I use a lot of prepaid gift cards when shopping online. It keeps my credit card information safe and helps me budget money. I only place the amount I can afford to spend that month on the card. The only downside is that I end up with cards with small balances left on them. The may contain anywhere from .48 Cents to 5.00. I used to have a stack of these cards with minimal balances. However, AliExpress is a great way to use up those little amounts. I have placed orders for under .50 Cents in the past to use up a card (one was for a set of cute kitten waterslide decals for nails). Recently I purchased a couple of Brush Eggs from AliExpress as a way to use up a card that had a balance under $4.
Here is the original Brush Egg on Amazon for $9.99: http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-BrushEgg-Cosmetic-Cleaning/dp/B00MSX78J8
Here is the AliExpress link I used to purchase two brush eggs for $1.51 each: http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6586742476.html?orderId=66597340154900
I believe the AliExpress knockoff is just as good as the original. (In fact, they look egg-actly alike….LOL) It fits nice and snug on my fingers so I can really give my brushes a good scrubbing. It is a great way to try a brush egg at a fraction of the cost. However, it does come from overseas and the shipping will take around 3 weeks (and sometimes a little more).