Finding the right prepaid card can be difficult. So many cards price gouge consumers and charge annoying transaction fees. The Walmart MoneyCard is one of the cheapest prepaid cards on the market and offers cash back rewards on certain purchases. If you're looking for a prepaid card, you should consider the Walmart MoneyCard. Walmart also offers additional services through their GoBank offering.
About the Walmart MoneyCard
The Walmart MoneyCard is a reloadable prepaid debit card that you can use to make electronic purchases everywhere MasterCard or Visa debit cards are accepted.
Your card will come with many of the same features as a checking account. Use your card for direct deposit and get paid up to two days early. Use mobile check deposit to cash checks and load them to your balance. Write checks against your balance to pay bills and other expenses, or use the card's free online bill pay service.
If you have an Apple or Android smartphone, you can download the Walmart MoneyCard App to track the activity on your prepaid card.
Walmart MoneyCard Rewards
While most prepaid cards charge fees, the Walmart MoneyCard pays cash back rewards based on the purchases you make on your card. Earn 3% at Walmart.com, 2% at Murphy USA and Walmart fuel stations, and 1% at Walmart stores. The total cash back you can earn is capped at $75 and is credited to your account at the end of the Reward Year.
To earn your rewards, you must have paid your monthly charge or have had it waived in a period of 12 months.
How To Reload Money Onto Your Card
There are a few ways to reload funds onto your Walmart MoneyCard.
You can use direct deposit, or Walmart check cashing. This allows you to load the card with personal checks written to you, payroll checks, insurance agency checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, rebate checks, stock dividend checks, tax refunds, federal, state, and municipal government checks, and payroll or other government checks in any amount.
Rapid Reload with cash at participating Walmart stores allows you to load any amount from $20 to $1,500. Rapid Reload has a service fee of $3.
You can also use a MoneyPak. MoneyPaks can be purchased for $5.95 at a participating retailer. Add $20 to $500 and complete your transaction at MoneyPak.com.
Lastly, you can use online bank transfers from your bank to your card.
The maximum daily cash reload limit is $3,000. You can't reload any cash onto your card if your current balance is over $3,000. You can only have a maximum of $10,000 on your card at any time, and you can only use your card for $3,000 in daily transactions. You can only withdraw $500 from an ATM, $1,000 from a Walmart register daily, and $1,500 from a teller transaction at a participating bank.
Walmart MoneyCard Pricing
|Card Purchase Fee||$1.00|
|Direct Deposit Reload||No fee|
|Reload via Walmart check cashing||No fee|
|Reload with cash on the Green Dot Network||Up to $5.95|
|ATM Balance Inquiry||$0.50|
|Cash back with purchase||No fee|
|Walmart card cashing||No fee|
|Foreign transaction fee||3%|
|Same day online bank transfer||$2.95|
|Standard online bank transfer||No fee|
While there are lots of potential fees, most of them can be avoided. After you've purchased your card, it's possible to use it for absolutely free.
*You can have your monthly charge waived when you've loaded $1,000 or more to your card during the previous monthly period.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do you get a Walmart MoneyCard?
To sign up for a Walmart MoneyCard, you'll need to fill out the online application and verify some of your personal information. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
What bank does Walmart MoneyCard use?
The Walmart MoneyCard is issued by Green Dot Bank.
How do I check the balance on my Walmart MoneyCard?
You can check your MoneyCard balance on Walmart's website or mobile app, or by texting “BAL Last4″ to 96411 (where "Last4" is the last four digits of your card number).