Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review of "MasterCard MarketPlace - A Smarter Way to Shop Online"---and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from BlogHer

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and MasterCard MarketPlace.



This is a review of MasterCard MarketPlace - A Smarter Way to Shop Online.

The registration process required a full name, an email address, and a zip code. It also required me to choose a title (the choices are Mr., Ms., or Mrs.), which didn't seem like it should be necessary.

Next it asked me to choose at least three of my favorite stores from their options, and there was also a way to mark stores I DISlike, which was fun. You drag the store icons into shopping baskets marked "I like" and "I don't like"---and as you choose, more stores appear for sorting. I could have played that game all day. Altogether it took well under 5 minutes to register (if you don't count the extra time I spent playing with the shopping baskets--WHAT?).

When I was done, it took me to the home page where I saw it was already reminding me of sales and deals at stores I'd said I liked, and also telling me about related offers (deals it thought I might be interested in based on the ones I said I'd be interested in). When I clicked over later, the deals it was displaying were instead the current Hottest Deals, which included deals at stores I had put on my Dislike list---so you don't have to worry that disliking a store means you'll miss out when it's something super-awesome.

There were tabs to see lists of the newest deals, the deals ending soonest, and the most popular deals---I love that kind of thing, because I love the feeling that I'm not going to MISS something accidentally. Also, sometimes I might think I'm not interested in something (like a tool store), but then it might show up on the most-popular list with something that would make me think, "Oh! Actually, we need one of those!" And there are other tabs for looking at the top deals by category, like in Electronics, in Home, and in Kids & Babies. That would be fun for browsing.

(It looked like this.)
(Screenshot from http://marketplace.mastercard.com/.)
(You can click the picture to see it bigger.)



In addition, each day at 1:00 p.m. EST, until December 24th, there are special daily Holiday Overwhelming Offers, available only to MasterCard cardholders and only for 24 hours each.

You can sign up to have deals emailed to you if you don't want to poke around on a web site every day or if you might forget to check. You can also customize it so it doesn't bother you with deals that aren't at least 25% off, or at least 50% off, or whatever. Each deal makes it clear how much time you have left to act on it.

To participate in a deal, you click the "Shop Now" button and it takes you to it. Some are sales that the general public can also participate in; some are deals only for registered users. Some deals are improved if you use a MasterCard, or available only to MasterCard cardholders.

Overall, it looks like a good "deal center" for keeping track of all the places you like to shop and all the deals they have---and a good way to get EXTRA deals while you're at it.


BlogHer is giving away a $100 MasterCard gift card. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post by December 31, 2010, saying which store's deals (ANY store) you'd want to be able to track.


Rules:

No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 31, 2010. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. For 19 more chances to win, visit the BlogHer Special Offers page.


From the client: "Overwhelming Offers (OO) are limited in quantity, reservation only and limited in time. Participating merchants and offers are subject to change. The OO discount is provided as a statement credit. See www.mastercardmarketplace.com for restrictions and complete terms and conditions."

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Amanda said...

Hmmm. I have not heard of this. When was the last time you saw a RNG choose the number 1? Oh well.

beyond said...

i'd want to track apple and gap and target perhaps.

Julie said...

You mean I have to pick? There's no way. 90% of them!

Jen in MI said...

Target! :)

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to track Macy's deals.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/17687036341256192

Leanne said...

I'm with Julie... there are too many favorites! Home Depot would be a good one to track... we're always there!

threedogkitchen AT gmail DOT com

St said...

I went over there to do the sorting thing because it sounded fun AND IT WAS! I picked 20 stores so I'll only mention a couple. PetCo, Zappos and TARGET!

Christy said...

Target or Amazon - Although they do email me anyway, it'd be nice to see it all in one place.

Rachel said...

OOh! Target sounds awesome.

eatmewithcake said...

I'd track Zappos, because a gal can never have too many shoes!

Allison said...

Gymboree

Mimi said...

I love me some online shopping! I'm headed over to register right now. Thanks, Swistle!

Lane said...

Anthropologie!!

Cory said...

Target.

Bailey said...

Target, perhaps, or The Children's Place, or Torrid, if I'm being selfish.

divrchk said...

I'd say Target.

Carolyn said...

Target and Anthropologie!!!!

Marie Green said...

Target, Hanna Andersson, IKEA... maybe my local grocery store...

Jess said...

I am definitely not original with this one, but I'd have to go with Target.

Temerity Jane said...

