NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Now you didn’t really think I’d tease you with all this makeup and not give you a bit of $$$ to buy some for yourself, did you? Enter below to win a cool 50 bucks!
Truth is, I don’t have a Visa card at the moment. (Wow, I just heard a harsh intake of breath from shopaholics around the world.) On Monday, as I was minding my own business and paying a few bills online, I noticed that my Visa balance was about $8,000. WTH?, I thought. Upon closer inspection, it appeared that someone in Paris (!) was having a jolly good time online shopping on my dime.
So my credit card was cancelled, a new one is waiting for me at my local branch, and now I have to go through the hassle of updating pre-authorized payments, etc. etc. And although this experience won’t dissuade me from shopping online with Visa in the future, I have newfound appreciation for those who are hesitant to do so.
Enter 3V Visa Prepaid Voucher – Canada’s first virtual Visa that allows you to buy online without using a credit or debit card. 3V Visa Prepaid Vouchers are a safer prepaid way to shop on any website that accepts Visa.
Here’s the scoop: Purchase a 3V Visa Prepaid Voucher from 15,000 locations across Canada, including ESSO and Canadian Tire gas stations. If you’re looking to purchase the voucher as a gift and you’re not opposed to online shopping, you can even grab one from their über secure site.You can purchase vouchers in denominations from $30 to $150.
The vouchers can be used online, by mail or over the telephone and are accepted virtually everywhere Visa is – because they come complete with a card number, expiry date and CVV2 number! In fact, all you need is an email address and to be at least 16 years old.
Et voila! An easy, straightforward way to shop online while protecting against identity theft!
Click here to learn more about 3V Visa Prepaid Vouchers.
Now it’s not perfect – there is a small fee associated with purchasing the voucher (for example $4.95 for $50), and since many online shops do not accept two forms of payment, you’ll need to find an item that is just under the amount of the voucher. But I still think it’s a fabulous alternative to a gift card (which limits the recipient to one store) and is fabulous for those who are shy to share their personal information online.
I received a voucher to review and it served me very well this week – I was able to order DVDs for the kiddos from Chapters.Indigo.ca and the process was sooo easy! I especially like that the expiry date and CVV2 number are accessed separately from your Visa number – a nice little touch that heightens security. Lena-Approved!
Purchase a 3V Visa Prepaid Vouchers from 15,000 locations right across Canada. Click here to find a store near you.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling us where you would spend the voucher (maybe at some of the online stores featured in this Summer Beauty & Fashion Event?).
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena! (2 extra entries!)
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
(3) NEW Follow Listen to Lena! on Twitter
(4) “Like” 3V Visa on Facebook
(5) Follow 3V Cash Canada on Twitter
(6) Tweet daily: Please use this 3V Visa Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on August 14th. Good luck everybody!