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December 07, 2009

Visa Canada - Review & Giveaway



Parent Club was recently invited out for dinner & discussion about Visa Canada. A timely night out...as we are all in high season for shopping.



(Pictured: @geekigirl @alidebold @merlene @parentclub @scarlettlounge @kimberly_lyn @AlisonFord @EdenSpodek, Stephanie Wallat, Carla Morin)


Parent Club top tip --> Pre-paid Visa Gift Cards. I always wondered about the fees on these...and Visa Canada nicely explained it...You buy a $50 gift card and pay $4.95 in purchase fees. (so the card is $54.95) - the recipient does not pay an activation fee - the Visa pre-paid card is worth $50 free and clear. This is a perfect one-size-fits-all present!


Another cool tip to share is a visaperks.ca tidbit. It is Visa Canada's partnership with Borderlinx(Borderlinx gives you a US address to use when shopping at US sites, and ships your items to Canada - it can even consolidate shopping from several sites into one shipment). This means you can do more on-line shopping during nap time, lunch break, in the evenings...with better savings (and not taking kids to busy shopping malls!)


The Giveaway:
Visa Canada is giving one $50 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card to someone in the Parent Club.

To Enter:
Share a comment with Parent Club about Visa Canada Pre-paid Gift Cards. Have you used/received one? Have you seen them in stores? Would you use Borderlinx? (*winner will be randomly drawn).

Rules (because life has rules)

* you can comment once per day

* Tweet the contest on Twitter - @ParentClub - (comment again that you did so) = an additional entry

* Blog about this giveaway with a link back to Parent Club (comment that you did so) = an additional entry

* Giveaway open to Canadian residents only

Contest closes Dec. 18th

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44 Comments:

At December 7, 2009 at 12:38 PM , Anonymous cousin Julie said...

I have received the prepaid cards before and loved it. It was nice to be able to shop anywhere Visa is accepted rather than being limited to a gift store from a certain store or mall. I think it's a great idea for gifts for others, especially kids learning how to manage money

 
At December 7, 2009 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Karen said...

I would definitely appreciate receiving a visa gift card. I like the idea of giving a gift card that is not tied to one store...

 
At December 7, 2009 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

I have received prepaid Visa cards in the past, and I like them. The only issue is that you need to keep track of what you have spent, so that the store doesn't try to request more that is left on the card. If they do, they get and error message. Not really a big issue.

Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At December 7, 2009 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I've never used a prepaid card but heard of them. I think they are a great idea! As for Borderlinx...wow! What a great site, never heard of it before but will DEF use it! Thanks!

 
At December 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

Tweeted: Hopefully you will get some nice traffic!
http://twitter.com/TalkingColleen/status/6441075556

 
At December 7, 2009 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/canucklehead_/statuses/6441203590

 
At December 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

I have heard of the prepaid cards, but have not had one. Had not heard of Borderlinx, but will keep it in mind for the future. Thanks for the review on both of these.

 
At December 7, 2009 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

I would defn use the card!

 
At December 7, 2009 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/bitofmomsense/statuses/6440731234

 
At December 7, 2009 at 9:34 PM , Anonymous Sarah S. said...

Both a prepaid credit card and Borderlinx are news to me! Certianly sounds like a great gift idea (I could use one myself) and I am going to look into Borderlinx now for shipping a toy called Dino Dig Challenge...anyone heard of it?

 
At December 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6450916889

 
At December 7, 2009 at 11:05 PM , Blogger edmontonjb said...

I have seen them and heard about them, but I'm a little leary because i've heard people sometimes have trouble using them if what they are buying costs more than the value on the card.

 
At December 8, 2009 at 1:18 AM , Blogger hether78 said...

I have had one Visa Canada pre-paid gift card before and it was so nice to shop anywhere they accept Visa instead of having to stick to a certain store. I would use Borderlinx definitely because I am a die-hard online shopper! That feature sounds great! What a great giveaway for Christmas. Thanks for the chance :)

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 1:22 AM , Blogger hether78 said...

I tweeted!

link: http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6456588141

my email: hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 1:32 AM , Blogger hether78 said...

I blogged about this giveaway with a link back to Parent Club!

link to my blog: http://hether78.blogspot.com/2009/12/50-pre-paid-canada-visa-card-from.html

my email: hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Blogger FOKXXY said...

I recieved a visa gift card once and loved it. So easy to use and truly had no issues with anyone not accepting it. Love it.

As for borderlinx.. I have never heard of them..but am so glad they are mentioned here. This service could be cery useful for me!

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 9:58 AM , Blogger FOKXXY said...

I blogged.

http://ladylucksabode.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-50-visa-gc-yes-i-think-i-will.html


ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Blogger FOKXXY said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/6465411739

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 8, 2009 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Chana said...

haven't used one but would love to give it a try cposen at gmail

 
At December 8, 2009 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6486628939

 
At December 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Screamin' Mama said...

My husband used to get one from work as a Christmas bonus. It's great since you can use them almost everywhere. Love them!!

 
At December 9, 2009 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6502668836

 
At December 10, 2009 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I just went online to see where I can get one of these cards (in case I decide I need to get one for someone) and apparently I can get one at my local grocery store - who knew!!

 
At December 10, 2009 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Marlene said...

I actually did not know that prepaid visa cards existed. What a great gift because for the receiver who can now shop with it anywhere in the world...Hope I win it!

 
At December 10, 2009 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually recieved one for $100. I had no problems using it and it was $100. They do deduct from the card if it's not used in 6 months i believe. It came with some info.

billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

 
At December 10, 2009 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister recently gave me one and it was great, it is pretty much accepted anywhere!

vivaglampink@yahoo.ca

 
At December 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Meadow said...

I have never used one myself but my sister was given one as a gift and it worked fine for her.

 
At December 11, 2009 at 4:41 PM , Blogger hether78 said...

I tweeted again today! (12/11)

tweet: http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6579638475

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 11, 2009 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6571485097

 
At December 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6602120205

 
At December 13, 2009 at 12:45 AM , Blogger hether78 said...

I tweeted again today (12/13)

tweetlink: http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6621569855

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 13, 2009 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6633112774dep

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6665486140

 
At December 14, 2009 at 11:02 PM , Blogger hether78 said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6685101523

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 15, 2009 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Karen said...

The more I shop for the holidays the more I think these are a great idea!

 
At December 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM , Blogger hether78 said...

daily tweet! (12/15)

tweetlink: http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6700865770

hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 15, 2009 at 12:14 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6699610568

 
At December 16, 2009 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6732491367

 
At December 16, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Blogger remarker/fcffollower said...

I received a prepaid Visa card as part of a contest win this fall. It worked really well in most situations but still not in any situation Credit Cards would be accepted. This will probably get better with time.

 
At December 16, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Blogger remarker/fcffollower said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/fcffollower/status/6741592449

 
At December 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM , Blogger pam said...

I have never used a prepaid card, but they are a great idea!! I would def. use Borderlinx...I love on line shopping but the shipping to Canada is outrageous most of the time. Right now I have a sister in the US so I get my purchases shipped to her, but when she heads north, I will remember Borderlinx!

Thanks

 
At December 16, 2009 at 9:57 PM , Blogger FOKXXY said...

I tweeted today. Great contest!!! crossing my fingers.

http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/6751861435

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At December 17, 2009 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6765842699

 
At December 18, 2009 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6814682393

 

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