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So you can enjoy a stress-free Christmas

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Getting the gifts, putting up decorations, planning the Christmas menu. The days leading up to Christmas are stressful for many people. Yet the pre-Christmas season is meant to be the most beautiful time of the year. In this article we’ll show you how you can relax and enjoy the holidays.

It’s the same every year

We all know the feeling: You’re sitting at home on the sofa and decide to do some last-minute shopping online to buy gifts for your loved ones. All the while, your shopping cart keeps filling up with things that you don’t even need. Then you quickly click on “Buy now”, without giving it a second thought. At first you feel good about it  but by the time your order arrives, that feeling of excitement is long gone. What if you don’t shop online this year for a change, and actually go to a shop instead? That may sound a little more time-consuming but it’s better for the environment and also supports retail shops.

Stress-free shopping

Get back to enjoying a real-life shopping experience again, by taking your time and savouring a stroll around the shops. You really don’t need to go to the bustling city centre or any of the large chains. Try exploring smaller shops and concept stores in your area and make a point of giving yourself enough time to shop. Relish the experience. Go to your local wine shop and taste the wine you plan to drink for Christmas, or have a coffee at your bookseller in the neighborhood while you browse for a suitable book as a gift.

Young woman writing plans for New Year

The early bird stays relaxed

Plan your Christmas dinner timely, pre-order your goose from the butcher early, and buy food with a longer shelf life in advance before stress levels start to rise. If you’re planning a trip to your local supermarket, take a look at Google Maps. Every day of the week, the data available there show the store traffic levels at different times of the day. This will help you choose the quietest times to do your shopping.

Young woman writing plans for New Year

Pay with miles - and save

If you like to relax while shopping, you’ll also like to relax while paying: whether you’re in a restaurant, at the market, or in your favourite boutique - with MilesPay you can now redeem your award miles wherever Mastercard is accepted. Pay for your Christmas shoppingwith MilesPay and your Miles & More Credit Card, and shop everywhere with 12% mileage saving until 15 January 20221.


We wish you a stress-free pre-Christmas season.


The promotion is valid from 15 November 2021 to 15 January 2022. One-time registration of your Miles & More Credit Card is required for MilesPay in the Miles & More App (under “More”). Select the preferred mileage amount and activate MilesPay in the App before making your purchases. At all Mastercard acceptance points and for online purchases. Minimum amount of 2,800 award miles. The 12% mileage saving applies to the total value of the transaction. The T&Cs of MilesPay apply, along with the terms and conditions and exceptions stated there.