So 2 weeks ago I partnered with American Express to host a USD 250 GIft Card Giveaway! As part of the post I was challenged to buy gifts for 5 love ones using the same gift card as the giveaway plus 40,000 points....!
Here is what I bought and the lucky winner of the giveaway!
1. Quips+Queries Set 2. Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirror 3. Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People 4. The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well 5. Ikat Coffee Mug
I went with classic gifts... gilded cards for one of my friends, a classic and chic Sunburst mirror for my sister-in-law, fabulous coffee table books for my best friend and some chic ikat mugs for my personal trainer!
6.Michael Kors Chronograph Acrylic Tortoise Watch 7.8.and 9. Gap & Banana Republic Gift Certificate
...and here is the best part, I was able to get 4 more gifts using points!!! Have you ever tried buying with points from the Membership Reward Program? I have been using miles for years but never paid much attention to points... ohh are things going to change in my house! I am paying everything with the card now and start getting points!! I didn't even know you can actually buy everything from Amazon with point!
My sister is going to-die when she reads on this post that she is getting a tortoise MK watch for Christmas!! And with the points left I was able to buy 3 gift cards for my kids teachers...!! Now that is reason to celebrate...!!
Thank you so much to all that participated on the giveaway... and all your great advice on how to stay on budget through the holidays!!!! I wish I could have an Oprah moment and have one for each... Ok enough said here we go:
The lucky winner of the USD 250 American Express Gift Card is............ #137 Rebecca Shockley!!
Cograts Rebecca!! Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address!
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