Why I Do My Holiday Shopping Early.

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I don’t know about you, but to me, it seems like the holiday season gets here earlier each year. Sometimes, it feels like I just put the decorations away and here it is all over again. Not that I’m complaining, I love the holiday season. Mostly because I love spending time with friends and family during the season. Over the years I’ve found it harder and harder to find the quality time I seek with friends and family because I’m so busy shopping for the gifts. Over the last few years, I’ve been doing my shopping as early as June. Yup, JUNE! I want to enjoy the holidays. And in the past, I’ve found that I spend so much time in traffic and stores that I didn’t really get to enjoy the season, the friends, the family, the HOLIDAY! 

Typically, I like to be finished shopping by mid-November. And, it seems stores are catching on to the early shopping craze. Stores like Sears. For example, this year Sears is offering a Member Bonus Event On Sunday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Shoppers will have the chance to check items off their holiday shopping lists early this season at Sears Member Bonus Event and score some greats deals.” Which is perfect for me because I have a few things I need to get and plan to get them at Sears. My husband loves Sears so shopping for him is always easy. He’s been wanting a new tv and I think I’ve found the perfect Samsung 55″ Class 4K Smart Ultra HDTV at Sears! And, since I’m a Shop Your Way Member I’ll earn 18,980 points with this purchase. I’m not really concerned about buying it now and having it go on sale between now and Christmas because Sears is offering something they’ve never offered before.

  • “To ensure members receive the best deals offered during the holiday season, Sears is introducing a Holiday Guarantee – essentially “insurance” on purchases made during the Member Bonus Event.
  • When you shop in-store during the Sears Member Bonus Event on Oct. 16, if any item purchased goes lower in the same store between that night and Dec. 24, Sears will automatically credit you the difference back in points, up to a maximum of $100 in points per member.* That includes Black Friday doorbuster pricing! [*Points awarded 1/16/17]
  • Shop Your Way® is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.
    • To become a Shop Your Way Member sign up here.”

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While I’m sure this amazing gift will keep hubby happy for years to come, I want to make sure I take full advantage by taking my shopping list and attending the Member Bonus Event on Sunday, October 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. I hope you take advantage of this amazing Members Only Event TOO! 

My niece told me she really wants a Step 2 Step2 Heart of the Home Kitchen. And being the amazing aunt I am, I plan to make sure it’s under the tree this year. And again, I’ll earn more points as a Shop Your Way Member

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This year, we will be spending the holidays without my Mother-in-law. I can’t express how badly we wish she was still with us. Not only for the holidays but, every day. The older we get, the more lessons we learn in life. And spending quality time with those you love is the most important of them all. So, I don’t know about you, but I plan to attend the Sears Member Bonus Event on Sunday, October 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and get some serious shopping done. Spending more time with my family and friends rather than spending it in traffic has been the best gift I’ve ever given. If I could give any piece of advice this would be the one. Get your shopping done early every holiday season and spend time with family and friends instead. 

To help you kick off a fabulous holiday season, Sears is offering one lucky Mom Blog Society reader a chance to win a $100 Sears gift card. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. 

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Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post”, “I am a member of the Sears Squad, though all opinions are my own.”

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Erinn Lishman
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Erinn Lishman

I always try to get holiday shopping done early and this would really help! Thank you for the chance!

Erinn Lishman
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Erinn Lishman

I love the Sears Holiday Guarantee! My hubs would also love that TV- perhaps that’s going on my to-buy list!

Jeanna
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Jeanna

I try to start early, but still end up getting more the day before! This would help to get a head start on my holiday shopping!

Jeann
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Jeann

I try to start early, but still end up getting more the day before! This would help to get a head start on my holiday shopping!

Jackie
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Jackie

I like to start shopping early, but havent started yet this year. (I have picked up some stocking stuffers). I shopped Black Friday sales at Sears last year and got a lot of great gifts. I like the Holiday Guarantee. I feel I can shop and know I will get the best deal early.

Jackie
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Jackie

I’m planning on starting my shopping soon. I like to be done early and have the gifts wrapped and ready so I can enjoy the weeks leading up to the holidays.

Heather G
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I like to shop early to beat the rush, it’s so stressful as the holidays get closer.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I do my shopping all year round. I don’t really care about the points in make on a purchase, or register rewards, I do care about how much money comes out of my wallet. I earn enough RR for Walgreens just logging my health info daily.

Dotty J Boucher
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Dotty J Boucher

I love shopping at Sears, I also start my shopping early and its so nice to know that not only are the price of items are reasonable but also being a shop away member, you really do earn points..
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Rosie
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Rosie

I always start early, in fact, most years, I make most gifts and it is an ongoing process. It takes so much stress off to not have to worry about gifts. I want to check out Shop Your Way!

AC
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AC

Shopping early is definitely the best way to go. You may not always score amazing deals, but you can still get some great gifts for a decent price and without all the hassle. I’ve been a member of Shop Your Way rewards program for a few years – for the most part, I do like it. They tend to email me way too many times and hound me, but eh, I just delete ’em. Stores are definitely catching on to the fad of shopping early and they’re starting to do more holiday sales prior to the “holiday shopping time”.

