It’s about that time of year when I’m in the shopping mood again. After the Christmas and holiday rush I’m completely shopped out, but with spring just around the corner (I can feel it!) the shopping bug has been hitting me again! If you’re in the same situation as I am, you may have received a bunch of gift cards in December. While I appreciate a great gift card, I often find them hard to use since they can only be used at a particular store. Sometimes, even if I love the store, nothing happens to catch my eye and I end up with gift cards taking up valuable space in my wallet.
Prepaid Cards vs. Gift Cards
Call me late to the game, but I recently discovered open loop prepaid cards and they are so convenient to use! I was generously gifted $300 in prepaid cards from American Express and they work just like a regular credit card would except that there’s no chance of you going beyond the amount that’s on the card itself. This makes it a great way to stay on budget. I decided to go on a virtual spending spree and it got me all excited for spring!
Currently on my shopping wish list:
A cobalt blue bucket bag
This one is from Chapters Indigo and I just love shape of it! I think it would like great with my typical outfit of jeans, t-shirt and a blazer 🙂
NARS Satin Lip pencil
I love NARS lip pencils – they come in so many gorgeous colours and glide on so beautifully. I’m looking for a bold rich colour to brighten up the gloomy days. I also love bright colours when transitioning to warmer weather. It just perks up my mood!
Black and white graphic pumps
I love Nine West shoes and these pumps are adorable! Nothing gets me more excited than fun new shoes!
A statement necklace
I’ve been eyeing this one from Shop For Jayu for the longest time. I think it would be the perfect accessory with any of my existing dresses and t-shirts to add something a little special to a basic outfit.
Often when I get in one of my shopping moods I end up spending more than I had planned (please tell me I’m not alone!). What I found really great about using the prepaid cards is that I can load them with a set amount so I can decide how much I want to spend on my shopping spree. I thought this feature would be a great way to help students living away from home to stick to a specific budget too. Since they’re not connected to your bank account or credit card you don’t have to worry about fraud or identity theft. I was thinking that on my next vacation I should arm myself with prepaid cards instead of cash since they are accepted anywhere the card major credit cards are accepted, including online!
Prepaid Cards Giveaway:
I’ve got a $100 open loop prepaid card up for grabs for one lucky Canadian reader!
To learn more about prepaid cards visit the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO).
I would buy a new purse
Toss up between a new purse of jewelry or maybe both. 🙂
I would buy new shoes, mine are sure ready to retire and my feet could use new comfort and style
some new jeans!
I would purchase some new sneakers.
A new purse. Thank you for this opportunity to win:)
I think I’d pair it with other gift cards to finally get a Clarisonic!
I think I would go for a new purse for spring.
i would buy either new shoes for Spring or some jewelry
I would buy a new pair of knee high boots and some cute Boot socks!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Something for my son!
A new coat!
I would love to pick up a special gift for my soon to arrive granddaughter but also a great pair of heels!
I’m really not sure what I would do with the prepaid card but there’s always something that I need, thanks for the chance to win
a new purse
I would buy some makeup
I could use a new tablet.
I would buy shoes for my wedding day
I would buy some supplies we need to open our RV up in the spring.
I would put it towards a new laptop
I would use it towards a Coach purse
Easter goodies for my 5 children
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I would shop for new accessories to complete my look.
I would buy my boys something special!
lots of food!
I would buy shoes.
ooh so exciting! I would buy a new shower curtain and accessories for my bathroom
I would probably buy some books with the prepaid card
I would purchase a nice purse.
I would love to get a new spring short sleeved blouse.
I may buy a spring jacket!
I would buy a new pair of sandals for the spring/summer
I would buy an ereader
I would buy myself a new spring jacket
I would love to buy a Nespresso.
I would buy some gardening supplies!
It would be great to win a $100 Open Loop Prepaid Card.
In response to your question of
What would you buy with your $100 open loop prepaid card?
I would buy myself a new pair of shoes.
Thank you for having this giveaway.
First thing that is one my list right now is to by a good sleeping bag. 🙂 Different from the rest but that is true.
I would definitely buy some things for my girls for Easter (toys/clothing)
I would use it towards a new bra and underwear.
I would use my prepaid card to get a dress for my upcoming convocation.
I would buy some spring clothes.
I’d buy some new clothes, I really need jeans!
I would buy a new pair of boots.
I’d buy some jeans.
i need new jeans
I’d get a winter coat since they’re on sale!
I would buy some clothes for my new job.
well with my tight budget I would use it for groceries
A little pick-me-up for my spring wardrobe
I would buy myself a dress from lularoe
I would buy some craft supplies for my kids.
