Budgeting For Spring Style Using #PrepaidMyWay + Win a $100 Prepaid Card

SummerWishList-My Spring Must-Have's Using #PrepaidMyWay + Win a $100 Prepaid Gift Card!
 
 

1. Kate Spade Cedar Street Passport Cover
2. Trina Turk Off The Shoulder Dress
3. Joe Fresh Straw Sun Hat
4. Baggu Weekend Bag – Sailor Stripe
5. Tory Birch Miller Sandal – Cork
6. Becca High Neck Bikini Top
7. Rip Curl Havana White Romper
8. Kate Spade Wash & Wear Laundry Bags
9. Anna Tortoise Sunglasses Ily Couture

I’m a girl who loves to shop, but keeping within my budget is always an issue. Just ask my husband! When I know he’s going to see my credit card bill at the end of the month I either make sure I’m not home the night it arrives so he has time to “cool down” and remember how much he loves me, or alternatively I plan to get to the mailbox before he does to create a game plan on how I’m going to justify my purchases.

I was recently gifted with some of the best budget-control measures that I know of when it comes to online, in-store, and cross-border shopping – prepaid cards!

Knowing how much I had in my budget I was able to create a shopping list of spring must-have items for my upcoming holiday’s in the sun and sand. I created the list above knowing that I had a budget, and I would need to stick to that budget because it was already set with my prepaid cards.

Here is why I love prepaid cards so much:

1. These cards are pre-loaded with a set dollar value so they are very budget friendly. There is no way I can go over my shopping budget because the card is loaded with a pre-set amount. A husband’s dream come true! Once the balance is depleted I can reload the card if I wish which is very convenient as well.

 
 

My Spring Must-Have's Using #PrepaidMyWay + Win a $100 Prepaid Gift Card!

 
 

2. You can use a prepaid card anywhere on the card network (American Express, MasterCard and Visa) for both online and in-store purchases. I am always using my credit card online which is so much less secure than a prepaid card. Fraud and identity theft is less of a concern when shopping with prepaid cards compared to shopping with a credit card.

3. You can use prepaid cards at any store as opposed to gift cards for specific retailers. Don’t you just hate it when your Aunt buys you a gift card for your birthday, and it’s from somewhere you know you will never shop at? There is a huge amount of freedom with a prepaid card, and with the reloadable option they are beyond flexible.

 
 

My Spring Must-Have's Using #PrepaidMyWay + Win a $100 Prepaid Gift Card!
 
 
4. Prepaid cards can be used universally. This means you can make purchases anywhere in the world the card is accepted. This is huge for someone like myself who loves to travel. Just last year I was shopping on trips to Las Vegas, New York City, and all over the Caribbean on a cruise, and it would have been so much more convenient to use a prepaid card then converting cash to the proper currency for each country. It’s much safer to bring a prepaid card rather than cash in case of theft as well.
 
 

My Spring Must-Have's Using #PrepaidMyWay + Win a $100 Prepaid Gift Card!

 
 

Do you want to learn more about what prepaid cards can do for you? Visit the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO) for more information here!

How would you like to win a $100 prepaid gift card yourself? The obvious answer is yes, right?

To enter this contest you must complete these steps below!

Step 1 is to follow me on Instagram here!

Step 2 is to follow me on Twitter and retweet this message found here!

Step 3 is to return to this post and comment below it with your Instagram and Twitter usernames for entry.

Once all three steps are completed, are you entered!

This giveaway is open to Canadian (excluding Quebec) only who are at least 18 years of age. This contest begins on February 21st, 2016 and the contest closes on March 5th, 2016 at 9:00am. The randomly selected winner will be announced later that day on the blog.

Good luck to everyone who enters!
 
 

Disclaimer: I was provided prepaid cards for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.

 

Xoxo Mandy

 

122 Comments

  1. February 22, 2016 / 4:10 am

    @stottvanessa on both twitter and IG! Thanks for the contest!

