A Walmart MoneyCard is a prepaid Visa debit card used to purchase goods and services from Wal-Mart and any other business that accept debit cards as payment. Walmart MoneyCard users determine how much money to add to the card, which may limit the amount available to spend.
A Walmart MoneyCard is an accepted form of payment for purchasing food, clothing and general items at retail locations and online shops. Users can also use the card to pay for hotel rooms, gas and airline tickets. The Walmart MoneyCard is available to anyone at least 18 years of age, and minors can use one with parental permission. Consumers can purchase the card at Wal-Mart retail locations or at Walmart.com.
To use a Walmart MoneyCard, a user must first activate the card by transferring money to the card with a cash payment, check or direct deposit. Cash reloads are done by visiting a participating Wal-Mart store or other participating retailer and swiping it at a cash register. Some locations accept preprinted payroll or government-issued checks as a payment method for reloading the card; there is no reload fee for funding the card with this method. Another way to avoid the reload fee is to transfer money electronically by initiating an online bank transfer.