I would get some clothes for spring.
Caviar, kalamata olives, salmon, raspberries, cambazola cheese and a bottle of wine. Life is short. Thanks for hosting.
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I would buy some new shoes
I would buy a cute dress to wear to my friend’s wedding
I would treat myself to a hair makeover! Thanks for the opportunity!
My daughter is graduation so I will put it towards a new prom dress.
I would get some new shoes and possibly a spring jacket.
I would buy groceries.
I would get some new jeans.
I would buy some new jeans.
I would get some new shoes.
I’m still hoping to find winter boots that I would love and that would be in my budget.
I would buy a pair of booties!
I would buy new sandals for spring and a new purse.
I need clothes..new clothes is what I would use the card for
Pants and boots:)
I would buy some new clothes for myself and kids
Id get new shoes ! Maybe even 2 pairs ! mine are awful , lol
I would buy a new pair of running shoes.
I have a lot of birthday gifts for my kids to buy this spring, that 100 would come in handy!
some new spring clothes
I would use it toward a new inflatable swimming pool to use this summer for the kids!
New clothes! I have a 5 month old and need some new clothes for me.
I’d get some new bedding!
I would buy groceries with the card!
I will use this toward my outfit for my son`s wedding in May.
I would probably buy groceries,,or put gas in my car! 🙂
would purchase some new sneakers
A few new pieces for my Spring wardrobe would be lovely!
Existing pillows – feathers shooting through – an epic scene from “Witches Of Eastwick” – pillows and respective cases would be fantastic.
I would buy a new purse.
I would get some new spring clothes.
Maybe groceries or a new pair of shoes.
I would buy a new summer purse
Iwould use it to buy my son some new clothes.
I would buy some cushions
I would buy some new records
I would buy some shoes and clothes for my kids!
I would buy makeup for myself, time to restock! cheers 🙂
I would buy groceries or pet food.
I would treat my hubby to a date night since it has been forever & a day since we have been able to go out anywhere
I would buy some new spring clothes for my kids.
I’d get some gardening stuff and seeds. I’m anxious for Spring! :o)
My favourite purse recently broke, and I’ve been eyeing the perfect replacement for it. I’d definitely buy it if I won the prepaid card.
I would like to purchase a fitbit or a t fal actifry
I would treat myself to a massage with my $100 open loop prepaid card!
I would use the Prepaid Card to buy a bus ticket to go visit my grandson on his first birthday in April.
I’d buy some cute new flats for Spring!
I would buy my kids some new matching spring clothes just because :).
I’d buy a cute pair of shoes for Spring!
I would buy some new spring makeup from Sephora! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
“when I get in one of my shopping moods I end up spending more than I had planned” — lol you are NOT alone. Samesies. I’d buy some iphone accessories for travel — like a better portable charger!
I would put it toward a new spring jacket.
I would love to buy those gorgeous black and white graphic pumps by Nine West!
I will probably use the prepaid card towards a pair of leather booties that I”ve had my eye on for the last little bit.
I’d get some new spring makeup
I would buy some shoes!
Sandals and a handbag to bring in Spring!
I would get some new clothes!
something from Lululemon
I’d love to get a sexy pair of ankle boots, or a new spring jacket, both maybe!
Probably a pair of shoes or a new purse. Haven’t shopped in awhile.
I would use the money to purchase a new pair of sandals for spring.
Art supplies for my daughter.
Probably would buy new jeans !!
I would love to update my spring wardrobe with the $100
I would buy some books for my boys from Indigo.
I might put it towards a tablet!
I would buy a good pair of mountain bike shoes.
I would buy some spring clothes.
I would buy groceries. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
I would buy groceries with my prepaid card.
I’d get an air purifier as my neighbour smokes often and keeps me awake with it. I don’t want to get sick from his smoking habit as someone who’s sensitive to it.
I would love to get some new summer clothes ..
I would love to get a new hair style and colour
A new spring jacket
I’d put it towards getting a new fitbit
I also have the shopping bug, but still paying off Christmas debt 🙁
I would love to get a new pair of flats for spring!
I’m getting married this summer and I’m on the hunt for wedding shoes!
I’d use it to buy myself some new shoes!
I would buy new spring shoes .
I could use a new pair of tall boots, so I would buy those.
Groceries. I need them lol
I would buy an awesome statement clock for my gallery wall – but I need to find one first lol!
I would buy a new blazer for work
I would buy some new jeans!
If i won I would buy some socks
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