saving (a) the points value or (b) the cash value of the flight you took. So thus, the more often you use it the more value you'll get.
- So if you used it 3 times on $200 Round Trip Flights you saved $600 OR $600 worth of points
- BUT let's say you just used it once but that happened to be an $800 round trip flight at Christmas. Well now your CP was worth $800 (or $800 in points)
- Depending on when you earn this, you can have it for up to 23 months so that's a lot of time to allow for flights. I think most people who get it are flying at least 3-4 times when they have it.
- The good news is those 110k SW points don't need to be used during that time period so even if you don't use the CP a lot you'll still have all of the leftover points for future free flights!