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What Are Funds Gift Cards

Funds gift cards are a great gift idea for a person who may have specific criteria about what they like and what’s going to make them happy. Prepaid cards can be from a retailer or from a lender. These days, people will give bank gift cards that have a certain amount of money in it that the person may spend. This will make gift giving much easier. The cash gift cards can be placed in a envelope or in a very card and look more attractive as compared to cash. Bank gift cards can be used anyplace, while department store gift cards have to be utilized at the store where these folks were originally purchased. Several shopping malls have reward cards that can be used at any store inside the mall.

It is very an easy task to purchase a cash reward card. At the cash register, the total amount that a person asks for is entered into the computer and the gift card is actually swiped. This quantity will be programmed in to the card. Using the card is easy also. When a person buys some items, they will use the gift card since payment. This is a great idea for birthday celebrations, holidays, graduations, and weddings. Finding presents for a lot of can be difficult, but with any cash gift card, anyone can find gifts on their own.

If sending money gift cards through the mail to a friend or relative which lives far away, sending a cash present card is a nice idea. It shows that someone was willing to look for a store that a person would like shopping in so that they can find exactly what they are looking for. Cash gift cards look wonderful in a holiday selling or in a graduating envelope. These funds gift cards don’t need to be used right away both. If a person wants to hold back until they are ready to store, they can. The cards are often decorated and always look better than cash.

Comments: 105

  1. Rodrick May 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply

    i got so much gift cards from christmas and i know i wont be using them. But if i could turn them to cash it would be much better…cuz i kno id use that.

  2. Ruth June 3, 2013 at 9:53 am Reply

    I live in Florida, and stores like Walmart or Target won’t give cash refunds for returned gift cards.Are there any states that require them to give refunds?

  3. Luke November 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    My friend’s grad party is Sunday and for her gift I got her this big pimp cup she’s been wanting for so long. But I don’t think that’s enough of a gift especially considering what I got some of our other friends as gift when they graduated last year (gift baskets, college starter kits). She said she has too many things for her room, and doesn’t want cash or gift cards. So any ideas of what else to get her?

  4. Shelba December 31, 2013 at 7:14 pm Reply

    I have a 17 and a 14 year old nephew and i don’t know what to get them for Christmas. They don’t need anymore video games and I’m not giving them cash or gift cards. I figure that their parents give them the more substantial gifts so anything else is just thoughtful and kind of fluff. I would appreciate any ideas. Please don’t send any rude or smart a@# answers. Thanks for your help.

  5. Adeline January 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm Reply

    A while ago I heard of someone taking their gift cards to their bank and exchanging it for the cash amount. Does anyone know which bank does this and if you have to already be a customer at said bank?

  6. Charline January 23, 2014 at 5:22 am Reply

    I have a gift card for Borders, but I don’t live nearby it and don’t see myself going there in the near future. I also don’t see myself buying their books online. Is there a way to cash this gift card?

  7. Willie February 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm Reply

    I have an academy sports and outdoors gift card, and it says I cannot redeem it for cash. I was thinking, what if I bought an item that was worth the giftcard, and then I returned that item? Will they refund it in cash?

  8. Pedro February 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm Reply

    do you know which prepaid credit card i could use? Do you know what I need to bring. Like what info? Which card uses the least info?

  9. Felton February 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Can anyone tell me what gift cards I’m able too have then buy an item from the store, take it back with receipt and receive CASH BACK and NOT CREDIT back? Or is there anyway I can get money off a Amazon gift card besides selling it or trading it too a website?

  10. Lavon February 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm Reply

    First off I’m 16. I heard that you can just put money into these cards and use them. Is it like a credit card? I wanna buy stuff online but they said I need a credit card. Obviously my parents won’t let me get a credit card because i’m not 18. Where can I buy a mastercard prepaid debit card? How do I use one? And if you can put money into it, can i put more money into it when I run out? Is it easier to use than a credit card? Any information would be great. I’m not even sure what the difference is between a debit card and credit card. There’s this site where I wanna order stuff, but it says credit card. But can I use a debit card? Thanks!

  11. Felisa February 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm Reply

    anyway I can return it?
    How about I buy a bunch of stuff on the gift card, then return it. Could I get it cash back then for SURE?

