Christmas is two weeks away and my time for gift shopping is coming down to the wire. This means I must start making plans and figure out how I’m going to shop for the people on my Christmas list without blowing my budget.
American Express membership reward points are a great way to stretch your holiday budget. I’ve been put to the challenge of showing how to stretch your holiday budget by using 40,000 membership reward points and purchasing the perfect gift for five of my loved ones.
This may be a difficult task to shop for five loved ones with 40,000 membership reward points but with planning and budgeting I believe that this can happen.
Small Business Saturday was on November 26th and many people took that day to show their support to small businesses everywhere. While this was a one day event I feel that small businesses need to be supported all of the time, they are the backbone to our economy!
One place I have been window shopping at is Doggie Bow Ties, a small business that makes hair bows for Shih Tzus and Maltese dogs. Every dog wants to be pampered and pretty! Her dog bows are absolutely gorgeous and would make a great Christmas gift for any dog lover.
I’ve also been window shopping for a gift certificate to a local gym, Summit Fitness, as I know my husband loves to go there.
We love small businesses like this as they provide such personalized service and friendly faces that make you feel like you are family.
So over the course of the next week I will be planning and budgeting how I will use my membership reward points. When my mission is completed I will post to let you know how I did and what gifts I selected.
Be sure to check back!
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