Early Christmas prep… How I’m getting ready for this crazy season!

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So, I am starting early with my Christmas preparations. I thought I had it all together last year – I ended up ordering all my Christmas gifts online mid-December, but there was a delay with the mail during the busy holiday season, so I ended up being really stressed out with the delivery of everything (as they were gifts for all my nieces and nephews). All the gifts I ordered did not arrive until Christmas Eve – can you believe it! If they didn’t come in I wouldn’t have even had time to get replacement gifts. I definitely don’t need the extra stress that close to the holidays again this year so, this time around, I am getting ready in advance. I would much rather spend the holidays enjoying family time. The mood is lighter than usual, laughter seems to come easier, and we are all appreciating each other’s company that much more. We love being together any time of year, but it’s extra special for us to be able to give thoughtful gifts that put smiles on everyone’s faces.

My very wise and much older (3 whole years) sister, taught me that when choosing a credit card to make sure they have awesome rewards. Spending time with her and her family is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I recently learned about the MBNA suite of rewards cards and I chose to apply for the MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®.t’s great because I can redeem for cash back, merchandise (their online catalogue is super easy to navigate) gift cards (perfect for the holidays), charitable donations and even travel. Oh, and not to mention, if your application is approved, you get 10,000 bonus points after your first eligible purchase (conditions apply, of course)!

This card is perfect for me because it’s actually like having five rewards cards rolled into one. Christmas shopping can be really overwhelming, but when you are picking up the perfect gifts for the ones you love the most, how can you go wrong? With my MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®, it feels amazing to have the flexibility and freedom to redeem my points a number of ways! Especially around the holidays. To learn more about how you can apply and start collecting points (if approved) check out this link!

Watch out for Part 2 & Part 3 of this series to find out how this card has helped throughout this crazy season!

Now I just have to decide on gifts for 10 nieces and nephews who change their minds weekly about whatever they have been wanting for Christmas their “whole lives” as they put it, so I can be their favorite, as usual. Wish me luck.

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