  12. Lanell February 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm Reply

    First off can you cash it or use it somewhere else I need sted it is spouses to be used at fantics sports shop and I would like to use it at gamestop instead

  13. Sanford February 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    My friend recently had her third baby, and I’m going to her baby shower tomorrow. She’s asking that people give her money towards a carseat for gifts. Giving money can be a little awkward, should I give her cash anyway or buy a gift card from somewhere like Target or Babies R Us?
    Also, any ideas for something little to go with the card?

  14. Jaimee February 20, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

    I know that unless you have a gift receipt, you’re not able to refund for cash. But what if you bought an item with a gift card and decide to return it, would you receive back cash?

  15. Renay February 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply

    For Christmas, I received a $25, $20, and $10 Itunes gift cards. I don’t have any use for them. I don’t have a receipt, and I have no idea what store they’re from. Is there any way I can bring them to a store and exchange them for cash? I did not scratch the silver stuff off the back. They are the exact same way as they would have been at the store.

  16. Keith February 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply

    I’m 15 years old, and I’m still go to school. I want to buy game card online in other country, and that store allow visa or master card. I don’t have any bank account, but I heard that prepaid card can buy stuff online without bank account. So I just want to ask what exactly is prepaid card and how it work? Can someone (me) under 18 can make a prepaid card?

  17. Loni February 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    My mom got a $200 gift card to target but we don’t know if we can take it to Target and exchange it for cash. Can she?

  18. Wm February 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply

    I have tons of cold stone gift cards and i never go

  19. Noah February 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm Reply

    Hey im looking into get a prepaid credit card but i have a few questions:

    – does it still build credit rating?
    – are there prepaid credit cards that offer points?

    does anyone have any suggestions on what type i should get?
    -im in 3rd year engineering, only work summers, and live in Canada BC.

    thanks =)

  20. Hubert February 21, 2014 at 12:31 am Reply

    i saw an americanexpress prepaid card at a supermarkert and i was wondering if they can be used online

  21. Terrance February 21, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply

    I have some questions about prepaid credit cards?

    1. What are the names of these credit card companies or banks that issues these prepaid paid credit cards?
    2. How much money can a person get on these prepaid credit cards?
    3. Can I use prepaid credit cards in any store or to make travel arrangments?

  22. Angila February 21, 2014 at 1:36 am Reply

    I am younger then 16 and I need a way to collect money. Someone told me I should get a prepaid card but I have no clue on what that is.please answer these questions. How old do you have to be? Can you buy things online with them? How much does it cost to get one?

  23. Frederic February 21, 2014 at 2:23 am Reply

    Does anyone know of a good prepaid debit card for purchases on ebay and paying bills online? I was just ripped off from one prepaid card.
    Thank you.

  24. Enoch February 21, 2014 at 3:13 am Reply

    I am getting gift-cards form family members, but I don’t want gift-cards to the stores that they are to- I want cash! Does anyone know of a safe and legit website that offers a way to send in gift cards for cash in return? I am not trying to be scammed, because I have never tried this before. For example, if I sent in two $50 U.S. Dollar BestBuy gift-cards, I would expect 100 cash for them…Is there a safe and possible way to do that? Only legit answers needed. Thank you

  25. Bianca February 21, 2014 at 3:34 am Reply

    I received a gift card for 100 dlls for a restaurant that I don’t care for. I know I won’t use it to go eat there since I do not like the place. I do not want to give it away, since it was a gift and kinda makes me feel guilty to do so. Is there a way I can cash it, so I can enjoy it in ways that I like??
    I would appreciate it for any reliable sites or places where I can do it.
    Thanks

  26. Modesto February 21, 2014 at 4:45 am Reply

    I’m having a bit of financial troubles right now, but I’ve got a few gift cards that I’m probably not going to use, so I was wondering if I could turn them back into US currency.

  27. Fermin February 21, 2014 at 4:46 am Reply

    So my friend gave me a 50$ gift card to walmart..can i go and cash it and get my 50$ in cash where i can spend at any store

  28. Lucia February 21, 2014 at 5:31 am Reply

    At walmart I could just throw in a gift card with my groceries and pay the whole thing by credit card.

