Yessirrr, we’ve got a TON more to give out to y’all this week! And the prizes just go up from here – I’m literally about to pee in my pants for what’s coming up on Friday. Stay tuned! You won’t be sorry ;)
But today it’s all about American Express, and their new super cool holiday shopping rewards: The Gift Chain. If you’re rockin’ an Amex card like yours truly, you’re about to be in the running for millions of dollars of prizes just by registering it and spending $25! More on all that, and today’s giveaway – $300 in Amex gift cards!! – down below… HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
About American Express’ The Gift Chain:
American Express is celebrating the season of giving with The Gift Chain, an innovative new program that presents a surprise gift to cardmembers each time they shop at participating online retailers and spend $25 or more (up to 10 gifts, while supplies last). The Gift Chain consists of hundreds of thousands of gifts, ranging from $500 American Express Gift Cards to one-year ShopRunner memberships to $5 statement credits, and more. Plus, some gifts are shareable with three Facebook friends, enabling cardmembers to spread the joy this holiday season.
Here are some of the most popular stores participating: American Eagle Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, Blue Nile, Dell, GameStop, J.Crew, Lenovo, Neiman Marcus, Nike, REI, Rue La La, Toys“R”Us, vente-privee USA, Walmart.com, YoYo.com, and Zappos.
All you have to do to register is fill out the quick form here. It literally takes just 30 seconds (I went and timed it myself since I’m a member!) and then whenever you spend the $25 at participating stores online you’re entered for the goodies.
TO WIN ONE OF THREE $100 AMEX CARDS!
As we’ve been doing all week long, we’re gonna keep this nice and easy again for any one of you all to enter :) Just answer the question below in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win ONE of the THREE $100 American Express gift cards up for grabs — Good luck!
How much will you be shopping ONLINE this season? What would you do with this $100 if you win?
That’s it! Enter your answer below and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We’ll use Random.org to pick the 3 winners, as usual, and you have until Saturday Dec. 17th @ midnight to enter. We’ll announce all the winners from this week on Sunday sometime. Thanks for the generous giveaways Amex!! Huge fan of yours, as always.
See you guys again tomorrow :) Lots of sexy stuff still to come!
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I’ve done most of my shopping online this year, primarily because I had surgery on 12/2 with a 3-4 week recovery, so the convenience was there for me.
We’d like to take the $100 and put it into our snowball for the next credit card payment.
I have done almost 75% of my shopping online. I would use the American
Express card to make a weekend getaway for my husband and myself. Pick Me!!!
I’d say around 50% online shopping for us. I would probably put the money towards an anniversary getaway!
My wife and I do the majority of our shopping online, particularly during Christmas season. If I won the $100 gift card, I’d use it to buy my two year old daughter a Strider bike.
We’ve done nearly all of our shopping online, mostly at places like Etsy.com and Amazon.com. Love the ease of being able to shop online and have the goodies arrive days later at home or work. I’d give the $100 to my husband; we usually buy gifts for everyone but ourselves and he’d enjoy it. :)
I won’t be doing much shopping, PERIOD, because I am on maternity leave and must conserve as much cash as possible. But if I were to win the $100, I would spend all of it online, on gifts for the kids.
Every year, we buy my wife’s grandparents and our parents a gift basket. This is the extent of our online Christmas shopping.
There’s a lot of things I’d like to buy with $100, but I’d probably wind up using it to buy a new alternator for my car. :(
I don’t do much online shopping. I live in a large city and can get to any store that I need from extremely high end to a dollar store within 20 minutes. My parents do a ton of online shopping because they live in a rural area and have to drive a couple hours to get to someplace other than Wal-Mart.
If I win the gift card I will probably use it to buy gas or groceries.
I probably won’t shop to much online this year. There are too many great local shops with great stuff.
I would put the $100 towards my macbook fund.
About 95% of my Xmas shopping is done online (hooray Amazon and Swagbucks!). If I won the $100, I would use it to buy a Blu ray player with wireless. That way DH (who has cancer, and doesn’t feel good a lot of days) could stream Netflix on the TV in our bedroom.
I did pretty much all of my christmas shopping online. It isn’t worth it to pay higher prices in the brick & mortor stores, not to mention the longer lines this time of year.
After a storefront salon refused to take back an item I purchased, I’ve decided to return to online sources for this need. I don’t spend a fortune, but when it isn’t right – I want it corrected. It reminded me of another reason why storefronts are going out of business. The customer isn’t always right… but they are ALWAYS the customer. This tainted experience will increase my online Christmas shopping 100%.
I probably did 75% of my shopping online this year. If I were to win, I think I’d get a shiny new external hard drive to go with my shiny new laptop :)
I bought all my husbands Christmas gifts online with my AmEx because he doesnt see the bill/statement to see what I got him!
If I won the gift card I would use it for gas or groceries.
I have done about 80% of my holiday shopping online this year. If I win the $100 gift card, I’ll probably use it for more shopping — those sales keep getting better!
If I found it at a better price online, I bought it. Maybe 25%.
As for the $100, I’d use it towards holiday travel and activities (movies, etc.).
I have done about 50% of my holiday shopping online this year – as far as my personal shopping goes I usually do a good bit more than that!
If I win the $100 I’ll put it towards a new vaccuum, mind just conked out, but it’s a little too big ticket (and boring!) to be a Christmas gift.
Probably 75% of shopping will be done online. $100 would go to excursions during our Christmas trip to Jamaica or a new bathing suit before we leave. :)
I’ve done about 75% of my shopping online – it’s a great way to find unique gifts from online boutiques. If I win I’d pay for an subscription to Spodify.
Just starting to discover shopping on line and have made about 4 online purchases this year!! If I win the $100 Amex card I would by myself a new sandwedge! It will help me get through the rest of this cold Canadian winter dreaming of hitting the greens in the spring!!
I did most of my shopping – mostly through the Gift Chain. If I win, I’ll use the cards to pay for groceries for a month, and put the cash in my savings account :)
I have done 95% of my shopping online. Or make that nearly all of it. The only thing I’ve bought in a physical store was a $9 gadget from Crate and Barrel. With this $100, from the love of my financial life, Amex, I would buy one used textbook for next semester and spend the rest spreading Christmas cheer through e-mail; I like e-mailing small gift cards to people simply because I am thinking of them.
