MyVanilla Visa debit card holders activate their cards on the official MyVanilla.com website. Scroll down to the account sign in form, log in with a username and password and then select "Activate a Card" from the side menu.
Individuals can use MyVanilla prepaid debit cards anywhere that accepts Visa cards as a form of payment. Customers can reload these cards via direct deposit of a paycheck or government benefits check or purchase of a Vanilla reload card from a brick-and-mortar retail establishment. Many retailers offer these reloads, including CVS, Dollar General and Office Depot, and each reload costs $3.95, as of September 2015.