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It’s the Most Digital Time of the Year: Four Ways to Shop and Save This Holiday Season

The holiday season has finally arrived, along with the chaos and commotion of shopping for all of your loved ones. Here are the must-know digital tips that will make you the perfect gift giver, put money back in your wallet, pay your bills in a snap and help you skip the checkout lines, all the while giving you quality time back with family and friends.

Dash Through the Holidays With Masterpass

Caught up in the holiday rush and still looking for ways to check off your holiday list? Skip the lines this year and get all your shopping done wherever you are – online or in-app – on any enabled device/ with Mastercard’s digital payment service, Masterpass. Shop from the comfort of your home knowing that Masterpass has your card details securely stored and ready for you to Masterpass it and get some of the best holiday deals. Don’t yet have a Masterpass wallet? Sign up with your bank or visit for more details.

Mastercard’s Holiday Helpers Bring You Joy and Deals

Where are Santa’s magic elves when you need them? Although they don’t come from the North Pole, Mastercard and Silicon Valley Bank’s virtual startup accelerator program, Commerce Innovated, brings you three startups that bring you all the holiday help you will need:smartgift_find_gift

  • Give a SmartGift and Make Everyone’s Wish List Come True: Do you spend hours looking for the perfect gift, but feel like you never get it quite right? Give with confidence this holiday using SmartGift, the e-gifting technology that makes every gift personal with mobile conversational commerce. Stop asking yourself “What color? What size? Will they like this?” and let the receiver make it their perfect gift. SmartGift helps gift givers give a great gift via chat, text or eemail and lets recipients accept it and customize, or swap it out for something else before it ships. Don’t just give any gift this year – make it a perfect gift with SmartGift.
  • He’s Making a List and Checking the Price Twice: Don’t miss out on getting that perfect gift this holiday season just because you’re waiting around for the best deal. Let the mobile app Earny take the pain out of price protection and be your earnings helper this holiday season. Shop with confidence knowing that Earny gets the money that is owed to you by automatically tracking your online purchases, finding better prices and filing the claim on your behalf so you don’t have to this holiday season.

  • Paying Your Bills Just Got Easier Than Taking Your Family Holiday Picture: No need for matching sweaters and a synchronized “cheese!” for this holiday picture. With just a snap of virtually any paper bill, including medical bills, DMV fees, traffic tickets, phone bills and others, Papaya can have it paid for in seconds. This new mobile app automates paying your bills so you can spend more time with family and less time dealing with the hassle of holiday bills.


/ Masterpass accepted at participating merchants.