GIVEAWAY: Win a $100 #PrepaidMyWay Gift Card

When you have three children you always have a list of things to buy for them, but sometimes you forget about yourself. Like many moms, I like to treat myself once in a while. For a couple of years I have been receiving prepaid cards and I like to save them for something special. I make a wish list and try to stay within budget. When I'm ready to go shopping, I know that I have the funds to pay because I have put aside my prepaid gift cards. One of the advantages of having these cards is that I can make my purchases online or in store and I don't have to spend it all at the same store. The other thing that I like is that I can bring them on trips anywhere in the world. Recently I was in Florida and used one of my cards to buy myself something special.


#PrepaidMyWay Gift Card



What's a prepaid card?
An open loop prepaid card looks like a traditional credit and debit card but they access a set amount of funds that has been pre-loaded on the card. They can be used where Visa, Mastercard, Amex are accepted. 

Benefits of using or giving a prepaid card:
1- You can use them anywhere, it's so practical! 
2- You don't have to pay any interest fees or overdraft, I like this one a lot!
3- You can offer them to your children, that way they don't carry cash in their wallet. I do that with my son and he can go pick up grocery for me on his way home. It saves me a trip to the store!
4- If you like the convenience of shopping online, like I do, they are safe to use. That's a bonus in my book!
5- They are reloadable so you could add more money to your kids cards or yours.
6- They allow you to stay on budget when shopping or travelling. 
7- Consumers are protected from fraud and loss in accordance with the Zero liability protections of the card network. 

Who is it for?
Everybody! What's not to like when you receive one of these cards? And I have a great tip for parents. Some of you are nervous to give money to your child when they go on a day trip with the school or longer trips with their class. Give them a prepaid card before they leave to buy their food and their souvenirs and you'll have peace of mind!

Now let me share with you what I bought recently using my prepaid cards:

When I saw this Clef silver charm with Cubic Zircona at the Pandora store in West Palm Beach, I knew I had to get it for my Pandora bracelet. It's so cute!



I can spend hours browsing Amazon and recently bought The Art of Zentangle book. I can't wait to read it and start to draw.


I collect fountain pens and decided to buy the new Lamy Al-Star in Copper Orange with my prepaid card. It's from the online store Wonderpens.

For my fountain pens I like to try different inks. The Pilot Iroshizuku inks are really expensive. Since I had saved prepaid cards I bought this 3 bottles set. They are gorgeous inks!


As you can see, these prepaid cards are more versatile than store gift cards, and can be used to buy anything and anywhere! Don't wait to get yours or buy some to give away.

Want to learn more about prepaid cards? Visit the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO). 


GIVEAWAY: Enter to win $100 Prepaid Card courtesy of CPPO. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck to all!



*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions expressed here are my own. #PrepaidMyWay

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  1. I would buy some new bedding, sheets or a quilt

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  2. I would buy a new garburator for our kitchen sink - ours just broke.

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  3. I would use it towards a KItchenaid mixer

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  4. I'll buy the dehydrator I've been wanting to get.

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  5. If I win I think I will treat myself to a new pair of shoes!

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  6. If I win I think I will treat myself to a new pair of shoes.

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  7. I will probably buy myself some books

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  8. Going to put towards my monthly expenses or for Christmas.-linda

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  9. If I won I would buy some things off of amazon :)

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  10. I would buy all kinds of cake decorating supplies - my cousin asked me to do her dessert table at her wedding!

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  11. I would buy some new clothing! I really need some sweaters.

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  12. I'd buy some new lamps for my living room.

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  13. I would buy a new media player!

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  14. If I won, I would get myself some new boots. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  15. I would buy a nice short leather jacket.

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  16. I would love to get a black leather purse.

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  17. I am going to buy gas.

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  18. i would put it towards a fun weekend getaway with my family

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  19. i really really want a t fal actifry. saving every penny I have

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  20. I would use the money towards a new pair of boots.

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  21. I would put it towards groceries. Not very exciting but its true.

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  22. je m'achèterais de nouvelles valises pour partir en voyage

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  23. If I won I would use the money towards attachments for my stand mixer. Thanks for the chance :)

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  24. I would use it to buy some badly needed work clothes!

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  25. I'm going to get myself a new winter coat if I win!

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  26. I'll be buying winter boots..I need a pair badly

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  27. I'm going to get myself a new black purse if I win!

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  28. If I win I would use it to buy new cereal bowls. My old ones were cafe au lait mugs with handles, but my set of four is now a set of two.

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  29. my husbands christams present we dont do presents but i would love to spoil him

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  30. If I won I would treat myself to a new pair of shoes.

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  31. I would put it towards the new washer I desperately need.

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  32. I want to take my kids away for a night on their March Break....A hotel with a pool, order pizza and watch a funny movie.

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  33. I am going to get a new bra and matching panties.

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  34. great bennefits to prepaid thanks for the information .
    if i win i would probably purchase something online :)

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  35. I'm going to get some new towels and bathmats.

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  36. I've been needing a CAA Membership because we live in the country 40 mins from town where I work & drive too everyday. My husband worries for me while I am driving if something happens I have anything. So that it what I would be using this for

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  37. I might put it towards a kitchen aid mixer!

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  38. I think I would use it to get an apple tv.

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  39. I'd love to get a new MK bag for the spring.

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  40. I'm going to save this for Christmas if I win

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  41. I would like to buy a new winter coat if I win

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  42. I would use it towards a new cell phone.

