With the long, hot days of summer in full swing and full of pool play dates, sticky Popsicle faces, summer camp carpools and grass stained knees; parents are constantly on the lookout for relief. A few hours to spend with catching up with friends, to grab dinner that does not consist of mac’n’cheese and hot dogs, to snag a cocktail with their hubby, or to just enjoy peace and quiet.
This is where the bribery begins; babysitting candidates, teens and young college kids, need a trade off to give up their precious summer nights. Some are swayed by the simple idea of having a little extra spending money in their pocket, others need to hear that the pantry is stocked and that extra money will be left for pizza, ice cream treats and movie rentals.
Prepaid cards like OneVanilla allow parents to leave $20-$500 for their babysitter but in a safer manner. OneVanilla is accepted anywhere Visa cards are and if and if the card is lost, it can be frozen and a new one with the funds on will be provided. Parents can also view exactly how many pizzas were ordered and check the balance of the card online or over the phone.