Best prepaid credit card.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SilentLoner, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    I basically have an ally bank account and it's awesome but if someone gives me cash I'm a bit screwed lol so I want a top up credit card (Walgreens etc) so I can put money across via PayPal or just use the card.

    Any suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    How does it work exactly?
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Aren't there in network ATMs that you can make deposits with? You could also open a free savings account at a local credit union and use bill pay to pay yourself.
     
  4. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    I'm British and that makes no sense but I'm sure there are other ways its more of needing it swiftly you know?
     
  5. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    i believe you just load it at the register
    they have a visa for shopping
    and a mastercard for paying bills
     
  6. hubertmcintosh macrumors newbie

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  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Pre-paid credit cards are a huge waste of money. Get a real credit card or just spend the cash. It's highly unlikely that you receive enough cash to make putting it on a pre-paid credit card worth it.
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I use a AMEX prepaid for iTunes. There are no fees to load via ACH from your checking and there are no fees to use.

    After they observe your usage, they may invite you to apply for a regular AMEX card.
     
  9. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    It doesn't make sense to use a pre-paid credit card. Use a credit card for credit purchases, debit card for instant transactions. Why combine it? You guys are weird. :p
     
  10. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Look at bank branches that offer secured credit cards, you are less likely to get totally ripped off with fees.
     
  11. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    You could just open up another bank account (Free checking) at a local bank, Keep the minimum balance in there (maybe $5) and when someone gives you cash you can write yourself a check or use your debit card to transfer money.
     

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