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I Prepaid It My Way

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Prepaid cards CPPO #PrepaidMyWay

Is it just me or is there a growing trend of giving gift cards in lieu of wrapped presents? I know I have been buying more gift cards lately, sneakily disguising them by wrapping them up in large boxes filled with tissue. Because really, who doesn't love unwrapping a gift? All that excitement building up and the instant relief once you've opened your gift only to find not another pair of socks but rather, something that brings greater joy - the gift of shopping! It's like the gift that gives twice, I say. Over the holidays, I had received a few prepaid gift cards myself, which have come in handy recently. Here is my latest online purchase full of teacher supplies and one item in particular that I have been coveting for the longest time.
Online shopping #PrepaidMyWay
Why, yes I did! I bought myself my own personal thermal laminator. Can you blame me? It was 30% off on Amazon.ca and seeing that we no longer have a laminator at our school, this will come in quite handy. I purchased a set of 100 laminating pouches to go with it and I can't wait to test it out. I also threw some Sharpie pens into my shopping cart since they were on sale at 60% off and because, well... they're a teacher's best friend. And then I made sure to pick up some refills for my Brother PT-1090 Label Maker that I have been using a lot more lately to help me get better organized at work. Finally, I took the remaining balance and put it towards an Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter from BestBuy.ca so that I can finally hook up my MacBook to the school projector. I'm not sure why I waited this long. I guess the prepaid gift card made it more worth my while.
  
Prepaid cards CPPO #PrepaidMyWay

If you've never used a prepaid gift card before, you'll be delighted to know that they are very convenient and easy to use. These open loop prepaid cards function in a similar way to credit or debit cards, and offer the same fraud and loss protections. You can use them online, over the phone or anywhere in the world the card is accepted, all the while avoiding interest charges and overdraft fees. This means that you aren't limited to shopping at one single retailer. As a bonus. prepaid cards are reloadable. Who knew? They are also a great way to teach your teens about budgeting and setting limits. I love them not only for their convenience but because they also fit perfectly in my new iPhone case by Bandolier

Discover more about open loop prepaid cards by visiting the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO).

Enter to Win a $100 Prepaid Card!

Want to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of prepaid cards? Complete the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win a prepaid card valued at $100 courtesy of CPPO!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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176 COMMENTS

  1. I would purchase some ink for my printer

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    1. I would guy some paint for our powder room remodel.

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  2. I would purchase some wedding decorations 😊

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    1. Ooo, did you say 'wedding'? How exciting!

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  3. I would buy new dishes, and silverware set

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  4. I'd get my daughter some birthday party supplies.

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  5. I would buy my family groceries!

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  6. My son has a birthday coming up in March and I would use it to buy him the batman imaginext set that he's been begging for!

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  7. If I were to win, I would buy some new shoes!

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  8. We're having it hard so I would buy much needed groceries. Thank you so very much for the opportunity!

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  9. I'd spoil myself with some sephora goodies!

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  10. If I won I would use the gift card towards diapers and groceries

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  11. I'd buy paint for my bedroom walls.

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  12. I would purchase clothes for my granddaughter for Spring.
    Florence C

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  13. I would purchase some hiking books

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  14. I would purchase new runners for hubby.

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  15. I'D like to hear more about your laminater and how long it lasts, how much you use it etc, I'm interested in getting two things that are big buck purchases on amazon...bread machine (walmart only carries one kind lol) and a sewing machine (Cus I am finding I as SOOO BORED during the winter months)

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  16. I would love to say I would splurge on myself, but I would probably end up spending this on groceries or gas!

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  17. I would purchase groceries with it. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  18. I would buy tons of storage bins, all sizes, so that I can organize my home office and de-clutter my work space

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  19. I would buy the dehydrator I've been wanting to get.

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  20. I would save these for Christmas

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  21. We are counting down the days until we can open our RV for the season so if I won I would pick up some supplies that we need for camping. (Judy Cowan)

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  22. I'm needing a pair of winter boots, probably use it to pay bills..life always gets in the way

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  23. I would purchase groceries!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  24. I would use it for grocery shopping.