    But at gas stations they will not let you pay for gift cards by credit card.
    Anyone have any guesses why?
    I imagine it has to do with people stealing credit cards and making fake ID’s and visiting many gas stations and buying gift cards to sell on the streets. That is my only guess.
    Thieves know to stay away from stores like walmart since they even have cameras out in their parking lots.
    I really don’t know – any ideas why?

    You can buy $150 worth of gas outside on a credit card without an ID, but try to buy a $25 gas gift card and you have to have cash. Explain please.
    I never carry cash, and missed out on a quick gift to someone that needed help

  29. Vernon February 21, 2014 at 5:57 am Reply

    OK so I received a $20 dollar gift card 2 weeks ago and I want cash for it. I tried to get cash at walmart but they didn’t except it for cash. I’m thinking I should buy something worth about $20 dollars then come back and return it. Will they give me cash?

    I also want to know any other way I can get cash for a gift card.
    Moonsong I just wrote that I did that……actuall y I did that exact thing. THEY SAID THEY DONT EXCHANGE GIFT CARDS FOR CASH!

  30. Jennifer February 21, 2014 at 6:30 am Reply

    OK i got 2 best buy gift cards for Christmas one for 100 dollars and one for 50 dollars can i turn those gift cards into cash

  31. Diane February 21, 2014 at 6:45 am Reply

    I tried to pay for a program online with an american express gift card.
    Something happened and the transaction was unsuccessful so I never received the product, but it’s been 6 days and an $80 charge from them is still pending on the card.
    American express’s website said it may take up to 7 days for this kind of thing to clear up. But what should I do if the money isn’t back on the card by tomorrow afternoon (at which point 7 days will have passed?).

    I’ve tried contacting the company I tried to purchase from and they just keep telling me to email somebody who doesn’t return emails (I’ve send 4 emails by now. And they say they check their email 24/7? Bah!). So what should I do? Thanks.

  32. Tad February 21, 2014 at 6:47 am Reply

    It is going to be my friend birthday. Would you give 50 dollars cash or gift card ? Or how much would you give for a birthday ?

  33. Gerald February 21, 2014 at 7:10 am Reply

    Merchants often say something like “Gift cards are not refundable or redeemable for cash (except in states that require it).” What states require merchants to give full cash refunds on gift cards (and not just on a small, remaining balance)?

  34. Nola February 21, 2014 at 8:50 am Reply

    what’s a better gift to give to a friend (who is a girl) cash or gift card? basically I’m trying to show that I’m not a free loader, because occasionally she drives me home from work.

  35. Emmy February 21, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    A close friend of my moms always buys me and my sister a mcdonalds gift card of $10, about every other 2-3 weeks. Just because he is a nice guy like that. I personally want to start laying of the mcdonalds, and not only that, I have more important things to save my money for, comsidering it all adds up, and I do not have a job. Does mcdonalds give you your money back if it is brand new and hasnt been used? And if so, does it depend on the location?

  36. Cordia February 21, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

    Can a Visa gift card be traded in for cash?

  37. Ermelinda February 21, 2014 at 9:34 am Reply

    except card avenue and ebay
    looking for creative zen v plus 4GB
    they don’t sell it anymore. .. .
    don’t wanna buy any other thing but that
    i have $97 on the card

    pls help im going crazy been waiting for months

  38. Jonah February 21, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply

    I have 3 gift cards two for next and one for gap, but I cant find anything I like and would rather swap them for cash. Is there a site online where you can type in the code and the money is taken from the gift card into your online banking account?
    Not ebay or the other site you said.

  39. Jacki February 21, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

    If someone stole my card and used it, it would technically would not be illegal right? Or it wouldnt be to the extent that the police would be interested in investigating because although its similar to a credit card… its considered cash?

  40. Jeanene February 21, 2014 at 10:31 am Reply

    I’ve noticed when I use a gift card, it always seems like a faster transaction with the cashier rather than paying in cash (i.e. waiting for your change), using a credit/debit card (i.e. waiting for approval, still pretty fast) or witing a check (i.e. Can I see some I.D.?)

