Are you finishing up your shopping online? Stop for a second! If you sign up with Mastercard’s Here’s To Mom holiday promotion between now and 12/31 and make $200 in online purchases with your Mastercard, you can be rewarded with a $20 Mastercard gift card!!!
I signed up a couple of days ago at this link; registration only takes a minute! Then all you have to do is use your registered Mastercard to make $200 in online purchases, and Blammo! You get a Mastercard gift card worth $20 sent to you! Easy-peasy, right?
I’m already on my way to earning that $20. I used my card to pick up some gifts, as well as to catch some awesome discounts and promotions at one of my favorite online boutiques, sneakpeeq.com. I’m very stoked that I was one of the lucky 10,000 to get a free Shoprunner account, so I’ll probably head over to drugstore.com and get some stocking stuffers!
Even if you’ve completed all your gift shopping you can still go online to buy everyday items! Head over to Walmart.com and enjoy free shipping on vitamins, meal replacement bars, toothbrushes and over-the-counter medicines from the pharmacy section. Head to drugstore.com and make at least $25 in purchases to enjoy free shipping on TONS of everyday items. Purchase groceries at Amazon.com or Meijer.com! Buy food and rawhides for the dog! There are tons of places online where you can buy everyday items and quickly earn your $20!
This promotion is all about rewarding Moms for all the hard work they put in during the holiday season. The shopping, the card-addressing, the envelope-licking, the night-long conversations with Santa to make sure all letters and lists are checked twice. There isn’t enough you can do to reward The Mom, who gets the award for Most Stressed Woman each December.
Keep in mind some rules to this promotion: You HAVE to make the purchases using your registered Mastercard, the purchases HAVE to be made online, and they HAVE to be made online AFTER you register your card. So, no Paypal transactions, no offline purchases, and no retroactive credit.
If you’re concerned at all about not using Paypal and giving your card directly to the online retailer, make sure the retailer is secure (you w ill see a locked padlock icon in the corner of your browser.) I recommend going with reputable retailers who have good reputations for being secure.
If you’re still concerned, I’d suggest going to your local Walmart, Walgreens or other similar retailer and purchasing a prepaid Mastercard. These do cost from $3-5 up front, but right now, Greendot is having a promotion in which you get a $5 credit for purchasing one of their cards. So it pays for itself! Add the $20 rebate from Here’s To Mom and you’ve got even more cash back!
To see how others are participating in this promotion, follow the hashtag #heres2mom on Twitter. This promotion is open only to U.S. residents and expires 12/31/11, so get in on it now!
You can also get more info on this and other Mastercard promotions at Mastercard’s Facebook page.
This is an excellent promotion, a great way to earn some extra cash back and save even more money. Remember to spend wisely, buy only what you can afford, and take care of you and yours!!!
This is a sponsored post as part of a shopper insights study by Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.