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This is my first Christmas as a mother-in-law so I want to be sure I get it right. I know my daughter-in-law will love me even if I don’t, but hey, who doesn’t want to earn brownie points? But I won’t be malling it this year, that’s not my style. I stopped shopping in person years ago.
Holiday Shopping: Online
I switched to online shopping because of the convenience and selection and this year is no different. But what is different is I’ll be doing it with a MasterCard Digital Wallet. That means I can shop safely and worry about my choices, not who I’m giving my credit card number to.
Holiday Shopping: Convenience & Safety
But what is MasterPass by MasterCard®? It’s a safe and convenient way to store your card number, shipping address in a free digital wallet so you shop, click, and checkout in minutes. Still not sure? Check out this video that explains how a digital wallet works.
Signing up for the MasterPass by MasterCard® was easy. I followed the online instructions, had my MasterCard handy for the necessary information, and I was rewarded with a welcome email within minutes. Then I took a few minutes to make myself a cup of hot chocolate, lit the fire, put on a holiday CD and set my browser to MasterCard MasterPass portal which shows me which online stores are equipped for their digital wallet check out.
Sound like heaven? It was! No pushing, no shoving, no whining (on my part). I found several stores that looked interesting but I went straight to the J Crew store where I found a huge list of holiday gift recommendations where I fell in love with several things for my son’s wife. Things I’m sure she’ll love and since she reads my blog….La, stop reading now!
I picked out a beautiful waffle-stitch infinity scarf and women’s smartphone wool gloves. There were a few others things I have my eye one like the pearl twisted hammock bracelet and pearl cluster necklace that may be making an appearance in a stocking from Santa.
Holiday Shopping: Easy
I loved that all I had to do was fill my shopping cart, select the MasterPass by MasterCard® option at checkout, and my information was transmitted securely and I’ll be getting some amazing winter gear and holiday gifts for my daughter-in-law. My shopping trip took minutes out of my day instead of hours so I have time to work on some desserts I’m trying out for Thanksgiving. No spending hours trolling the mall parking lot looking for a space or dealing with tired and grumpy people. I doubt I’ll ever go back to shopping in person – shopping online is just too easy!
Who are you shopping for for the first time this year and have you tried a digital wallet?