What is your favourite way to stretch your holiday budget? I\u2019m always looking for the best ways to save as I\u2019m entirely eager to take a vacation once January rolls around. November and December are epically busy months, simply to shop for gifts, prepare special dinners (9 birthdays, Christmas and NYE parties for this household,) glam up for office parities, deck the halls, write out Christmas cards, and at some point, get the nephews to visit Mall Santa. Whew. It sometimes takes a Master\u2019s degree in shopping to save money, so here\u2019s a little tip for you. Earn as many points as you can to give a little boost to your budget. Luckily, there are exciting ways to do so with RBC Rewards this year.\n\nFirst tip: \u00a0Visit RBCRewards.com and sign in to find amazing opportunities on how to earn more \u00a0points while shopping this season.\n\nOnce that is all done, check out some of the awesome ways you can supercharge your RBC Rewards points balance, until December 31st, 2016.\nGet the Gift They Really Want\n\n\nIf this is the year where you\u2019re gifting your favourites with tech and accessories from the online Apple Store, go to RBCRewards.com first and opt-in to earn 3X points whenever you use your RBC Rewards card! Make this present a win-win.\n\nWhether you\u2019re picking up accessories, iTunes gift cards, or the latest iPhone, MacBook Air Pro, or an Apple TV box, consider yourself amazing for earning all the point potential with your RBC Rewards card while you\u2019re at it.\n\nDid you know that the online Apple Store has the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV Drone in stock??\u00a0 Jay is totally going to hear about this stat. Might be time to check out what other unexpected surprises are available at the Apple store; it could make for a good one-stop shopping experience.\n\n\n\nRemember, this deal is online-only and don\u2019t forget to opt-in to this exclusive offer.\nShop Lux for Your Favourite People\n\n\nFor those fabulous people in your life, and hey that includes you too, stop by Saks Fifth Avenue for some gorgeous items that anyone would love (CF Toronto Eaton Centre or CF Sherway Gardens locations). One of my favourite pairs of earrings came from Saks earlier this year. Love all things Betsey Johnson!\n\nAutomatically earn 2X points this season, whenever you shop at Saks, but if you opt-in online beforehand, you boost your earning potential to 3X!\nPartying it Up? Leave Your Car at Home\n\n\nWhenever possible, especially if you live in a major city like Toronto, leave your car at home when you know you\u2019re going to have all kinds of fun at a party. Whether it\u2019s three glasses of delicious fizz that you\u2019ve never tried before at your BFF\u2019s house, or the smashing office party to end all office parities, make sure you get back home safely at the end of the night.\n\nWith Uber, you can get home safely (and in style depending on your vehicle choice,) all the while earning 2X points when you pay with your RBC Rewards credit card.\nVisiting Long Distance Family?\n\n\nStay at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to level up your RBC Rewards earning power by 2X points for every dollar spent on your stay. \u00a0Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and visit family out of town, why not make that stay as comfortable as possible for you, while earning points to boost your budget. Don\u2019t forget that restaurants and spa services are included too, just charge them to your room!\n\nI recently walked through the Fairmont Royal York Hotel here in Toronto while shopping downtown, and this place never fails to steal my breath away. You can feel the history of this landmark, the moment you walk in.\n\n\n\nDid you know the Royal York has its own curated library? And once included a hospital, complete with an operating room?\n\nIf you have a family member that loves all things Royalty, perhaps gift them a stay at Toronto\u2019s Fairmont Royal York hotel. It is the hotel of choice for Queen Elizabeth II on her visits to our fair city, and is easily accessible to almost everything Toronto has to offer, especially since it\u2019s attached to Union Stn.\nI\u2019ve Collected All the Points! Now What?\nThe beauty of RBC Rewards, is the rewards. There are a ton of them, and I challenge you to not find something that you wouldn\u2019t want within their catalogue.\n\nIf you\u2019re a Geek like me, use your RBC Rewards to shop online at Best Buy. Redeem points for a gift that\u2019s on your wish list, or get that really cool piece of tech that you always wanted. Don\u2019t have enough points, not to worry you can use a combination of points plus credit card.\n\nOr take that vacation finally. When the partying is all wrapped up, once you\u2019ve kissed that special someone at midnight, and it\u2019s time to put the decorations away, book yourself a much needed vacay to unwind. You deserve it.\nCheck Out RBC Rewards for All the Ways You Can Earn\nBefore shopping for the holidays, hit up the RBCRewards.com website to make sure you\u2019re opted in to all the best ways to earn bonus points this season! Your budget will love you for it.\n\nWant to keep up with RBC Rewards? Visit them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest news and promos. #RBCRewards\n\nThis post is sponsored by RBC Rewards. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words.