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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.

Rules:

  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
  • a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  • b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  • c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  • d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
  • Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 31, 2010.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
  • You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • The Official Rules are available here.

Comments

My favorite deals at the moment are the 65% off Lands'End and the 40% off Ann Taylor Loft (can you tell I could use some new clothes?). I'd seen the commercials, but never checked out Mastercard Marketplace before. Lots of good deals!

I'm all for deals, but feel my time is too valuable to camp out overnight and/or wait in line.

Mastercard Marketplace has pretty great deals going on in fact I like the 70% off victoria secret. Actually Im loving that! =D

elgrandemich at hotmail dot com

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/onepetalatatime/status/17722541208502273

elgrandemich at hotmail dot com

Cool offers at Mastercard Marketplace. I thinking about making good use of the $100 off dell since im looking in to buying a new dell lap top.

stothejtothec(at)hotmail(dot)com

I like the deal for 50% off at Macy's.

tweet-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/17729633969504256

I like the Victoria's Secret save up to 70% on the most popular list for women. And on the most popular list for men is Restaurant.com for 80% off.

I love the $10 free gift card with $50 Godiva purchase but it expires today

thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

I looooove a good deal! Looks like there are some good deals to be had there! Thanks for sharing it with us

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sounds like a great deal! I'd love to win.

Sears $35 off a $300 purchase

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/17765831328923648

50% off deals are alright with me.

It would be fun to do some shopping with this gift card!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/17782613049614336

I took advantage of the Disney store sale which had buy one stuffed animal, get one free + they will donate one to Toys for Tots. Not only are you getting a bargain, you are helping a child in need.

Deals are the best - I like to find the best one out there!

Thanks for the super fun giveaway! So rad!!

Loving the 50% off sales with an additional 20-40% off at several retailers in our area

Great giveaway!

I love 50 - 70% off at Victoria's Secret. I'm allergic to their perfume in the stores, so shopping online is perfect for me!

I like the Land's End 60% off deal
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

I really like the brookstone ipad carrying case deal!


I like Barnes & Noble: Up To 45% Off deal
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/17830036685983744

OOOOOOHHHH. I love a good deal. Hoping I win. ~Andrea

deals ,deals deals

I found up to 45% off at Barnes and Noble! I was also impressed by 40% off at Ann Taylor.

i just LOVE AnnTaylor Loft - and at 40% off? even better!

Up to 70% off at JC Penney looks amazing to me!

I just saw a 40% off at Ann Taylor Loft. Perfect for work clothes!

Amazing Giveaway!

$25 off a $50 purchase at Home Depot! That is awesome!!

All the deals I have seen have really impressed me! This could be one of my new favorite ways to shop!

LOVE the Target offer: Save Up to 70% Plus Earn 2x WOWPoints for each dollar you spend. I could rack up a lot of points with the amount of money I spend at Target!

Their deals on Sears gift cards are AMAZING!! $50.00 off $100.00 gift card, can't beat that!! :)

jennfir7796 at gmail.com

Tweeted about your g/a @JennOldaker

http://twitter.com/#!/JennOldaker/status/18036403153670144

jennfir7796 at gmail.com

I went shopping at the mall for the first time this year a couple of days ago and was quickly reminded why I did all my shopping online this year!! Marketplace sounds like yet another reason to stay home, chill out and shop in my jammies!!

tweeted too! http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/18068818861490176

I like the Save 10% Storewide Plus Free Standard Shipping at Kodak deal.

Wow MasterCard MarketPlace seems like an AMAZING place to find deals!!! thanks for telling me about it

I like the 50 percent off at the disney store.

There's some really great deals at this site. I just saw the JcPenney up to 70% deal and love it!
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

very cool! I love a deal!

My favorite deal is the up to 70 precent off JC PENNY.
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

restaurant.com - 80% off
tvollowitz at aol dot com

I love the $100 off Dell, we are looking for a new laptop for hubby and this is perfect

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/18147298831761408

wii for 100

walgreens buy 2 get 1 free

I love the 50% off at Macy's deals!

My favorite is the 50% off at Macy's!

I saw $25 off $50 at Home Depot...I spend so much money there; our old house needs work. What a fantastic site and what a great deal.

http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/18239890919530496

I LOVE MACY'S SO THE 50 PERCENT OFF IS GREAT FOR ME

I love 50 - 70% off at Victoria's Secret.
I could get a whole new wardrobe.

