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How can you get a prepaid MasterCard debit card?

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To get a prepaid MasterCard debit card directly from MasterCard, visit the official MasterCard website, click the Products tab at the top of the page and then select Prepaid. On the following page, select from Everyday, Travel and Gift MasterCard options.

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AccountNow and NetSpend both feature prepaid MasterCard options issued by MetaBank. These cards can be requested from the official websites of both companies, and they arrive within 7 to 10 days of application. Account holders can reload both these options at a variety of retailers and use the cards to receive direct deposits of paychecks and government benefits. MetaBank also offers a wide array of other prepaid MasterCard options, including the Travelex Multi-currency Cash Passport prepaid MasterCard and the Control prepaid MasterCard.

GreenDot offers a prepaid MasterCard option that can be refilled with the purchase of a MoneyPak at various retail locations, including CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. Other ways to refill this card include bank transfers, direct deposit and at the register at certain retailers. This card can be requested online free of charge, or consumers may purchase the card at retailers that offer reloads.

Those who have a PayPal account may also request a PayPal prepaid MasterCard that provides easy access to funds in the connected PayPal account. These cards can also be reloaded using a GreenDot MoneyPak or by purchasing a PayPal reload at a variety of retailers, including Family Dollar, Dollar General and Food Lion.

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