Welcome 2017 Reward Yourself This Year With Everyday Shopping

Happy New Year! What an amazing year 2016 was (happy days and some sad) and I can't wait for more adventures and good times in 2017! 

Happy New Year! What an amazing year 2016 was (happy days and some sad) and I can't wait for more adventures and good times in 2017! 


One of my New Years resolution, is about making all my payments with my American Express - groceries, petrol, bills, entertainment - everything! I shop to earn points and watch them stack up. To see the way I shop to gain max points, check out my tips here.

The best thing is my American Express app tallies my points as I spend and sends me an alert when it’s time to cash in my reward points! And if I forget, a letter comes in the mail to remind me!

Ah, to spend or save? The age old question!  Well, what if you could turn your annual everyday spend into a holiday?  That’s what we’ve done!

With all of the points I have accumulated from unexciting shopping I am rewarding our beautiful family with a trip to Hamilton Island next month! Remember my last time I was there.

I booked tickets for all six of us using my points, through the Qantas Frequent Flyer website, so that’s a huge expense taken care of ahead of our stay.

The travel site is so easy to use and has great holiday tips. For inspiration, American Express features destinations on their blog and best of all Card Members can easily redeem their points and enjoy the best prices and service that you’ll get to know and LOVE with American Express.

It will be my third time @hamiltonisland, Adrian's second time and the @nomadz6 kids first time to visit the island I said "I do" 💍 Kids are so excited to see where their Dad proposed to their Mum at the Hamilton Marina, drive around in the buggies, play and have loads of fun beach activities and explore this spectacular slice of heaven. Thank you @_markfitz 📷 for capturing the northern end of Whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays. An amazing birds eye view of the Hill Inlet!! ☀️🐟🌴😀 #lovewhitsundays #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #nomadz6 #comingsoon #amexambassador #amexau #familytravel #amextravel #rewardspoints #rewardsunrivalled #americanexpress #visitaustralia #qantas

While we’re in Hamilton Island, we’ll be enjoying the gorgeous beaches and scenery. And yes, you guessed it. We’ll be charging all activities, accommodation, dining, and shopping to our AMEX, building point for our next getaway!

Life is all about living so why not be rewarded for all the hard work we do.

None of us enjoy paying bills, money comes in and money goes out! But watching the points stack up certainly softens the blow.

Let American Express help you reward yourself with life’s little luxuries of whatever it is you love. A match made in heaven.

Thanks to my friends at American Express for having me share my family experience.