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Summer Road Trips Twitter Party with $400 in American Express Gift Cards Giveaway!

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Love road trips? How about earning travel rewards? Or winning free money? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re going to want to attend the #KidsNTrips Summer Road Trips Twitter Party this Thursday, July 24. We'll be talking all about the best tips for keeping kids entertained on the road, must-have road trip snacks, craziest roadside attractions and more. Hosted by the Amex EveryDay Credit Card, you could win up to $400 in American Express gift cards.

Summer Road Trips Twitter Party20 Purchases = 20% Bonus

You know the card…it’s the one Comedian Tina Fey uses to buy every day purchases to earn rewards in TV commercials. If you use the Amex EveryDay 20 times in a billing cycle, you get a 20% bonus on the points you’ve already earned. Tina jokes about her 20 Amex EveryDay purchases in her commercials, like zit cream, dry cleaning, a manicure, and a body pillow (which she nicknames, “Fernando”).

A Travel Mama’s 20 Purchases

  1. Travel guidebooks
  2. Coffee
  3. Gas to fill up the car for a road trip
  4. A swim cover-up
  5. Pool floats for a resort getaway
  6. Travel toys for the kids
  7. Healthy travel snacks…and a few forbidden snacks
  8. Tunes for the road
  9. Airplane tickets
  10. A travel neck pillow
  11. Sunscreen
  12. Lap desk for the kids to use in the car
  13. New suitcase
  14. Date night dinner
  15. Hotel buffet breakfast for the family
  16. Zipper-lock plastic bags for storing travel medicines
  17. Sunglasses
  18. More coffee
  19. Antibacterial gel to stay healthy while away from home
  20. Travel apps

Why Choose the Amex EveryDay Credit Card

You may use a debit card lot for a lot of your day-to-day spending, but why not earn something back for you and your family? The Amex EveryDay is the perfect card for the multi-tasking, list-checking Travel Mamas out there. After your weekly grocery store visits, morning coffee runs, and well-deserved travel purchases, you get the points boost to show for it.

Redeem Points

It's easy to use the points, especially with the American Express app that lets you keep track of them easily. You can book your trip through and pay entirely or partially with points, transfer points to airlines, or use points for a wide range of gift cards and certificates—including hotel stays, car rentals and more.

American Express EveryDay

Summer Road Trips #KidsNTrips Twitter Party

Date: This Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time: 9:30 am Pacific Time (12:30 pm Eastern Time)

Hashtag: #KidsNTrips

Theme: Summer Road Trips

Hosts: Be sure to follow @TravelMamas@JenLeo@LaJollaMom@AmericanExpress

Giveaway prizes: One $200 American Express gift card and two $100 American Express gift cards

Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to three lucky #KidsNTrips Twitter Party participants. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party. Read additional prize terms and conditions.

Learn more: Not sure what a Twitter party is or why to participate? Learn more about #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties now!

What would you purchase with your Amex EveryDay Credit Card to earn 20% more rewards? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: The #KidsNTrips Summer Road Trips Twitter party is sponsored by American Express. Prizes provided by sponsor. 

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Aisha Holley says:

    I would purchase clothes for me and my boys.

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