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How do you sign up for a Walmart checking account?

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Customers wishing to sign up for Walmart checking account alternatives may do so by purchasing a GreenDot GoBank activation kit or an American Express Bluebird activation kit. Either of these options can be immediately set up at the register of participating Walmart locations.

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Deposits to a GreenDot GoBank account can be made by direct deposit or at any Walmart location, with the exception of locations in Wyoming and Vermont. This account carries a monthly fee, which is waived if the account holder recieves $500 in direct deposits per month. This account includes a debit card that can be accessed at over 42,000 fee-free ATMs, and works with a mobile app to handle deposited checks.

Those wishing to sign up for an American Express Bluebird account may purchase the activation kit at Walmart, sign up for free online or download the Bluebird mobile app. When purchasing the activation kit at Walmart, account holders can load up to $5,000 and immediately use this balance with the temporary debit card included with the kit. A permanent debit card arrives within 7 to 10 business days. There is no monthly fee for use of a Bluebird account, and the account only charges customers for accessing funds from an out-of-network ATM.

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