  41. Shelton February 21, 2014 at 11:13 am Reply

    I don’t have a credit card, but if I go to Wal-mart with cash, can I get a Visa Gift Card?

  42. Kristopher February 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Our daughter has $4,000 worth of gift cards to various baby related stores.
    Tragically, she was in a car accident and both the twins died, and due to her injuries she will not be able to have children in the future. The various stores when contacted said “non-refundable”. Does anyone have any suggestions for turning these cards into cash? Thank you.

  43. Allen February 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I got an american eagle gift card but i wanted a card for another store. Is there a way i can go into an american eagle store and ask for cash? or would i have to buy something and then ask for cash back? If any of these are possibilities

  44. Olimpia February 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply

    I received two gift cards for two different linen stores and would rather have cash which neither store will provide. I understand that some states require a cash refund by law. I’m taking a road trip soon and wonder if I will be passing through any of the states where I can trade in my gift cards for cash.

  45. Wilmer February 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm Reply

    I have a target gift card that has only $1.10 left on it and I want to convert the rest into cash. How do I do that? Thanks(:

  46. Herman February 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm Reply

    A friend’s b-day is coming up and some people want to pool our money together to just give her cash. I don’t like this idea. I just think getting her a gift card is a more sincere and classier gift. What do you guys think?
    uhh…just to clarify, it’s a Visa Giftcard, and there’s no expiration and it’s accepted anywhere Visa is accepted.

  47. Alaine February 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm Reply

    My company is giving out Christmas Bonuses on gift cards this year rather than by check. Since my bonus is $2000+ I really would like to just put the money in my bank account. How can this be done?

  48. Traci February 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    My friend just gave me a $50 Nordstrom gift card and I realized I have 2 more in my wallet. I really don’t need three Nordstrom gift cards… I heard a rumor that I can turn it in. anyone know?

  49. Migdalia February 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    My parents got me one of those Prepaid Visa gift cards for xmas with $100 on it (Anne Geddes it says on it). I’m just wondering if I am able to withdraw the $100 or if I’d have to make a purchase with it? Also, if I activate it now, will I be able to use it in 8 hours?

  50. Basil February 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm Reply

    I have 2 hollister gift cards, one for about $50 and one for $4.87. I want cash for them because I no longer like the store. I believe it is possible to go into the store and redeem my cards for cash….but HOW?!?! On the Hollister website it says “Gift Cards cannot be redeemed for cash unless otherwise required by applicable law”

  51. Mary February 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    can u go to bank of america with a savings card and put the cards ammount of money into ur bank then get cash out?

  52. Vince February 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply

    I have a 100 dollar gift card and um not a big fan of target. I have heard that i can buy 5 doller gift cards and get cash back since its under $10. So could i buy like 8 $5 gift cards and cash them in instead?
    Could i just buy a visa gift card. Go to a corner store in the ghetto and ask them for cash back?

  53. Juan February 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm Reply

    I got a $30 target gift card for Christmas but I want cash for it. If I buy something from target with the gift card and then return it, will I get cash back instead of another gift card?

  54. Tristan February 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I got a $100 gift card for fred myers and don’t want to buy things with it. can I get cash back on the gift card once I purchase something

  55. Glynis February 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm Reply

    i been trying to make a account with playonline with a prepaid vanillavisa card and keeps giving me a error that the card is not valid could someone pls tell me wich prepaid visa or mastercards work with FFXI …??? or do prepaid even work with FFXI Accounts?
    with the vanillavisa it says card number not valid could someone pls tell me a working prepaid visa or mastercard Brand card that i can easly obtain from a walgreens or cvs to play FFXI?

  56. Kellee February 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Okay so I am going to disney for my friend’s 16th birthday. I need to bring like 30 a day and like extras and souvenirs money. So i don’t want to bring 300 in cash. Are there gift cards (mastercard, visa etc.) that u can temporarily use with a pin #? where do u get them? and is there a fee to start them? thanks!

