Date Night in a Box

Is it me or do they days get more and more packed with obligations, errands, and stress as Christmas approaches? I get to a certain point where I just have to step back and remember what the season is all about-family, friends, and remembering our blessings.

This year I’m horribly behind on my Christmas shopping.  My husband is the worst for me for shopping.  No lie he returned every gift I gave him last year.  Seriously.  Every. Gift.  I joked with him that he was getting one thing this year-a gift card!

I didn’t really want to just give him a gift card though so I thought of giving him a date night-with his hectic job and our three little guys he’s always wanting us to go out together so I thought I’d put together a prepaid special night for just the two of us.

We’re wanting to go to a concert in a nearby town coming up so I went ahead and purchased the tickets for us and began my search on Mastercard Marketplace for a good deal on a nice dinner out. I recently heard about the Mastercard Marketplace for the first time-it is a shopping site with discounts and special offers exclusively for Mastercard customers.  I hopped over to check it out because I’m always down for a good deal and it was pretty cool that I could search for deals by category or by zip code.

I found an awesome restaurant I have been wanting to go to (I love some fondue!) and clicked over to get my offer! It took me right to restuarants.com where I was able to use my Mastercard to buy my certificate for our dinner out.

After I printed out my certificate and receipt as well as my concert tickets I of course had to package them up all pretty!

I rolled up the certificates and  tied them with some bakers twine, then put them in a pretty little Christmas box. (And by the way-if you’re ever short tissue paper and need to fill a gift box, coffee filters work just fine!

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Comments

    • Melissa says

      Thats great Dawn-When we were stationed in Kansas I gave my hubby tickets to see the Chiefs play the Steelers for his birthday, it was a really fun day out for us!

    • Melissa says

      Send away Kelly! I’m at the point where I had my husband make an Amazon wish list and even then I’m scared to buy off of it!

    • Melissa says

      Why are men so hard to shop for Sarah? I literally bought my husband things he had specifically mentioned he wanted last year and he still returned it all!! At least I know we’ll have a night of fun together coming up!

    • Melissa says

      You’re more than welcome Annie! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! Have a great weekend!

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