I’m getting a little verklempt looking at the pictures from last Christmas. The noise, the mess, the whole family in one room, that’s what Christmas is to me. The picture above. Family chaos at it’s finest.
This Christmas we are gone, so gifting is at a minimum for us. When the opportunity came to write about my love of gift cards (and then pass on my love to you through a giveaway!) I jumped right on board.
Gift cards are an intergral part of our Christmas and this Christmas even more so.
Santa brings gift cards in the kids stocking every year, mostly Chapters gift cards so they can pick out a new book. My son has graduated to the point where he really wants ITunes gift cards as well, of course.
This year we are on a Disney cruise Christmas day so we have decided that the kids will take their stockings on the cruise ship and Santa will fill them there and leave the big gifts at home. So Santa needs something very small and discreet for stockings this year and gift cards most certainly fit the bill!
My Dad is the gift card king. Not that he gives them, but that we siblings almost always get together and buy him one. Last year it was a Bass Pro gift card so that he could purchase gear to come ice fishing with us. When you are like my Dad and just buy yourself what you need, when you need it, you become a very hard person to buy Christmas gifts for, other than the usual aftershave. (Don’t laugh, we DO get him aftershave, but at least we buy him Eternity for Men!)
The other man in the family that is impossible to buy for. Perhaps it’s genetic? Father and Son? Whatever the case may be, my brother is also king of gift cards BUT he also loves to give them to all of us. He gives out gift cards like they are candy at Christmas, I kid you not.
If you are an avid Airmiles collector like I am, there is big Airmiles Bonus event going on for ITunes gift cards until December 12th! For all the nitty gritty details, read below:
From now until December 12th, if you buy a $50 iTunes gift card you’ll receive 50 bonus Air Miles!
The offer runs now until Dec 11 in Sobeys Atlantic
The offer runs now until Dec 12 in Metro Ontario, Safeway, KATZ (Rexall & PharmaPlus) Ontario, and Lawtons.
Here is a breakdown of the provinces:
Metro Ontario – ONTARIO only
KATZ (Rexall & PharmaPlus) Ontario – ONTARIO only
Safeway – Alberta, British Columbia , Manitoba, Saskatchewan.
Lawtons – Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI
Sobeys Atlantic – Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI
So now it’s time to enter for your own gift card! Enter below to win a $50 ITunes gift card! Good luck everyone!
“Disclosure: I am part of the Blackhawk Holiday Gift Card Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”