I do about 80% of my holiday shopping online now to score the best deals – did most of my shopping from the comfort of home on Cyber Monday.
I’ll be using the $100 toward paying down the interest on my private student loan before it capitalizes in Feb. Every penny counts!
I’ve already done at least half of my shopping online and will probably buy a couple more things that way. Online shopping is incredibly convenient since I don’t really have the time to physically go shopping. Plus, I’m just not a huge fan of the crowds that the Holiday Shopping season brings. With the $100, I will put that money towards my textbooks for next semester, my final semester of school!
Except for gift cards, all of my shopping was online this year. I’d see if my girlfriend would give $100 cash for the Amex card, and then put it towards my student loan.
I do almost all of my shopping online if I can help it. I don’t really like shopping normally, but during the holidays with the crowds, I HATE it. I would much rather click a few buttons than deal with that madness in person. I will probably use it for something boring, like gas/groceries.
I probably won’t shop online much this year. I live in big city that many great stores are around.
I will use $100 AMEX gift card towards my tuition. I am taking graduated course online.
I bought presents for my Mom and Dad online and that’s about the only online shopping I’ll do.
I would get my haircut with the $100 dollars, I’ve been neglecting getting it done because I save all my excess money.
I will do about 1/2 my shopping online this year. I love sites like Etsy where you can buy personalized gifts!! If I win the $100 gift card, I will prob use it for textbooks for text semester…they cost a FORTUNE!!! Merry Christmas!
I do a mixture of online and retail store shoppin this year.
I would get a new toshiba laptop as my old computer is about 5 years old, what a dinosaur it is. I would click on your toshiba add first of course on your page and then buy it. LOL. I will use this new computer to improve on my PF Blog. Thanks.
I am buying everything online since we have to travel for Christmas. Plus, no sales tax and free shipping, why bother going out?
I would use the AmEx card towards more gifts!
My husband and I are saving up to buy a new computer (a Mac – yay!) – the $100 would go towards that computer.
I’ve only bought one gift online this year, and it was an early Christmas/birthday gift for myself. We’re not exchange gifts with many people this year, due to low finances, so my online shopping has decreased quite a bit. If I win, I’ll take the husband and myself out for a nice birthday dinner of fondue, my favorite!
I would get my dad a new printer that he’s been trying to save up for.
I probably did at least 50% of my Christmas shopping online this year. If I won the $100 it would probably go towards boots or a down coat to keep me from being miserable in the cold this winter.
I will not be doing any online shopping this year since I haven’t even started shopping and Christmas is next weekend! Hopefully hitting up the mall this weekend to knock it all out at once! If I won this gift card I would use it to buy some presents for my parents : )
I’ve done 100% of my christmas shopping online, almost all of it through stuff found on SlickDeals.net – The $100 gift card would end up being a gift to the one person I have left that I have NO CLUE what to get them!
I buy all sorts of stuff online because I’m good at Amazon. If I won the $100 it would probably go towards the Bitty Baby crib my 3-year-old covets from Santa.
I’m doing almost all my shopping online – and I’d *love* to use this card to pay for some essentials which would offset the shopping and charity donation $$$$$$ I’ve spent recently.
I do about 70% of my shopping online! This $100 can help me get the camera lens for the husband that wants so badly
No shopping online this year. All gifts are handmade. If I won, it would go towards the craft costs.
None….we don’t have the funds for Christmas shopping this year. But it’s not such a bad thing, we’re expecting a new addtiion come Feb so we’re preparing for him!
I’d buy a necessity for our baby if I win :-)
I shop mostly online, except for the local artisan chocolate shop I hit up in person. I’d buy some flowers for my grandma if I won :)
For christmas I did about 25% online. I found better deals in-store.
With the $100 I would:
Give to J Money’s charity-already done
Buy christmas giftts-already done
Give to my local food bank if I don’t do it before the giveaway ends :)
Then I will probably spent the card on groceries and put the $100 towards school
How much will you be shopping ONLINE this season?
Very little – I need to find a gift for my brother, but he’s the only one I’ll be buying anything for online. I made most of my gifts, and bought a couple others on Black Friday (clothing at the outlets, mainly).
What would you do with this $100 if you win?
I’d give it to my husband as the first chunk of savings for the tuition he needs for next summer.
Probably 80% online, the rest local. I’d probably get something for my kids with the winnings!
Bought some expensive things online, but most of the stuff we bought was in stores.
I would probably use it on normal expenses and put the saved amount in savings, Christmas shopping is already done!
I do a ton of shopping online, in fact, Friday I’ll be ordering this fabulous IPad holder for my fiancees mother!
With the 100$… I’d put 75$ towards the new life insurance policy we are looking at and 25$ to my daughters college dorm room fund.
We did a lot of shopping online this year and were able to take advantage of some pretty sweet free shipping deals! It was much easier than taking public transit downtown and lugging our purchases back on the train :-)
I’d use the $100 for expenses on our Christmas trip this year; we’re going back home to visit family for a week!
I did about 90% of my shopping online.
If I won $100, I would get myself a Christmas gift (probably a new outfit) since all of our budget went to gifts for the kids.
I will do all my christmas shopping online (mainly at Amazon…so easy!).
If I won $100, I’d use it to pay down my debt.
I’ve done 95 percent of my shopping online this year. With two little ones under two, online shopping is so much easier than dealing with the holiday madness in the stores with the hooligans in tow, LOL! And if I were to receive one of these gift cards, I’d probably take advantage of some of the after-Christmas sales and pick up some of the items that I wanted for myself but didn’t want to purchase. :)
Thanks for hosting these contests!
100% shopping online, son! And it’s already done. :)
I guess I’m entered to win by leaving this comment, so . . . . if I win the $100, I’d buy a vacuum. I don’t have one. But I should.
I did all my shopping online. I would love to win, and if I do I will send more gifts to my grandchildren, since my fix income limits my shopping.
Very generous indeed! I did part of my shopping online already, but unfortunately I haven’t finished the rest of my shopping yet! Right now it’s 60-40 online to in-store, but likely, it’ll end up 50-50.
I’d use $100 for gas and expenses for when I take the 3-hour drive home to visit my folks for Christmas as well as my dad’s birthday in January.
