Individuals can obtain Green Dot prepaid cards by ordering them online or purchasing them at retail locations for up to $4.95 each, according to GreenDot.com. Cards are available for purchase at more than 60,000 locations, and customers can search for nearby locations by ZIP code from the Green Dot website.
Once customers receive their cards, they must add money to the cards before using them. An individual can add money to the card in a store with cash, by cashing a check, by transferring funds online from a checking account or with direct deposit, explains Green Dot. There is no credit check or minimum balance required for Green Dot cards. Customers can access funds by using the card at participating stores or at MoneyPass ATM machines. Individuals can use other ATM machines as well, but they may have to pay a service fee.