  57. Brandon February 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm Reply

    hi there,

    I just received 300 dollars worth of walmart gift card from a friend. However, I want to turn them into cash and pay for a vocation. How do I do that? Thank you for help.
    how do you do with target money

  58. Elvin February 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Ok, so i have both target and best buy gift cards. I was wondering, since i dont want anything from the store(s), if i could exchange it for cash. I would do this by purchasing the ammount on the gift card for an item and then bring that item back with the receipt a couple hours later saying i changed my mind. I would still have the receipt, i would just say i throw the gift card away already and ask for cash back. Could this work?
    Thanks for the help!

  59. Brent February 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm Reply

    What store has a gift card of some kind that is only valid from 1/9/12 to 1/27/12?

  60. Micah February 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

    I just received a bridal shower invite from a close family friend that states “cash and gift cards accepted”. That’s not even the worst part, they actually got married last year after she gave birth to their baby so this isn’t even a real wedding (I don’t even think it’s a church service so it’s not really a religious thing). To make matters even worse, at the baby shower last year, she never even sent thank you notes. She’s a college grad coming from a nice family, but isn’t this in the absolute poorest taste? Is it horrible that I don’t want to go?
    by close family friend i mean she is someone whose shower i feel somewhat obligated to attend because of our ties not neccesarily someone i am close with. Honestly, i’m not in the best situation to give a good gift right now so regardless it would be something small… I guess I’m asking how inclined would you be to give any gift given her lack of etiquette in the whole situation?
    Thanks for everyone’s great answers so far! Such great ideas! haha. just to touch on some things, I realize gifts are sort of expected at a shower but to say the “cash and gift cards accepted” I mean, of course they’re accepted, no need to point it out. And to me, it makes me feel like she’s just saying, “give me a fifty and I’ll buy the present because I’ll just return the one you pick out anyway.”
    and at the baby shower, there were no games, prizes and favors. So many people thought it felt like a gift drop off because all we did was watch her open gifts…
    Oh and by the way, their daughters first birthday is in between the shower and wedding and I will make sure to attend that with gift in hand! I’ll make sure to tell the little one as she gets older the importance of thank you cards! haha

  61. Bula February 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I have no idea what to get them because I haven’t been to their house. I suppose a gift card shows a little thought, but it also creates an obligation on their part to use it or lose it. Maybe they would see it as something they could do that is fun. But with cash they could spend it anywhere they like. What do you think?

  62. Jesica February 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm Reply

    I have a gift card there but I HATE Meijer and I want to buy a band ts from hottopic with the money.

    Any help anyone?

    OR does anyone know a gooood site where I can find cheap band t’s?

    Btw-Idk if this will help with like shipping or anything but I live in Michigan.

    Thanks 10 points best answer

  63. Lester February 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I was thinking about buying one of these cards, but I am just confused because they are Visa Reloadable cards where you have to have moneypak or greendot. I just want to know if there are a Visa Reloadable Prepaid Card where you pay monthly like you don’t have to pay a fee when you reload a card. If there is may someone post links?

  64. Sophie February 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm Reply

    I asked a question about prepaid credit cards before, but I have another question. I’m 17 years old and I’m planning on going to the supermarket tomorrow and buying a prepaid credit card.

    1.) On a couple of the cards that I’ve seen, it shows a range of possible values on the front. Do I just pay the intended amount to the cashier, or how does that work?

    2.) I’ve watched a couple videos about prepaid credit cards and they always talk about ‘fees’ involved. But how do you pay these fees? I’m assuming the money comes out of the card itself?

    3.) Do I have to do anything after I’ve purchased the card at the store? Like register the card online or something?

    Please help me out by answering and I’m not interested in your personal opinion of prepaid credit credit cards. Thanks!

  65. Everett February 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    I want to use a prepaid visa card to buy stuff online. My dad is not letting me use his card anymore. I found some at wal-mart. I have some questions. Are they reusable. How can your put money on the card. Where do you put money in it.

  66. Bertram February 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm Reply

    i was wondering if i could use one of those prepaid debit cards you buy at 7/11 to shop online.
    obvious answer is yes, but the real question is.. is it safe?

    my friend once bought a “trial” for only 99c. a month later, she was charged 180$$ to her account, and after calling and calling to get her money back, they told her something about, not “returning it on time” so now u pay.

    im wondering, if i buy one of those trials online, with this prepaid card, then no matter what, they wont be able to charge a million bucks no matter how hard they try?? right?

    please help!, if you have experience, tell me, what do you use these for?

    another example, i once signed up for one of those 1 cent auctions, and it was said in bold print “free to sign up” but as soon as i registered, i was chargers 60 bucks. so if i didn’t have 60 bucks on my prepaid debit card from 7/11, could they have done that??

    i appreciate any answers.

