By JO ABI
Christmas shopping is not for the faint-hearted. It takes commando precision. It takes the organisation of a Navy Seal. It takes meticulous planning and efficiency so that the following mission objectives can be achieved:
– All gifts purchased
– Money left in the bank
– General happiness from recipients on the day
– A couple of treats for you, purchased with money saved
And all you need to achieve these objectives are some brilliant websites and a safe way to pay for purchases, like a Cash Passport (the prepaid MasterCard) which lets you pay in foreign currency to save money on fees, charges and exchange costs on foreign websites. It’s also not connected to your credit card or bank accounts for peace of mind.
You don’t want your credit details compromised. That would qualify as a mission failure and must be avoided at all costs.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard®. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
I’ve found the best websites for Christmas shopping are:
eBay is equally awesome if you know exactly what to buy, or you have no idea at all and just want to get some ideas. The world of eBay has saved me thousands of dollars over the years, and given me millions of gift ideas.
For Christmas shopping so far I have searched for ‘iPods’, ‘Fisher Price’ and ‘Pedometer’ and I am now feeling pretty inspired.