Probably 30% of online shopping this year. Thanks.
I did probably 80% of my shopping online (maybe more – I can’t remember), but I only got things in stores that I saw when I was already out for some other reason, or that I went out with a mission to buy. Browsing in shops for gifts without a plan is not a good strategy for me.
If I won $100, I’d probably use it to get something from my list that no one gets me (and it will probably be something that was deemed “too practical” like hot pads (which I need) or a crock pot (which would be totally useful).
I completed all of my Christmas shopping online. I only purchased two things. lol
I would spend the $100 on a basic sewing machine. I have been wanting to learn to sew for a very long time, but have not had the funds to purchase a machine.
I’ve done all of my christmas shopping online – mostly Amazon, and a gift from Etsy as well. If I won the $100, I’d probably do something boring with it, like use it at Trader Joes for groceries. Something that I actually need. :)
All my shopping was done online this year, except for a homemade farm sign for my dad. I will use the Amex card too buy something for myself. I haven’t spent a dime on myself for a while.
I’m doing about 15% of my shopping online. I like being able to actually see & feel items before I buy them (this excludes electronics, but I have no plans of purchasing electronics this year).
I would put the $100 toward a new pair of shoes for both my parents.
I’ve done 100% of my shopping online. No pepper spray! WIth $100, realistically I’d probably go grocery shopping :-) .
The *only* shopping I’ve done this year is online :)
I would use the $100 AMEX to buy a new Christmas tree at the after Christmas sales (faux of course) and the remainder would go towards my Kiva portfolio.
I have done none of my shopping online. I would use the money toward groceries or to pay off a bill.
I did pretty much all my shopping online this year. I would put the $100 toward a new dishwasher.
I have done about half of my shopping online this year. If I won this money I would use it to buy my husband a nice pair of sunglasses that he has wanted for a long time.
We are doing most of our shopping online, mostly because of free shipping and rebate sites which offer additional cash back. I would use the $100 towards a nice dinner date out with my partner.
I’ve done very little shopping yet…but very little of it will be done online (my husband’s gift and a playmobil nativity set should be about all) $100 would go straight on the credit cards, it’s been a rough year.
I’m done with all of my Christmas shopping now (!!!), and I did it all on the Internet, except for the ingredients for food gifts (toffee, truffles, candied pecans).
About 40% of my holiday shopping was done online. The rest was mostly done on vacation this year or at craft fairs.
If I won the $100 I’d use it to buy the hand vacuum I’ve been pining for for awhile. It’s cordless and matches our regular vacuum.
I spent about 50% of my Christmas budget online this year; way more than year’s before!
If I won, I’d use the gift card to buy a portrait lens for the DSLR my husband and I are getting in the post-Christmas sales :)
We’ve done a bit of online shopping already. Somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the gifts we’ve bought have been online purchases. The $100 would likely go to one of my wife’s gifts (her birthday is this month, too).
Maybe 250 CAD on shopping online- mostly my husband. I would give the money to my daughter to buy stuff for school:-)
I didn’t have a whole lot of shopping to do this year but about 50% of the gifts I bought this year was done online.
I’d probably give it to my sister so she could spend it on the class she is student teaching this semester (low income school). She said many of them don’t have tennis shoes or theirs are so worn out it makes her want to cry. We have bought them all a new pair of tennis shoes, coloring book w/ crayons, and a little treat bag but this $100 could buy each of them some new socks as well!!!
All shopping is to be done online, minus a few local gifts. I am nearing completion of christmas gifts, and I would use the gift card to help with the remaining christmas purchases and to help fund a night out.
I’ve done most of my shopping online. I would use the $100 toward my vacation fund!
I’ve done most of my shopping online so far, and I’m almost done! $100 would definitely get me that wedding photo canvas I’ve been wanting!
I bought everything except 1 gift online. It’s the only sane way to shop with a toddler and new baby!
I’d use the $100 to buy myself some much needed new clothes.
I would buy gifts for my nieces and nephews, both my brother and BIL are single dads and need all the help they can get.
This season, I have not done any shopping online yet. I know, I know, that’s really procrastinate-y of me, but we don’t have any extra money for gifts! I am thinking of buying my husband something for his birthday/Christmas/our anniversary online. So, in all I’ll probably only spend $50 or less online this season.
This $100 would help us out so much if I won! I would probably treat my husband to lunch or dinner at the place of his choice and then use the rest for gas money or for gifts for other people. Like I said, we don’t have much wiggle room this season, so any little bit would help! (Side-rant: I thought earlier this month I won a contest with someone for $50, and was counting on the money, only to find out the website messed up and I probably didn’t. Huge bummer! But I know you guys won’t do something like that haha. Not that that will change my chances of winning, but I thought I would share!)
I get Amazon Prime free through my job, so almost all of my shopping will be done through there. It’s just so cheap, really beats the brick and mortar stores!
If I won the $100, I would buy some new shoes for work, mine are looking dingy right now!
I will be doing most my shopping online, I always find better deals. If I win $100 I will use it to buy someone special a gift :)
I did almost all of my Christmas shopping online. It’s so much better than fighting all the traffic and people at the mall!
I’d use the $100 to repair my cell phone since the screen cracked recently, and I’ve been too cheap to fix it!
I did about half of my holiday shopping online this year. I have picky siblings that want things that are hard to find at the local stores!
If I won the $100 it would go towards the car repairs that I think are coming in the next week. Stupid wheel bearings …
I do pretty much all my Christmas shopping online. Its so much easier to find just the right thing for friends and family.
I’d used the $100 to fund going on informational interviews and conferences – I’m trying to switch fields right now.
I do most of my shopping online. I prefer online since you can usually find a good coupon code.
I’d use the $100 to update my wardrobe, it desperately needs to be updated!
I have finished shopping and I’d say 95% was done online. I avoid the mall like the plague this time of year. I’d use the $100 on my post holiday vacation… maybe a nicer meal I wouldn’t otherwise spend on.
My wife and I just went to Europe and took care of most of our shopping there, so very little left to do, but will be done online. I would use the card to buy groceries, and then checking account money could then be diverted to paying off the credit card from the trip to Europe.
