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December 22, 2010

MasterCard MarketPlace makes savvy shopping a snap

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and MasterCard MarketPlace - and I'm giving away $100! Contest is now over - but the deals are still happening!

I'm not always the savviest shopper, when it comes to finding great deals. I'm also easily irritated by bargain-hunting crowds and the Extreme Holiday Shopping mentality. I want to get a good deal, but I also want to stay in my comfort zone with familiar retailers and products that I don't have to fight over at 4am. All this adds up to a whole lot of online shopping as the winter holidays approach...and a whole lot of uncertainty that I'm getting a great price.

I know there are sales and discounts out there, but I rarely have time to seek them out. In fact, my inbox is already crowded with mostly-unwanted emails from online retailers, announcing deals that rarely make me sit up and pay attention.

BlogHer asked me to sign up for MasterCard MarketPlace to check out their deals. It took me less than a minute to create an account, and begin selecting merchants that I'd like to receive special deals from. I wanted to see if there were better, more customized deals available through MasterCard MarketPlace.

Lo and behold, I've been really impressed by the significant discounts being offered by some of my favorite stores (helloooooo Sephora!) and the special limited time deals are fabulous (and happen year 'round!) I love that if you've indicated interest in a particular company and signed up for e-mail alerts, you'll receive a heads-up advance notice email so you don't miss the opportunity to shop . This has already helped me check off some important gifts on my list, at a discount that makes me feel like doing the "Rocky At The Top Of The Stairs Fist Pump."

Now, because MasterCard is behind all this - they've got extra special deals for MasterCard cardholders who register with the site. Holiday Overwhelming Offers are these really great, really short-time 50% off offers that get posted every weekday, until December 24th, at 1pm Eastern. That kind of thing makes me hyperventilate with excitement. They say Overwhelming Offers provide Overwhelming joy. Sounds about right to me!

Do you want to easily uncover Black Friday-like deals at deep discounts all year long? Check out MasterCard MarketPlace, and share your favorite deal in the comments. I'm going to be awarding one lucky commenter a $100 MasterCard gift card from BlogHer so you can get your shop on. Not only that - you've got 19 chances to win, because there are 19 other BlogHer Reviewers telling you about their experience with MasterCard MarketPlace this holiday season, and they're all hosting giveaways too. Check the Exclusive Offers section section for more details.


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  • Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 31, 2010.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
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  • You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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