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  25. I may purchase a new spring coat.

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  26. It would be great to win a $100 Prepaid Card.
    In response to your question of
    What would you purchase with the gift card if you were to win?
    I would buy myself some shoes.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  27. Put it towards ink and groceries.

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  28. I'd put it towards a pantry I've been eyeing on the Canadian Tire site.

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  29. I need new make up and a phone cover, so that's what I would purchase.

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  30. I would put it towards a new camera.

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  31. I would use it to buy groceries for my family.

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  32. I would love to go to ikea and buy some storage supplies. They have such great stuff

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  33. i would buy a green dress, but not a real green dress.....

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  34. I would get a new pair of training shoes

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  35. I would buy some gas for a weekend road trip!

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  36. I need a pair of winter boots.

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  37. I would take my family out for dinner

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  38. I would buy my lil guy a birthday gift with it!

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  39. Bailey Dexter I would love to pick up a playpen for my soon to arrive grand baby!

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  40. I would use it to purchase a pedicure.

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  41. Fever medication for my son....2016 started off with Husband/Son down with the flu. Vitamins & Cough/Cold medications would be my purchases.

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  42. I would put it in my car for gas and go on a road trip!!

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  43. I would buy cauliflower with it.

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  44. I would use it towards new ink and some groceries , thanks fir the chance ( Treen Goodwin)

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  45. I would purchase a purse for myself.

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  46. Baby Stuff - a new baby gate or diapers

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  47. we really need some new sheets
    jan

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  48. If I were be LUCKY enough to win, I would buy new wall art for my baby nursery

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  49. I would treat myself to a massage!

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  50. I would put it towards a new laptop!

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  51. I would get some accessories for my pressure cooker, so I can get more use out of it!

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  52. i would spend on something fun for my family --a weekend getaway or some fun activities

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  53. I would love to purchase a new black purse, mine is wear out!

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  54. I would love to buy a T-fal Actifry with the prepaid card

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  55. I would get a new rug for our living room!

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  56. I need a great clock for my gallery wall that I'm putting up in the living room :) That's what I would buy with my prepaid gift card.

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  57. I would spoil me with it and go for a mani/pedi.

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  58. I would put it towards a new laptop

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  59. I would use it for grocery shopping

    Londia

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  60. I would use it to pick up printer ink!

    - amber y

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  61. I think I would use it for some new towels and bath mats.

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  62. I would put it towards a laptop for my husband
    Thank you

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  63. I would probably tuck this away for an emergency like a car repair if I won.

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  64. I would buy some crayons for my colouring books! Possibly some new clothes too!

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  65. I need some new clothes.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  66. I will purchase groceries if I win this contest.

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  67. I WOULD BUY A NEW MOUSE FOR MY PC

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  68. I WOULD PURCHASE GROCERIES WITH THE GIFTCARD.

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  69. oh my gosh, I would like to buy something for myself, but would probably end up buying something for my daughter -- she needs some new headphones, so that is probably what I would buy.

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  70. I would use it to purchase a birdie gift for my daughter's 4th bday in march :)

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  71. I think I'd buy some clothes

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  72. I would put it towards a new spring jacket I spotted last week

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  73. I would purchase a slow cooker and some grocery items to use in it.

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  74. My gift card would go into my Christmas budget jar.

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  75. I would purchase a new suitcase and a good book to read!

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  76. I would buy something for my kitchen!

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  77. I would buy a new spring jacket!

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  78. I would use it to get some groceries.

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  79. I like to save some money to spend on flowering baskets and garden plants for summer sunshine season.

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  80. I would buy some much needed spring clothes

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  81. I would use it to buy a new pair of sneakers for the spring.

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  82. I have a ton of birthdays coming up so likely use towards a gift.

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  83. I'd purchase raspberries, kalamata olives, cambazola cheese, caviar, smoked salmon and a nice bottle of wine because everyone deserves a treat every once in a while.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  84. I would buy a new outfit for myself!

