Buying Metabank Gift Cards online

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Limits
MasterCard gift card: $1,000 limit, $4.95 activation fee
Travel MasterCard card: $1,500 limit, $6.95 activation fee
Reloadable Visa card: $3 monthly fee, loads every 7 days.
Youth card: $1,500 limit, $6.95 activation fee & $3 monthly fee

It looks like you can also do ATM withdrawals with the travel card (cost of $1.50 per withdrawal), this could come in handy if you have any owner/operator fee free ATMs near you. To view these cards follow these instructions:

Buy It
Go to https://www.metabank.com/personal/cards
Click “Buy MasterCard Gift Cards online”

PIN
- Yes you can set a pin

Cash Advance
- BOA, Chase, Barclay Arrival are purchases, No CA
- Citi and US Bank are Cash Advances, Yes CA
- Discover, No CA, ref (make sure you CA limit is not set to $0) ref

Features & Other
- Walmart billpay works with this card (Chase and Barclay confirmed)
- Evolve does not recognize the MC as debit
- Reloadable Visa works with Evolve
- Reloadable Visa works with BB.
- Temporary shutdowns have occurred.
- Once you have used the temp card, a card with your name will be sent to you about a week later.

***Contrary to Terms, 1k in loads are possible every 7+ days. Day 1, load. Next 7 days, loads are not possible due to "exceeding the limit in a 7 day period." After 7 days have passed, another online load is possible. Online myprepaidbalance.com accepts Visa, MC, Discover.***
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:23 pm
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Man, how many money orders can I squeeze in, lol. I've got my FIA Amex set to $10 for CA. Might have to turn up the volume on that card.

Edit, No Amex! Visa MasterCard and Discover only.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:25 pm
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I bit.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by hamhead View Post
06/16/2014 Pending SIMPLEXES ONLINE SALES $1,004.95
Thanks
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by SkinsFan0521 View Post
Same for mine on my Barclay's. But, I don't know what it would say if it were going to be a cash advance vs a credit charge.
Neither do I, check your cash advance limit to see if any is taken away.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ftomasze View Post
Neither do I, check your cash advance limit to see if any is taken away.
I don't think you can lower your CA limit with Barclay. I tried to do that with my Priceline 2 points card a few days ago. I was told it was linked to the limit.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Fuerza View Post
Man, how many money orders can I squeeze in, lol. I've got my FIA Amex set to $10 for CA. Might have to turn up the volume on that card.

Edit, No Amex! Visa MasterCard and Discover only.
Ugh I didn't notice that either! There goes my plans to use my SPG when my FR is over.

UR / SW it is then...
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:34 pm
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In for 2 travel cards as a trial. These should be excellent for MOs. A local grocery chain that sells $500 WU MOs for only 46 cents can't seem to grasp the concept of splitting payments so this should make 2x$500 and 1x$498.50 simple enough for them. Sucks you can't use AGCs or after the portal cash back this could make for a viable way to purchase VRs for places that buying VRs with debit.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:40 pm
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Purchased with Chase SFP, doesn't seem to post as cash advance. No amex sucks but not a bad deal overall.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ftomasze View Post
Ugh I didn't notice that either! There goes my plans to use my SPG when my FR is over.

UR / SW it is then...
Yeah I'm thinking about Inking $3k just to be finished with my bonus. I've got my wife's Serve account ready, my CA limit on Ink is $1.....

edit! Total can't exceed $1500 per order....
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by hamhead View Post
I just bought one.
Your order has been placed!

Thank you for your order. We are processing your order and you should expect to recieve your order within 4 - 7 business days. If you ordered multiple cards, each card is sent individually and may not arrive together on the same day.
They misspelled receive... I hope it's a legitimate website
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:50 pm
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Approval email:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to let you know that the order you placed online has been approved and you should see it arrive in the mail in just a few business days. If you ordered multiple cards, each card is sent individually and may not arrive together on the same day.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Eagle101 View Post
Approval email:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are pleased to let you know that the order you placed online has been approved and you should see it arrive in the mail in just a few business days. If you ordered multiple cards, each card is sent individually and may not arrive together on the same day.
1k giftcards in the mail? Just like that? No signature required?
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by TMKTakot View Post
Sounds a lot like the AAA gift cards. On those they track your purchases and ban you from buying more lol
Purchase requires your real SSN...

Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post
They misspelled receive... I hope it's a legitimate website
They also misspelled "New Jeresey" in their drop down list of states. Not a good sign.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:01 pm
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Do not forget to personalize your cards "I LOVE FUN MONEY"
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post
1k giftcards in the mail? Just like that? No signature required?
UPS will leave $5k in Amex cards on my front porch.
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