Last minute gift certificate idea and $25 for you

Merry Christmas from Prosper Lending Review and thanks for a great year! As thanks, I want to give away a $25 gift certificate to one of our readers. Read to the bottom of this post for more details. (This post has nothing to do with p2p lending, by the way.)

Like many, I often procrastinate my Christmas shopping until the last minute. If you are shopping today, skip the crowds and order a gift certificate online. Let the recipient pick what they want even if you don't know what it is.

I just purchased several gift certificates for friends and family from Yard & Pool Company. This is an online store that rocks. They have real customer service which is, quite frankly, usually lacking from online stores. I'm not getting paid to say this. I like the store and want to help promote their business. They sell quite a variety of stuff. Here's a quick overview of what you can find there:

Grilling and smoking - You can find all kinds of grills, smokers, turkey fryers, BBQ sauces and pretty much anything else you might need for grilling. Their hottest selling item is the Bradley Smoker and they offer 10% off a Bradley Smoker starter kit.
Swimming pools - For most of the U.S. it is out of season, but they have a great selection and great prices on above-ground pools and everything else you might need for your pool like pool lights, ladders and pool toys.
Spas and hot tubs - Stuff like spa chemicals, toys and accessories, fragrances and more.
Backyard and patio - My favorite category includes things like patio furniture, Gorilla playsets, patio heaters (I wish I had one of those now!), fireplaces and more.
Game, bar and rec room - Billiard tables, dart boards, ping pong tables, wall decor and everything else to deck out your basement.
Finally, you can also find Christmas stuff and some sweet end of year clearance deals.

As you guessed by now, I'm a big fan of Yard & Pool Company. And I'm a big fan of my readers. So, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you. Just leave a comment and link to the item on Yard & Pool that you would buy if I gave you a gift certificate. I have to be able to send you the gift certificate, so leave your email or send it to me at

As an extra Christmas incentive to purchase at Yard & Pool, they are also running a special where for every $25 gift certificate purchase you get $5 towards a future purchase.

So, thanks Yard & Pool for allowing me to procrastinate my Christmas shopping and get my family and friends what they want even if I don't know what it is.

Have a great Christmas and I promise I'll be back to writing about p2p lending in moments.