March 26, 2010

Visa doesn't think you use your credit card enough so here comes Borderlinx!

I got the sweetest e-mail yesterday from a girl who works with Visa - she seemed very concerned that Canadians were losing out on lots of US shopping opportunities (we are) because of border issues.  She was also kind enough to share with me a new service that will help us poor shopping deprived Canadians get the latest beauty products at retailers that we normally can't shop at like,,, and many more.  Here's the spiel:

Visa is pleased to bring you Borderlinx, a new service that allows most international shoppers to buy U.S. products directly from U.S. online retailers. It's simple and easy to use:

1. Create your Borderlinx account through By using your Visa card, Visa will waive the C$30.00 registration fee and offer 10% off shipping until May 31, 2010.

2. You shop online and fill in the shipping address form with your Borderlinx address.

3. You pay the retailer for the goods and local shipping and Borderlinx for international shipping, customs, duties and taxes.

4. You can share shopping lists with friends and consolidate shipments to save even more on shipping and have 30 days free storage.

Here are a video explaining how Borderlinx works:


Also, has over 70 great merchant offers and discounts just for using your Visa card.

My husband will be thrilled to know that there is yet another way for me to bring more cosmetics into the house - he often comments how I just don't have enough...

- Lisamarie -


  1. HELLZ YEAH they do it for Australians! I can see now that this is going to be REALLY bad for my bank account XD

  2. I am sorry to be an enabler ;-)!

    Best, Lisamarie


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