Tuesday, November 8, 2011

BPI launches BPI Cards Wonderworld to make Online Shopping Fantastic, Amazing and Safe

Welcome to BPI Cards Wonderworld

On November 8, 2011, BPI started the week right after the long weekend with its launching of its BPI eCredit card and My ePrepaid card. I am a BPI subscriber and I have a BPI savings account and another BPI cash card. My BPI cash card is very handy especially for handling my ebay store payment transactions because wiring money through BPI anywhere in the Philippines is free.
Now that BPI has two more BPI cards to promote, I am excited on how it can aid in online shopping. I’ve been an online shopper for almost three years now. It started from ebay then multiply and now through online deals.

With the advent of online deals, there are so many merchants to choose from. I am a patron of variety as I like to have as many choices as I can when I am shopping. Who does not want to get the best deal in town right? 

BPI Cards Wonderworld

However, online shopping is still not accessible to others especially if you do not have a credit card. My friend who is not a believer of credit card asks me to buy for her which gives me lots of opportunities to tease her about finally accepting one.

You may have heard of this scenario from your friends before who also do not have a credit card.  It only shows that not everyone is still accepting here in the Philippines on the use of plastic money whilst abroad even convenience stores have long accepted cards as mode of payment. Do we have a long way to go? It seems the change is inevitable.

So what is BPI cards offering? Let’s talk about the BPI eCredit Card first.
What is BPI eCredit Card? It is a virtual credit card exclusively designed for online shopping. it is a companion card of the BPI Express Credit MasterCard variants— Blue, Gold, Edge, Petron and Skymiles.
What are the advantages of using BPI eCredit Card in online shopping?
1.       It uses a different card number.
2.       It has its own sub-limit that cardholders can set and adjust as they need it.
3.       You can appoint supplement cardholders.

BPI eCards website
Now some people may wonder why it has to be a different number than your credit card, my guess is that to avoid identity theft. I say this because it happened to me already and it was really scary that somebody can use your credit card and place charges from who knows where.

What if I don’t have a BPI credit card, can I still do my virtual shopping? Yes you can and that’s using BPI’s My ePrepaid card. BPI’s My ePrepaid card is “a no-hassle, no-approval-required, reloadable prepaid card that empowers its holders to buy whatever they want from the widest selection of MasterCard-affiliated online shopping sites without having to worry about submitting documents or maintaining a balance”. 

BPI Deal Mania Website
There are freebies, promos when using your BPI’s My ePrepaid card when buying in merchants and online stores.

Some trivia about the newest BPI ecards:
1.       BPI is the first ever bank to launch an eCredit card.
2.       Today is the re-launch of the BPI eCredit card.
3.       BPI is the first bank to have its own deal site connected to its virtual cards.

I have been eyeing on those CAVA handbags the moment I got to browse over their new deal site http://www.dealmania.ph. There are more deals to choose from ranging from dining, traveling and shopping deals which are of course all offered at discounted price.

As for me, Im itching to get my hands on the BPI’s My ePrepaid card and start my Christmas shopping.

For more details on the BPI Cards Wonderworld you can check their website and the BPI Cards Wonderworld Facebook fan page.


  1. I need to get me one of these :)

    Please join my giveaway: http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com/2011/11/amazing-accessories-giveaway.html

  2. @Wonder Woman: It is indeed useful. BPI just sent me an e-mail that my permanent card is arriving by December 1st. Just in time for Christmas shopping.