It’s that time of year where I feel like I’m spending hours shopping for the perfect gift, since this is the season of weddings and graduations. I love shopping, but the pressure to get the right thing is heavy. Finding a gift that suits someone can be tough when you know someone well, but if you don’t, you’re often left with the dilemma: what to buy that he/she won’t want to re-gift?
That’s why I’m going to go shop at Staples this afternoon so I can stock up on gift cards. Mastercard gift cards solve so many problems, including how to fit in the time you need to make sure you recognize the celebrant in the proper way. And what newlywed or graduate won’t welcome a gift card that allows them to purchase pretty much anything they want without limitation of a certain store?
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If you shop at Staples between today, April 23, and April 29, you can even score more than the perfect gift: you can get a free $20 gift card by rebate for yourself if you buy $300 or more worth of Mastercard gift cards! Use your rewards card to buy them and earn even more points for your own use in the future. (Earning points or a percentage back on our purchases makes it easier for us to spend without worry, too, since we know we’re getting rewarded for using the card.)
With four kids, I’ve bought more end-of-year gifts for teachers than I can count. Gift cards were always a favorite, stuck in a thank you note along with some homemade cookies. I’ve also used them to thank special education aides or as a donation to the class room library or parent-teacher group so they can meet their end-of-year budgets for necessary school items.
Be sure to shop at Staples by April 29 to get your $20 gift card by rebate when you purchase $300 worth of Mastercard gift cards. If you’re not sure where your local Staples is, check the store locator list here. What would you spend your $20 card on? I’m renovating my downstairs bathroom, so I should spend mine there, but I’m thinking it would be fun to go Spring clothes shopping, too. Decisions, decisions…
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Who do you buy gifts for at this time of year? I’m headed out to the store later today for this month’s slew of gifts. Now I know what to buy without sorry!