I’m going to be doing about 85% of my shopping online this year. If I won, I’d probably use it toward the remainder of my Christmas shopping. :-)
I do most of my shopping online so I would have to say I did 90% of my holiday shopping online. If I won, I would use the money to take my husband out for a nice fancy dinner since we never get to do things like that anymore with the kids and the frugality and budgeting and all.
I do 90% of my shopping online. I would put the $100 in my savings for a rainy day.
If shopping for myself, I usually browse online but go into the store to try on/make final purchases. I like to see whatever I’m going to buy first in person… as I’m extremely picky with clothes. If buying for someone else, I usually just buy it online because I will usually either know what they want/have their sizes.
If I won the $100, I’d probably use it toward revamping my wardrobe. I’m in the transition between college and the real world, so one of my priorities for next year is getting nice work clothes.
I did about 90% of my shopping online this year. It’s a first for me! Loved all the free shipping offers I found. It was actually nice avoiding the malls! If I won the giftcard, I would probably pay to have my husband’s clothes altered. He has taken up running and lost 30 lbs! So now his dress shirts and pants don’t fit him anymore!
Not too much, maybe about 20%? I’m always a last-minute shopper, so I can’t wait for shipping most of the time, because I’m scrambling to get the gift together the day before! lol
I’ve done about $200 worth of shopping online and I would give my wife a kindle gift card with the money
About half of my shopping is done online.
I would give the $100 to my brother & sister-in-law; they’re going through hard times right now.
I have done a lot of online shopping for my kids this year. WIth $100 I would use it toward the trampoline my kids have been wanting.
I do a lot of Amazon shopping, and Macy’s, and ToysRus. I’d so much rather go online than go to the stores and wait in line! With that $100 I’d buy groceries, so I can use my normal grocery fund to put even more money towards debts! :) Gotta pay off those bad boys.
I’ve done a lot of online shopping this year. Its how I’ve done my Christmas shopping for the last several years.
I would use the gift card to go towards my ipad2 purchase. I really, really, really want one!
I’ve done a lot of shopping online lately. Scored a great deal on my boyfriend’s xmas gift $180 down to $99 plus few other things. I’m eyeing few items I’d like to buy for my kids but I’ve already maxxed out my xmas gift budget. I might use that $100 card to combine with a small giftcard on Amazon and buy shoes or boots for myself and a little princess wiimote for my daughter.
my wife has done most of the clothes shopping online and i have bought two gifts online. If i won that card i would use it to buy groceries and use the cash normally for groceries to add to my student loans.
I did most of my shopping online. I do not like shopping on Black Friday, I prefer to shop in the comfort of my home. If I win, I’d use it towards the purchase of a new TV.
100% online this year, if you don’t count the trips to the grocery for ingredients to make homemade cookies. Amazon.com and Athleta.com got a lot of my cash. I did some looking at WalMart before Thanksgiving for a few “stocking stuffer” items but 1) couldn’t find what they claimed to have in the store and 2) was annoyed that they were already playing Christmas music full bore.
I was doubly annoyed to find the item, after I ordered it online, in the checkout lane rather than with similar items in the aisles.
I love online shopping as you can automatically ship your gifts! I do whatever I can to avoid the post office. While I would love to say that I would use the $100 towards something sexy (like a family vacation on over the summer such gas, hotel, food…you name it!), I probably would end up buying groceries!
How much will you be shopping ONLINE this season? What would you do with this $100 if you win?
Most of my shopping was done online.
Quite honestly, I would use that $100 for groceries.. not fun or sexy but it’s where we need the money right now.
I love shopping online, you can always find better deals. However, my husband and I are finally going on our honeymoon in January, so I would probably use the gift card to buy “necessities” for our trip, e.g. a new swimming suit and a few books to reach on the beach!
I have and will shop as much online as I usually do. I do quite a bit of online shopping since I buy food items at amazon. The $100 would very likely go toward groceries. It is a prize I would love.
I’ve done alot of shopping online, I usually get good deals between coupon codes, sales, and discounts for being an email subscriber for my favorite stores.
I would put the $100 towards my student loans.
I did 90% of my shopping online! I love using amazon :)
I would use Amazon to supplement what I usually spend on groceries and put the cash towards my debt avalanche!
What gifts we couldn’t buy locally (small town), we purchased online. After thinking about J$’s comment about giving cash for weddings, we are giving more cash to the young adults. We’re also giving more food this year … who’s budget wouldn’t be helped out by receiving food. Ends up about 25% brick & mortar, 50% online, and 25% cash.
If we won the $100, we’d have it given to Diomi & Nalee (Love Drop).
i’m doing maybe 15% of my shopping online. if i won the amex card – i would probably buy new work clothes for myself! :)
I’ve shopped online only for people who live far away this year. Especially with free shipping offers, it makes so much more sense than going to the store to buy something, figuring out packaging, and paying for shipping myself.
I’d probably spend the $100 on groceries or gas.
I’ve done a bunch of online shopping! Great prices and free shipping – I’ll take it! If I won the Amex gift card I would put it towards the weekend I’m planning in Jan. for my 5th wedding anniversary.
We haven’t finished our shopping yet, but so far it’s all been online and most of the rest will be, except for a hat I’m knitting for my mother-in-law out of yarn she gave me for Christmas a few years ago.
The $100 would undoubtedly go toward grocery–we’ve been trying to eat more complete, healthy meals, but it can get expensive!
I did about half of my shopping online this year. The stores are crazy!
I would use the $100 to get some books my daughter has been begging for.
we did almost all shopping online, I’d say approx 95% this season. If I won, I’d like to get a winter down coat myself.
Other than handmade gifts, all our shopping was done online! I’d use the $100 on ebay for a new coat!
I have done most of my shopping online. I would save the $100 for our yearly vacation.
I’ve done about 60% of my shopping online. Sadly, 25% of that was just for me! One pressie for you, two for me. Two pressies for you, one for me. *sigh*
What would you do with this $100 if you win? Get my carpets cleaned. Someone borrowed my steam cleaner and never returned it. Either I’d buy a new one, or just pay someone to do the cleaning for me.
i did most of my shopping in person this year. I only bought two gifts from online. If I get the Amex gift card I am going to give half to the Carolina Poodle Rescue and half to buying some x-mas decorations after the holidays at 75% off.
