Best Gift Cards for Holiday Gifting #ChoiceCards17

Finding a thoughtful present for each person in your life can translate to lots of early holiday stress. Especially since the last celebration of this year is next week! No pressure, right? Panic mode enabled! My anxiety thinking starts to kick in: Will the items be delivered on time? Will the person like the gift? And so on.

To add to this, the hard to shop for people, I save until the last minute. For these gifts, I procrastinate and vacillate on what to buy. I naively hope that some wonderful gift idea will pop up before December 22nd. Such a risk taker, I know!

Well now there is an awesome gift card that covers several different retailers and restaurants! Enter the Choice Card gift card — from now until December 25, 2017, pick up the Choice Card for family, friends or even co-workers. Even better, there is no fee to purchase these cards in-store. Not a bad idea to have a few of these on hand for the hard to shop for folks! Plus, this reduces holiday stress and anxiety by 95% (*not based on actual research — it just feels like that amount).

Here are the different cards that are available:

The Dining Out Gift Card: Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, Panera Bread, Jamba Juice, Cold Stone Creamery, Buffalo Wild Wings

The Teen’s Choice Gift Card: Cheesecake Factory, Nike, Regal Cinemas, Burger King, Cold Stone Creamery, Jamba Juice, Dave & Busters

The Ultimate Eats Gift Card of the West – Available only in west coast locations, and on Cheesecake Factory, Jamba Juice, Baja Fresh, Sweet Tomatoes, Souplantation, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

The Ultimate Eats Gift Card of the Midwest – Available only in midwest locations, and on Cheesecake Factory, Jamba Juice, Boston Market, Panera Bread, Steak ‘n Shake

The Ultimate Eats Gift Card of the Southeast – Available only in southeast locations, and on Cheesecake Factory, Jamba Juice, Boston Market, Shoney’s, Steak ‘n Shake

The Ultimate Eats Gift Card of the Southwest – Available only in southwest locations, and on Cheesecake Factory, Jamba Juice, Noodles And Co, Panera Bread, Pappasito’s Cantina, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

So, get out there and get your holiday shopping done! Offer ends December 25, 2017. Disclaimer: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Get 5% Back With Five Back Promotion #5Back17 #ad

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are here. I am so ready to get the majority of my shopping done in a few quick shopping trips. For the movie fanatics in my family, there is a gift card for them. AMC gift cards! One of the great things about giving movie gift cards is that most people can use and enjoy them during the holiday break.

Plus, AMC gift cards are great for almost anyone on your list (co-workers, family and friends). Yet, before I head out to start (and finish) my shopping I need to consider the savings opportunities. Right now, there is a great offer that can help save up to $19 with purchase of a $500 Visa Gift Card (after use at select retailers*).

The way it works is: first, pick up a Five Back Visa Gift Card. They can be purchase from one of the following stores:  Office Max, Giant Eagle, Publix, Lowe’s Hardware Stores and Albertsons Family Stores including: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Jewel and ACME. Also, you can buy it online at  

Next, when you shop at participating retailers (see list below), earn 5% back to your Visa Gift Card.

Voila, that’s it. Now, it is time to get the shopping done and hopefully squeeze in a movie to celebrate!

*Earn 5% back on your Visa Gift Card when you shop or dine at: AMC Theaters, Gap Brands, Old Navy, Sephora, Bass Pro, Nike, Williams Sonoma Brands, Outback and MORE! Fine the full list of participating retailers and restaurants visit: Offer ends December 15th, 2017.

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When It’s Time

I have been mulling over this for a while now. Yet, I think it is time. You know the point where you have to question whether making repairs on your old car makes sense? I am at that point.

Next year, my car will be 18 years old. That is just a few years younger than the youngest in our family. Sigh.

I had the opportunity to drive a Nissan Altima this past week. All I can say is, wow! The difference in driving and handling compared to my car is significant. While I liked the Altima, my all time favorite car is the Honda Accord. However, I am keeping my options open.

While I fret over the idea of car payments, I found a useful tool on the site.  The multi-car comparison page has a list of car comparisons which is a great tool. For example, they have a post that compares 2017 sedans.

Spoiler alert. Of course, Honda placed #1 on that list.

If you are in the market for a new car or even just researching different options, check their site out.

Disclaimer: I partnered with for this post. All opinions are my own.

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