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  85. I would purchase some spring outfit with the gift card.

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  86. I would treat my hubby to a night out as we never get to go out (no money)

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  87. If I won I would buy myself some new summer clothing

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  88. I would like to get a new dog bed for my furry babies.

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  89. I would put it towards the washing machine I need so badly

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  90. I would use it to pay a bill or for something practical :)

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  91. I need a new spring jacket!! Thanks for the chance

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  92. If I win I would spend it on a diffuser and some oils from Saje Wellness - thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. I would buy and accessory for my camera
    (Debbie W)

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  94. If I won I would purchase new shoes for my kids - they always need new shoes!!!!

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  95. I would buy a new pair of shoes for spring

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  96. I would buy a new spring jacket for each of my kids

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  97. I would get some new shoes for spring.

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  98. I would use the money towards a new pair of high boots.

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  99. I would Put towards our summer Vacation Travel Fund. Thanks for the chance

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  100. I need so much . haha I lost weight so i would buy new clothes :)

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  101. Luzviminda Gunter-SmithFebruary 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Groceries when my parents come to visit me with my sisters family

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  102. I would use it to buy groceries.

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  103. I would buy diapers for our new little bundle!

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  104. I would likely buy groceries or clothing.

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  105. I would buy some supplies for my new business.

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  106. I would buy supplies for my son's birthday!

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  107. I'd probably buy something for Victoria Secret, for my fiance. Well, for me, but you know. Really, for him. LOL :)

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  108. I would use this for a gift for my grandpa for his upcoming 89th birthday in March! I might send him one of those chocolate covered fruit baskets.

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  109. If I win the $100 gift card I would use it towards buying some books for the family, and school supplies, arts and crafts and clothing for the kids. Thanks, good luck all.

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  110. I would buy some new records!

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  111. I would buy a new swim suit and sandals

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  112. For certain that would be groceries.

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  113. I would purchase a great gift the whole family could use

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  114. I'd buy the Marcy Cardio Trampoline from Best Buy Canada at $99.98. Most sturdy units are in the $400 range but, I'm new to this so, I'd like to start with something manageable. I'd definitely like to share a post of me jumping on it if I win!

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  115. I would use it for household stuff, food bills etc.

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  116. I would probably use it towards new bedding.

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  117. I bought an Apple Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter and Scotch Thermal Laminator, and they were the best purchases I have ever made, school-wise. I went through over 150 laminating pouches when I went first bought it, going on a laminating frenzy! I'm so glad that I found your blog :)

    As for the prepaid card, I would most likely use it toward more laminating pouches and white board markers to start!

    (I teach Gr. 3 French Immersion with TCDSB)

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  118. I would use it toward my daughters graduation

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  119. I'd use it for groceries. And maybe a cute denim dress from Joe Fresh. :)

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  120. I would put it towards a bike for my daughter's birthday.

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  121. I would purchase some gifts for my daughter's 11th birthday coming up.. Thank you for the chance. :)

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  122. if I won the giftcard I would use it to buy a bridal shower gift for my cousin
    angelapsept@hotmail.com

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  123. I would purchase art supplies for my daughter.

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  124. I would buy a charger for my laptop. Mine is malfunctioning :(

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  125. I would buy a new pair of jeans.

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  126. I would probably purchase groceries and home items from Walmart!

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  127. I would use the gift card towards groceries!

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  128. If I won, I would like to treat myself to new linens :)

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  129. I would buy a new pair of shoes

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  130. I would buy a new spring jacket!

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  131. i would put towards some new Spring clothes for my daughter

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  132. I would put it towards a crib, they're expensive!

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  133. I would buy myself a new printer. Sandy Guerra

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  134. I would use this card for our upcoming vacations! Prepaid cards are so great for helping to budget!

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  135. I think I would use the prepaid card towards a pair of leather booties I have my eyes on!

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  136. Summer clothes for my kids is something I could really use this card for!

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  137. I would use it on new clothing for my children,

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  138. I'd purchase gluten free products and stock my pantry.

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