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Can one earn miles using a prepaid debit card?

Old Apr 26, 10, 9:23 pm
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Can one earn miles using a prepaid debit card?

I recently recieved a $100 prepaid Visa Debit card and was able to add the number to the Restaurant Rewards website. If I use it at a participating restaurant, will I have any trouble earning miles?
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Old Apr 27, 10, 9:50 am
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We'll see if anyone has experience with that. IMO (only) if it's registerable, it should fly.
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Old Apr 28, 10, 4:19 am
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Yes, it worked for me. I got a Mastercard loaded with $200 from my bank as part of a promotion. I registered the card, and used it for dining, and got the points.
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FYI
The visa cards from rebates such as Staples Rewards also work when you just need a spend and survey bonus. They are usually for less than $20 and when down to a few bucks you can call in and get a check mailed to you.

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Old Jun 26, 10, 10:56 am
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and a reminder - -

if you find yourself with multiple RN accounts, but not enuf real CCs to go around .. these prepay/debit-card numbers make excellent 'place-holders', even when expired.
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Old Jul 8, 10, 10:11 pm
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If prepaid debit cards can earn points for purchases, whats preventing people from using prepaid debit cards to purchase prepaid debit cards of the same value (or is there a surcharge associated with purchasing the card?)
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Old Jul 28, 10, 12:23 pm
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Three years ago I received a $50 AMEX gift card from a promo that I saw on FT (I believe it was test drive a vehicle, get $50 AMEX gift card or so).

Had no problem registering the card on RN. I paid for the restaurant bill totalling exactly $50 with taxes and tip and got the credit as any other card.
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Old Jul 28, 10, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ccb056 View Post
If prepaid debit cards can earn points for purchases, whats preventing people from using prepaid debit cards to purchase prepaid debit cards of the same value (or is there a surcharge associated with purchasing the card?)
I know AMEX cards have an additional fee beyond face value.
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