Easy and Safe Online Shopping with V.me by Visa

Shopping online is becoming more and more common for me and my family, especially during the holidays. Almost all our purchases were done online this year. Yes, I did my Black Friday shopping online, and skipped the crowds. Thankfully, it’s also becoming easier to shop online.

I was shopping over at Cooking.com the other day, because they have a ton of kitchen stuff. Most of which I don’t need, but really really want. I did find a couple Paleo cookbooks that I’ve been wanting to buy, and they just happened to have on sale, with free shipping – double awesome!

To make it even better, check out was a breeze because of new V.me by Visa.


V.me makes it super easy to shop online, and it took me less than a minute to set up my account. With V.me I can add any Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit or debit card – which is then stored securely in my V.me account.

You can even give your cards nicknames, or petnames if that’s what you prefer (no judgement) so you know exactly which payment method you are using. Which helps if you do add more than one card to your account. Besides storing your card information, they also store your shipping address (or addresses), which you also choose from when you pay with V.me.

V.me keeps track of all your transactions in your account. You can go back and see where you shopped and how much you spent. Which after the last couple of weeks, I probably don’t want to see.

My favorite feature for V.me are the text message (or email) alerts. You can sign up for alerts for:

  • Specific Dollar Amount – if the transaction is more than a certain amount, which you choose.
  • Card-Not-Present – when the transaction occurs online or over the phone regardless of purchase amount.
  • International – An alert is triggered if a purchase is made outside the country that issued your Visa card.
  • Declined – when the transaction is declined regardless of purchase amount.
  • Gasoline – when the transaction occurs at a gasoline station regardless of purchase amount, as stolen cards are often tested at gas stations.

All of this is FREE to use, plus no fee for the V.me alerts service. Although text message and data rates may apply with your wireless carrier.


Over time, features like mobile payments, relevant deals and offers based on your activity and interests, and creating forms to budget and track spending by time, category, and merchant will also be accessible.

Right now the only downfall I see to V.me is the fact that it’s not available everywhere – only at select retailers where you see the V.me logo.

Now, if I could just get those books here as quickly…

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In 2010, Hanan went from talking about her parenting ups & downs on private forums to discussing them with literally everyone on the internet with her blog Eat.Craft.Parent - since then, she’s had the opportunity to talk about parenting, cooking, photography, marriage, crafts, faith, and so much more. She also shares her opinions on everyday products from food to baby gear, and everything in between. With four little girls all under seven, there is never a dull moment in their home. When she’s not blogging she’s chatting about parenting and life in general on Facebook and Twitter, or wasting way too much time on Pinterest.

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  1. Stefani says:

    I just recently heard of this. I might be signing up too!
    Stefani recent post: Annies’s Woolens Glitz Personalized Christmas Stockings Review

  2. Jai says:

    This is pretty cool! Buying online is such a huge part of daily living for a lot of people so I’m glad to see that the industry is making new tools to make that safer and more manageable.
    Jai recent post: “MyOwnersBox” Storage System Giveaway at The Review Wire

  3. Rachel @RunningRachel says:

    Wow! This is very cool! Thanks for sharing!!
    Rachel @RunningRachel recent post: Snowman Craft For Kids

  4. Beth says:

    I never heard of this before … I do a lot of online shopping so I am excited to look into it more!

  5. Lolo says:

    I love that you can sign up for email alerts!!
    Lolo recent post: Preserve Holiday Memories with YesVideo

  6. This sounds great and like a very helpful service. I’ll have to check it out.
    Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired recent post: Find The Perfect Holiday Gift With The Wikets App

  7. Interesting that you can set up different cards too. I’ll go check it out because I hate having to pull my wallet out.
    Megan @mnmspecial recent post: Holiday Veggie Kit from Country Crock Giveaway

  8. Melissa says:

    I haven’t heard of this, I definitely am signing up!
    Melissa recent post: Review and Giveaway: Holiday Treats with See’s Candies

  9. Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom says:

    Hmm. I’m going to try this out!
    Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom recent post: Kids in the Kitchen–Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

  10. Now that’s a service I would love to use, I’m a total online shopper. Do they have a list of which stores do accept it?
    Cat Davis – Food Family Finds recent post: Recipe | Easy Pork BBQ Potato Skins

  11. trisha (mom blogger) says:

    I have never heard of this one, looks really cool~ Thankyou for sharing!
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  12. Brandy says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. So many shop online and this sounds like the safe way to do it!
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  13. That is an awesome safety feature! I buy almost all of my gifts online.
    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving recent post: Why I’ve given up on being thin

  14. This is my first time hearing of this. It seems nice and I’ll have to check it out.
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