I’ve done all my shopping online this year. No crazy traffic, no bad weather, no long cashier lines, no grumpy shoppers….WINNING!
I’d donate the $100 to my son’s 10 yr old friend who has brain cancer (www.strengthforjaxon.com). He and his family could really use it right now…much more than I could. It’s all about giving…
I have done about 90% of my XMAS shopping online. It is way easier then dealing with all the crowds in the store!
If I win the $100 gift card I will spend it on gas… I’m a commuter so gas is a must!!!
We’ve been keeping things a little more simple this year, with less gifts, but we did buy some items online, especially around the time of black friday and cyber monday to take advantage of good deals!
I would use this to help us in paying for a medical bill that we just received for some testing we had last summer in our attempt to become parents. It’s so frustrating that these things are not covered by insurance, cost so much, and haven’t had a good result yet. So winning this would help take a little of the sting out of that.
I do almost all of my shopping online. I would use $100 on some stuff for myself that caught my eye while I was Christmas shopping.
75% online but there is something abuot wandering around stores to find perfect gifts, holding a coffee, that is special. Since it is a windfall I would probably use it to pay a bill.
I do a lot of my shopping online only because I didn’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season in stores. I would use the $100 for more holiday gift shopping.
I do most of my shopping online and a 100$ gift card would be a huge help this year!!!
about 90% of my shopping will be done online this year. I would use this $100 gift card towards new shoes and clothing for my kids. thank you!
About half online. I would use the $100 to pay for some of my online shopping!
I have done and will do very little online shopping this Xmas season. I have been able to find things in regular stores.
I would pay for a theater ticket for New Years Eve with $100.00.
Probably only about $50 this year, really trying to cut back!
I’ll be doing almost 100% of my shopping online this year. If I won the an AMEX card, I would treat myself to some new shirts and jeans (and I’d probably buy those in-person :) )
I’ve done about 90% of my shopping online, because research indicates this is more environmentally friendly… also I’m lazy. I would, honestly, blow the $100 on fancy wine and cheese.
I do about 50% of shopping online. I would buy a tv with the AMEX giftcard, because mine died.
I’ve finished most of my shopping for the year and about half of it was online (mostly amazon, ahem). For the last few people on my list I will probably buy something online as well. :)
I’ve done almost all my Christmas shopping online this year. I hate crowds and love bargain-hunting, and online is best for both of us.
If I won the $100 gift card, I’d give it to my sister’s boyfriend. He’s been battling cancer for the past several years and his finances are wiped out from all the medical bills. He could use the money to fix his car, which recently broke down and has been making it tough to get to his treatments.
I will only do a small amount of online shopping, since I’m making most of the presents that I’m giving this year.
I would use the $100 dollars towards new snow boots.
We’ll be doing nearly 100% shopping online. If I had the $100 I’d buy Ryan a secret birthday gift. (his bday is the end of Jan)
I’ll be shopping exclusively online. I’d probably use the $100 to go towards a new digital camera.
About 50% online… the other 25% was done on Black Friday, and the rest is quickly looking like last minute in-store purchases. The $100 would offset my remaining gift purchases! :)
I did about half of my shopping online. If I win, I am buying myself some hot boots.
I am probably about 60 – 40 in an online to store ratio.
If I win, it would go towards plane tickets for my five year wedding anniversary trip we hope to be taking in May.
I’ve done about 95% of my shopping online — it’s so much easier! No lines! No crowds! I love it.
If I win, I’d use it towards my online shopping for my husband’s birthday which is in January :)
I’ve done 90% of my shopping online – it’s so much easier and allows me to find the best deals and coupons! Plus, I don’t have to deal with the crowds and traffic at the mall. I’d use the $100 for a nice dinner with my boyfriend. I’ve been scrimping and saving all year to pay off my grad school loans and would like a treat to ring in the new year!
I’ve done about 50% of my shopping online; mostly from Amazon.
I’d use the $100 to continue Operation Giving Back into January.
Unfortunately, I don’t plan on shopping much online this season as I don’t receive or give many gifts. However, if I did win one of those $100 gift cards I would probably buy myself a new car subwoofer because my current subwoofer just doesn’t hit hard enough :)
almost 90% is online!
I would use the $100 to register for a marathon!
I did 95% of my shopping online. Other than picking up a Hard Rock Pin at FINCON and getting some wine corks at the local farmers market. If I got this gift card I would probably use it to buy puppy supplies, since I’m thinking about getting one after the holidays.
Shopping online is how I do things! :) There was my gift — an iPad, ordered online. My husband’s gift, a sound system for our tv, we went and picked up at a Best Buy store. (Which then went on sale online, $50 off, but they wouldn’t match the price. Boo. :/) I definitely prefer to shop online.
$100…. Well, I’d either put it towards my snowboard & bindings, or just towards lift tickets. :) Can’t wait to hit the slopes this season….
I did almost 90% of my shopping online. I could use the gift card to buy new camcorder or GPS unit.
I did all my shopping online this year!! Hmmm.. if I got the $100 I’d probably buy some makeup I’ve been eyeing but can’t convince myself to breakdown & buy it :)
I have done the majority of my shopping online this year…I love getting packages in the mail :o) I would use the $100 for a spa treatment
We have done the majority of our shopping online this season. With a big hundo gift card I would take my wife out to dinner and a movie.
I did atleast 80% of all my shopping online this season, epecially when purchasing items over $20. If I won the $100, I’d put it towards a new refrigerator.
I’m doing almost all of my shopping online. The gift card would be used to help buy my boyfriend a Kindle Fire!
I did a lot of shopping online this year. It seemed like the deals were better than in the stores (and I didn’t have to pay for gas to get there!) If I got the gift card, I’d use it to help pay for a new tv.
I’ve done all my shopping online except for one thing I could get through work for a 20% discount.
The $100 would gladly be used to pay off my car faster.
95% of my shopping was done online this season. If I won the $100, I’d use it buy groceries, and then put the $100 I saved from groceries into paying down some medical debt!
We arepretty much finished with our Christmas shopping this year but my guess is that we did about half of it online. If I won I would spend the money on my fiance.
I bought alot of presents from Amazon this year. If I win the $100 I plan on taking my family out to a nice dinner.
I probably did about 1/4 of my shopping online this year, which is down from most years. I work a retail job now, so that covered most of my gifts.
