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Since the South American country of Brazil was announced as winning the bid to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a massive build-up towards the event could be felt across the world.

This news has set a whole bunch of planning and literally, the ball rolling as the country prepared for a stadium and thousands of football fanatics around the world started saving towards their “take me to Brazil” fund to witness the men in studded boots in action.

Well, if you aren’t as organised or, like me, are a fan of football, but not the type to fly to another country to watch it, you might be in luck.

While driving to work, I was intrigued hearing a radio advert about Visa’s latest promotion to win double tickets to see all the studded action, the nail biting thrills and of course all the hunky football players for the ladies at the final match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This got me thinking, maybe I should enter, especially considering that this way my year of being competition crazy.

Although terms and conditions apply, all it takes to enter and to perhaps board a flight for you and a friend, partner or football fanatic is to swipe your Visa Cheque Card every time you spend.

Enter simply by swiping your Visa card, so the more you swipe, the better your chances at securing your seats for two at Brazil’s event of the year. The competition is valid from 14 February 2014 – 13 April 2014.

Once you’ve made your purchases, visit the Visa website’s promotion page and fill out your entry to seal the deal.

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So whether you have been saving towards the FIFA World Cup or not, you can put away your savings jar for a while and concentrate on pulling out your wallet or purse, grabbing your Visa Cheque Card and swiping it each chance you get!

I know I’ll be trying my luck to stand a chance at winning, in the spirit of all things football, who knows? I may just score.

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The beginning of the year always seems like a time when people flock to the gym in an effort to burn off the extra calories gained over the holidays and also to become more fit. Even apart from this, it seems to be the time of the year when there’s an influx of various fun runs, marathons, challenges and fitness programs.

I have one friend who is very fond of this time of the year, particularly because he is somewhat of a fitness freak.

From registering for nearly every marathon, to preparing months in advance, he definitely is one determined guy, set on his fitness goals.

While browsing the internet I came across the Sportsmans Warehouse website which informed me of their online gift card purchases, which I was totally unaware of.

Immediately, I thought this would be a great way of getting a gift (which he could choose for himself) for my friend for one of his races, especially because we now live in different cities.

All I had to do was to visit the Sportsmans Warehouse website to register for an online gift card which would automatically be sent to my friend, simply by filling in this online form.sportsmans formAfter I had chosen the amount of the gift card, which ranged between R100 and R1000, I specified my friend’s details and added the gift card to my cart like a product. Payments can be made using MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards which are registered with any South African bank. EFT payments are also accepted.

Once I checked out and my payment was confirmed, the voucher was sent to his email address. So when my friend wanted to make his purchase at a Sportsmans Warehouse in his city, all he had to do was to present the emailed gift card to the cashier to be redeemed.

SMS or Email vouchers such as these presented by Sportsmans Warehouse are a great way of reducing the risk of loss or theft by not having physical vouchers.

Now purchasing vouchers for my fitness fanatic friends, both near and far, has become as simple as a few clicks.

*Please note that the Sportsmans Warehouse gift cards are currently only redeemable in their stores and are not valid for online purchases.