It is my favorite time of year! Shopping time! Every year, since I was born I have spent Christmas with my mom. That is a very long time, trust me. This year will be my very first Christmas that I will not be at her or my Grandma’s house opening gifts. This has kind of made us both a little sad inside. I know that growing up and having your own family means cutting the apron strings. Even so, I wanted to show her that I still loved her and was thinking of her at Christmastime.
I was looking for something online that I could have delivered, so I would be there in spirit knocking at her door. I also wanted to get her something that would last. I have a Mastercard and have heard of the MasterCard Marketplace which is an online marketplace that find deals from all over the internet and harnesses them in one place. I was sure I could find a special gift to help finish my list in there.
When I was browsing the Mastercard Marketplace I found a ton of local deals just by entering in my zip code. You can see everything I found online at the Mastercard Marketplace by browsing through my Google Plus Album. I did get sidetracked by these diamond earrings I found!
Okay – I needed to focus! There were so many great deals, I got extremely sidetracked and made a few purchases too many. I am so glad the program is free. All you need is a Mastercard and you can have access to the hundreds of deals in over 20 different categories. You can even share your social shopping experience via Facebook and share these great offers you find with your friends!
I knew I wanted a long lasting gift, and I know my mom has a special love for plants, so I was thinking of finding an online delivery place. I loved that I could tap into florists and gift basket delivery places from all over the states. Thank goodness for FTD right?! I decided against the gift basket cause I know my mom is watching her weight, so I was pleased to find the Enchanted florist. They had a great deal going on where I could pay $19 for a $40 store credit. Woot! That is like 1/2 off!
Mastercard Marketplace navigates you through to where the deal is hosted. Then you can even click through to the seller’s website to see if there is anything you want before you buy. I like that feature because I am a visual person who needs to see what I am getting up front. I was delighted to find that the Enchanted Florist because I found this awesome Holly Plant! I just imagine the FedEx guy knocking on the door with a big old box on Christmas Eve. Then my mom wondering who would be sending her a box on Christmas Eve.
Don’t you think this is just an awesome gift? Check out was super easy and then I was able to order and schedule shipping right online. You can connect with MasterCard to find out more ways you can save and about upcoming special deals on the following social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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