To close the loop on this, “downgrading” points is technically possible, but not all CM’s know how to do it. Basically, the CM has to submit the bill for approval to use points. The cash register will either approve or deny (I don’t know exactly how it works, but I saw CMs do it a few times)
In my experience, this is how it works and all of it works in Disney’s favor:
- 1 TS point can be exchanged in for 1 QS point. This is a totally unfair trade. I think you can try to get an extra drink or snack with the meal, but that’s about it.
- 1 QS point can be traded in for roughly 3 snack points, but I think it depends on the snacks.
As an example, on the last day, we had 3 QS points and with those points we got:
- 2 breakfast entrees
- fruit cup
- an 8 oz. juice
- an 8 oz. milk
- 2 cappucinos
I suspect that I might have been able to get a second snack cup as well.
The key is to tell the CM that you wish to use points and that you don’t want them to go to waste. I think most of them will understand how to do it.