Win a $100 Gift Card Courtesy of American Express

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts, I’m not much of a planner. As a result, in most years my shopping involves a lot of last minute panicked runs to Best Buy or the mall. Of course, every year I tell my self I’ll do better next year. But here I am on December 6, and I’ve still not purchased a single gift.

Holiday shopping habits like mine inspired American Express to create a holiday gifting personality program – to help consumers find out their inner “holiday gifting personality” as well as provide tips on how to better manage their money and spend smarter during the holiday season. So I took the American Express Holiday Gifting Personality Quiz (it’s a Facebook app).

And it turns out I’m an “over gifter.” That doesn’t really surprise me. Here’s the description of an over gifter:

Your generous spirit and desire to get something for everyone is one of the things people love about you. The challenge is that your generosity can sometimes get you in trouble if you don’t have a spending plan to keep that growing gift list in check. Take advantage of some great tools to help manage and track holiday spending like American Express® Money Manager.

In support of this program, AmEx has challenged me to find the perfect holiday gifts for friends or family using my Premier Rewards Gold Card Membership Rewards points – 150,000 of them! Needless to say, I was totally up for the challenge! And the people I’ve decided to shop for are my mom, my son and daughter (both teenagers), and my wife.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be scouring the Membership Rewards site to find the perfect gifts, starting with my mom, and telling you about the cool stuff I’m able to get by redeeming my rewards points. Although I’ve carried an American Express card for a long time, I’ve always used my points for travel. So shopping with points is a new experience for me. One of the cool thing is that you can now use Amex points to shop for just about anything. She is a middle school teacher in desperate need of a laptop, so I’ll be using some Amex points to buy a laptop for her, which I’ll write about later this week.

But that’s not all! In the spirit of discovering how you all shop for holiday gifts, you’ll have a chance to win a $100 retail gift card courtesy of American Express! To enter, visit the American Express Facebook page and take the Gifting Quiz and discover your gifting personality. Then let me know what type of gifter you are by including the result in the comments of this (and my other challenge posts). At the end of the contest, I’ll select one lucky reader (at random) to receive the gift card. It’s a simple as that!

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67 Responses to “Win a $100 Gift Card Courtesy of American Express”

  1. You’re an Over Gifter

    Your generous spirit and desire to get something for everyone is one of the things people love about you. The challenge is that your generosity can sometimes get you in trouble if you don’t have a spending plan to keep that growing gift list in check. Take advantage of some great tools to help manage and track holiday spending like American Express® Money Manager.

  2. You’re an Over Gifter

    Your generous spirit and desire to get something for everyone is one of the things people love about you. The challenge is that your generosity can sometimes get you in trouble if you don’t have a spending plan to keep that growing gift list in check. Take advantage of some great tools to help manage and track holiday spending like American Express® Money Manager.

  3. You’re a Creative Gifter

    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

  4. Im a Creative Gifter =D

    Sara is a Creative Gifter!
    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more

    elgrandemich at hotmail dot com

  5. Jose is an Over Gifter!
    Your generous spirit and desire to get something for everyone is what people love about you. The key is to have a spending plan to keep that growing gift list in check. Take advantage of some great tools out there to help manage and track holiday spending like American Express® Money Manager.

    Interesting… Thanks for the opportunity

    stothejtothec (at) hotmail (dot) com

  6. You’re a Creative Gifter

    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

    How well they know me.

  7. Looks like I’m a member of the select group of Creative Gifters! Any chance to make a gift more personal and thoughtful gives me more appreciation than the recipient! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas —

  8. Linda Bundrick

    You’re a Creative Gifter

    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family.
    Oh my goodness…that is soo me…I am always thinking outside the box and love to make my gifts so personal and creative…I really focus on each person and each gift to make sure I am giving the them something they will love.

    Happy Holidays all 🙂 !!!

  9. Creative Gifter!
    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

  10. I’m a Last Minute Gifter. I keep telling myself I’ll do better every year. The problem is that I don’t see my siblings very often so it’s hard to judge what to get them and then I’m scrambling to get them something at the 11th hour.

  11. I’m a Creative Gifter

    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

  12. Audrey H.

    My quiz results:

    YOU’RE A CREATIVE GIFTER
    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

    Thanks & happy holidays!

  13. You’re an Over Gifter

    Your generous spirit and desire to get something for everyone is one of the things people love about you. The challenge is that your generosity can sometimes get you in trouble if you don’t have a spending plan to keep that growing gift list in check. Take advantage of some great tools to help manage and track holiday spending like American Express® Money

    Its official.

  14. I’m a Creative Gifter too…..I love finding something unique and totally perfect for the person I’m buying for. Although I wish the “creative” part would be craft skills….I totally lack craft skills and envy everyone who can make crafty gifts for people.

  15. You’re a Last Minute Gifter

    For you, the holidays come out of nowhere and before you know it, you have just a few days to get gifts for everyone on your list. But shopping just got a whole lot easier with inSiteSM from American Express, a new tool that serves up special offers exclusively to Cardmembers as they shop online.

    No surprise there!

  16. Mike Ostafinski

    the quiz says I’m a Creative gifter.

    You’re the one who likes to create a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. Look for ways to create a memorable experience for your loved ones this holiday without doubling the time and effort you tend to spend on gift giving each year by using your American Express Card to get access to advance ticket sales and much more.

  17. Meg Maynard

    Creative Gifter! What a shock!
    Seriously, though, I think if you’re a regular on DR, you’re probably a creative gifter. It’s all about finding a way to accomplish your goal in a personal, manageable way! That’s what DR is all about, right?

  18. Creative gift giver! And several opened their packages, not waiting for Christmas and 100% everyone has been happy… no stress, no guilt, and all healthy and eatable. Thanks so very very much! This has turned out to be one of my best Christmases in recent yrs. Sincerely, Thanks! Hope you all have an excellent Christmas everyone!

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