  2. naiddia p
    February 22, 2016 / 4:16 am

    My instagram username is @naiddia123 and twitter name is @auroramom1. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. erin mcsweeney
    February 22, 2016 / 7:24 am

    hi I follow you on instagram – erin2410 and twitter erin2470 and tweeted

  4. Erin
    February 22, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Retweeted: @erinave
    Like on insta: erinave10
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Brenda Penton
    February 22, 2016 / 2:54 pm

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  6. Rachel
    February 22, 2016 / 2:55 pm

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    Inst: 1975boler

  7. Suzanne G
    February 22, 2016 / 3:06 pm

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  8. February 22, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Caroline_induetime and induetimeblog on twitter. Thanks

  9. Amy Heffernan
    February 22, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the chance. My instagram and twitter handle is @kissifer19
    Email–> amyjaneheffernan@gmail.com

  10. Tammy Dalley
    February 22, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    instagram and twitter name are both @tammykayv

    Thanks for the chance

  11. Andrea D
    February 22, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Followed on Instagram (@andreamorrow), Twitter & retweeted (@andydunks85) – thanks and fingers crossed!

  12. Sara Lima
    February 22, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Chanel and Macarons; what else does a girl need? 🙂 I’d love to win one of these. I need some new lip liners and whatnot – I made the mistake of popping in to Sephora over the weekend, and had to flee!

    You can find me at Twitter and Instagram at @QueridaSara

  13. Chris Stockford
    February 22, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Instagram: chris_stockford
    Twitter: @ONPStockford
    Thanks for the great chance to WIN!

  14. Taylor McIntyre
    February 22, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    taylorjmac11 on instagram, tmaaac11 on twitter
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  15. kim
    February 22, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    @shtrqueen on both instagram and twitter. Thanks!

  16. nicolthepickle
    February 22, 2016 / 5:18 pm

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  17. Tracy D
    February 22, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I follow you! IG.: Tracydeanne1 Tw: Tracydeanne. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  18. Glogirl
    February 22, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I follow on instagram @glogirl31
    I follow and RT’d on Twitter @glogirl3

  19. Julie Bolduc
    February 22, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I follow you on IG: jackiekatie1105
    And twitter @bolduc_julie

  20. Cathy G
    February 22, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    @cgoodwin72 (Twitter) @cgoodwin0410 (Instagram)

  21. ivy pluchinsky
    February 22, 2016 / 9:59 pm

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  23. Florence C
    February 22, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Following on both Instagram and twitter. my user name is @fossie55 for both.

  24. Maggie C
    February 22, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Already a follower both on IG and Twitter.
    IG –> @mmmagscheung
    Twitter –> @magscheung

    Good luck all!

  25. Gina M
    February 22, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    I follow on instagram and twitter @wildorchid985

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  26. Jenness M
    February 23, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Instagram: ummills0 Twitter: @jennmills

  27. Brittany Goodwin
    February 23, 2016 / 12:31 am

    @BrittyGoods
    So exciting!!!

  28. Janet Butler
    February 23, 2016 / 3:13 am

    @jbutlermcphee on both!

    • Roxymandy
      Author
      March 7, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Congrats Janet Butler! You are the potential winner of this contest! Please email me your full name and address to sparkleshinylove@gmail.com!

  29. Jackie M
    February 23, 2016 / 3:30 am

    Followed on IG (@Jackieeeman) and RT on Twitter (@Jackieeman)

    Thank you!

  30. Karla Sceviour
    February 23, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Thanks! Instagram and twitter are @ksceviour

  31. Nicole
    February 23, 2016 / 3:38 am

    @catgirl33
    Instagram 33catgirl

  32. lisa bolduc
    February 23, 2016 / 3:55 am

    Both usernames are lbolduc0

  33. Tina L.
    February 23, 2016 / 4:00 am

    @tlee351 on Twitter and Instagram

  34. Angela Mitchell
    February 23, 2016 / 5:11 am

    Both my instagram and twitter name: @skyalive1976

  35. Carole D.
    February 23, 2016 / 5:51 am

    I follow on instagram: @c_dube1
    I follow on twitter: @mistycarole

    Thank you for the chance!

  36. angela m
    February 23, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Instagram : @vinyauto
    Twitter: @flower_child_23

    Thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  37. tracy k
    February 23, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    ig @tkwan23
    twitter @daydreamsun3

  38. February 23, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Yay! I love prepaid cards! So much possibility in one wallet-sized piece of plastic. 🙂 I’m trysmallthings on IG and Twitter.

  39. Lauren C
    February 23, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Hey thanks for this awesome giveaway!
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    instagram: @fee_fi_fo_yum
    followed both and retweeted! xo

  40. February 24, 2016 / 4:27 am

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    Twitter – @stephsimpson83
    xo

  41. Sara Rai
    February 24, 2016 / 4:33 am

    I am following on instagram(sararai4u) and twitter(sararai4u). Thanks for the beautiful blog post!

