Monday, September 17, 2012
When the school year begins, it doesn't just affect kids -- it affects parents and the whole family dynamic. Parents have to get up early, pack lunches, schedule parent-teacher conferences, do library duty, arrange carpools, avoid (or seek) the PTA. But all that hassle does have a few benefits, at least for stay-at-home parents and work-at-home parents -- a couple of hours to themselves while the kids are at school.
For my third and final Back to School Membership Rewards post, I'm curating a look for moms whose kids have finally gone back into the classroom and given mommy a few hours of peace and quiet! The best part is, there's no cash outlay if you're an American Express cardmember -- you can redeem all the items below from the Membership Rewards catalog. Here's how Moms can celebrate Back to School with 50,000 Membership Rewards points:
SUIT UP: 5,000 POINTS
Why should kids get all the new outfits? Mom needs to outfit herself in the latest yoga tops and pants, which as everyone knows, are the standard mom uniform for back-to-school morning drop-offs :) Gap and Athleta always have great sales, so you can get a cute yoga outfit for as little as $50 (that's 5,000 points!).
SWEAT: 26,900 POINTS
After drop-off, Mom can finally go for a power walk on her own, without worrying about little feet tripping up on the sidewalk or slowing down to watch a caterpillar crawl across the driveway, or abandon the entire outing for a potty break. And while you're getting that cardio workout, instead of whining and screaming, tune in to your favorite songs with this iPod nano and wrist holder.
STRETCH: 6,100 POINTS
Put that new yoga outfit to good use and spend a couple of minutes (and just 6,100) points finding inner peace, with a Gaiam yoga mat.
SPA: 12,000 POINTS
After all that exercise, it's time for a little pampering with a Spa Finder gift card (12,000 points). Actually, even a morning in a dentist's chair can feel pampering, as long as it's kid-free, but it's so much nicer to be having a massage than a root canal, don't you think?
For more of my Back to School finds with American Express (and some really neat giveaways!), check out the following posts:
My $250 American Express giftcard giveaway ends today! Don't forget to stop by the giveaway post and enter to win!
My $50 American Express giftcard giveaway is still going strong! It ends on Sept. 30, so make sure you stop by the giveaway post and enter to win!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Thanks to American Express for providing the prize for this giveaway. I curated the "Back to School" looks on this post, and on my Pinterest page, using options taken from the American Express Membership Rewards Catalog, but the choices were solely my own. The views and opinions expressed here are my own. Click here for full disclosure.
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