Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to School Shopping with Visa and a $50 Visa GC Giveaway (Canada only)



Getting ready for a brand new school year, with all the excitement and first day jitters is a long standing tradition that has occurred through many generations. While going back to school nerves are something that many generations can identify with, the times sure have changed from our grandparents and even parents generations. For example, while we were children, back to school shopping meant fighting crowds at the local store and picking out pens and pencils from the shelves. If there was one department store in town, all the kids had the same backpacks. Today, around 72% of people surveyed (in the Visa Canada back to school survey) have indicated to take their back to school shopping online, citing crowds, higher prices, and general lack of time for the more traditional pre-school mall hopping. Now, with the Smartphone generation growing up, around 4% of consumers will do their back to school shopping from a tablet or a smart phone.



Credit cards are a must when shopping online for back to school supplies; however, security can always be an issue. Thankfully, Visa has developed multiple layers of fraud prevention systems and programs. With zero liability you don’t pay for transactions you did not make the added chip and pin make your visa extra secure and verified by visa password gives you added protection when shopping with online merchants. Additionally, Visa offers visa perks which are additional discounts offered to customer from dozens of well known and loved merchants in a huge variety of categories, by using a Visa credit card.

While the way we shop for back to school supplies has changed, the fact that we all want to get the most out of our dollar has not. The cost of back to school shopping can quickly add up, younger children can require a little less in school materials, but as they grow up, new school clothes or electronic devices may top the list of wants and needs. There are very few events that unite young children and young adults like back to school season. Although, I don’t have any young children, my daughter Erika is taking more college courses  to further her accounting education. While she may not need construction paper and pencil crayons, the high cost of post secondary education, makes her seek out back to school bargains wherever she can. Between housing, food and tuition a dollar saved on school supplies is a great thing.

Thanks to Visa, I was able to help my daughter out with much needed text books for her college courses!




To get you ready for back to school shopping Visa is offering a $50 dollar prepaid card to a Canadian reader. While back to school shopping may be stressful, at least with a prepaid Visa it does not have to be expensive. A random draw will be held by Random.org on August 17,2012 from all Canadian entries.

See them on Twitter@ #BackToSchoolSpend


To Enter:
Leave your email and a comment for Visa about this giveaway and why you'd like to win. 


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Best of luck to all-









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Emily B said...

I'd love to win for my daughter. She's not quite at school age yet, but becoming very interested in working with paint, paper, and markers - an intro to drawing, painting and writing that I want to help her with. And of course outgrowing her clothes like nobody's business! Fall always seems a time of renewal to me. She could use some new things for fall.
ebickell at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

I'm a Google Friend :)
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Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I would like to win because visa is accepted everywhere, even online.
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Anonymous said...

I am an email subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

I joined you on Google friends.
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Anonymous said...

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Debbie said...

I find the Visa cards so handy for purchasing online. No problem. No hassle...especially with Christmas shopping being considered (yes I start this early and why I would like to win)
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Debbie said...

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Lori's Place said...

Thank you Visa for the opportunity to win. It is always hard financially with the fall, beginning activities, buying school supplies, new cloths. Every little bit of extra money helps.
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ksceviour said...

I would love to win because I could definately use some extra cash right now,,a $50 visa card would come in handy.

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ksceviour said...

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ksceviour said...

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Annie1 said...

My email is nancyrobster at gmail dot com

I'd like to win this generous giveaway from Visa to donate it to the Single Parent Center here in Victoria! They are currently in the midst of the "school supply drive" and this would enable me to help them quite a bit!

thanks

Annie1 said...

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Andrea said...

Thanks Visa! This would come in so handy in getting my two boys ready for school.

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Andrea said...

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Glogirl said...

I like all the fraud protection that Visa offers.
I'd love to win this gift card as cash is always useful!

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Glogirl said...

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Glogirl said...

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lifeisfullofsunnydays said...