  67. Micah February 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply

    where can I get prepaid credit cards? i know you can get them online. but can I get them else where?

  68. Shawn February 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    which is the best prepaid sim card in thai?
    what is the min buying value?

  69. Rodger February 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I live in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. I am looking for a prepaid credit card that i can use to buy stuff online… such as “members” for a game called runescape (www.Runescape.com) I’m 13 turning 14 on the 16th of march. Wondering i could get a prepaid from somewhere? if not could a parent or someone get one for me?

  70. Joella February 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Has anyone got a bluecorner prepaid maestro card and what is it like?

    I’ve just applied for mine so would like to know some feedback on it or experience with it. 🙂
    Stoobie you need to visit the bluecorner website and you can order one from their site. They then sent the maestro card within 21 days of receiving your order. 🙂

  71. Rosy February 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm Reply

    I heard you can get a credit card a prepaid debit card or whatever and can use online and stuff like that but what is a good website to actually get one sent too. Or what store can i get it from and how much would it cost me. How exactly would i load the money onto the card.

  72. Hal February 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm Reply

    I lost my bank account and I need to pay my bills, would you recommend a prepaid credit card or perhaps another way to avoid having too much cash on hand.
    Debt collector has had my account frozen, but I still have to survive and my bank account will be out of commission for at least 1 month if not longer depending on overdraft fees

  73. Tonie February 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm Reply

    iv won money on a casino and the method iv been told to use is a prepaid debit card?

  74. Nikia February 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply

    I’m trying to make an online purchase using a prepaid type of gift card or prepaid debit card. I wanted to know which ones are better and will be accepted at more places. I tried using the vanilla one prepaid gift card but it did not work at the place i was trying to make a purchase. I’ve heard that some online stores need your card to be related to your address otherwise they wont take it. I was thinking of getting green dot prepaid card because you need to register your address and information therefore it might be accepted at more places however this is really only a one time use so I would have to cancel it afterward to avoid monthly charges ect. What are some alternatives to vanilla one that will work at a lot of places online?

  75. Orval February 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I’m 17 can I do this myself or do I need a Parent to do this for me for a prepaid Credit Card

  76. Johnette February 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Where can I buy a prepaid card online, from a trusted dealer? I don’t want to apply just anywhere and I definately don’t want to end up on some scam site. I’m looking for a good, trustworthy, maybe even big-name website. Thanks

  77. Donita February 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    recently i been trying to charge some money to my paypal accouunt, and i dont have a bank account or a credit card, then my friend told me that prepaid visa card work so i was wondering how do they work and stuff can anyone tell me?

  78. Bryan February 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Is it possible to activate my paypal account with one of those prepaid creditcard/debit cards or something like that that i can buy at the savemart or something, because i want to buy a 25$ visa debit card or something so i can activate my paypal account because i have 25$ in the account and i cant use it because its not activated. if i can that means that i will have 50$ in total

  79. Hilton February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

    I’m a teenager and looking for a Prepaid Card. Out of all these cards, which is the best?

    MyVanilla

    Visa Prepaid

    MasterCard Prepaid

    Visa Buxx

    Amex Pass

    Which is the most worth it for a teen? Which is easiest to reload? Which can be used at ATM’s? Also, can any of these be used in Europe? How Do All Of These Work? Thanks!
    Also… What is the age limit for ALL of these cards? Thanks!

  80. Lee February 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I’ve been on a quest to find the best prepaid debit card. I used to have one through Virgin Mobile that allowed you to pay a direct fee monthly and you could use the card as often as you liked.

    However they stopped their program and I’m wanting to find something similar. I know there has to be some prepaid card out there with no activation fee or setup fee and with a low monthly fee to use the card.

    I’ve tried out allot of the basics and nothing is what I want. Is there any other options? I don’t have the credit to get a standard checking account so any help would be needed.

