Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
This past week, I did something I hadn’t done in a really, really long time.
I went to my local shopping mall. It was noisy, and crowded. At 11:00am on a weekday! Dear lord, don’t people have better things to do on a random Tuesday morning? And ugh, someone coughed in my general direction!
Okay, clearly it’s been a while since I’ve been around, er, people.
The thing is, I love shopping online. It’s the absolute best! I can save time by shopping whenever it suits me, whether that be late at night or over my lunch hour. I can save money because comparing prices is as easy as opening a new browser tab, and many companies offer “online only” deals. And most of all, I can save my sanity, because I can browse in the privacy of my own home, for as long as I like without pressure from well-meaning sales personnel.
Therefore, I have just one question for you: Why aren’t you shopping online?
Recently, I discovered Masterpass. And within days of setting up my account and using it at participating retailers, I realized that it single-handedly addresses so many of the concerns Canadians have when shopping online. Today, I’d love to share exactly how it overcomes those barriers, with the hope that by the end of this blog post, you too will be setting up your Masterpass account.
But first, what is Masterpass? Masterpass is a simple, convenient and completely safe service for faster shopping at thousands of online retailers, including, most recently, Costco.ca! There are NO additional fees for consumers to use Masterpass, and it’s welcomed online and in app at thousands of your favorite stores – just look for the Masterpass button!
Step 1: Visit mastercard.ca/masterpass to sign up with your email address or mobile number. Choose a secure password using a combination of letters and numbers.
Step 2: Set up your account with shipping information and method of payment. Your method of payment can be credit, debit, or prepaid cards from all the payment brands you use: Mastercard, Amex, Visa and others.
Step 3: Visit your favourite Masterpass retailers to order items. As mentioned previously, you can now use Masterpass at Costco.ca! I know A LOT of my readers are Costco members, so this is fabulous news. Some other popular retailers that offer Masterpass are Indigo, Joe Fresh, Pizza Pizza and Cineplex.
Step 4: Simply click on the Masterpass button to pay. So simple!
So, how can having a Masterpass account encourage you to shop online? Here are some of the most popular reasons against online shopping, and my rebuttal.
1. I’m afraid my credit card information will be compromised.
Yeah, I get it. It happens – less frequently than you think, considering the millions of e-commerce transactions that take place every day – but sure, it may be a concern. However, when you pay with Masterpass, your single account is protected by multiple layers of security so it’s guarded from fraudulent use..
2. I can never recall my credit card number and it’s such a pain to get it from my wallet.
With Masterpass, skip the hassle of filling out personal payment information to make purchases. Just click on the Masterpass button, login, and your secure payment details and shipping information will instantly be pulled up. It’s a fast, simple, secure way to pay.
3. I hate filling out forms.
Circle back to #2 above, friends! With Masterpass, you’ll only need to fill a form out ONCE – then all you have to do is login to your account. It couldn’t be more simple. Frankly, Masterpass is my favourite hack for saving time while shopping online!
Now that I’ve walked you through the logistics, let’s get to the fun stuff! Here are my picks from Costco.ca:
Foremost Adeline 60-in. Double Vanity.
Add a touch of Victorian elegance to your bathroom with this beautiful Adeline vanity. It features decorative moulding detail alongside curved contours that emphasize its classical look.
Kate Spade Cameron Street Candace Satchel in Black.
The Cameron Street Candace combines a classic shape with a number of clever details, including exterior slide pockets, a dropped zip-top closure, an optional (and adjustable) shoulder strap and a matching decorative luggage tag. The result? A clean-lined, functional bag that looks chic with everything from a skirt suit to skinny jeans.
FoodSaver 2-in-1 Food Preservation System with Express Bag Maker.
The new FoodSaver system incorporates features like the express bag maker that reduces vacuum sealing steps by 50% because it pre-seals the bottom end of your next bag each time. The vacuum view window allows you to see where you seal, giving you better control during vacuum sealing and allowing you to reduce the roll waste up to 30%!
BONUS! You can currently take $25 off orders over $100 at Costco.ca when you pay with Masterpass. Simply shop and use your Masterpass to pay; the discount will automatically be applied at checkout with no coupon code required!
The offer expires on December 9th, 2017, can only be used once and can’t be combined with any other offer. A great way to save money on Christmas presents or something you’ve had your eye on. *Cough, Kate Spade, cough.*
Have I convinced you to check out Masterpass?
One lucky reader will win a $100 prepaid Mastercard! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Masterpass. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.