With Valentines Day right around the corner, as we all know the stores will be packed. If you don't want to fight the crowds you can do your shopping online. Some of the advantages of online shopping are, no crowds you have the piece of shopping from you home or office. This works for people that are pressed for time, and don't have the time to stand in line to checkout, or those that don't want to fight the crowds for gifts. If you are new to online shopping and don't feel comfortable giving your credit or debit card information out online, you can also put money on a prepaid credit or debit card that you can purchase from your local department store, when loading these cards it takes about an hour or so for the money to be active for use, so you want to put money on there a day or two in advance. By using a prepaid card you can feel safe that no one is stealing your personal information.