You guys know…I am a big supporter of online shopping. Why trek to a mall, circle a parking lot for that one available spot (usually too tight for my minivan), hop scotch through the crowds (eww, I hate crowds), get to the cashier line up just in time for a meltdown (the kids or my own). Online shopping is just a nicer experience around the holidays. Which is why I’m sharing this…Easy Holiday Shopping At Aeroplan eStore…
On this one portal you have access to over 150 top brand name online retailers – AND – you earn 1 Aeroplan Mile for every dollar (or loonie if you prefer) which you spend. I’m talking Apparel (like Old Navy, Anthropologie, L.L. Bean, and more). Books, Music & Movies (Indigo or Mastermind Toys anyone?). You can also buy magazine subscriptions (I love giving magazine subscriptions…they are like the gifts that keep giving). Health & Beauty, Electronics, Gift Cards, Sports, Toys, Travel – this is a complete one-shop-stop here.
Some Easy Holiday Shopping Tips
- Relax while you e-shop. Put the kids to bed, grab a warm cup of hot chocolate, put on some blissful music, and then go online.
- Take advantage of special offers and deals. They are usually in different font/colour to get your attention. Use them!
- Free shipping. I tend to shop at estores that offer free shipping with a minimum purchase.
- Return policy. OldNavy.ca has a fantastic return policy where you just pop the return items in the mail. So easy.
- Collect points. Collect points on purchases you were going to make anyway…just makes sense.
- Go in with a general plan. I like to know for whom I’m buying – toys for kids, clothes for parents, gift cards for teachers.
If you start your e-shopping now…you can have it delivered to your door well before the holiday gift giving deadlines. Not only does this check “go to mall” off your list – it frees up your valuable “free time” to do something else…like spending the time doing a craft with your kids (personally I vote spend time with the kids over spending time in a cashier line up.).
Parents we have a lot going on during the holidays (school concerts, holiday parties, homework supervision, work, laundry, life)…shouldn’t we just make holiday shopping easier for ourselves?
Disclosure: #spon And I truly choose online shopping after the kids go to bed over going to a mall. As always the opinions on this post are my own.