VISA Buxx (2015)

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This thread has begun a new tradition of annual master threads, this one on Visa Buxx. The previous 2003- 2014 megathread is here.

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Buxx cards can only be loaded with a Visa or MasterCard.

NW Buxx

•Initial purchase fee: $5 (waived with promo code: 02050053 - ( the promo code appears to be working consistently)
•$2 load fee
•Max load per rolling 7 days: $500
•Max load per rolling 30 days: $1,000
•Max ATM per week: ($200 - but only if specifically enabled online, including PIN setup). No fee for some Allpoint ATMs (no way to know in advance if the Allpoint ATM will ding you $1; check your account carefully and call if necessary to reverse the $1 charge…IME 2/3 Allpoint ATMs do charge the fee).
•Max spend per rolling 7 days: $800
•Max # of CC on file is 2.
•Max balance per card: $1000
•Max of 2 loads per CC per 7 day rolling period.

If you card fails to load, check to see if there are at least 7 calendar days between loads, make sure the load won't bring your card above the maximum balance, or try the other CC.

Funding with Citi cards codes as a purchase for NW Buxx.
TD Bank Go Buxx

•Can only be loaded with TD Bank credit cards, debit cards or direct deposit
•Initial purchase fee: $4.95 + $1 load fee
•Max load per day: $500
•Max load per 7 days: $2,000
•Max load per rolling 30 days: $3,000
•Max per ATM withdraw: $60/week. (No fee at TD Bank.)
•Max balance: $2,000
•Max transactions: no limit
•Max load per funding TD CC (across multiple teens): $6,000 per 30 days

Limits are per teen card, not per master account

TD Bank card loads are treated as purchases by TD Bank and earn points.

Cannot be used to pay CITI or Capital One cards by phone.

States not supported: AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FM, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PR, SD, TN, TX, UT, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY

USPS MOs count against the ATM withdrawal limit.

Do not create too many accounts too fast. Some reports of account shutdown when same SSN used across multiple cards / accounts in a short period of time.

USB Buxx (closed)

USB BUXX is closed:
Last day to load was Oct 24th, 2015.
Last day to use or withdraw all funds Dec 30th.
Cards closed Dec 31st
Transaction History available through 6/30/16

(NOTE: stopped taking new applications ~mid February 2014 through the official link.

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Old May 11, 15, 5:34 pm
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I know having Parent A with Teen A & B etc where all teens are adults is possible

however.. can you do Parent A w/ teen A & B and then a separate account Parent B with teem A & B

So essentially have 2 parent accounts for each adult and both adults as each other's teens?
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Old May 11, 15, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Mamibear View Post
I am 100% sure w/d at MoneyPass ATMs are free for USbuxx. I w/d at the USBank atms and see the MoneyPass logo on them.

as to B/P, I prefer to do it on Serve because they're paid in 2 business days after initiating payments. I've tried and tested it for several months now without problems so I'll stick with it.
all USB ATMs are moneypass but not all moneypass are USB ATMs
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Old May 11, 15, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by indelible View Post
all USB ATMs are moneypass but not all moneypass are USB ATMs
I must've been lucky then since I went to other MoneyPass ATMs and wasn't charged a fee. I use USB atms often because it's also free to w/d other prepaid cards I have.
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Old May 11, 15, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by stupidzbu View Post
I know having Parent A with Teen A & B etc where all teens are adults is possible

however.. can you do Parent A w/ teen A & B and then a separate account Parent B with teem A & B

So essentially have 2 parent accounts for each adult and both adults as each other's teens?
I'm the parent and my husband teen. Husband parent and I'm teen.

Am going to add ourselves as teen on each account to double our monthly loads.
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Old May 11, 15, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Mamibear View Post
may I ask what's the benefit of loading buxx to RC? for USbuxx at least, it is free to w/d them at USB atms or other moneypass atms but aside from avoiding atm fees (for those w/o fee free atms), are there other reasons why buxx loads are transferred to RBs?

I don't have free ATM. My WM must match name on BB and "debit" card so it was the only thing I could load there. Then we would write checks, pay bills or transfer to bank account.

Opened a RB and then they shut the door. Went to a Target that had that door closed for months. They would only load debit cards. Not only was I able to load at a register, but they didn't even check to see if name was on it. At least it looks like I have a shot at using gift cards there.

It's not easy in my area and I don't have many options.

If you have other ideas to unload for free, I would love to hear.
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Old May 11, 15, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by YoungBubbie View Post
It's not easy in my area and I don't have many options.

If you have other ideas to unload for free, I would love to hear.
I'm sorry to hear it's not easy to MS in your area.

There's basically 2 ways I drain USbuxx ~thru atm w/d and transfer to prepaids at WM via Kate/MC/registers. I 'seasoned' my cards for several months before I began to load and drain immediately. So far, so good.
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Old May 11, 15, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
Sorry u cant apply for the usb buxx anymore
Thanks for the confirmation. I thought I missed something in Wiki :-)
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Old May 11, 15, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by cxr View Post
what about the nationwide? or does it have its own thread?

read the WIKI
I never had any Buxx account and was able to sign up a new NW for my niece last month. She's coming to visit this summer :-)
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Old May 11, 15, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by cxr View Post
Nice to hear... 800.00 or 1,000.00?
Loaded $500. Have to wait 7 days for the next $500.

There are limits on the unloads too. I once tried to unload the whole $1000 onto BB and transaction was declined. I got nervous and thought that option had died. That's when I discovered that their were time limits on the unloads too. I think $800 is maximum.

Read up on what the limits and time schedules are.
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Old May 11, 15, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by YoungBubbie View Post
Loaded $500. Have to wait 7 days for the next $500.

There are limits on the unloads too. I once tried to unload the whole $1000 onto BB and transaction was declined. I got nervous and thought that option had died. That's when I discovered that their were time limits on the unloads too. I think $800 is maximum.

Read up on what the limits and time schedules are.
ok from what I understand is you can load 500 each from 2 cards at once for a 1,000 maximum. what I don't understand if I goto rc and unload 800 to rc- in 7 days can I load more to NW or is it 1,000 one time monthly load?
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Old May 11, 15, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by cxr View Post
ok from what I understand is you can load 500 each from 2 cards at once for a 1,000 maximum. what I don't understand if I goto rc and unload 800 to rc- in 7 days can I load more to NW or is it 1,000 one time monthly load?
$1000 a month. Not much but at least it's something. Useful for meeting spends.
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Old May 12, 15, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by cxr View Post
youngbubbie above me just said she did it.
YB loaded with NW, not USB.
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Old May 12, 15, 2:25 pm
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Can you have multiple teen cards with NWB and do 1k each per month?
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Old May 12, 15, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by buruch View Post
Can you have multiple teen cards with NWB and do 1k each per month?
From my reaading and limited understanding- YES
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Old May 12, 15, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by cxr View Post
From my reaading and limited understanding- YES
It is what I do. 4 cards 1k each/per month. Keep in mind that it cost 2 dollars per load for each buxx card. math:2 loads of $500.00 = $1k available =$4.00 loading fee.

Good luck
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