Melissa Grubb
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Melissa Grubb

Great to learn about the Sears Holiday Guarantee! This might really come in handy!

Dana Rodriguez
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Dana Rodriguez

I am about ready to start my shopping. I hate waiting until the last minute!

Amanda Patterson
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Amanda Patterson

I always start early too! I handmake most of my gifts (although I have some family members that are super hard to craft for so I buy some gifts) so I have to plan a lot of time for crafting. I have finished over half of my gifts so far!

Janet W.
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Janet W.

I like to shop early too to avoid the big crowds. Sears is one of my favorites because they have something for all of my family members.

Angela Saver
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Angela Saver

I usually start early too, but leave some things for the last minute. It would be great to have everything purchased early!

shelly peterson
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shelly peterson

I try and start as early as possible to beat the crowds. Sears I a great place to shop.

Mary Cloud
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Mary Cloud

I love to get my shopping over with early. This is actually the first year I haven’t even begun to start yet.

Karrie
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Karrie

I like to start early so i dont get whammed in the pocket all at once

Tami Vollenweider
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Tami Vollenweider

I buy gifts cards,so it’s no early shopping

Kim Pincombe-Cole
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Kim Pincombe-Cole

I usually start buying my first gifts by October. I love the idea of a dedicated day to save in October like this at Sears!

Wendy R.
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I like to shop early! Thanks

Dee
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Dee

I do my shopping throughout the year — I search out deals if I have something in mind or if I stumble upon something my friends and family would love I buy it and save it for the holidays. Early is the best idea! 🙂

Julie Lundstrom
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Julie Lundstrom

I start early for it’s easier for me to afford Christmas and I like to get done early so I can just enjoy the last few weeks with holiday baking.

Azcomm
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Azcomm

That price guarantee including black Friday is sweet!

em
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em

i shop all year round. i had no idea about the bonus day event, now this will come in handy!

Will G
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Will G

I like shopping early too, but it doesn’t always happen because of time and or money.

Tracey L
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Tracey L

I always aim to get my shopping done early, but somehow it always ends up that last minute I’m still buying!

Calshondra Williams
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Calshondra Williams

I really don’t have to shop as much for Christmas because family is not as big. I love to shop so I always pick up gifts throughout the year. By the time Christmas get around I’ve completed most of my shopping and things are not as stressful.

jeani b
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jeani b

we have more and more babies in our extended family every year – more and more presents to buy! it’s fun to give gifts – especially when you find the perfect item. that’s why we like to shop early and it keeps the stress low.

Heather Hayes Panjon
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Heather Hayes Panjon

I Like To Start Shopping Early, I Like To Hit The Clearance Sales Throughout The Year. I Always Find Some Great Deals Throughout The Year.

Natalie
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Natalie

I start shopping in January and pick up deals throughout the year.

Kelly D
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Kelly D

I love doing my holiday shopping at Sears. I start shopping in November.

Dawn Monroe
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Dawn Monroe

I love being a SYW member. It allows me to shop anytime and feel like I’m getting the best price. The free shipping is the best.

Jasmine Escobedo
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Jasmine Escobedo

I try to do my shopping early too. It all depends on how much money I have to spare. Sometimes I can’t get anything until the last minute… It’s hard because my daughter’s birthday is literally a month before Christmas.

Jana
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I love to shop period… early, late and everything in between!

Terry Stevens
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Terry Stevens

I always try to get my shopping done early as I don’t like being in crowds so start in August and finish by November.

Vickie
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Vickie

Your smart!
I get mine done early too..to be way less stressed so I can enjoy the holiday for the real reason.

Bonnie LeahSay
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With 11 grandchildren I shop through out the year so I can select just the right gift for each child. I’ve learned to keep the gifts in a lidded tub in a spare closet so I don’t misplace them (yes, It happened one year). lol

Jillian Too
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Jillian Too

I hadn’t heard about the Sears Member Bonus Event. It would be great to get a head start on holiday shopping.

Jillian Too
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Jillian Too

I love that Sears will automatically credit you the difference. What a great deal!

Sherry Compton
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Sherry Compton

I shop year round so I can easily find deals. I really like all the Shop Your Way Deals, and I’m often amazed at what good prices a consultant can get you. Shopping early takes some of the pressure off, too.

Rachel
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Rachel

I really like the wide selection on items at Sears. This year I hope to start Christmas shopping earlier than in years past.

Juana Sanchez
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Juana Sanchez

I like to shop early for my holiday gifts and had no idea Sears has a Members Event

Edye
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Shopping early is always a great idea!

Holly Thomas
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Holly Thomas

I have been a Shop your Way member for several years and it saves me a lot of money on my Holiday shopping.

charj
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charj

Most of my family’s birthdays are between October and early December. I have to finish birthday shopping before I do Christmas shopping.

Tiffany Greene Elliott
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Tiffany Greene Elliott

Being I am a mom to 8, I try to start early! Plus I am a Shop Your Way member!

Melissa T
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Melissa T

I love the Holiday Guarantee. I’m an early shoppiand I always feel like I’m missing something (other than the crowds and headaches)

Susan Christy
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Susan Christy

Sears has such great prices on boots and coats this year.

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