You have just purchased or received a Walmart MoneyCard as a gift? A Walmart MoneyCard is basically a debit card, which works almost the same way as a credit card when it comes to making payments. The only difference is that the spending limit consists only of a prepaid amount. Apart from shopping, you can use it for other purposes such as traveling. Whenever the balance on the card gets low, you can reload it.
The good thing about this card is that you can give it to a son or daughter aged between 16 and 17 years as part of their allowance. When you lose the card, you can report it to Walmart and they will give you a replacement. After that, you will need to activate your new Walmart MoneyCard.
Who Qualifies for a Walmart MoneyCard?
If you are 18 years or older, you qualify for a Walmart Money Card. Your credit rating and whether you have a bank account are not requirements. Minors aged between 16 and 17 will be issued with the card with parental permission. Even with a single account, you will be able to get more than one card. All purchases and fees will be charged on the same account.
Where Is the Walmart MoneyCard Accepted?
Before you use a Walmart Money Card, check for a Visa/Mastercard sign. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about hotels, gas stations, grocery stores, airlines, and just about anywhere they accept payment by debit card.
Walmart MoneyCard Fees
The following are the common fees you will pay for having a Walmart Money Card:
- An issuance fee of $3.00
- A reload fee of $3.00. By making a direct deposit or Walmart Cash Checking, this aspect will be free of charge.
- A monthly maintenance fee of $3.00
How Do You Get a Walmart MoneyCard?
If you order for a Walmart Money Card online, you will get the card in your mail after 7 to 10 days. Alternatively, you can collect a Walmart MoneyCard at your Local Walmart store’s checkout lane. You will be charged a $3 card issuance fee. As you check out, you can load money onto the card.
How to Activate and Unlock Walmart MoneyCard?
To activate a Walmart MoneyCard, card received in the Mail, all you need is go through the following steps:
Step 1. Open the Walmart MoneyCard activation page and enter the card number, expiration month and year, a three-digit security code, the last four digits of your social security number, and card PIN. Click next.
Step 2. You may want to call Walmart on this number: 1-877-937-4098. You will need to have the card number as you make your call.
How to Register New Walmart MoneyCard?
Using the following simple four steps, you should be able to register your new Walmart MoneyCard in no time (new card purchased at the store). It is important that you first create an online account before going through the following steps:
Step 1. You have to start by Logging into your online account.
Step 2. Register your new Walmart MoneyCard by clicking on “Register New Card”.
Step 3. You will have to enter the card number in the right box.
Step 4. Check for a three-digit security code. It is found on the back of the card. Enter it. This should result in the automatic activation of your card.
Reloading a Walmart MoneyCard
If you have cash, reload your card at any checkout lane at Walmart. Do you cash your government check or payroll at Walmart? Use it to load your card. You can also reload your card by making a bank transfer or direct deposit.
Before you start the card activation process, first go through the information that comes with the card. You will know exactly what you need to do.