HOW I REWARD MY BUSY GIRLBOSS LIFESTYLE *

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

This post was sponsored by Arvest, but all opinions are my own.

Good morning, lovelies!

Is it for real that May is right around the corner? Maybe it’s just me and my endless to-do list, but I just feel like time goes by faster and faster each year! Between being a wifey, dog mom, blogger, and entrepreneur, life can get stressful more often that I’d like to admit. I’m basically always on the go, balancing my planner and smartphone in one hand and an almond milk latte in the other. #girlbosslife

Long gone are the days when I only had to worry about final exams or decide where to go for spring break with my friends. HA! Little did I know, a few years later I would be creating a business plan, filing taxes, and trying to stick to a budget, all while trying to strike a balance between enjoying my life and reaching my financial and business goals!

One of the most important decisions I’ve made since I began “adulting” was choosing a bank and whether or not I would use a credit card. I’ve got to be honest with you guys, I was a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having a credit card because of all the interest rates and annual fees. Seriously, how terrifying! Luckily for me, I found a perfect bank early on that met all my needs while helping me grow a successful online business.

MY GO-TO BANK FOR A BUSY ENTREPRENEUR LIFESTYLE

Enter Arvest Bank. I’ve been banking with Arvest for a while now, and they’ve helped me see that managing my finances isn’t so scary after all (whew!). They even offer a nifty rewards program for current and new Arvest credit card holders. It’s the perfect solution to simplify the daunting task of managing my accounts. And let me tell you, this was huuuuge in seamlessly improving my day-to-day business tasks and helping me stay on track with my budget.

Arvest Bank offers credit cards based on your needs that all offer unique benefits such as Arvest Flex Rewards™, no annual fees, competitive interest rates, and excellent customer service. Heck yes!

Even when I can pay for things in cash, I prefer to put most of my expenses on my credit card and pay off the balance at the end of the month. If I’m going to spend that money anyway, why not actually get some benefits from it, right? And for us ladies killing it as entrepreneurs, we need all the benefits we can get! Now, you guys know how much I love traveling AND treating myself to a chic dinner at up and coming restaurants, so of course these are some of the things that I like to redeem my reward points for.

You’ll earn Arvest Flex Rewards™ with each purchase. Simply use your Arvest Bank credit card for your everyday purchases, then log in to your Arvest Flex Rewards™ account to manage and redeem your reward points. Cha-ching! Everything from flights, hotels, restaurants, and gift cards, to cashback and statement credits can be found there. Arvest Bank understands convenience and simplicity, which is why I’ve stuck with them for so long.

ARVEST ENCOURAGES THE WANDERLUST LIFE

Even though I’ve been lucky enough to roam around the world and travel to more places than I can count (that wanderlust is real, y’all!), there are still so many other beautiful countries and cities I want to explore. Arvest Flex Rewards™ can help; with a simple login to their website, book a flight with essentially any airline (no blackout dates here), snag a hotel room, and even rent a car. All in one place! Oh, and did I mention that you can combine reward points with your credit card for payment as well? SO. USEFUL.

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

Another cool option of Arvest Bank’s credit card traveling perks is that you can redeem your reward points for experiences! My husband is already eyeballing the NASCAR Driving and World Cup Soccer Experience. I wouldn’t mind a trip to Russia this summer, would you?

 

ARVEST KNOWS THE WAY TO A FOODIE’S HEART

Go ahead and get ready to prowl the town for your favorite foodie spots. From pasta, wings, and coffee, to desserts and some fancy steak, there’s no shortage of dinner ideas for our weekend dates! Turn your Arvest Flex Rewards™ into dining gift cards and give your kitchen a well-deserved break!

