Thanksgiving has passed, which usually means one thing, the holiday season (and hence, the gift giving season) is finally underway! In an attempt to help our users maximize their loyalty program points, and in turn the rewards that they can reap from each program, we have organized a guide to programs that many will utilize this holiday season! Lets start with the babies and children in your family! One can never go wrong when they buy the newest toys for the young ones. Toys “R” Us is the place to go when on the hunt for children gifts. Now through December 24, 2012, Rewards “R” Us members will receive 10% on all holiday purchases. Additionally, receive up to $30 in Rewards “R” Us during this period, click here for details. These nifty holiday “R” Us rewards will go directly to your email. Do your holiday shopping as a Toys R Us member and receive member perks such as exclusive email discounts, member-only shopping events, and hassle free returns (for the picky children out there.) Get all of your holiday shopping for the little ones finished while earning rewards. For the ladies in the family, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight the Overstock.com rewards program, Club O. This program is self described as a “Win/Win.” We tend to agree because people who love to shop get rewarded for doing just that. Overstock.com offers a ton of products organized by categories such as Home, Furniture, Bedding and Bath, Men, Women, Jewelry and more. For the gal that loves to shop in the family, an Overstock.com gift card will be great! With endless opportunity for discounted products, this gift will spread the holiday cheer to the lady in your life. Sign up for the Club O and receive additional perks of membership, now and after the holidays are over. For just $19.95 for a membership, participants receive 5% in Club O dollars on every purchase. Even better, members get free shipping, 10%-25% on exclusive products, and more. It seems like there is always a special connection between men and the television in their lives. For the men in your family, Best Buy is the perfect place to pick up a special gift. With everything from TV’s, computers, iPads, and even car stereos, the ‘man caves’ around the world will surely benefit from a present from BestBuy. Best Buy Reward Zone is an additional plus when it comes to shopping there. Each time you shop at Best Buy this holiday season, you get one reward point for every one dollar you spend. Each time you reach 250 points, you will receive a $5 rewards certificate. In addition to that, gain access to member only promotions and offers and more. For the “what should I get them, they are so hard to shop for,” in the family (every family has one, we know) go with an eBay gift card. Here, that individual can simply get whatever they fancy! Even better, you get rewards each time you shop with eBay! Once you sign up for eBay Bucks, you can immediately start to earn a percentage back on qualifying purchases to be used on future purchases. Enroll here for free so you can start earning eBay Bucks and save money on your next purchase. After all. we all know how hard it is to shop at eBay just once! Be sure to add all of these programs to your UsingMiles dashboard and get rewarded this holiday season for gift giving. In the midst of our drawing, be sure to tweet (@UsingMiles) and post on our Facebook, each time you add a program! If you do so, you will entered into a drawing for a free $50 Restaurant.com gift card. Hurry and add programs now because this drawing ends Friday! Happy Wednesday everyone!