With today’s technology it’s likely your kids have found something online they just have to have. If your kids are tweens or teens you’d probably love a way to effectively teach them about money (i.e. how to save it, how to spend wisely etc…); all parents want that. Well with Virtual Piggy® you’re able to do just that.
What is Virtual Piggy®?
Virtual Piggy® is pretty much what it sounds like: a virtual piggy bank. Your children are able to “checkout” on participating websites by clicking on the Virtual Piggy® icon. Once the checkout process has begun it’s checked against your preset requirements for approval. You can also choose to be alerted by e-mail or SMS for the option to approve or decline the purchase. If you choose to accept it your credit card will be charged only for the purchase price as Virtual Piggy® is completely free for parents and kids. The ideas behind Virtual Piggy® are:
- provide technology that gives kids the ability to shop online in a controlled manner
- provide the confidentiality and privacy safeguards they need (Virtual Piggy is COPPA compliant)
- kids can manage their parent-supplied online budgets, learning real world budgeting skills
- kids can buy products from companies like K’NEX that their parents have pre-approved
K’Nex Partners with Virtual Piggy®
K’NEX has recently partnered with Virtual Piggy® and to celebrate and help you get started they’re giving the first 100 parents to register for a Virtual Piggy® account for their child a special treat. Those first 100 parents will receive a credit in their Virtual Piggy® account valid for a FREE Mario Kart Wii Mario & Yoshi vs. Stone Bowser Building Set (retail value of $89.99)!
To get your free set Virtual Piggy® will send a special welcome e-mail that will contain a special link plus instructions on how to receive the free set. The winners will need to checkout on knex.com using the Virtual Piggy® option for the discount to be applied.
This promotion will run from Monday June 11th until Monday June 25th and is open to residents of the continental US only. The total of 100 Free Mario Kart Sets will be given out on a first come, first served basis and may be exhausted prior to the specified end date.
Your Chance to Win
Like I said, the first 100 parents to register for a Virtual Piggy® account for their kids are automatically winners and will receive the special e-mail. For better chances ===> sign up now <=== (no, really, now!) and wait for your e-mail.