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles
How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

AND OF COURSE, ARVEST SUPPORTS YOUR NEED TO LOOK THE PART

I love mixing trendy pieces like a faux fur coat with some classics, like a timeless white button-up while also snagging the best deals in skincare products and makeup. With the Arvest Flex Rewards™, you can even redeem reward points into well-known retailer gift cards. From the latest fashion, to home décor, grocery and gadgets, (even fishing gear for my husband and tasty treats for my pups) there is something for everyone! The only difficult decision here would be choosing either black or nude pumps?!

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles
How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

Arvest Bank and Arvest Flex Rewards™ can help you do the things you love without worry! They help you make the most bang for every buck that you spend and allow you to enjoy life in some of your favorite ways: by traveling, shopping, and enjoying great culinary experiences.

How I reward my busy girlboss lifestyle with Arvest - Lace and Sparkles

As with any other credit card, “rewards” are only rewards if you are financially responsible and avoid interest charges and late fees by paying your bill on time. Otherwise, you’re only spending money you don’t actually have #beentheredonethat. Go and snag a Arvest Bank credit card for yourself and redeem your Arvest Flex Rewards™ points for the rewards that matter most to you!

Stop by your local Arvest branch in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Missouri to learn more about Arvest credit cards and the amazing rewards bonus you can receive!

Do you have a rewards card? What do you like redeeming your points for? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!

How I Reward my Busy Girlboss lifestyle - Lace and Sparkles

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This post was sponsored by Arvest, but all opinions are my own.

133 Comments

  1. April 30, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Unfortunately, no Arvest anywhere near where I live (Washington, DC). What a great bank though!

  2. April 30, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    It’s amazing how bank’s are changing their attitude and really becoming more people oriented. Great post!

  3. April 30, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Sounds like a great rewards program! I’ll have to check it out!

  4. April 30, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Having a great bank can make a huge difference. We have a rewards card with our bank and those rewards always some in handy.

  5. April 30, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    How cool!? I haven’t heard of Arvest until this post so Im excited to check it out!

  6. Stephanie
    April 30, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    I’ve never even heard of this bank before! But it seems like a great option for an entrepreneur boss babe like yourself! So neat!

    • April 30, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      It’s more of a regional bank and I feel like also their customer service is waaay better than those of big name banks!

  7. April 30, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Credit card rewards are the best. We have enjoyed our benefits on flights, cars and hotels.

  8. Stephanie Z
    April 30, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    This sounds like a great bank. The credit card rewards seem really nice compared to others. I currently have no rewards card.

    • May 1, 2018 / 1:14 am

      Their customer service is amazing too! You should definitely consider it if there’s a branch in your area!

  9. May 1, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Haha adulting and credit cards can be so stressful! This bank sounds awesome!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  10. May 1, 2018 / 6:21 am

    Adulting really changes the view of how we all look at credit cards. I don’t believe there is a branch near me, maybe soon!

    • May 1, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Oh, it does! Everything suddenly becomes “real” haha. Hope they open an Arvest Bank branch close to you soon!

  11. May 1, 2018 / 8:35 am

    That sounds like such a great bank! Credit card rewards are amazing. I’ve gotten hotels, flights, etc with my rewards points!

  12. May 1, 2018 / 11:38 am

    sounds like a great rewards program!!

  13. May 1, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    It’s great you found a card that works for you. I recently started using my cc again to gain points. Takes some strategy!

  14. May 1, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing about this company! I’ve never heard of them before, but it sounds great.

    • May 2, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Of course! You should definitely check out Arvest credit cards if there’s a branch close to where you live!

  15. May 1, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    SO many great tips and tricks here! Love it!

  16. May 2, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I reward myself with sleep. LOL. JK. No but we all need a little me time in our crazy lives, am I right? 🙂 xoxo

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  18. May 3, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I love using credit card perks responsibly!

  19. May 3, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    We don’t have one here, either. I use Wells Fargo because despite any bad media recently I’ve always had an incredible experience with them. My business account, personal, savings and all credit cards are linked making it super easy to transfer money and keep track of everything. I do have their rewards card, and I’m saving it up to use as miles rewards.

