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The Benefit Sale at Downtown Disney: Save & Give Back

posted on September 9th, 2010 by Dara Trujillo, Manager, Merchandise Synergy, Events, and Communication


As you know by now, I’m an avid shopper. I’m constantly on the lookout for the next great deal! But what you don’t know about me is that I’m active member in my community. I’m always looking for a way to give back and help support local initiatives in my neighborhood.

Over the past few months, our Disney Community Relations team in conjunction with Downtown Disney has been working on something BIG – something that not only gives you, our Disney Parks Guests a way to save big on Disney Theme Park Merchandise, but also offers you a way to give back to the local community. A way for us all to make a difference together.

The Benefit Sale at Downtown Disney

So what’s the big idea? It’s called The Benefit Sale. The Benefit Sale is a one day shopping event that will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 5:30am – 9:30am at Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort that engages the local community and generates much needed funding for the Heart of Florida United Way and its local community agencies.

So how exactly does The Benefit Sale work? It’s very easy. All it takes is $5! To participate in The Benefit Sale, Guests must purchase a Benefit Sale Voucher from the Heart of Florida United Way or one of the participating United Way’s local partner agencies. Each Benefit Sale Voucher is $5 and all proceeds of the $5 go directly to benefit the United Way partner agencies and Heart of Florida United Way to support our community’s initiatives.

To say ‘Thank You’ for purchasing a Benefit Sale Voucher from the United Way, Disney Theme Park Merchandise wants you to save big! The Benefit Sale Voucher gives you the opportunity to enjoy early shopping opportunities with incredible discounts of up to 50% – 75% off select merchandise items, special doorbusters, surprise markdowns and more at participating Walt Disney World Downtown Disney Merchandise locations such as World of Disney, Once Upon A Toy, Disney Days of Christmas, D-Street and more!

While I can’t give away all of the great deals that you’ll find at The Benefit Sale, I can let you in on a few secret offers… at The Benefit Sale, you will get the chance to save big on select Toys & Plush and apparel for the entire family. Plus we’ll have select fragrance and beauty specialists from Epcot World Showcase such as Dior, Pucci, Acqua di Parma & Guerlain, Givenchy giving you special offers and gifts with purchase on their latest cosmetics and fragrances.

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be updating The Benefit Sale’s official website, www.TheBenefitSale.com, with up to date information regarding all of our big deals and special offers. Additionally, we will be adding a link back to the United Way, so that you can purchase your Benefit Sale Voucher online directly from the United Way.

The Benefit Sale: Save & Give Back.

Friendly Disclaimer: Original The Benefit Sale Voucher valid only for exchange for The Benefit Sale Wristband. No photocopy or reproduction of Voucher accepted. The Benefit Sale Wristband must be presented to enter participating merchandise locations on Saturday morning, November 6, 2010 from 5:30am – 9:30am and at time of purchase to receive offers. Merchandise and offers valid while supplies last. Offers not valid on any previous purchases nor for phone, e-mail, on-line, or mail orders. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts. Other restrictions may apply. Information and offers are subject to change without notice. The Benefit Sale Voucher and Wristband have no cash value and are non-transferable.

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5 Comments

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Dana on September 9th, 2010 at 11:49 am

What a FANTASTIC idea! Especially before the holidays :) You can shop and donate to a great charity!!!!! Way to go DISNEY!!!!!

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Loretta from FL on September 9th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I am VERY excited about this. My husband and I are there that weekend anyway for the Food & Wine Festival to celebrate our ten year anniversary. Will have to get myself something special! Thank you United Way & Disney :)

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Shelley from VA on September 11th, 2010 at 9:31 am

This sounds amazing!!!!

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Dana on September 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

We had tried to go in and purchase our voucher for the sale, I think it had said by Sept. 17th???? When we did try, it still is saying Coming Soon? Does anyone know when this will be available for purchase? Thanks – Looking forward to it :)

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Anonymous on October 7th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

This looks great! Can’t wait for the sale!

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