Like a lot of others I was out on Black Friday shopping. Well, technically I was out on Black Thursday. I was home snug as a bug by 12:30 on Friday morning. And I have to say I feel a little guilty…
Now you might be thinking I feel a little guilty because I was out shopping which means I supported ripping people away from their families during the holiday and forcing them to work. Well, I might feel a twinge of remorse about that. But what I really, really feel bad about? The person I was shopping for was me! Black
Friday Thursday is the one day of the year I let myself buy things I don’t really need, just because I want them. But of course being the girl I am I feel horrible about it. Not horrible enough, mind you, that I’m not going to enjoy the things that I bought. But horrible nevertheless. (I won’t get into it all, but my holiday wish list is a tiny bit shorter now.)
And as if I wasn’t feeling guilty enough, American Express is just making things worse! Now through December, American Express Cardmembers (like me!) can shop for great gift ideas from their favorite brands with Membership Rewards points. From now through November 30, you’ll receive 20% off purchases from Michael Kors, Bose, LG, Wine Enthusiast, and Dyson! Of course I’m sure you’re thinking this is a good thing, right? And it is…for you. It’s just that I’ve already finished my Christmas gift shopping. That means I’ll have to shop for me. And I’m not sure if I can live with the guilt…
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Now if you’ll excuse me I have more shopping to do. I’m going to try to live with the guilt. It’s nothing a pint of ice cream won’t cure, right? Wait…can I buy ice cream with my Membership Rewards?
This post was sponsored by American Express and SheSpeaks. All opinions are all my own. And so is my ice cream. Hands off!