  20. May 3, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Sounds like there are lots of perks that work perfect for us women bosses 🙂

  21. Calvin
    May 3, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Very neat, yes my parents have rewards cards, they redeem points towards paying off bills too. This is great.

  22. May 3, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Having the right bank makes a huge difference! Glad you found a good one.

  23. May 3, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    This sounds like such an amazing rewards program! Definitely something I need to check out and look into! Thanks so much for sharing so much detail!

    Iris Elle

  24. Virginia
    May 3, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Interesting post!

  25. May 3, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I’ve never heard of Arvest but I’m glad they are supporting all of your needs. Get it Girl Boss!

  26. May 3, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Sounds great! I have always wanted to get a cc with points but afraid I wouldn’t be able to pay it back. Being self employed every month differs and I would worry that I might pay an electric bill or something and then short money that month so the card doesn’t get paid. Where as now if my utilities are going to be cut off I have to pay it. Something I want to look into as my finances are more stable. Sounds Great!

  27. Francis
    May 4, 2018 / 2:56 am

    Wow, this is great. thanks.

  28. May 4, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Hi! Thanks for the informative post! I love cards that reward you, glad you found one you love!

  29. gail
    May 4, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Woot, glad you found something that works for you!! Sounds like a great banking relationship 🙂

  30. May 4, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    This sounds like a great bank, and they seem to have great rewards! I know it all adds up. My bank started doing rewards not too long ago, and we already earned $100 towards a Marriot stay and a couple of dining cards. They are really handy, especially when you get them for just using your debit card like normal!

  31. May 4, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    If I lived in the area where an Arvest Bank was located I would become a customer based on your review. Great photos, too!

  32. May 4, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Shopping is always on my reward list!! I have never heard of this bank though, not sure there is one near me.

  33. Delia
    May 4, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I love a good bank that knows how to treat their clients well! This one sounds amazing!

  34. Heidi
    May 4, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  35. Rae
    May 4, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    That sounds fantastic, it’s always best to be rewarded for spending money.

  36. sharon wu
    May 4, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    i have never heard of arvest actually! such a great way to reward yourself after working hard. thanks for sharing x

  37. May 5, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Sounds like a bank with lots of perks!

  38. May 7, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Arvest before. So glad you found a bank that complements your lifestyle so well!

    • May 8, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      It’s much of a regional bank but I absolutely love their products and customer service!

  39. May 7, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Being rewarded is the best! This seems like an amazing system!

  40. May 9, 2018 / 12:02 am

    what a great way to enjoy travel! and your finances!

  41. May 10, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Good customer service is one of the most important things to me when choosing a bank, along with flexibility and reliability. As long as you budget/learn how to manage your finances properly a credit card can be a great tool.

  42. Alina
    May 28, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    For many years now I’ve thought that banks were at a standstill. Glad to see they are back in the game and thinking about the customer!

  43. Gabrielle
    May 28, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I think it’s so cool that you can use Arvest’s points for experiences.

  44. Audrey Stewart
    May 28, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I would also be eyeballing the NASCAR driving experience.

  45. Anna Pry
    May 28, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    I usually use reward points for Christmas gifts or save for vacations

  46. Calvin
    May 28, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    Got to love the little joys in life.

  47. Judy Thomas
    May 28, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    That food looks really delicious!

  48. Dann
    May 29, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Nice one. Thank you for sharing this

  49. shannon fowler
    May 29, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I wish they were located here. I really love the travel perks!

  50. Virginia
    May 29, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Really nice post

  51. Roxana
    May 30, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Love the girl boss decal on your laptop!

  52. madlin züll
    May 30, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Theb ig highlight of this blogpost is your dog just sitting in the cart,m totally unamused, haha! Awesome!

  53. Stephanie Z
    May 30, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    It is unfortunate that they do not have a branch near my location. They look like a great bank!

