Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fa la la la la - MasterCard MarketPlace $100 giveaway!


This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and MasterCard MarketPlace.

I have to say, I was a little late to the shop-online party. This Christmas is the first Christmas that I have bought about 80% of the kids' Christmas gifts online. Choose. Click. Shipped straight to my DOOR. No crowds, no traffic, and it can all be done at two in the morning.

What on earth took me so long??

BlogHer asked me to review the MasterCard MarketPlace, and I have to say, I am having a real big V8 moment. Because I really, really wish that our resident Santa would have gotten on MasterCard MarketPlace BEFORE s/he ordered all her Christmas presents. Because then s/he might have saved some money, and I mean a LOT of money.

Here is how it works. First, you go to MasterCard MarketPlace and create an account, which takes about ten seconds. Easy breezy. Then you browse around looking at the deals that are offered. And the deals? They are good deals. Worth your time deals. If all you want to do is browse the deals, you don’t even have to sign up.

Seriously, I have tried some of these portals before and didn't go back because it was underwhelming. MasterCard Marketplace does not disappoint.

(Oh, if only Santa had known...)
If you have a MasterCard, this holiday season every day (until December 24th, excluding holidays) at 1:00 EST MasterCard® cardholders can take advantage of Holiday Overwhelming Offers at 50% off on top brands by registering at MasterCard MarketPlace.

And the Overwhelming Offers - that's OOs to you and me - are really fantastic. You know how Groupon is doing so well (six billion dollars well) because the deals they offer are truly great deals? MasterCard MarketPlace is utilizing the same strategy.

You camp in front of your computer and wait for the deal to pop up, and then if you like it, you snag it before it sells out and get the thrill of the kill.

I definitely will not shop online again without popping into
MasterCard MarketPlace.

And as part of this review, BlogHer is giving one of you a $100 MasterCard gift card!

All you have to do is leave a comment. And because I have figured out that online shopping GREATLY SIMPLIFIES my Christmas shopping, I want you to tell me your tips for simplifying Christmas. Or mornings. Or keeping track of spare socks. Something. Help a sister out!

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Read the
official rules for alternate form of entry.


Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 31, 2010.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Head over to the BlogHer Review/Giveaway Round-up page for 19 more chances to win! The Official Rules are available here.