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  43. I would buy new clothes for my granddaughter.
    Florence C

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  44. If I won I'd more than likely use it for gas to get to & from dialysis. I may buy myself a coffee or two as well.

    I too am a fan of Calligraphy and would love to get back into it again so I might check out the pen store that you mentioned :)

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  45. i would use it towards my veggie garden supplies.

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  46. we will go out for ice cream with it

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  47. I would be something on the Lululemon website!

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  48. I would probably end up using it for my grandchildren! New baby due any day now!! 😊

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  49. I would use it towards a cell phone

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  50. I would buy some much needed supplies for my classroom!

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  51. A new wallet! I really need a new wallet.

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  52. I would put it towards getting a dishwasher

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  53. My convocation ceremony in the spring means that I need a dress so I would splurge on a dress if I won.

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  54. I would use it towards new summer gear

    Marie

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  55. I would treat myself to body lotion

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  56. I'd put it towards a bday gift for my husband

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I would buy a new rug for our living room

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  58. i would use the gift card to get a new outfit for work. i don't have winter work clothes.

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  59. I would buy new boots.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  60. I would use it for grocery shopping

    Londia

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  61. A new tablet for my son as his unfortunately broke last week & he would love a replacement!

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  62. Bailey Dexter I would love this for a suitcase. My daughter is having her little one in March and I will be travelling there to help her out.

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  63. I would buy ink for my printer!! It's a little expensive, but something that is very very useful and something I'll need to pick up soon.

    - amber y

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  64. Either a new kobo ereader or some headphones

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  65. If I won I would buy a pair of winter boots. I put mine on only to find they had cracked on the sole so they are no longer waterproof.

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  66. I would use it for new spring clothes for my kids.

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  67. A juicer for my mother who should be able to make healthy smoothies

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  68. I would likely buy some x country skis. But I've also been looking at some super cute drawer pulls on Etsy that would look great on a piece of furniture I'm refinishing.

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  69. I would use the gift card to go towards a pair of shoes.

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  70. great points about prepaid vs. gift cards. I am not sure what I would purchase. I would just enjoy the pleasure of having the card, and being able to use it when I stumble across the perfect treasure.

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  71. Boy do we need new sheets so if I won I that is where the money would go
    jan

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  72. I would update my underwear. Really.

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  73. I would just use it to buy more supplies for my cat shelter. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  74. I would put it in my car for gas and go on a little trip.

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  75. Im dying for summer, would love some new sandals this springtime! (Lori N)

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  76. Groceries, pet supplies & maybe a coffee or two :-)

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  77. I would use it towards a family vacation!

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  78. I really need a new pair of winter boots and now they are all on sale...bonus.

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  79. I'm getting a new vacuum

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  80. I would most likely put it towards a juicer.

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  81. I would buy some clothes and toys for my son.

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  82. I will use it to buy some fitness gear.

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  83. I would definitely purchase some pencil crayons so I can finally use my wonderful colouring books!

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  84. I'd buy some new shoes.
    Donna L.
    naloe@hotmail dot com

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  85. If I won I'd treat myself to dinner out at The Keg!! :)

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  86. I would buy something useful such as replacement boots.

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  87. I would buy the Divergent book series, and then put the rest towards new bedding for my little girl who will be making the switch from crib to big girl bed in the next few weeks!

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  88. my youngest son turns 6 in March, I would use it towards his gift!

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  89. I would put the money towards new tires for my vehicle.

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  90. Clothes.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  91. I'll buy groceries for a winter BBQ!

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  92. If I win, I may buy myself a new video game.

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  93. I want to stock up on toilet paper. Dull I know, but useful!

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  94. If I win, I would buy my daughters graduation dress with it.
    Christine

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  95. I will take my family out for a nice meal!

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  96. I would put it towards a new tablet or speakers for my computer.

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  97. I would put it toward a new laptop - Gosh mine is awful!

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  98. I am old fashioned I suppose, but I have never had a pre-paid. I think it could be fun to spoil me, instead of everyone else for a change. :)

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  99. If I won I would put it toward a new Spring jacket.

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  100. If I win, I will buy a new pair of shoes for the spring.

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  101. angelapsept@hotmail.com:
    i would put this $100 towards the bathroom reno

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  102. This is so awesome. If I were to win I would buy a new college book that I need by Summer!
    starla.batesATyahooDOTcom

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  103. Kaylee Oliver- There's a life jacket my husband has his eye on. I would buy it and surprise him :)

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  104. I would buy some supplies we need to open up our RV in the Spring. (Judy Cowan)

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  105. I am going to buy a slow cooker and some groceries

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  106. I would love to buy a new leather satchel for my commute.

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  107. I would put this towards my new acoustic guitar
    shaneps@hotmail.com

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  108. I'd use it to get a new pair of sneakers.

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  109. I'd buy some healthy ingredients for dinner recipes

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  110. I would get some lavendar essential oils

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  111. I need winter boots. Just waiting for a good sale.

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  112. new shoes
    raffleecopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  113. I would buy some birthday presents for my grandchildren.

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  114. If I win I will put it towards a new fridge

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  115. I would buy a valentines gift for my hubby& a nice lipstick for me!

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  116. I would use it to enjoy a night out with my husband and kids. Maybe dinner and a movie.

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  117. I"ll set it aside for my anniversary dinner in March!

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  118. I would put it towards a Kitchen Aid mixer in apple red .

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  119. Pour nos vacances en famille l'été prochain....

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  120. I honestly need so many socks. I have a drawer full, and every single one of them has a hole in it!

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