Most people enjoy going shopping. Buying new cloths, household items, and even gifts is a relaxing and fun way to spend an afternoon. If you own a prepaid credit or debit card, your shopping trips are even easier and safer than carrying cash or writing checks. If you like to shop and you like to stay organized, here are a few tips that will make your shopping trip with your prepaid credit card a breeze.
First, check the balance on your prepaid card. Find out how much you have left on the card. If you need to reload it with more funds, now is the time to do it. Most cards are easily reloaded and can be done over the phone, on the internet, or even with direct deposit from your paycheck. By checking your funds you ensure that you have enough money to make all of the necessary purchases, but it will also let you track your spending and buying habits.
Second, it's a good idea to list down the card numbers of all your prepaid credit or debit cards along with the customer service number to each. Carrying a credit card is a lot safer than carrying cash and since most prepaid credit card companies offer the same protection against identity and theft that regular credit card companies do, you can feel safe knowing your account is safe. Make a note of the prepaid credit card numbers, the current balance, and the customer service number that way you can quickly call to prevent any issues should your card get lost or stolen.
Finally, make a list of all of the items you need to get on your shopping trip. Whether it's the grocery store, the mall, or a home improvement store, making a list will help ensure that you do not overspend on items that you just don't really need.