  54. Anna Pry
    May 30, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    going out for a latte or buying a cute piece of decor would be my reward

  55. Debra Holloway
    May 30, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    My reward is just having a quiet house. However, I do like to reward myself with a small shopping trip now and then, and later dinner and a movie.

  56. May 31, 2018 / 6:42 am

    I have never even heard of Arvest but thanks for sharing about it. Good informative post. Cute dog.

    • May 31, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Definitely! Maybe you can see if there’s a branch near you! And Papoy says thank you!

  57. Terri Quick
    May 31, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

  58. Nyx
    June 2, 2018 / 5:42 am

    nice post & pictures 🙂

  59. June 3, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    We don’t have that bank here.It sounds like a good one.

  60. Darlene Carbajal
    June 3, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    I do not have a rewards card. I don’t know if I should get one.

  61. Nicole Watson
    June 3, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Awesome Perks. I could really use this bank.

  62. Lisla
    June 8, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of Arvest credit card. It’s seems a good option

  63. Priscilla M Chabal
    June 9, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    So glad you found such a reliable bank. I’m on the lookout for one for me. But I’d rather a credit union

  64. Barrie
    June 9, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I haven’t heard of this bank before but it sounds good. Just be careful using a card that you don’t overspend. lol

  65. Maria Carlin
    June 10, 2018 / 1:15 am

    Wow, first time hearing about this.. we need more caring banks like that here in IL. So awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

    • June 11, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      It’s a pretty amazing bank with wonderful costumer service! Hope they open a branch in your area soon!

  66. Sheila Murdock
    June 11, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    NoArvestt in my area. 🙁

  67. Jisela
    June 12, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Who doesn’t appreciate a great post about food!

  68. Sharon Yarrell
    June 17, 2018 / 4:45 am

    I wish there was a branch in Mississippi.

  69. Ashley Zabel
    June 19, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Ahhh, no Arvest here in Tennessee 😭

  70. Carla Sanchez
    June 19, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I literally save any penny I get. And look out for good investments. Saving is so important for little good things and for big amazing things.

  71. Starla B
    June 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    This seems like a serious awesome rewards system. All of the perks are always so appreciated, huh?! Too bad their aren’t any branches in Georgia. Maybe one day though 🙂

  72. Denise Low
    June 21, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I never heard of this bank before but it sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

  73. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    June 23, 2018 / 11:40 am

    The dining gift cards are a great way to use your rewards!

  74. June 24, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    Cool blogggg ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  75. June 25, 2018 / 5:18 am

    Sounds like a great rewards program. This is my first time hearing about this.

  76. Krista M
    June 26, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Great rewards! I would totally use the dining gift cards!

  77. June 28, 2018 / 10:35 am

    This is great! I’ve never heard of it, but I wish there was one near me!

  78. June 29, 2018 / 6:46 am

    Aww!!! No Arvest bank in my area! They sound like a lovely bank though.

  79. Kelly Freeman
    June 30, 2018 / 5:14 am

    Wells Fargo has a pretty good reward Visa card as well that I use!

  80. Sa
    June 30, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    A great travel rewards program trumps all! That sounds like an amazing bank.

  81. Kristin
    June 30, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Great blog!!!!

  82. Alicia Hewitt
    June 30, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! This company sounds really good, and I’ve actually been searching for a better credit card.

  83. June 30, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    Seems fair and reasonable definitely worth doing more research

  84. Marilyn C
    June 30, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    There isn’t one of these in Michigan. Darn!

  85. Cindy
    June 30, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I don’t have one of your banks in my state unfortunately 😔

  86. Tracey Taylor
    June 30, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I have never heard of this bank. but Im in wv so not a lot of different banks here

  87. Cassandra Savely
    June 30, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic bank although I’ll have to admit until I read this I have never heard of this bank. I have a great back that offers rewards its such an amazing thing they do😊

  88. Rachel
    June 30, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    This is great!

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