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Plan Prom Expenses with the Plan’it Prom App and a Giveaway

Plan Prom Expenses with the Plan’it Prom App and a Giveaway


Prom is around the corner and you want to teach your teen the value of a dollar as they keep coming to you for more money to cover prom expenses. You can have them plan prom expenses with the Plan’it Prom App by Visa.


My 16 year old will be attending her school prom next month, and the expenses are adding up: there is the dress well costume for her as there is an Alice in Wonderland theme to her prom and she wants to go as the White Hatter, the tickets, dinner, and the list has just begun. So how do we as parents get our teens on board with a budget? How do we teach them important financial literacy skills that they need now?

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Well the stats show us Canadians do spend, not as much as our American counterparts but we do spend. The average household spends $804 for prom. I spent less on my wedding. What are we thinking?

The other bad news for the Canadian parent, it comes out of our pockets not that of our teens. So how can we teach our kids practical money skills that will help them in life. Visa has come with a way that actually is practical and helps.

With the Plan’it Prom App your teen can enter their budget, remember that thing called a budget and then set a rule if it’s not in the budget you can’t get it because it is so important that they get these critical skills. It makes them responsible.

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With the app there are tips like where to buy a dress, how to cut transportation costs or even dinner tips. There is even a timeline that gives you reminders of what you should be doing when like ordering your dates corsage. There are also calculators that can help them figure things out. I gave it to my teen to use and she is finding that she can calculate out her expenses and know where she might have a few dollars left over.Timeline


If your teen is still out dress shopping one of the features my teen liked is the photo gallery, you can snap a picture and store it in the gallery. She also liked being able to see everything in one spot.

Have a teen headed to prom you may want to have them download this app. It is available in the iTunes store and the Google Play Store and from

Now Visa has been nice enough to give a $50 Prepaid Visa card to give to one of my readers and if you have a teen you might be able to use it for some of those prom expenses. Simply use the Rafflecopter below to enter and in the comments let me know what was your biggest prom expense and who paid for it?
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*Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and this post is sponsored by Visa Canada.I have received compensation but as always my opinions are my own. 


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  1. I will be attending my prom this June! I'm so lad I read ur blog post…. I will be downloading this app ASAP!

    • My biggest prom expense will be my dress! I have to find the perfect one that matches my date outfit! My parents will most likely be paying for it 🙂

  2. My biggest prom expense was my dress. I'm pretty sure my mom covered that for me.

  3. The outfit that I bought.

  4. I actually didn't go to my prom but if I did, I would have been the one footing the bill.

  5. I didn't go to prom so there was no bill. My son will probably attending his though and I'll be footing the bill for that
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  6. boys seem to be less expensive than girls, really only the tux rental and limo shared costs, with the girls, it's hair, make up, nails., spray tan…

  7. paying for the hotel damages for the after party. i paid 😀

  8. We never had Prom here we call it Grad but its the same thing basically. My biggest expense was the dress and my Mom bought it for me even though she really couldn't afford it at the time 🙂

  9. I think my biggest prom expense was my dress and shoes and my parents paid the bill for that!

  10. I didn't go to prom, but I have two little girls who some day will go to their prom and I would assume the biggest expense will be the dress.

  11. Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie

    Definitely my Dress. My Parents covered that and my date covered dinner and the Rest. Great Night.

  12. It was the limo and we split it amongst a few people.

  13. Judy C (Judy Cowan)

    My dress and my parents covered the cost of it.

  14. The dress, i paid for it

  15. Limo! My date (who is now my hubby!) covered the cost!

  16. Belinda McNabb

    The dress was the biggest expense

  17. My biggest expense was my dress and my parents bought it for me.

  18. My biggest expense was my dress. I didn't pay for it, my parents did.

  19. Definitely the dress – and I split it with my parents.

  20. Carol M (Lushka S)

    The dress, didn't pay for it, my Mom sewed it for me.

  21. I graduated early, so I skipped prom (and the expense) & I don't regret it!

  22. My biggest expense was the dress and my mom paid for it.

  23. It was my dress and my mom had it made for me and paid for it – bless her! I couldn't have afforded it on my own!

  24. My biggest expense was the dress, I think :).

  25. The dress, and yes I did.

  26. I remember the dress being the biggest expense and yes, I foot the bill.

  27. we never had a prom,we had a Grad,I cant remember paying for any of it,,my dress was the most expensive.

  28. The dress, and I worked to pay for it.

  29. All the night expenses together came up pretty expensive

  30. The ticket to the dinner was $80… more then I would spend for a dinner for my hubby and I! My DD paid for that but we got everything else: dress, shoes, hair, nails, makeup.

  31. stacey dempsey

    My daughter is graduating this year and by far the biggest expense so far has been her dress . I paid for that but she is paying for her accessories liked jewellry and if she wants to get her hair done etc. I havent added up all the expenses yet so i am not sure what the grand total will be yet but it isnt cheap that's for sure

  32. The biggest expense is the gift in our house, a new laptop.

  33. Biggest expense was probably the tickets to the dance but it was over 20 years so I don't really remember. I bought my own dress, my own tickets, my own dinner and drinks, and paid for my own transportation. I didn't have any help from my Dad at all. Can't remember the cost.

  34. When I went prom my dress was the biggest expense.

  35. My biggest expense was my dress and my mom paid for it!

  36. My dress was my biggest expense, but my mom paid for it.

  37. My dress was the largest cost and then the tickets for my family

  38. My biggest prom expense was my dress YIKES !

  39. Prom dress and yes.

  40. Biggest prom expense we've ever had is always the dress. They just don't make them inexpensive.

  41. My biggest expense was the dress, I paid for it

  42. Unfortunately I never got to go to prom. but with my son's it was the suit, which he now doesn't fit in.

  43. biggest expense was the the dress $375.
    hair, makeup, nails $250
    Shoes $35 (thank god)
    Dinner/prom ticket $100
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  44. I didn't go to prom, for my son the tux, my other son grads this year and third one in two years the tux and corsage for their date is the biggest expense!

  45. nicolthepickle

    I didn't go to prom either, but for my bro it was the shoes.

  46. I never attended Prom but for my oldest daughter it was Dress and I have 2 more to foot the bill for in a few more years.

  47. The biggest expense for me was the tux. I paid for that myself. Aside from that though, I did it on the cheap.
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