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This year I plan on doing as little Holiday shopping in-stores as possible. In fact, after going out last weekend and remember the insane craziness that ensues after Thanksgiving – I am really hoping that I get everything on my list accomplished this week and then online shopping for the rest of the items. I’d rather spend my time after Thanksgiving setting up Christmas decorations and enjoying the Holiday instead of stressing about what to get for everyone! I’ve also discovered that online shopping has just been made easier from MasterPass from MasterCard. I have been a MasterCard holder for quite some time now – and have always been impressed with them, but this Holiday season I’m even more impressed. I often find myself sitting in bed after the kids head off to sleep with my laptop on my lap – doing some online shopping. The problem usually comes when I decide to make a purchase, and *ugh* my purse is on the other side of the house. But I’m all comfy and in my pajamas – so I save things to my cart, with the intent of coming back the next morning to purchase them – and then I never remember to!
Now that I’ve signed up for MasterPass from MasterCard and I can just type in my username (email or phone number) and password into the checkout area of a site that uses MasterPass and instantly my credentials show up! How easy is that! (So much easier than me trying to memorize my credit card number, expiration, and CVV – which I have honestly tried to do!).
This week I was browsing the toy list on BassPro shops – looking for the perfect Christmas or Birthday present for my almost 5 year old – and this amazingly perfect truck with boat trailer, boat, atv, and jetski was the first thing I saw. Looking through Andrews toys – you’ll notice a trend. He likes all things with wheels, and even better if it tows something. His entirely favorite gift last year at Christmas, with all the hundreds of dollars that were spent on him – was this little bitty $4 truck with trailer and boat. He played with that for HOURS. After he lost the trailer to the truck, I have spent countless hours searching for the same toy or something better for him – and had to hide the truck and boat so he wouldn’t be reminded of it. (The things moms do!) But this year, he is going to be amazed with my purchase from BassPro!
Now I can relax about his gift, knowing that I likely got him his favorite gift of the year – and enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season with him! First thing on our list? Seeing Santa Tonight!
This Christmas – Be sure to make it special and not to stress too much over getting the perfect gift! Enjoy the season, utilize online shopping to avoid crowds, and shop early to avoid shipping mishaps! Also, be sure to sign up for MasterPass and shop at your convenience for great gifts!