So I'm sitting here trying to figure out when I can use my free ticket before it expires at the end of the year. It just so happens that we'll be in WDW for a week in November. Because we have already purchased our tickets (using the Disney Visa card's Disney Rewards - free tickets!), we only have one day during the week free.
So could we go to Universal for the day to use my free ticket, and visit both parks?
Let's see - we would need one adult ticket for my wife ($84), two tickets for the kids ($74 each), plus $12 for parking. Add in meals, snacks, etc., and that free ticket would cost us over $300 for the day!
Now I understand why it seems so many people won the free ticket - Universal is banking on the winner taking his family with him/her.
I think we'll stay at Disney for the week where our tickets are truly free.