  81. Noah February 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm Reply

    I don’t have good credit so I wanted to get a prepaid debit card. Which one is the best and where can I get it?

  82. Whitney February 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm Reply

    A few sites i have checked allowed users to buy products with credit cards and paypal. What sites allow users to purchase items with prepaid cards?

  83. Virgie February 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm Reply

    I just asked about te credit cards but I don’t understand still.. What is te difference between the walmart Prepaid credit card and the walmart prepaid visa card?

    Please explain lol

  84. Neida February 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply

    (LIKE IN CANADA, NOT THE US)
    i need a prepaid credit card, and just found out about them, and don’t know how/where to get one.

    also, i’m wondering how much they cost, and if it’s a one-time fee, and then you can keep using it indefinately, or if there is a monthly fee or something.
    is it like u put money in it and use it to buy things online? btw im 17.

    thanks!

  85. Hillary February 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply

    im wondering ive just orded a prepaid card and it on about shop online im wondering if you have a sort code and account number that you can use wid the prepaid card because thats how u buy stuff online please help me

  86. Marianna February 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Is it possible to have to many prepaid debit cards?
    Say if I got 3 in the mail and activated them all and used them for separate occasions would that end with negative effect like losing all my money or debt or something?

    What would happen if i had 3 prepaid debit cards?

    Prepaid cards as in these- http://www.credit.com/products/credit_cards/debit.jsp

  87. Errol February 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm Reply

    i am turning 15 years old and i want a good prepaid credit card.
    what do you think is the best one? I dont want to pay monthly fees and i need one that is relodable.
    thank you for reading

  88. Lance February 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm Reply

    is a prepaid debit card any different than a debit card you get in the bank or is it the same? im a 14 year old who is almost getting a debit card… so i was wondering if i could get one with my moms consent or i cant get one at all?

  89. Marion February 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm Reply

    I was thinking of getting a prepaid credit card to help build my credit because I have none. I do not want a normal credit card because I don’t want to overdraw and get myself in to trouble with owing money. Are there any company’s that have few to no charges cause from what I have researched many places charge for with drawing money depositing money activating the account and so on.

  90. Delisa February 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm Reply

    Hi,

    I’m in Sweden and I’d like to know where I can buy a prepaid credit card?
    We can’t buy them at regular stores here, does VISA have any?
    If so, any link?

  91. Constance February 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply

    So I was thinking about getting a prepaid credit card. I don’t have a credit score just yet because I don’t have to pay for much. But I don’t want to get a credit card. I want to know i can handle a credit card before I get one but Is getting a pre paid credit card a good Idea do you have to put money on it before its activated? How does this whole thing work. Im almost 18 but I want to prove my parents I can be responsible with one. Should I do it? Thank.

  92. Dorothy February 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm Reply

    greeting,

    I was trying to think of the safest way to buy something from sites online, and I thought that a prepaid debit card (with a mastercard, visa, ect logo) would be a good way to go.

    from what I understand, the prepaid cards are accepted at the same places as the regular credit card, and that they can’t be charged for more than what is loaded on them. therefore, I could pay the small fee to load just the amount of money I want to spend, and if the site turns out to be shady, they can’t get any more money than I loaded.

    does that sound like a solid plan?

    also, with these cards, can I dispute a charge like a credit card and be limited to $50 liability (like a credit card) if it is within 3 days (or 2 for debit cards)? this isn’t as big of a deal, since I don’t plan to spend much more than $50 anyway.
    reply to sooku:

    well, if I just spend the money as I load it, there really shouldn’t be much risk. $5 is worth knowing that someone can’t just empty my bank account, or charge up my credit card.

  93. Jame February 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm Reply

    My husband and I are looking to get prepaid credit cards in hopes of bettering our credit. The only ones I can find come with a lot of activation fee, annual..ect. What is the best prepaid credit card with no fees attached. I just want to put my money on it and use it.

  94. Noel February 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

    I’ve looked up information about the Visa Prepaid Gift Card and it seems like it has a lot of hidden fees that many say are “not worth it”.
    As far as i can tell, though, it seems like these fees apply to people who use it over a long period of time.

