I was given the opportunity to review Virtual Piggy this month – just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Of course my daughter is too young to be doing any online shopping, but I thought I would share with everyone else and keep this in mind for when she is older!
Virtual Piggy is the safest way for children to save, spend and give money online. This service allows you to setup a monthly spending allowance, approval/deny purchases, and monitor your child’s online shopping. It gives them some financial freedom/independence but also gives the parent a piece of mind.
There are 3 easy steps to how to get Virtual Piggy working:
- Set up a parent account – It’s free!
- Set up a profile for your child(ren) – you can customize each profile for each child so that they have spending limits, approved sites, etc.
- Allow your child(ren) to shop at their favorite stores online – safe and secure!
And if you hurry up and sign up, they are running a special contest for the holidays! If your child sets up a wish list, they can enter the contest to win their whole wish list! They will be randomly selecting 10 children to win the contents of their holiday wish list (up to $500). To enter and learn more about this contest, visit Win Your Wishlist.
Virtual Piggy is also overing some great offers from their partners, including 20% off K’Nex site, Free merchandising with purchase from Sephora, and much more.
I think this is a great tool for parents to use with their older children. You could use it for birthday money, christmas spending for friends/family from them, rewards, etc. There are many uses and many tools within the service, so go sign up for free and try it out for yourself!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Splash Creative Media on behalf of Virtual Piggy. All opinions are my own.