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Prepping For The Perfect Thanksgiving Adventure

Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking

*Many thanks to Capital One for sponsoring this post! As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own. All information within this post is accurate at the time of posting.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and this year our family decided to do something we have never done for the holiday…celebrate abroad! Our trip to Italy this past summer made us realize how happy the four of us are while traveling and exploring together, and with the imminent arrival of our tiniest and newest Martino, the clock is ticking for us to be able to explore before Mama gets grounded for a little while. We’ve decided to take our Thanksgiving holiday on the road this year to…Mallorca, Spain! Kyle and I took a trip there as a couple last year, and we’ve been talking about bringing the kids back there ever since.  It’s simply magical! Taking on a trip and a major holiday hasn’t been stressful though, and thanks in large part to something new that I’ve been loving using: The Capital One Walmart Rewards Card! This card is so innovative in so many ways, and it’s totally been helping us plan for the perfect Thanksgiving adventure for our family!

Eva Amurri Martino loads up her Walmart purchases
Eva Amurri Martino loads up her Walmart purchases

First of all, the experience of applying for this card (and yes I’m a cardholder) was as seamless and simple as the rewards are fab.  Leave it to Capital One to innovate so many cool digital features! Customers can apply for the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card via text on their phones, in Walmart stores, on walmart.com, or even using the Walmart app.  The process is so straightforward, it takes only minutes to complete the application. Once I was approved, I had immediate access to my card for Walmart purchases, even before I had my physical card in my hand, just by loading my card into Walmart Pay which can be accessed through the Walmart app.  And you don’t have to exclusively shop at Walmart to get the benefits of this card! There are so many awesome benefits that cardholders enjoy, and that are particularly great for our family personally.  I’m putting my fave features below:

Capital One Walmart Rewards Card Perks…

  • 5% back on purchases at Walmart Online, inclusive of Walmart Grocery Pickup and Delivery (Helloooo who doesn’t want to get rewards for online shopping you’re already doing?! Including groceries!)
  • 5% back on in-store purchases when using Walmart Pay for the first 12 months after approval, and an unlimited 2% back on Walmart purchases in stores outside of the introductory offer. (Need to grab something in store that you forgot from your online purchase? You still get rewarded for that!)
  • 2% back on Restaurants and Travel (Hi, My Name Is Eva, and my favorite two things to do in life are eating and traveling)
  • 1% back everywhere else the card is accepted (need to shop anywhere else on the planet that takes your Capital One Walmart Rewards Card? You get rewarded for THAT)
  • No annual fee and no foreign transaction fee (No penalties for shopping and adventuring outside the country!)
  • The ability to redeem rewards at any time for travel, gift cards, and even during online checkout at walmart.com, for recent purchases and statement credits (Use your rewards when YOU want to!)
Eva Amurri Martino loads up her Walmart purchases
Eva Amurri Martino loads up her Walmart purchases

You can see from the specific perks above how perfect the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card is for our busy, growing family, especially when planning a trip! This card was so clutch when purchasing items for our trip to Mallorca, and I love that I got rewarded for it, too.  I ended up ordering so many things on Walmart.com for the whole family to wear for this trip.  I found so many cute things that weren’t even maternity for me, that I can wear long after the baby is here.  I adore the sweaters, leggings, and cute booties I found– I even found some fab leopard sneaks that will be perfect for walking around and sightseeing.  The kids’ department has the cutest pieces to shop as well! Grabbing layers for this trip was really important to me for the kids, since I don’t know much about the weather in Mallorca in November.  I also made sure to stock up on travel size toiletries, a monitor to use for the kids’ room (We rented a house), and a bunch of laundry supplies to wash things while there.   

Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking
Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking

When we last visited Mallorca, I was blown away by how beautiful the city was, right on the water and with such a mix of old and new.  The medieval cathedral was breathtaking, and I can’t wait to show the kids, and to introduce them to a brand new country they’ve never been to before.  Both of them have been learning Spanish since they were babies, so I’m curious if any of that will come out on this trip! Our Capital One Walmart Rewards Card has even been clutch in booking travel, knowing that I’m getting those rewards which can go towards our adventures. 

Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking
Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking

It’s not #MomLife if you don’t forget something last minute, and of course, I’ll realize last minute that I should snag some goodies and snacks for the flight. I could pick up a book for Mama, coloring books, some disinfecting supplies for the plane, and some little toys that the kids will totally flip for.  I love that I can still use my Capital One Walmart Rewards Card for purchases in store or online and get rewards.  Super easy, and super practical.   

A very excited Marlowe Martino opening some goodies from Walmart
Eva Amurri Martino's holiday trip haul from Walmart

My favorite part of this blog post, though, is the fact that we captured on camera telling Marlowe and Major WHERE we are all going for Thanksgiving! They were SO excited since they saw a zillion pictures from Kyle and my trip there, and have heard so many stories about how special the city is.  It makes me so happy to have passed my lifelong travel bug on to my kiddos.  I hope we can all travel as a family for many years to come! Stay tuned from more reports from our travels…

Click here to apply for the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card!

Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking
Eva Amurri Martino's holiday trip haul from Walmart
Eva Amurri Martino does a Walmart haul unpacking

Photographs by Julia Dags

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9 Comments

  1. Emily says:

    Aww yay!! Your Thanksgiving will be one to remember!

    10.28.19 Reply
  2. Tammy Whitmore says:

    Hello! I have been following you for years. Your posts always bring a smile to my face and lift my spirits. I’m not a mom, but I still enjoy your content. I just saw that you guys are going to Mallorca!!! I was just there last year for a few days in between the semifinals and the championship of the Women’s World Cup (this is where I have more in common with your husband – I’m an avid soccer fan 😊). I chose Mallorca in part because of your journey there (but it was also a seriously cheap flight from Lyon). My group ended up opting for the sandier beaches near Cala Millor, and, if you have the time, I highly recommend you take the hour or so excursion out to that side of the island. It has this beachy vibe that’s seriously kid friendly. I was amazed at all the kids and families out and about.

    Also, if you can take a tour of some pearl outlets and see how they refine pearls and process them. Mallorca is widely known and respected for having some of the best pearls in the world!

    10.28.19 Reply
    • These are all such great tips, thank you! We are going to definitely go to an RCD Mallorca game also…can’t wait!

      10.29.19 Reply
  3. Darienne says:

    Oh girl, heads up on Best Of Me, will rip your heart out! But it is a really good story!

    So excited for your family! Can’t wait to see all the pictures!

    10.28.19 Reply
    • Hahaha omg somebody else told me that too…I’m scared but I LOVE a good cry so I am here for it! xx

      10.29.19 Reply
  4. Brigit says:

    Hi , love your haircut and style. The kids looks so cute and excited to go away.I would like one year to go away for the holidays. Excited that you all are able to see Spain as a family ♥️👍🙂

    10.28.19 Reply
  5. Bree says:

    What a super normal picture shopping at Walmart… 🙄

    10.31.19 Reply