    So.. what if I only wanted to use it once? Like a one-time purchase? Do all those fees still apply?
    And i also found that the account closes after the balance reaches zero? Is that right?
    So what if I have like 2 cents left on it? Do those fees still apply?

    I just wanna be able to buy stuff online 🙁

    Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!

  95. Albert February 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    some how i overdrafted my prepaid debit card on two different occasions… one time my balance said – $4.71 and when i put money back on the card it subtracted it from my account lol. My prepaid card has a bank account and routing number to it and i used it to verify my PayPal account so i’m thinking that might have something to do with it but the company (Mango Money) i use says that i would be declined if i didn’t have the money in the account when i read there webpage. I love the card and the company, they have never charged me for anything but the 5 dollar monthly payment if i didn’t put 500 bucks on it or more and that’s great but i just don’t see how it does that. I mostly use it on the internet and some things take a few days to go through but 99% of the stuff i buy anywhere goes through instantly so iv’e only had a few internet things that haven’t. Anyway i’m just looking for anyone that might have experienced the same thing maybe or knows anything about why it might happen. =D
    To the guy whom posted first to my question…………..
    first of all that is NOT the answer to my question and it is not even relivant… i didn’t ask for a PayPal opinion, i just ask how my prepaid cards went over. Also i don’t care if they can tell its a prepaid card and i know they don’t accept them but mine has a bank account and routing number that is backed by Inter National Bank so if they detect it which i doubt (its been on there for quite a while now) then ooh well, you can still link a prepaid card just not directly to the account to verify a bank account or add/withdraw funds directly from PayPal. So i’d appricate it if someone could answer my actual question. TYVM.

  96. Danial February 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm Reply

    What exactly is a prepaid credit card? Is it a card you can buy at a local store and load how much cash you want to load on it? And use it online or where ever you can use a credit card?

    And why do you have to put in your Social Security number?

  97. Enoch February 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I have heard about preaproved credit card but hadnot heard of prepaid credit card or prepaid debit card!!?

  98. Brent February 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply

    Next year I’m going be 15 and going get prepaid card and going use PayPal like my brother does and he’s 13, but he uses some card I don’t know that will probably be PrePaid so can I use PrePaid cards on PayPal so I can order videogames and crap online?

  99. Dannie February 21, 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply

    If I buy a prepaid card is it going to be a debit or credit card?
    Can I shop online with a prepaid card? I know I have used a debit card online before but I thought alot of websites dont take credit cards? So,,,
    Can I use my prepaid card online?
    How do u kno if a websites legit or not? Thats why I wont keep alot of money on my card just in case.

  100. Dominick February 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    How does a prepaid credit card work
    can you use it more than once
    can you use it like a real credit card
    does it cost to put money on the prepaid credit card

  101. Eloisa February 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

    can i buy a blackberry bold 9700 online at walmart.com? it costs 500 dollars. can i use a prepaid visa card or it has to be a regular visa?

  102. Rosie February 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

    How do these prepaid card things work? Can I buy one with a set amount? Can I buy if I’m under-18? Do they work on all websites? Tell me everything!
    EDIT: I only need to make one purchase with it. So could I buy one preloaded with like £20?

  103. Blaine February 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm Reply

    What is a prepaid visa card? Do prepaid visa cards have a amount on it? I’m planning to sell and buy something off of amazon and it cost like 240. Can I use my prepaid visa card for that or is the vaule in 25,50,75,100. How will I deposit money into it? How much does a prepaid visa card cost? My situation is I’m going to sell something on Amazon and I need a Visa card to do it. My overall fee is like 25.(The money they take out of my account to sell something). I will put 25 dollar in my account and they give me the rest of the money in my account. It will be like 250 dollars. Is that possible?
    Im under 18 years old.

  104. Jerry May 2, 2014 at 12:03 am Reply

    Ive been looking for a prepaid credit card but i want one with no monthly fees or any fees at all. Ive searched everywhere and havent found a good one.

  105. Sonja May 2, 2014 at 2:20 am Reply

    Im 15 year old
    I want a prepaid debit card that
    1.Does not ask for SSN at all
    2.Low fees
    3.Can be used online
    I want one because my parents wont let me use their card

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