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.
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.
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.
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.
@stottvanessa on both twitter and IG! Thanks for the contest!
My instagram username is @naiddia123 and twitter name is @auroramom1. Thanks for the chance to win!
hi I follow you on instagram – erin2410 and twitter erin2470 and tweeted
Like on insta: erinave10
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I followed and retweeted as @newfiechic and follow on instagram as @newfiechic
Twitter : @75boler
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Caroline_induetime and induetimeblog on twitter. Thanks
Thanks for the chance. My instagram and twitter handle is @kissifer19
instagram and twitter name are both @tammykayv
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Followed on Instagram (@andreamorrow), Twitter & retweeted (@andydunks85) – thanks and fingers crossed!
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
Thanks for the great chance to WIN!
taylorjmac11 on instagram, tmaaac11 on twitter
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@shtrqueen on both instagram and twitter. Thanks!
Thank you! I follow on insta as @nicolthe_pickle and twitter as @nicolthepickle.
I follow you! IG.: Tracydeanne1 Tw: Tracydeanne. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I follow on instagram @glogirl31
I follow and RT’d on Twitter @glogirl3
I follow you on IG: jackiekatie1105
And twitter @bolduc_julie
@cgoodwin72 (Twitter) @cgoodwin0410 (Instagram)
My twitter name is LuckyAtWinning and my instagram name is IvyMandias
Following on both Instagram and twitter. my user name is @fossie55 for both.
Already a follower both on IG and Twitter.
IG –> @mmmagscheung
Twitter –> @magscheung
Good luck all!
I follow on instagram and twitter @wildorchid985
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com
Instagram: ummills0 Twitter: @jennmills
@jbutlermcphee on both!
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Followed on IG (@Jackieeeman) and RT on Twitter (@Jackieeman)
Thanks! Instagram and twitter are @ksceviour
Both usernames are lbolduc0
@tlee351 on Twitter and Instagram
Both my instagram and twitter name: @skyalive1976
I follow on instagram: @c_dube1
I follow on twitter: @mistycarole
Thank you for the chance!
Instagram : @vinyauto
Yay! I love prepaid cards! So much possibility in one wallet-sized piece of plastic. 🙂 I’m trysmallthings on IG and Twitter.
Hey thanks for this awesome giveaway!
followed both and retweeted! xo
Instagram – @steph_bawlersandcrawlers
Twitter – @stephsimpson83
I am following on instagram(sararai4u) and twitter(sararai4u). Thanks for the beautiful blog post!
Thank you so much!!!!
IG and twitter is @sweetums82
Done, thanks for the chance.
Instagram and Twitter handles: @Jolie238
twitter is @yanalebedeva15 and instagram is yanawillsey 🙂 thank youu!!!
pamelaskinberg (instagram) & Pamela Skinberg (twitter)
instagram is @nicole_emma25 and twitter is @nicole_emma
IG is @tannawings twitter is also @tannawings
Thanks for the chance!
I follow you on instagram and twitter @skeetersden
Awesome! thanks for the chance. Instagram name: @krisha4444 Twitter name: @krishabv
Great contests – thanks – Following on F/B and twitter @ corkrosy
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.
I would love to enter but do not have an instagram account but I do follow on twitter and retweeted.
I follow and retweeted as @sibley_h and follow on instagram as @sibleyh
my instagram is wghutton twitter is @wghutton
Instagram:merzibs, twitter @merzibs I also retweeted
thank you for the chance; I follow on twitter as @ginette4
My Instagram is @millerkrazy and Twitter is @MillerKrazy. Thanks so much!
I would love to win this prize! Thanks for hosting.
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I follow on IG as @sibleyh and follow and retweeted on Twitter as @sibley_h
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.
I retweeted and followed on twitter as Eldolai and followed on instagram as gw2118
love the romper! following on twitter @BinderKaur2 and Insta @rajikd
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Did it all! 🙂
@griechux on both – twitter and IG
Thank you for amazing giveaway!
@linnyeg on both Twitter & Instagram. Thanks for the chance!!
@nancy_vv on IG and @nanssv on Twitter.
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thanks i have entered as @angelapsept on both insta and twitter!
Love your blog!!
Done. @poodlemom123 on Instagram & @JudyCowan on Twitter
My username on both instagram and facebook is @edmontonjb
@zappyz on instagram and @zdenoz on twitter. Thank you for the chance.
Thanks so much!
Done! Twitter-@CourtneyFudger IG- @Courtellina
Thanks for the chance!
Instagram – pinecone88
Twitter – @pinecone8
@solace76 on twitter and IG!
follow om instagram – @renegadeshane
twitter – @renegadecustoms
Thanks Lovely prize pack
Twitter is : therealryanLT
Instagram is ryan9317
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My twitter username is @MacEwenChris , instagram is @macewenc
follow on twitter as @suzquiz & IG as suzquiz_m
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Followed on twitter and IG @skultechM0M. Thanks for this giveaway.
Followed on Instagram (pippilongsox).
Follow and retweeted (@pippirose77).
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@sara_mccarty for both IG and Twitter!
@galderman on Instagram
@NibblesbyGina on Twitter
All entered 🙂 Twitter is @raisingJandA
Instagram is @raisingjayandabel
I’m following you!
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@dow003 TW, ccbbrown IG
I follow in instagram (travelbuds2009) and I follow on twitter @travelbuds and i retweeted. https://twitter.com/Travelbuds/status/705461318912860160
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Instagram sherrykinnear and twitter Sherry Kinnear
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.
Instagram – @jenn20wilson
twitter – @Jenn20Wilson
Hi! My Instagram and Twitter name is Healthandbeautygirl 🙂
@daddysask on twitter and instagram
I follow on instagram as @Rebthecatsitter and tweeted, followed on twitter as @Rebthecatsitter
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.
You can find me on twitter @lizzcomp
and instagram @lizcomp
Followed and rtweeted Instagram bpentney, twitter @day_dreamer72
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!
whoops forgot to mention
twitter and instagram: victoriaess2