I would use the gift card to supplement my back to school shopping.
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Doris Calvert said...

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Doris Calvert said...

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Jennifer Barata Allen said...

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Fan R. said...

Great that Visa promotes it's services widely builds respectful attitude. Would love to win it to be ready for new school season (busy one)
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Rebby said...

A $50 Visa is good as cash and I would love to win so I can buy some much needed items!
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Rebby said...

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gibberish said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

I would love to win this so I can use it for back to school supplies for my daughter, great giveaway, thank you
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ginette4 said...

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ginette4 said...

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Sweet Panda said...

I would love to win because this will be perfect for us to go and shop for back to school supplies, esp. for backpack and pens

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Doris Calvert said...

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Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

I'd love to win as I could use a little extra cash for the Fall!
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Soozle said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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Tammy D said...

I would love to win it would help out alot with some back to school shopping, thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy D said...

Added you to my google circle !
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Tammy D said...

I follow on GFC
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Tammy D said...

I subscribe via email
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Tammy D said...

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Tammy D said...

I tweeted
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ksceviour said...

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Doris Calvert said...

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Soozle said...

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Anonymous said...

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pamalot said...

It seems like the back to school shopping never ends. My teen keeps growing and is need of new everything.
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pamalot said...

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pamalot said...

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pamalot said...

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pamalot said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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flowerchild said...

I would love to win because back to school shopping can get very expensive
thanks
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flowerchild said...

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flowerchild said...

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Soozle said...

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ksceviour said...

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Doris Calvert said...

Tweeted
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Soozle said...

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Annie1 said...

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Anonymous said...

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Amy said...

The Visa card would be a huge help with back to school shopping! Thanks for the chance.
amymbrown @ gmail.com

Amy said...

I added you on Google+
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Amy said...

I joined on Google friends
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Amy said...

tweet:
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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Sunflower Girl said...

I would love to win to purchase back-to-school essentials (clothes, shoes etc!) for my daughter!!

ksceviour said...

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Fan R. said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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Doris Calvert said...

tweeted
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Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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ksceviour said...

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Doris Calvert said...

tweeted
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Anonymous said...

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Tammy D said...

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Soozle said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Susan Margaret said...

I think this promotion is great and I'd like to win because I have a lot of back to school items I'd like to buy and this would help!

Susan Margaret said...

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Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

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pamalot said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

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Sweet Panda said...

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Tammy D said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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Soozle said...

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Anonymous said...

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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

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Doris Calvert said...

tweeted
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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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Sweet Panda said...

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Lori L. said...

I'm back to school shopping for my 3 daughters, grades 6, 4 & 2. $50 would be a huge help, especially since I'm on mat leave & only making 1/2 my income right now. Thanks for the giveaway!!

ksceviour said...

https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/234845201921884160

Tammy D said...

https://twitter.com/mommaoftwoboyz/status/234845739103162370

Anonymous said...

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Doris Calvert said...

tweeted
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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Sweet Panda said...

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Soozle said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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ksceviour said...

https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/235207460313522176

Tammy D said...

https://twitter.com/mommaoftwoboyz/status/235221281983852544

Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

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Doris Calvert said...

tweeted
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Annie1 said...

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ginette4 said...

tweeted
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Sweet Panda said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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ksceviour said...

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Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

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Annie1 said...

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Doris Calvert said...

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ginette4 said...

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pamalot said...

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Sweet Panda said...

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Rebby said...

Tweeted
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Haylie said...

Winning this would really help out a lot as the beginning of the school year is always an expensive one, between school supplies, new clothes or shoes, lunch fees, etc...

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Haylie said...

Tweeted

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Glogirl said...

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Lori L. said...

Tweeted about your contest!
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Anonymous said...

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Soozle said...

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Bree said...

I want to win this as I have 2 boys just starting school this year and we need to get some school shopping done!

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Bree said...

Follow on google + (Bree Janke)

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