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    February 24, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Twitter @3024_jenkins
    Instagram rach3334

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  44. Jolie
    February 25, 2016 / 12:30 am

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    February 25, 2016 / 1:13 am

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    February 25, 2016 / 2:09 am

    pamelaskinberg (instagram) & Pamela Skinberg (twitter)

  47. NicoleEmma
    February 25, 2016 / 2:34 am

    instagram is @nicole_emma25 and twitter is @nicole_emma

  48. ellen beck
    February 25, 2016 / 3:11 am

    IG is @tannawings twitter is also @tannawings

    Thanks for the chance!

  49. Debbie Bashford
    February 25, 2016 / 1:43 pm

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    February 25, 2016 / 4:05 pm

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  51. Peter B.
    February 25, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    IG: mudzyn7
    Twitter @Temudzyn

    Thank you!

  52. February 25, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Great contests – thanks – Following on F/B and twitter @ corkrosy

  53. Edmond
    February 25, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Good Golly Miss Molly. Yeay. Followed. Both twitter & instagram user name: cute88sky. Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  54. Pam
    February 26, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I would love to enter but do not have an instagram account but I do follow on twitter and retweeted.

  55. heather sibley
    February 27, 2016 / 1:53 am

    I follow and retweeted as @sibley_h and follow on instagram as @sibleyh

  56. Wendy hutton
    February 27, 2016 / 2:22 am

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  57. seham m
    February 27, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Instagram:merzibs, twitter @merzibs I also retweeted

  58. ginette4
    February 27, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    thank you for the chance; I follow on twitter as @ginette4
    instagram; https://www.instagram.com/ginette4/

  59. Krista M
    February 27, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    My Instagram is @millerkrazy and Twitter is @MillerKrazy. Thanks so much!

  60. February 27, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I would love to win this prize! Thanks for hosting.

    instagram: journeysofthezoo
    twitter: @zoojourneys

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  61. Heather S
    February 27, 2016 / 6:30 pm

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  62. Sandy Guerra
    February 27, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Thanks for holding this contest; Followed you on instagram under my account butterflywhsiper7 and followed on twitter your account under @sandypeachy1 and retweeted the contest.

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    February 28, 2016 / 3:33 am

    I retweeted and followed on twitter as Eldolai and followed on instagram as gw2118

  64. Raji K
    February 28, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    love the romper! following on twitter @BinderKaur2 and Insta @rajikd
    cheers!

  65. beth
    February 28, 2016 / 6:19 pm

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    February 29, 2016 / 6:10 pm

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    Twitter: @JustPlainSuzi

  67. Leeanne
    March 1, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Instagram shenac
    Twitter shenac1

  68. Grieta A
    March 1, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    @griechux on both – twitter and IG

    Thank you for amazing giveaway!

  69. Lindsay T
    March 1, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    @linnyeg on both Twitter & Instagram. Thanks for the chance!!

  70. Nancy
    March 1, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    @nancy_vv on IG and @nanssv on Twitter.
    Everything is amazing! Thank you!

  71. angela september
    March 1, 2016 / 4:55 pm

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    instagram: sharklady71

    Love your blog!!

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    March 1, 2016 / 8:36 pm

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    March 1, 2016 / 10:07 pm

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    Twitter – @pinecone8

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    March 2, 2016 / 2:51 am

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  80. Shane
    March 2, 2016 / 2:30 pm

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    twitter – @renegadecustoms

  81. LILLIAN BROWN
    March 2, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Thanks Lovely prize pack
    Twitter @LILLIANMB23
    IG lillianmb23

  82. Manuel Vizcaya
    March 2, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    https://www.instagram.com/manuelvizcayalois/
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  83. ryan little
    March 2, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Twitter is : therealryanLT

    Instagram is ryan9317

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    March 2, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Twitter @heatherwesley
    IG hez1515

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  85. Chris MacEwen
    March 2, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Hi Mandy ,
    My twitter username is @MacEwenChris , instagram is @macewenc

  86. Suzie M
    March 2, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    follow on twitter as @suzquiz & IG as suzquiz_m
    Thanks for the great giveaway

  87. Maritess S
    March 2, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Followed on twitter and IG @skultechM0M. Thanks for this giveaway.