I like 50% off macys

tweet
http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/18334766990368768

the penney's deals are good

tweet http://www.threekidcircus.com/auditions/2010/12/mastercard_marketplace_makes_s.html less than 5 seconds ago

i missed a chance to get it but my favorite offer would be the $25 Off $50 Sears e-Gift Card at Sears

40%-70% off at JCPenney is amazing! I'm pretty impressed by the quantity of different deals from so many places!

Ooh, the 40% off Ann Taylor Loft would be great!

Thanks for the chance to win, and happy holidays. :)

70% off at JC Penney is great I buy most of my work clothes there. Thanks for the chance to win this $100.

I like the $25 off $50 at Home Depot. I need some Gardening supplies for this coming season.

I always post great deals on my site http://icoulduseadeal.com/
Today there are some good free Amazon downloads.

http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/18411304855281665 tweeted
http://icoulduseadeal.com/

We are a Kohls loving family... love the 15% off $100 going on right now. With my Kohls Bucks, plus all that is on sale -- WONDERFUL!

@LiveLaughLoveCj tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/LiveLaughLoveCj/status/18430499668103168

Up to 70% at JCPenny is my favorite.

I have retweeted.

http://twitter.com/JennOldaker/status/18036403153670144

Thanks for sharing this site. I plan to spend time checking it out.

carolhynes16(at)yahoo.com

I love the new Netbook from Best Buy.com

Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/18456118833446912

Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2010/12/three-kid-circus-auditions-mastercard.html

50% off Macy's is fantastic! Thank you and Happy Holidays to you!

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/18473018355355648

$50 off $100 Sears giftcard

Lovely deal! sweet 50% off at Macy's! Thanks for the giveaway!

The 50% off deals are great.

The Restaurant.com deal 80% Off -- Get $25 Gift Certificates For Only $2 Each is great.

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/clc408/status/18655413624905729

Love the 50% off at Macy's! Awesome shopping tool! Thanks
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

tweeted-http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/18707907734409216

I love the Victoria's Secret 50% off deal-I love their perfume!

dwellenstein at cox dot net

I like the 50% off at Macy's!

up to 75% off at Sephora
Merry Xmas! Thanks!
Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com
janna@feedyourpigblog.com
www.feedyourpigblog.com

I LOVE RETAIL DEALS, ESPECIALLY THE MACY'S 50% OFF GOING ON RIGHT NOW, SO THANKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

2ND ENTRY TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/18911906035146752 ! kytah00@yahoo.com

I'm loving the save 40%-70% off JCPenney at the moment
chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

I tweeted about this
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/18915216133722113

I agree with your thoughts here and I really love your blog! I've bookmarked it so that I can come back & read more in the future.

I am sure the 50% off deals are the best. Just found out about this site, so I will be sure to check it out.
marybug2@yahoo.com

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/19030428270723073

I'm liking the 50% off on Macys!

Tweeted at
http://twitter.com/justthething4u

My favorite deal is the Macy's.

65% off from Sealy!!!! I wish I'd known this before I bought my mattress. What a great deal!

So nice to have somebody finding the deals for you!

Tweet
http://twitter.com/BLWAGNER99/status/19114590398844928

What a cool giveaway!

I just love the Up to 75% Off at Sephora. I spend so much money there

My favorite deal is the up to 75% off of Sephora!

dancinbluegirl90 at gmail dot com

Up to 70% off at JC Penney sounds pretty good to me--there is so much we could use from there, like some new cookware.

Target $5 off $50

I like the 20% off of the Wyndham Hotel Group...would be useful for our next trip to visit the in-laws!

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

One of my favorite deals was the $25 off a $50 Sears GC. Now they currently offer up to 70% off at Shopbop.com
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

My favorite deal is 75% off certain sephora items!!! And free shipping on purchases over $50!

an_original_username at comcast dot net

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/HavensTwit/status/19284860346572800

My favorite deal is the Hewlett-Packard Red Tag Sale: Save up to 50% off plus Free Shipping!

The $50 off $100 at Lowes was outstanding.

tesashel225 (@) aol (.com)

$50 Off $100 at Lowe's

I love the $50 Off $100 at Lowe's

I like the 75% off at Sephora.

Their $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate for only $8 looks like a great deal!

Save up to 60% on Weekly Deals and Earn 2x WOWPoints

How can you beat that?

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/19543287333392384

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

I like the 80% off restaurant.com deal!

My favorite deal is 80% off at restaurant.com.

I like the $25 Off $50 Sears e-Gift Card deal. Not only useful for gifts but I could use it for myself too.

This is such a treat and so much fun to enter this contest!

This so much fun!!!!!! Contest and MC :)

50 percent off Macy's!

I like the $25 off $50 at Sephora. thank you!