Target and Best Buy, probably. I wish they tracked the orange clearance stickers, though, because there is nothing in this world I love more than an orange clearance sticker.

AmyNaab said...

Hmm, probably Loft, piperlime and Limited.

Natalie said...

definately TARGET, no questions.

One Petal At A Time said...

I would love to track Target since its one of my favorite stores! =D

elgrandemich at hotmail dot com

One Petal At A Time said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/onepetalatatime/status/17711069950648320

JoseT said...

Probably Macy's just because I buy my suits there.

stothejtothec at hotmail dot com

Chez Bacon said...

There were too many good stores to pick...Barnes and Noble, Zappos, Hanna Andersson would all be great.

Lucy said...

I'd track Walmart, Target and Best Buy deals. :o)

Shelly said...

I'd track Target and Best Buy, and maybe Anthropologie since I can't afford anything if it's not on sale!

bkm said...

I'd say Target, but I feel like I'm there often enough to know their deals pretty good!

Christina said...

Target.
Or the Amazon Kindle store.

Courtney said...

Target absolutely!

becky said...

i would love to be able to track target sales!

samantha said...

Amazon and Zappos! This is cool!

samanthajocampen at gmail

Kelly Massman said...

Target I guess!

thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Kelsey said...

Amazon or Target for me...

Aura said...

Barnes and Noble and Gap

Anonymous said...

Walmart.

MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

suburban prep said...

Target and Barnes & Noble.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

Target and Amazon

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/17756232181874689

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

Old Navy because I don't go there often enough to know when they're having awesome clearance sales but when they do, they're good.
I do 99% of my shopping at Target so I pretty much know when the gettin's good there. :)

Magnolia said...

I'd like to track Apple and amazon for sure !

suddenstorm0atgmaildotcom

CAQuincy said...

Oh! Target or Penny's or maybe Old Navy?

(LOTS of Target fans on here. My mother just told me she never goes there. I...just didn't even know what to SAY!!!!)

Kerry said...

Kohls would be one of my favorites. Also Victoria's Secret.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/17768208584937472
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Christy said...

Amazon, Children's Place, Apple.

Julie said...

Target and Old Navy

BeccakBecca said...

Any store? This actually might be nice instead of getting individual store emails EVERY DAY.

I would probably track Gap and JCrew. Places I only shop if there is a sale!

lisa said...

Target. Hands down.

kris (lower case) said...

amazon..always onthe top of my list.

Mama Bub said...

It never occurred to me to say Target as I never, ever shop there online, but Old Navy - I love an Old Navy deal.

Keryn said...

Can I choose more than one store? Amazon, definitely. Old Navy, Land's End, Burt's Bees, Children's Place...I could do this forever.

traciet said...

I love to track Walmart, Target and Babiesurus! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Tabathia said...

Probably Target and Walmarts
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/17806979414106114
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

My Happily Ever After said...

Thanks so much for the super fun giveaway!!!

My Happily Ever After said...

Thanks so much for the super fun giveaway!!!

Shelley said...

Anthropologie and Target!!

JC said...

Too many to list, I'd like to track Macy's, Amazon and Shopbop deals.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/17825152146350081

cookiesANDclogs said...

Target!
cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer said...

There are too many to pick from!! Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy..... ALL of them?? :D

jennfir7796 at gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I tweeted the g/a @JennOldaker

http://twitter.com/#!/JennOldaker/status/17860054103367680

jennfir7796 at gmail.com

Bitts said...

Well, TARGET, of course!!!!!!

Alexa said...

I'd track old navy and gap and probably target.

Kathy said...

Old Navy and Target. Probably Gap and Bed,Bath and Beyond.

drhoctor2 said...

I'm in. I'd track Geeks.com. Thanks.

shcraig@msn.com said...

I'd definitely choose Target.

JEN said...

I didn't know this existed... Gap, Old Navy, Target.. what's not to like.

Rebecca said...

Hard to choose!! But if I have to narrow it down, I'll go with Target.

Rebecca said...

I'm not sure how to post the tweet directly, but this is my page with the tweet on it:

http://twitter.com/RebeccaS_1905

DawnA said...

Ha it's like friending and unfriending the stores. Love it.
dawniawnie (a) aol (dot) com

Callie said...

I'd like to be able to track target, harris teeter, marshalls, and tj maxx.

Cat said...

i'd track Target for sure! thanks!

amyella said...

