Pre-paid card that I can purchase IN STORE

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Found 30th Dec 2015
Hello,

Looking for one of those pre-paid debit cards that you can load money onto and then use. Want to use it mainly for online purchases. But I need one that I can pickup/purchase in store (and not need delivery or anything). Preferably one with low fees

Saw this thread but it's 3 years old: hotukdeals.com/tag…614
I was all ready to use a Pockit prepaid card because of its low fees but not sure if I can pickup instore.

Does anyone know any cards or retailers that do this?
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Seems a bit dodgy.. you basically want a card that's untraceable?

postoffice.co.uk/mon…ard might help.
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try morrisons they sell visa cards
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adam_holcombe

Seems a bit dodgy.. you basically want a card that's … Seems a bit dodgy.. you basically want a card that's untraceable?http://www.postoffice.co.uk/money-card might help.



I can fill in forms or whatnot in store, just don't want it delivered to my address.

Also, I've seen the post office one but while I can apply in store it isn't delivered to the store from what I understand.
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powerjumps18

try morrisons they sell visa cards


I think those are gift cards so can't be topped up again. I'd have to buy another one for £25 or £50 instead of topping up whatever I need.
rgsc2

I can fill in forms or whatnot in store, just don't want it delivered to … I can fill in forms or whatnot in store, just don't want it delivered to my address.Also, I've seen the post office one but while I can apply in store it isn't delivered to the store from what I understand.



Why is that? They reason they generally ALL get delivered to your registered address is to minimise the risk of Fraud.

You're still sounding exceptionally dodgy..
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adam_holcombe

Why is that? They reason they generally ALL get delivered to your … Why is that? They reason they generally ALL get delivered to your registered address is to minimise the risk of Fraud. You're still sounding exceptionally dodgy..



To quote philphil61 from more than 3 years ago:

and why not? does it really matter the reasons?
Why not use the revolt card ?

Not sure you can just pick up any pre paid like you want this days due to fraud prevention
not sure why you want to hide your address. I have pockit card and you can use it anywhere
there is a Mastercard sign. The address is for your protection so they can prevent fraud. If you lose a card, they can transfer the balance to a new one.
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googleboogle

Why not use the revolt card ?Not sure you can just pick up any pre paid … Why not use the revolt card ?Not sure you can just pick up any pre paid like you want this days due to fraud prevention


I know that the Spark prepaid card does it and was hoping there would be alternatives
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shabbird

not sure why you want to hide your address. I have pockit card and you … not sure why you want to hide your address. I have pockit card and you can use it anywhere there is a Mastercard sign. The address is for your protection so they can prevent fraud. If you lose a card, they can transfer the balance to a new one.


I guess I'll have to yield. While I have you, have you experienced any issues with Pockit? And do they send you any correspondence to your address after the initial letter delivering your card. Like any flyers or anything?
Edited by: "rgsc2" 30th Dec 2015
rgsc2

I guess I'll have to yield. While I have you, have you experienced any … I guess I'll have to yield. While I have you, have you experienced any issues with Pockit? And do they send you any correspondence to your address after the initial letter delivering your card. Like any flyers or anything?


Nope.. everything is online.. Nothing in the post apart from the card. Been with them for a year now. Plenty of emails if they have offers on cashback.. as you get 15% if you spend on M&S etc,, it changes every few weeks.

If I recall correctly, the card came in a plain envelope so probably someone at that
address wont know what it is. Don't worry about post once you get the card
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For online-only purchases you could use entropay which supply you with a virtual credit card
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shabbird

Nope.. everything is online.. Nothing in the post apart from the card. … Nope.. everything is online.. Nothing in the post apart from the card. Been with them for a year now. Plenty of emails if they have offers on cashback.. as you get 15% if you spend on M&S etc,, it changes every few weeks. If I recall correctly, the card came in a plain envelope so probably someone at that address wont know what it is. Don't worry about post once you get the card



Thanks for the answers! I'll go with Pockit.
Edited by: "rgsc2" 30th Dec 2015
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For future reference, it was a bright yellow envelope
Just bump into your postie before he puts it through your door.
you can buy pre paid £50 visa cards instore at argos seen it at my local mbranch numerous times
rgsc2

For future reference, it was a bright yellow envelope



Do any of the ones you've tried work with online stores such as amazon?
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