50% off at macy's is my fave!
rmartinclarke @ gmail.com

I love getting up to 75% off at Sephora!

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mickeycoutts/status/19639334109978624

I like the Barnes and Noble deal

the JC Penney and Kohl's deals are great :)

50% off at Macy's! I've been wanting to get a pair of boots (my first pair... and I'm ashamed to say that I'm 27...)

I'm loving the Lenovo's year end sale to save up to 41% on select ThinkPads
hmhenderson At yahoo DOT com

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/19703078676594688
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

My favorite deals are at Macy's ,at 50% off I love the sweater dresses!!This is awesome too!! The JM Collection Sweater, Wool Cardigan
Orig. $59.00
Now $21.99 plus an extra 15% off on Wed!! Yippee!!
Thanks for the chance

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/velvet1116/status/19746365101838336
Thanks

The 50 off at Macy's is my most favorite deal
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

I like the PetCareRX Save up to 50% Plus Extra 25% Off Sitewide deal.

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/19813795614429184

My favorite deal at MarketPlace would have to be the 30% off offer at HP. What a great way to save on accessories for my HP laptop or printer!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/19823547589328896

I like the 80% off deal at Restaurants.com

the macy's 50% off is great

80% Off -- Get $25 Gift Certificates For Only $2 Each. Now that's a deal!

Great giveaway! I'm always looking for a deal!
paigewiley16 AT gmail DOT com

this would be really handy-

http://marketplace.mastercard.com/coupons/target/earn-2x-points/deal/28254/uSource/HPHO

https://twitter.com/gvwys/status/19879239222304768

70% off Victoria's Secret sounds good to me!

I like the $25 Restaurant.com certificates for $2.

dogsrock at insightbb dot com

I like this priceline.com deal.

http://marketplace.mastercard.com/coupons/hotel-deals/save-up-to-50/deal/35622/uSource/HPHO

Tweet
http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/19919008182571009

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/EverydayVibrant/status/19929855021809664

$50 off $100 at lowes!!!sweet

50% off Macy's is awesome!

I love the 70% off at Victoria Secrets. Nice!

I tweeted too:

http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/20000902677004288

i LOVE the Free HD LCD When You Get DIRECTV offer! o.O

Hi, I'm most excited about the Up To 65% Off deal at Lands' End. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/20081166413471744

anything home depot related!

Right now Levono has 41% off on select ThinkPads. I would love one of those!

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/20140876974006272

I like the 50% off at Macys deal.

I love the fandango deals.

NICKIEISIS3atgmail.com

http://twitter.com/NICKIEISIS3/status/20159941134262272

NICKIEISIS3atgmail.com

I love Sephora and they have a 20% off code! Sweet!

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/20197443182264320

Love the Kmart one for $25 off of $125. Great deal.

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/20217687917469696

50% off at Macy's

Oh the Lands’ End – Up To 65% Off offer would be great! I love Lands End for winter gear!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

like the 50% off at macy's!

80% off at Restaurant.com would make going out to dinner really affordable!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/20278470298832896

coriwestphal at msn dot com

50% off at Macy"s would be fun!

I love the 50% off Macy's!!
That is awesome!

I liked the 20% off at Sephora

i tweeted about this post here:

http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/20311053736873984

I love the current 40% off Seven for All Mankind deal.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/20323082354819072
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Entry #1 tweet http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/20360394988060673

Entry #2 blog http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2010/12/check-out-mastercard-marketplace-and.html

There is a deal for the up to 50% off sale at Macy's. I like that.

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/20394344355729408

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

Half off Macy's, we always drop a bundle there.

http://twitter.com/dddiva/status/20481549254266880

$25 Off $50 at Barnes & Noble

TWEET Latest: http://www.myhappycrazylife.com/holiday-party-tips/ comment win about 11 hours agoLatest: http://www.myhappycrazylife.com/holiday-party-tips/ comment win about 11 hours ago from web

I am loving the deals on there for Macys.

scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

$25 Off $50 at Barnes & Noble

The Land's End 65% off sounds good.

i love the toys r us deals. Enjoy Up to 60% Off Plus Earn 3x WOWPoints

i tweeted...
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/20532695691952128

I like the $25 Off $50 at Barnes & Noble
Get $25 Statement Credit on a $50+ Purchase.

Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/20532886385987584

Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/20532886385987584

My favorite deal today is the Earn 5x WOWPoints at Macy's

I'm excited about Sephora offering up to 75% off select items

I love the Barnes and Noble Save up to 45% Plus Free Shipping over $25.Thanks!
lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

WOW! They HAD $50 Off $100 Home Depot Card , but it already sold out! But WOW!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/20551890261512192

My favorite is the "Up To 75% Off at Sephora" deal!

http://marketplace.mastercard.com/coupons/sephora/up-to-75-off/deal/31178/uSource/HPHO

Tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/20567545287286784

80% Off — Get $25 Gift Certificates For Only $2 Each at Restaurant.com is a great deal!

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/20571096017272832

I hope there will be another Kitchenaid overwhelming offer...

I love today's special offer:

$50 Off $100 Home Depot Card - perfect for helping get leaky bathroom faucet parts!

http://twitter.com/#!/CarmaSez/status/20585938203713536 tweeted

My favorite deal is the $25 Off $50 at Barnes & Noble.
Thanks for the giveaway!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/20627588569374721

Toys R Us
3x + Up To 60% Off
IS GREAT!!!

freebiegoddess03@aol.com

I like Buy.com's deal of "Save up to 60% on Weekly Deals and Earn 2x WOWPoints" :D

Please feel free to contact me at:

allrightyes at gmail dot com

I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

http://twitter.com/TimboSquad/status/20641328111026177

Please feel free to contact me at:

allrightyes at gmail dot com

My favorite deal is 50% off at Macys.com.

Missed the Dec 24th deadline! I could have really used the fandango and macy deals!

My favorite MasterCard MarketPlace deal is $25 off $50 at Barnes and Noble!

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20667350609035264

Up to 70% at Victoria's Secret is awesome. Love that store!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/20675922172583936

Mastercard Marketplace is offering some awesome points from Tiger Direct right now - 5X WOW points!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mrssquigg/status/20684801883250688

I loved the $100 Home Depot Gift Card for $50. Sadly, it's sold out!

I like the Barnes & Noble 45 percent off. Thanks for the contest.

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/12/win-100-from-blogher-and-mastercard.html

I loved the $50 off $100 Home Depot card deal!

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/20708689858011136

$50 off $100 Home Depot Gift Card
sweokgrl@gmail.com

My tweet
sweokgrl@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/20777740869308416

I love the 60% off buy.com

I signed up for this in November, and got one for 70% off a $100 Home Depot gift card! Amazing discounts, but the offers go fast.

I blogged
http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2010/12/mastercard-overwhelming-offers.html

I like the Target $5 off $50 deal.

I'm always looking for a great deal on my techy gadgets, and 60% off on buy.com is awesome!

The Home Depot deal of up to 20% off would be something we could use. Thanks for letting me enter the contest.

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/20881976256892929
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

*mandatory entry completed on 12/22

My favorite has to be the 40-70% off Every Day deals at JcPenney.

longbarb1@aol.com

My fave deal is the Restaurant.com deal for 80% Off.

$125 Off $249 NOOKcolor Wi-Fi is great!

tweeted
http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/20905447036817409

I like 60% off at Buy.com
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/20916188917796865
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

My favorite deal is the $50 Off $100 Home Depot Card

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

They have great deals on their site! I love bargains!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

tweeted

http://twitter.com/tlcfromtn/status/20928378546692097

braaisjo at gmail dot com

I like the $50 off a $100 Home Depot card deal

I like the 50% off savings deal at Priceline.

My favorite is the $5 off $50 at Target plus Free Shipping. WOW!

I love the deal 45% off B&N Im a big book lover so love this one! Great giveaway thank you!
tishajean@ charter.net

Tweeted too
http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/20957612086403072
tishajean@ charter.net

I like the Kohls 15% off deal.

I like the 50% off at Macy’s deal.

I likr 60% Off + 2x at Buy.com.

I would have liked to get the $125 Off $249 NOOKcolor Wi-Fi at Barnes & Noble that they offered today.

I tweeted about this giveaway. http://twitter.com/elangomatt/statuses/20981319160827904

I like the $145 off of the Barnes and Noble Nook (e-reader).

That's amazing.

Tweet

http://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/20983122896101376

This is my favorite deal at the moment :)
http://marketplace.mastercard.com/coupons/dish-network/save-over-400/deal/35034/uSource/GCOMP

I like the 50% at Priceline Deal.

(http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/20993918808100864)

Thanks!

My fave deal is a %100 giftcard to Home Depot for $50!!! What?!

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/21004162175074304

I like the 2X WowPoints at Target

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/21005297543815168

I like the 100 off at Dell deal. a new computer woot!

Up to 70% at JCPenny!

I like the 50% off hotels


trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

my favorite deal is 50 – 70% off at Victoria’s Secret