  88. Rhonda W G.
    March 2, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    Twitter @vintagebased
    Instagram @2doggys

    Lovely…Thankyou.

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    March 3, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Followed on Instagram (pippilongsox).
    Follow and retweeted (@pippirose77).

  90. Wendy hutton
    March 3, 2016 / 2:54 am

    instagram wghutton twitter @wghutton thanks

  91. March 3, 2016 / 3:26 am

    @sara_mccarty for both IG and Twitter!

  92. Gina A
    March 3, 2016 / 5:26 am

    @galderman on Instagram
    @NibblesbyGina on Twitter

  93. Heydy
    March 3, 2016 / 6:21 am

    All entered 🙂 Twitter is @raisingJandA
    Instagram is @raisingjayandabel

    Thank you!

  94. March 3, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I’m following you!
    Twitter: charmedchickJG
    Instagram: charmedchickjg

  95. Jana L.
    March 3, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Twitter @sukki24
    Instagram @sukki24

  96. Michelle L
    March 3, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    instagram:michelleli3720, twitter contestmichie2

  97. Kristin K
    March 3, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    @playfulpaws75
    playfulpaws75

  98. Alexis M
    March 3, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Twitter: @xox_Lexi
    IG @xoxcoupon

  99. lynn clayton
    March 3, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    instagrahm im here https://www.instagram.com/lynnbeanie/
    twitter@lynnbeanie2

  100. Travelbuds
    March 3, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I follow in instagram (travelbuds2009) and I follow on twitter @travelbuds and i retweeted. https://twitter.com/Travelbuds/status/705461318912860160

  101. Cassie Fancy
    March 3, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    IG @cassiefancy
    Twitter @fancyfly83
    Thanks for the chance

  102. Betty S
    March 3, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Twitter @harriette106742
    Instagram harriette106742

  103. Sherry Kinnear
    March 3, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Instagram sherrykinnear and twitter Sherry Kinnear

  104. Edmond
    March 3, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Good Golly Miss Molly, OMG, all done. Both user names is same: cute88sky. . Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  105. Jennifer Ann Wilson
    March 3, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Instagram – @jenn20wilson
    twitter – @Jenn20Wilson

  106. Jasen H
    March 3, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    IG: contentioningression
    Twitter: @_Contention_

  107. Renee Theoret
    March 4, 2016 / 1:42 am

    Instagram: reneejoelle
    Twitter: renee_theoret

  108. March 4, 2016 / 1:51 am

    Hi! My Instagram and Twitter name is Healthandbeautygirl 🙂

  109. Josh S
    March 4, 2016 / 3:12 am

    @daddysask on twitter and instagram

  110. rebthecatsitter
    March 4, 2016 / 4:39 am

    I follow on instagram as @Rebthecatsitter and tweeted, followed on twitter as @Rebthecatsitter

  111. Tainan Lu
    March 4, 2016 / 7:56 am

    twitter: @demon1102
    instagram: @tainanlu

  112. Jessica Cyr
    March 5, 2016 / 2:56 am

    If i won this contest i would divide the money in two between both my two children and allow them to pick whatever what want with it.

  113. March 5, 2016 / 3:28 am

    Twitter: @erika_rowe
    Instagram: @erikaraexo

  114. Cassey C
    March 5, 2016 / 4:32 am

    Twitter: @cassey48
    Instagram: @cassey48

  115. Elizabeth C
    March 5, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    You can find me on twitter @lizzcomp
    and instagram @lizcomp

    woohoo!

  116. BobbiJo pentney
    March 5, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Followed and rtweeted Instagram bpentney, twitter @day_dreamer72

  117. Christine Holliday
    March 6, 2016 / 12:49 am

    I follow and rt on Twitter @ctuomi_a but I don’t have Instagram. I don’t have a phone! 😉 sooo.. I don’t know whether or not I will still be entered but no harm in trying! Great giveaway!

  118. my
    March 6, 2016 / 1:04 am

    whoops forgot to mention
    ivi__v
    my__villa

  119. Victoria Ess
    March 6, 2016 / 2:06 am

    twitter and instagram: victoriaess2

  120. Marlene J
    November 29, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    https://www.instagram.com/mybeautybug46/
    @mybeautybug Twitter

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