As far as if I won, I would probably take my roommate out for a fabulous dinner or put it towards my flight to see her in Croatia when she student teaches there.
i still have some shopping to do in-store, BUT if it doesn’t work out (ie. get too busy, if i get too claustrophobic at the mall) then i will use amazon for their prime, 2-day shipping. if i were to win $100, i would probably spend that on getting something fancy for the hubby!
I’ve done about 95% of my shopping online esp. on amazon.com can’t beat free shipping & no tax! if i win i would treat my hubby to a nice steak dinner!
I did about half of my holiday shopping online this year. If I won the $100 I would use it toward my dog’s annual vet exam and vaccinations that he’s due for next month.
I won’t be doing any shopping online because I don’t holiday shop period. I would use the 100 bucks to either buy a digital reader or buy a pair of boots.
I do almost all of my shopping online and I love it! If I won I would use the $100 to help with our grocery budget (thus enabling us to save more $$$). Thanks for the chance to win!
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I do ALL of my shopping online. I hate shopping and hate running around town to different stores. I much prefer click, click, done. :) I’d use the $100 towards a kindle fire! Or groceries and diapers. Yeah, probably diapers, not very excited lol.
95% of shopping is done online. It’s sooooo much easier! I think the $100 would go to a relaxing dinner with the family after all the Christmas madness :)
I do half of my shopping online and the other half in stores. I think I start to buy everything more and more online for the convenience. With the $100, I want to take my family out to eat at cheese cake factory.
Most of my shopping will be done online. No car, and amazon has free shipping, so online shopping here I come.
Work full time + college full time = no time for shopping. So online it is!
I have done about 75% of my shopping online this year. I am on modified bed rest with baby due in 3 weeks :)
I would use the 100.00 to buy my son something special! As he is feeling a bit left out with everyone buying for baby!
I am doing about 50% of my holiday shopping online. I would use the $100 gift card to buy something for my daughter – purfume, shoes, or something equally girly!
We’ll be doing about 90% of our shopping online. I would use the gift card to buy some new clothes for myself and my daughter.
I’m doing all my shopping online this Christmas! I’d probably spend the extra $100 celebrating New Years :)
I have done all of my holiday shopping online this year. If I win I would probably use it for date night!
I’m doing all my holiday shopping online this year, as I have for the past few years. If I win, I’ll probably use it for a New Year’s treat for my fiance and I!
I’ve done LOTS AND LOTS of shopping online this year! Some of the deals were great and you absolutely cannot beat the convenience! With this $100, I would head to the local meat market and stock our freezer! Prices seem to have gone crazy lately!
If possible I would love to do all of my shopping online this year. I would more then likely use this complete 100$ to spend it on my mother who I do not appreciate enough and deserves something nice that she wants. I know I won’t be buying any jewelry for her though because she hates it. :)
I pretty much do all my shopping online while I’m supposed to be studying because it’s a great procrastination tool. And I love finding amazing deals. With $100 I would probably… buy a plane ticket to see my bf.
I’ve done about 40% of my shopping online thus far this year. With the $100 I would buy something nice for my uncle who has had a very rough year this year.
i just did all of my shopping online. it’s a great way to find variety and spark ideas for gifts because i never know what i’m buying. only downfall is shipping time, especially for me because i wait until the last minute :)
90% shopping online. I’d buy the 2 year old some cool stuff…Lincoln Logs, Erector set, etc.
What little shopping I have been able to do, had been online. I’m don’t have the patiences anymore to go to the malls. If I won one of the AMEX cards, I would more than likely go grocery shopping and/or use it to pay a bill.
I did 80% of my Christmas shopping online this year. With $100, I’d probably use it to pay a portion of my yearly contacts for 2012.
I have done the majority of my shopping online this year. If I were the lucky winner of this, I would put the money toward buying my son some Nerf guns and Bakugan. Those are the only toys he wants this year.
I expect to do 75% of my holiday shopping online. I’d use the giftcard for biking stuff for my sweetie.
I did about 50% of my shopping online this Christmas season, which is kinda low for me.
If I had the $100, I’d be buying myself a super cute pair of Sperry Top-siders to use for wearing on my walking commute.
A few hundred dollars. I try to do all my holiday season shopping online. I’ve done all of my holiday season shopping, so if I won 100 dollar I’d probably spend it on necessities. That way I can take the 100 dollars I saved and apply it my car savings fund.
How much will you be shopping ONLINE this season? What would you do with this $100 if you win?
I have already done a lot of shopping online. I love amazon.com, and any other place that has free shipping! That $100 would probably go towards my husband’s iPad, which he desperately wants for Christmas!
So far, I’ve only bought one gift! I’d love for it all to be online, but I’m afraid that I’m running out of time and shipping will be outrageous to get everything here in time for Christmas. I’d say about 50%, maybe?
I’m tightening up on the budget next year because I plan to buy a new car next week so I’ll probably use the money for something fun. Spa day!
This was my first year of Christmas shopping on the Internet! I made sure to buy super early, because I try to learn from other people’s mistakes, and I was super pleased at how easy and convenient it is to shop in my pjs without the crowds.
I’m getting married in June and our goal is to not rack up any debt for the wedding so that’s where my gift card would go. : )
I have only done a little bit of shopping online (maybe 5%). I like to be able to see what I am buying normally.
I’ve done about 80% of my shopping online. I love Amazon prime ;). With the $100 I would probably take my DH out for a romantic, then get a cup of hot coffee and look at Holiday lights.
I did 50-60% of my shopping online this year, I would buy something nice for my wife or my niece!
I’m getting addicted to Amazon. I have free 2nd day shipping with my Amazon Mom account and that seems to make it so much easier to click that Place Order button. I’ve bought several presents online, but it seems I’m buying more stuff for the holidays, like craft supplies, baking supplies and decorating stuff. If I get the $$ I would want to do something nice for me (stay at home mom of 3, kinda needing a break) but would probably end up getting stuff for the kiddos.
This Christmas, I’ve only done about 25% of my shopping online. As for what I’d spend the $100 on, I’ve been setting aside money all year to pay for my Christmas shopping and have done a good job of staying within budget – AND I only have ONE MORE gift to buy! I’m incredibly impressed with my preparedness. However, on one of those shopping excursions someone backed into me and my bumper is pretty crumpled – I would use the $100 on that!