I'd want to track Old Navy, Target and a sporting goods store (would depend on selection of sporting goods stores!)

Leah B said...

This is so hard to choose ... Target, Babies 'R Us and Amazon [but only the sections I chose]? Thanks!

One of Us said...

target

-R- said...

The Children's Place and Gymboree. I like their stuff but would never pay full price for most of it.

Little-Bit said...

I would like to track stores that offer free shipping. LOVE the sales, but when it costs more to ship the order than it does for the merchandise I get a bit put-off

Susan C. said...

It's not likely to happen, but I'd love to track fabric and yarn shops for good deals on my favorite luxury yarns and fabrics.

Bonnie said...

I would track Kohl's
bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christine said...

I would want to track apple! tinab1181 at gmail dot com.

thank you and happy holidays!

sassafras said...

Amazon!

Lindsay said...

I would love to track Macy's, JcPenny's and Dillards. I Love shopping at big mall stores. But refuse to buy anything unless its over 50% off there.

Sarah said...

Target, The Limited, and Banana Republic

Kristin said...

Here's an original one - Target.

Cristina said...

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Target. Considering how much I spend at Target this would definitely come in handy!

happyenchilada said...

I think I'd like to track the deals on Amazon (they have so many I'd love to be able to find the best ones easily!)
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

happyenchilada said...

tweeted too! http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/18060079567736832
kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

Kim said...

I would like to track Overstock.com's deals!

Princess Golden Hair said...

I'm definitely interested in checking out the deals on Amazon. It seems I'm always shopping there

teechbiz at gmail dot com

slb3334 said...

Shopko, Target, and Borders.

slb3334@gmail.com

peg42 said...

Target and Amazon I'd love to track. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/peg42/status/18117081169920000
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

kygirl said...

I would love to track gamestop deals.
stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Tammigirl said...

I would love to track deals at World Market. (And most of the other places I shop!)

Claire said...

I'd love to track Old Navy's deals.

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Emily said...

New York & Co.

Peace Love and Pets said...

Walmart and Target, the two stores I shop most

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/18140165352460288

Stephanie said...

kohls - love that place
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Angela said...

I would definitely want to hear about Target deals.

Chip said...

Target would be on my list for sure.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/18156248880906241
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

target

mar said...

Target would be my choice!

LWons@HotMail.com

pestkaj said...

I would love to be able to track Lane Bryant.

pestkaj said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/pestkaj/status/18177109516091392

debrahall1961@yahoo.com said...

have to be target

The Sunshyn said...

Aside from groceries, I think we spend the most at Home Depot so I'd like to try that.
chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/18185019587559424
chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

missris said...

Target, for sure. I buy 90% of my stuff there.

Norma said...

I think I'd track Target.
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

Ann Taylor Loft! I rarely go there but love their stuff!
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/18203804247793664
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I would want to track Best Buy.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

girlforgotten81 said...

Target!!! And EBay!

girlforgotten81@aol.com

Shel said...

I'd love to track Target and also JC Penney.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/18232747432611841

shel704 at aol dot com

sweepmom said...

I would like to be able to track Target deals.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

TARGET, KOHL'S

Chez Us said...

Oh, shoes.com or maybe Target.

idahomom said...

I would like to track Target

buzzd said...

Best Buy and Target

buzzd said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/18329963723755520

Anonymous said...

I would track Home Depot for sure!
spdmgr at gmail dot come

sarah said...

i guess old navy, that's where i seem to shop the most

melissity said...

I'd like to track B&H Photo! (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/)

dawns41 said...

I would like to track Amazon.com deals and JCPenney deals.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Stacey said...

Best Buy and Target would be my choices.

jeanine p said...

I would track Target
http://icoulduseadeal.com/
jtrophy at gmail.com

jeanine p said...

http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/18414479612059648 tweeted jtrophy at gmail dot com http://icoulduseadeal.com/

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

The store deals I would like to track would be Target, Bj's and HomeGoods

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

@LiveLaughLoveCj tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/LiveLaughLoveCj/status/18421511387873280

Tracy R said...

Some great deals here. I'm finished Christmas shopping and won't be shopping for a while though. I will keep this in mind for the future.

Tracy R said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/18434495631855616

hale2005 said...

Amazon and newegg for me!

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

hale2005 said...

I have retweeted.

http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/18446043016331265

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Lisa said...

Best Buy.com because I need a new printer. msmith572@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/18447326301396992

msmith572@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2010/12/swistle-reviews-review-of-mastercard.html

msmith572@yahoo.com

Tina12312 said...

