For now, you can load it up with a limit of 10,000 pesos, but BPI is working to increase the limit. My friends like the idea that you can easily apply for it, everyone who applies gets approved. It has no hidden charges, and no maintaining balance required to keep it. :)
And so, I tried using the BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard for myself to see how easy shopping can be done using this prepaid credit card. Guess what, it is really easy as 1, 2, 3.
First trial was with the new BPI Online deal site - Deal Mania, which is exclusive to BPI Card holders. Among the many good deals in the site, I chose something which interests me the most, which is, you have guessed it right, FOOD. :)
THE DEAL: 52% Off Manila Hotel Fine Dining. International and Local Cuisine at Mabuhay Palace + 50% Discount Pass on the next visit for only Php 940.
Valid on a special set menu: Three Kinds of Dimsum, West Lake Soup with Minced Fish, Honey Chicken, Fried Pork Belly with Salt and Pepper Sauce, Fried Fish Fillet in Thai Chili Sauce, Pork and Shrimp Chopsuey, Seafood Fried Noodles and Almond Bean Curd. Also valid on 50% discount on lunch/dinner buffet for two at Cafe Ilang-Ilang, 50% discount on meal for two at Mabuhay Palace on your next visit (Valid until Dec. 31, 2011 not valid on long weekends, holidays and special occasions).
Navigating through the DEALMANIA.PH website and buying from there was just a breeze. You just need to select the deal you want, and go through the steps in purchasing, which includes typing in your BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard number and Card Validation Code (CVC/CVV2) number.
After that, I was on to the next shopping destination to try out the BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard. As my friends, and some of my online readers, would have known, I really have a hard time looking for shoes that fit me, since my feet are size 13. Luckily, with a credit card, such as the BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard, I am now able to shop online, specifically in online stores which sell large-sized shoes.
I clicked 6PM.COM, and bought this pair of Adidas running shoes. I had them shipped to a US address, courtesy of my aunt's mom (Thank you!!!), who will bring it with her when she visits the Philippines for Christmas this December. Thank you so so so much! :)
Lastly, Cebu Pacific Air had an Php 11 on all international and domestic flights last 11/11/11, and I could not pass up on an opportunity to travel to a new destination on such a cheap price tag. I booked for a solo flight to Busan, South Korea for September next year. It will be my first time to go to Korea. I am both excited and nervous, because, if ever, I will be traveling alone (if none of my cousins or friends decide to join me on this trip), also for the first time.
With the BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard, now everyone can. Now, everyone can book easily to their next Philippine or international destination when there are promos by the airlines, or shop online through your favorite deal sites, and online stores. You can now easily shop with the money that you have (if you are the budget conscious type who doesn't want to spend the money you do not have...like me.)