Holiday Shopper Challenge with American Express – Part 2

By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
December 30, 2011

I was excited to partner with American Express this holiday season and check out the American Express Membership Rewards Program.  I was given the task of purchasing gifts for 4 family members or friends.  With the Membership Rewards points, I chose various gift cards – including gift cards to Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Kohls, and Williams-Sonoma.  Gift cards make awesome gifts in my opinion!  With a gift card, family or friends can search for their perfect gift and choose what they want….when they want.

As part of the campaign, I was also asked to purchase a gift from a small business.  I chose to purchase some fun board games for my parents from a friend who sells Simply Fun Board Games.  My stepmom loves word games, so I purchased for her a word game called Plext.  Let me tell you, it’s a challenging word game and a fun one too!  My dad loves Sudoku, so I purchased for him a board game called Sudoka.  They enjoyed their gifts and I enjoyed supporting a friend’s home-based business while shopping for my parents for Christmas.  Did you support a small business this past Small Business Saturday (November 26th)?  If not, celebrate with us next year or even throughout the year!


In this post, I’d also like to announce the winner of the $250 American Express Gift Card Giveaway.  The winner is #770.  Congratulations to Nadine!  She has been contacted and verified her information for the prize.

I received compensation from American Express to complete this campaign.  The giveaway is sponsored by American Express.  All opinions expressed on this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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