Last month, I began hearing about a new promotion that Mastercard was running for the holidays called Here’s To Mom…and I thought to myself, “I’m a mom. I shop online anyway, and I could use an extra $20! I might as well check this out.”
What is the Here’s To Mom promotion?
It’s simple, really. Mastercard knows how much moms like us do for others all year long, so they came up with a way for us to treat ourselves! You register your Mastercard credit or debit card here and do your online shopping as you normally would, but make sure that you use your Mastercard to pay for your purchases – which I was going to do anyway because my only credit card is a Mastercard!
Once you spend $200 online using your registered Mastercard, you will receive an email advising you that you have earned a $20 rewards card!
How awesome is that?! I will tell you, it’s very awesome.
I registered my Mastercard credit card on Cyber Monday, November 28th before I did my online shopping for Christmas. I bought my daughter’s new camera from Walmart.com and a live Christmas tree from Sears.com – using my Mastercard, of course – and on December 5th, I received my email that my reward was ready to be redeemed! It was really fast, so I am hoping that I receive my rewards card by Christmas weekend so that I can use it to buy things at the after Christmas sale at Target (I love buying Christmas decorations for the next year once they get marked down!).
The registration process incredibly easy!
- Go to the Here’s to Mom promotion on Mastercard.com.
- Enroll using your Mastercard – it can be a debit or credit card, but you can not use a Paypal debit.
- Shop online using your Mastercard until December 31st, 2011.
- After you’ve spent $200.00, you will receive an email confirming that you’ve earned your reward.
- Follow the redemption instructions (mine were just to verify my name and address) and your reward is said to arrive in 1 to 2 weeks!
NOTE: You do not have to spend the $200.00 at one place or at one time in order to qualify for the $20 gift card. You can earn it on big purchases that total over $200.00 or spend different amounts; as soon as your total purchases on your Mastercard reach $200.00, they will notify you! You can shop at any online merchant to qualify for this reward!
The Mastercard Here’s To Mom promotion expires on December 31st, so you still have time to get last minute Christmas shopping done online to count towards your $200.00! If you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, you should still register because you never know what unexpected gift or household expense will pop up at the last minute – you can still earn that $20 gift card!
I always take advantage of the after-Christmas sales online, and you can use those towards earning your $20 gift card as well!
For more information and to keep up to date on all of Mastercard promotions, make sure to “Like” MasterCard on Facebook!
And don’t forget to RSVP for the Here’s To Mom Twitter party on December 15, 2011 at 1 pm eastern time for a chance to win great prizes, like a $25, $50 or $100 gift card!
RSVP here and follow #Heres2Mom!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions and photos are my own!