How to holiday shop in your jammies

December 10, 2014

Ah Christmas. It really is a magical time of year. But for us, panic is starting to set in a little as we have just over a month before our extended family and friends come home for the holidays. With such a big crew coming to stay we need a large and cozy space for them to hang their hats for a good solid week. So, in order to do just that, we need to turn this….


into this (or something media room-ish) in the next four weeks! ACK!
Did I also mention we need to “deck the halls” in the rest of the house too? Double ACK!


You see, things have been a little tight over the past year, both time wise and financially. Both hubby and I are self employed AND we recently bought a house AND decided to do renos. Top that off with the upcoming holiday spend on a boatload of teachers, nieces, nephews, kids, charities and other loved ones and there just aren’t a lot of spare coins in the coffers afterwards.

Lucky for us, hubby and I have been RBC VISA reward card holders for the past 10 or so years. For me, my magic little RBC Rewards VISA Gold card is perfect for my life and small business with absolutely no annual fees, a wide choice of rewards and a point earned for every two dollars I spent (which apparently was a lot).

For hubby, he runs EVERYTHING for his small business through his AVION rewards card so seeing his very large rewards balance the other day was an early holiday present in itself! Woot!

So what will we do with all these reward points you ask? Well, RBC has a new BEST HOLIDAY EVER rewards site to help make it easy to find gifts for even the hardest to buy for on your list! From fashionable baubles for your budding fashionista, to the latest and greatest tech gear from Apple, to the oh-so-coveted American Girl dolls, RBC has you covered!

Best of all, there will be no rushing around the crowded malls for me this year. I can do ALL my holiday shopping AND decorate the basement whilst in my jammies and drinking a steaming mug of “cocoa” thanks to the RBC Rewards eMall! The RBC Rewards eMall allows you to earn bonus points while you shop at some of your favorite retailers.

In fact here I am doing just that…

Ooooooo! The Gap – New skinny jeans!
Ooooooo! Sephora – Time for some holiday sparkle!
Ooooooo! The Bay – Mama needs some winter boots!

So happy holiday shopping everyone – and thanks to RBC for making it a little easier for this family this season!


Shhh…don’t tell anyone that my cart is full of holiday treats for me!

Psst! One last thing!

Throughout the holiday season RBC will be running a Not-So-Secret Santa Giveaway on Facebook at Comment on their post and tag a friend who would like the featured item for a chance to win. Three users will be selected to win the item, plus the nominator of the winner will receive 5000 bonus points!

This post was brought to you by RBC Rewards, but the images and opinions are my own. For more information, please visit

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  • Reply Patty December 10, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Wow the ceiling in your family room is stunning! Yay for you and awesome of RBC. 🙂 I’m a long time RBC client so I will check our this contest. Thanks!

    • Reply Christine December 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Patty, thats actually my office ceiling! Several rooms in the house have that type of ceiling – it is awesome!

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