The VIP card was given out with the Insider Tours. That was also how you got the now retired Mansion Quest and Pirate Quest stuff. The original Hidden Mickey Quest gave you a print out for a VIP tour that took you behind the scenes of the park. YOu got a card that had a code for the VIP Badge. However, because the tour wasn't doing what it was supposed to. And people were just doing the tour to get the VMK prizes, they decided to shut it down. The tours ended around early to mid-December. And that's also when they stopped giving out the VIP cards.