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, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Zgirl View Post
1k giftcards in the mail? Just like that? No signature required?
No category bonus either...
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:05 pm
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These are master cards GCs, Do they have some issues at WMT for MOs or BP?
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by RJP3 View Post
No category bonus either...
Better than the 1X I am getting at CVS for double the price.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by prasha11 View Post
These are master cards GCs, Do they have some issues at WMT for MOs or BP?
Probably.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by RJP3 View Post
No category bonus either...
You know that right there is causing me hesitation. Barclay Priceline 2 points card or Barclay Arrival are you best options. Or to meet spending bonuses fast. I could order with Ink but I could earn 5x the points from Staples. Not sure it worth it.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:13 pm
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Ordered three different travel cards and all of them declined (used usbank, bankofamerica)

The charge didnt even go through to the bank. Immediate approval and declined emails..
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by iqbalt80 View Post
Ordered three different travel cards and all of them declined (used usbank, bankofamerica)

The charge didnt even go through to the bank. Immediate approval and declined emails..
I wonder why...
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ftomasze View Post
I wonder why...
System overload and shut down. this will be on Reddit, Dans Deals and every blog in about 2 minutes.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:24 pm
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Got 1.5K Travel Card on Barclay Arrival. Will update if anything unusual. Will just BP Arrival at WM using the card.

Only if this was scalable. Metabank site doesn't allow you to buy more than 1 travel card at a time.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:27 pm
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Boom.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Fuerza View Post
System overload and shut down. this will be on Reddit, Dans Deals and every blog in about 2 minutes.
The OP got the information from reddit to begin with. Got a 1k gift card on the arrival just to see how it codes, looks like it's a purchase.

I'd recommend not buying multiple travel/reload cards. You're obviously only supposed to have one by the fact they charge $10 for an online reload.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:31 pm
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Good luck guys, I'll sit this one out.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by iqbalt80 View Post
Ordered three different travel cards and all of them declined (used usbank, bankofamerica)

The charge didnt even go through to the bank. Immediate approval and declined emails..
Same with my one try. I tried with a citibank card with a smaller cash advance limit then my order. Wonder if that is what did it.
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Old Jun 16, 14, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Domat View Post
Same with my one try. I tried with a citibank card with a smaller cash advance limit then my order. Wonder if that is what did it.
I hope not... Haha
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Old Jun 16, 14, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by aegt123 View Post
Got 1.5K Travel Card on Barclay Arrival. Will update if anything unusual. Will just BP Arrival at WM using the card.

Only if this was scalable. Metabank site doesn't allow you to buy more than 1 travel card at a time.
Is this tracked by CC? I purchased a second one, used my fathers SSN/DOB (we have the same name though) and it was canceled. Used same CC and waited about 30 minutes between purchases.
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