I would love to track Amazon's deals. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you.

Tina12312 said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/18456695617355776

Starla said...

I'd want to keep track of deals at Walgreen's!

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Starla said...

http://twitter.com/#!/StarlaSweeps/status/18544046972604416

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I love brookstone and that's the store I'll track! :)

bluedragon51 said...

Target would be good.

clc408 said...

I'd like to track deals at Best Buy

clc408 said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/clc408/status/18646390594863104

hondaray6 said...

With all my Nascar fans I spend a lot at Dicks Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shop. I'd track those. Thanks
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

hondaray6 said...

tweeted- http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/18696356696690689
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I want to track sales at Barnes & Noble.

dwellenstein at cox dot net

Wander said...

Target! Love that place

Naturally Alise said...

I would love to track Buy.com, I am in the market for a laptop and other electronics so this would be perfect!

(naturallyalise@gmail.com)

Super Frugalette said...

Target

Super Frugalette said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Superfrugalette/status/18873080931680256 topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Amazon markdowns!
Merry Xmas! Thanks!
Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com
janna@feedyourpigblog.com
www.feedyourpigblog.com

jazz33 said...

Marshalls

Angel Jacklyn said...

HONESTLY? BORDERS- I READ A LOT kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/18906791542788096 kytah00@yahoo.com

DanielleCorrelle @ aol.com said...

I'm going to sayyy... Target. :o)

marybug2 said...

I guess my choice would be Wallmart and Target.
marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/19008393633079296
marybug2 at yahoo.com

Bridgitte said...

Amazon for sure, I always have gift cards!

Bridgitte said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/justthething4u

Ellie said...

I would want to track HEB. Boring, I know, but I spend so much time and money every single week there!

Bonnie said...

Amazon.com - I've had such good luck with them so far, and would love to see more deals.
blwagner200 at aol dot com

Bonnie said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/BLWAGNER99/status/19081621994999808
blwagner200 at aol dot com

Kelly said...

I would track Old Navy--I love their clothes, and they always have pretty awesome deals (if you can find out about them and get there in time)!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

*~Dani~* said...

Definitely the Apple store although their deals are few and far between.

Janice said...

50 percent off at Macys :)

marcia goss said...

I'd like to track the deals at Target.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/19143001389408256
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Toystory said...

Amazon.com would be good, esp. if we could limit it to "categories" like audio books, kitchenware, etc.
1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

Toystory said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/#!/1prizewinner/status/19158087923408896

Twitter name: 1prizewinner
1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

snowluvnferret said...

I order from Sephora a lot. Would love to track those deal

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

It's definitely hard to choose! We're in desperate need of a new couch, but also in desperate need of getting a bargain on said couch, so I'd love to track sales on Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel.

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

Mai said...

Definitely Amazon, they're the only online place I shop at!

dancinbluegirl90 at gmail dot com

Emily N. said...

Target

emilynwins at gmail dot com

smilekisses said...

I'm tracking Lowes right now.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

Melissa O. said...

Would definitely track Zappos.com

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

mandala said...

I want to track deals at Sears and Macys. Thanks!
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/19262668321849346
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

Haven said...

I'd track Target, Walmart, Kohl's and Sears!

an_original_username at comcast dot net

Haven said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/HavensTwit/status/19281109539885056

an_original_username at comcast dot net

nightowl said...

I would like to track Target.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

Kari said...

I would like to track deals at Walmart and Sephora.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I would track walmart because thats where I usually find the best deals anyways!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

pattycake said...

I think mastercard is a good company with lots of new ideas would track old navy

pattycake said...

tweet Latest: http://swistlereviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-of-mastercard-marketplace.html comment win less than 5 seconds ago

elizabeth p said...

I will track Target deals! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

katfam95 said...

Definitely Target!

katfam95 at aim dot com

sksweeps said...

I want to track just about everything that is more than 50%off! If I have to narrow it down to one, I'll go with Walmart.

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

wizardewu said...

I'dlike to track Target. so many bargains.
eugeniewu (at) gmail (dot) com

Howell said...

I'd track Sears.
hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

Betty C said...

I would want to track Target and Kohl's.

tesashel said...

I'd track Target.

Sharon said...

Home Depot and Target.

Mrs. Haid said...

I don't know what to pick. Maybe Gap. But really, ALL the stores are really good choices! bethanyhaid at gmail dot com

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