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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Have you ever wanted a surefire way to ensure you stay within your budget while shopping? If you're anything like me, I always start my shopping trips out with a set list and budget but somehow seem to end up putting things in my cart that weren't on the list and either going over budget or taking other things off the list. I have said numerous times how nice it would be to have a surefire way to not go over my budget. is my answer.

Visa prepaid cards from
Visa prepaid cards from
You can put a set amount on your card and it won't let you overdraw so there's no way I can go over budget. I have now started using my card whenever I do my grocery shopping and it has greatly help to ensure that I no longer spend my grocery budget on super cute baby clothes. My daughter's first birthday is coming up and believe me, everything was so tempting! Due to my prepaid Visa debit card, I was able to stay within my decorating budget.

Just a few of the great things about

  • Free to order, activate and load
  • Free app and check deposits from your smartphone
  • Free direct deposit
  • Free card-to-card transfers, any time, anywhere, in seconds
  • No overdraft fees -- never goes negative!
  • Safer than cash - 24/7 support, Visa fraud protection and 100% FDIC insurance on funds
  • No debt, financially responsible, no interest/credit/APRs
  • No credit check and approval in seconds
  • 22,000 in-network ATMs
  • Thousands of cool, unique card designs to choose from, including brands like: Garfield, Popeye, Betty Paige, James Dean, Care Bears, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Research, Shark Week, Where's Waldo, Doodle Jump, Three Stooges, Nancy Drew, etc.

I love that you can choose your design and of course I chose the Parliament Building and Big Ben in London and there are so many designs to fit everyone's tastes. Here's another one of my favorites.

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Probably my favorite thing about my card is that once my balance is at zero, I can't overdraw. It's that simple. If you're wanting an easy way to budget or a way to make your current budgeting even better, then I suggest signing up for your own card at

I was compensated for this review. However, all opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I really really like doing this because I have a horrible time sticking to my grocery budget. It's really great to be able to put a certain amount of money on the card and not have to worry about spending more than I anticipated.


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