I’ve done about half my shopping online this year. The rest I did throughout the year, picking up things when I saw them on sale.
With the $100…well, we just bought a new house, so there’s a ton of stuff to do with that. Maybe new paint for the guest room…
I tried to do as much shopping online as possible this year, because it’s the easiest way to shop with no kids around so they can be surprised on Christmas! If I won $100 I would probably give in a get my husband Apple TV.
I have done all of my shopping online (so far). If I won the $100, I would probably use it to pick up a little something nice for myself for Christmas!
I’ve done about 1/2 of my shopping online- mostly so it can be shipped to where I’m celebrating, so I don’t have to check a bag when I fly there! I’d use it to pay for parking at the airport, and have drinks out on new year’s eve!
I’ve done about half of my Christmas shopping online this season. If I get the $100, I’ll either save it or have dinner with friends.
I’ve done a lot of holiday shopping online –like 30% . i hope to increase it as the years pass by. it’s so much easier. if i had $100, i would definitely spend it on groceries so i could use our grocery budget to pay down debt!
I’m trying to help our struggling small local businesses, but I still shopped online for about 35% of my presents. The convenience just can’t be beat sometimes. If I had the $100 I would use it to help defray the cost of heading home for the holidays.
I’ve done about 30% online for family who live out of town to take advantage of the free shipping. With the $100 I’d be buying more groceries to bake tasty treats for my friends!
About 20% of my holiday shopping has been online. I would use the $100 to pay down my credit card.
I do about 80% of my shopping online. I find it a lot easier to buy on Amazon or other sites, rather than facing the crowds. I just wish more online retailers offered free gift wrapping services!
Probably not much online shopping….not the mall either. I shop gifts at costo….can return no matter what. I would use the $100 for something cool for the house.
I have done all of my shopping online. There are tons of promo code discounts and free shipping offers, plus Ebates helps you earn cash back! I would use the $100 towards a new camera lens.
I plan to spend around $200. I’m desperately trying to cut back on the amount of money I spend on the holidays in favor of spending time with the people I love.
100% of my shopping will be done online this year. I love to support the artists of Etsy, and always find the best stuff there! I would use the $100 to treat my kids to cool art for their new rooms.
I’m doing 100% of my shopping online this year. I’ve already bought quite a bit. If I won I’d probably save the money for a rainy day or a really good sale!
I do 100% of my shopping online so I could use this for anything!
I did all my Christmas shopping online with the exception of stocking items. I would use the card towards a nice dinner out – a reward for making it through the season!
Majority of shopping is done online. Saves me from straying from my list! I would use the hundie to buy myself a pair of pumped up kicks. Is that so wrong?!?
I do not shop online. I prefer the christmas spirit when i go into stores. :) This $100 will be spent on my cousin’s christmas present. he needs a new car!
I’ve done 95% of my shopping online this year. If I won the money I’d go and buy myself a christmas present!
So far 75% of my shopping has been online. I still have some to do in store.
I did about 70% of my shopping online. I love Esty and I also love photo gifts so I used Snapfish a lot too. If I win, I’ll be putting the money towards the tattoo I’m planning on getting after the new year!
I will probably spend a total of $500 online this holiday. If I win this Amex card, I will buy something for myself to enjoy :) Most likely shoes or ebooks.
I do almost all of my shopping online. I would use the gift card to buy something fun for myself :)
I am doing ALL of my shopping online this year. With another $100, I think I’d buy some pimp accessories for the Amazon Fire I bought the Mrs. (ssshhh, don’t tell her).
I do all of my shopping online. You can get really good deals with coupons, I get extra points cash back points with my Chase Freedom card if I shop through their website and I don’t have to brave the crowds.
I would use the $100 to help pay for a trip to visit my brothers on the East Coast.
I did all of my shopping online this time. It’s just easier.
My gift shopping is done-and paid for in cash so nothing left to purchase on-line or in stores!! This would be a gift for me!!!!
I’ve done about half my shopping online. If I win the card, it will go toward finishing up my shopping! OR gas…. to see family and friends ;)
My wife takes care of most of the shopping, but I still buy presents for her. I plan to do all of my shopping online. With $100 I would buy her the locket she has been wanting to put a picture of our son in, so she will always have him with her.
I did almost all of my Christmas shopping online, if you consider booking my family’s Christmas cruise online, because that’s the bulk of our Christmas. What will I use the card for? To help pay the expenses of the cruise!
I did 90% of my shopping online this year. I would use the gift card to buy my son the headphones he has been wanting.
all of it! i would use the card to help pay for the costa rica vacation!
I’ve done almost all of my shopping online this year – it’s so much easier, almost everywhere has a free shipping deal, and I don’t have time (or patience) for the mall. I’m sure I’ll end up buying a few last minute things in person (for the super hard to buy for folks) but I wish I could do everything on the internet!
Part 2: ‘d probably be a little selfish and use the gift card to buy some DVDs I’ve been wanting (I watch mostly British stuff so I always feel bad asking others to buy them for me because tehy tend to cost so much more than “regular” ones!)
I will do virtually all of my Christmas shopping online this year. I am geographically separated from most of my family and the free shipping makes it much cheaper and easier to shop online. (Amazon Prime for the win!).
What would I do with $100? Dunno. I think I might treat my wife to something special. :)
I have probably done 90% of my shopping online–I hate the crowds in the stores! I will probably use the $100 for a new watch.
I live in a small town and anything I can’t get locally I buy online rather than travel thirty miles to the nearby large town, so I guess about 75% of my shopping is online. But I would use this prize to help fund a little after-Christmas weekend getaway with my sweetie ;)
I did about 75% of my shopping online. I have so little free time juggling a full time job, going to school 7 credit hours this semester, 4 kids, a MIL that doesn’t drive, and keeping my home in order. I don’t have time to shop in stores most of the time, but I can squeeze a few minutes in here and there to shop online!
If I won the $100, I’d probably use to expand our family video game collection. We love the dance ones and it encourages physical activity in a sneaky way!
We’re buying 3 things, for about $75, online this year. We shifted most of our holiday shopping to Goodwill for now. Winning $100 … would get a new battery for the computer (it doesn’t have one now!)
I did about 90% of my Christmas shopping online this year (which was a huge time-saver, not to mention money saver!).
If I won the $100 I would use it to buy my husband a Christmas gift. This year we decided to just buy for the kids, however $100 of “found money” could be spent on a surprise for him! =)
I’ve done about 1/2 of my Christmas shopping online and a ton of shopping for myself online this season. There have just been so many great deals that don’t come around for the rest of the year, it’s a good time to stock up!
I do 100% of my shopping online because I live 13 hours away from my family and have to ship to them
I’ve done a lot of shopping this year. If I won this, then I would do some more!
I have already shopped around 50% of my Holiday gifts online this year. If I won this I would just increase my gifting this season.
I don’t do any shopping online anymore. If I won $100, I would probably spoil myself a bit with a trip to the spa. I’ve never been to a spa, but after a long day x-mas shopping it sure sounds good.
I always shop online–for helicopters for the kids, to use credit card reward points for gift cards for the sis-in-law, to buy a cinema membership for my boyfriend… I LOVE the internet. As for the $100, I would use it to buy everyday things so I could use $100 of my everyday money to pay off debt. All about making every penny count so I can shake off the albatross!
I hoped to not do any. I was originally trying to Make or Bake all of my Christmas gifts. However, I ended up splurging on a Best of the Moth CD collection for my bf who logs thousands of miles on the road and my sister convinced me to get my mom a digital photo frame, so I’m hoping to find that for el cheapo online.
I’ve actually done less shopping online this year, shipping took a little longer than I expected last year. I did a lot of my shopping in one day and got some harder to find items online. If I won the gc I’d probably use it to buy clearance items after Christmas. Happy holidays!
I haven’t done any online shopping this season. I would use the gift card to buy gifts (I think) in stores.
I shopped about 50% of my gifts online this year and I would buy some groceries if I won.
I shopped like crazy online and then bought some things at local indie craft fair type things – mostly online though
The majority of our shopping is being done online this year. And that $100 would go towards paying off my friend who helped me update my computer :)
I did a lot a shopping on line. I am disabled and it is much less taxing on my physically to use my computer than to try and go to the stores. I would use the $100 toward supplements I use for my health.
Thanks for the giveaway! I want to get some nice shoes from Zappos.
I did all my shopping online this year. I hate the crowds at the stores.
I’m doing about 90% of my shopping online. It’s the best thing since sliced bread! I would get some new pants for work!
I did about half online and I would use the money to buy books for my next semester classes.
I’m doing nearly all of my shopping online this year, with the exception of a few last-minute items. I’d use the extra $100 towards toys for my daughter.
I am doing ALL of my shopping online this year. I have dysautonomia, and it is hard for my to stand in stores without fainting. I would love this card to buy gifts for my little girls. Thank you so much for the chance!
I would only go to stores to try or see items in person, but then shopping is all online. No need to deal with the havoc of holiday shopping! As for the $100, I’d use it for myself. There’s a gaming headset with my name on it.
This year my wife and I did about 60% of our shopping online. With her recovering from surgery and me having one today, it was so wasy to order and ship to the person. The $100 i would use to ourchase a few t-shirts from some great organizations.
I did ALL my shopping online and did most of it without spending a dime. I used amazon gift cards and free credits at deal sites… most awesome gift giving season ever :) .. The $100? well.. I’d use it to pay down this fancy new Mac I bought.. on credit.. I know I know.. but I neeeeeeded it :)
My daughter and family live in Hawaii and it’s much easier to shop online and have the gifts mailed to them so I’ve shopped a lot online this Christmas season! I would use the $100 to buy something for me.
I did about 75% of my shopping online because it’s easier for me to do it on my commute or during lunch and also because several of my family do not live locally so the gift needs to be shipped anyway.
If I won the giftcard I’d be selfish and get myself something most likely towards a new laptop to replace my failing netbook.
I normally don’t shop a lot online for the holidays.. but this year I have! Probably half of my gifts I have bought online.
I perform the majority of my shopping online. I would use the money from American Express to purchase new headlights for my 97 Civic. Those damn reconditioning kits suck!
I do quite a bit of shopping online during the holidays, and I’d put this towards some baby monitors I need to get :)
This year has been about 40% online/60% in physical stores. It’s usually heavier on the online side, but I guess the deals were in-stores for me this year. If I win the card from American Express, I’ll use it to get my husband the gift he *really* wants – some pedal thing for his vintage electric piano :)
With only 8 days left until Xmas I will not be doing much shopping online this season, but I do quite a bit of shopping online throughout the year. I would put the $100 towards my first MacBook if I win. ;)
How much will you be shopping ONLINE this season? What would you do with this $100 if you win?
Haha. A lotttt….probably around $300, because that’s how much I saved this year to spend on gifts!
I would put the $100 towards saving for a new laptop!
I do almost all of my shopping online! At a minimum I go online first to compare prices if I am going into a store. My husband and I just moved across the country so the $100 would be used for things we need around the house.
I did 100% of my Christmas shopping online! With this gift card, I would buy birthday presents for both of my boys, also online!
Great giveaway. Thanks.
This year, about 90% of my shopping is online because I have managed to get most of my family to use Amazon Wish Lists.
I’d use the card to celebrate New Years!
I probably did 75% of the shopping on line this year. The only items not bought online were a few gift cards that were easier to get in person. I would spend the $100 on stuff I need for the house I bought in ND in September.
Since I’ve been traveling for much of December, all of my shopping has been online. I’d get clothes for our new baby with the card.
I pretty much did all my shopping online this year. While everyone else was standing in line on Black Friday, I shopped online in my pjs. I would use this card towards my certification test I want to take in January.
I’ve done all my shopping online this holiday season :) If I win, I’ll treat myself to a pair of boots.
I bought a few things online this year for Christmas and I probably will do more online next year. I would buy my kids some new winter clothes with this if I won!
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I’m not doing much shopping this season; just buying gifts for my wife and kids. I will save this money and use it towards a down payment on a house we are saving for.
I normally buy customizable or personalized stuff online. I would stock up on my Bears gear! And buy some as gifts.
Will have a vacation atleast for 2 nights…AMEX 100 is enough…:-)…keeping fingures crossed….Santa…Give me his Gift Plzzzz