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Old Apr 6, 15, 7:58 pm - Wikipost
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There are four cash reload options listed on the Emerald site. The question is whether any of their outlets will accept either credit cards directly or debit cards purchased through a portal with a credit card.

Rapid Reload at WalMart
1. Take your H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard« and cash, payroll or government benefits check to any register at a participating Walmart (Rapid Reload not available in VT and WY).
2. If you have a check, the cashier will cash your check (Check cashing not available in NJ, NY, RI. Check cashing fees apply).
3. Swipe your Emerald Card and add all or part of your cash directly to it-load up to $1,000 as long as you don't exceed the card load limits. A service fee of $3.74 applies.

GreenDot Money Pak
1. Pick up a MoneyPak« from your participating neighborhood retailer.
2. Go to the register and add cash to the MoneyPak (up to $500 at most locations, up to $1,000 at Walmart). A service fee of up to $4.95 applies.

MoneyGram
1. Fill out the blue form or pick up the MoneyGram phone. Provide the following information:
Company Name: Emerald Card
Receive Code: 4941
Account Number: Your Emerald Card Number
2. Add the funds you want and the $3.95 fee.
3. Keep the reference number that confirms your transactions.

Western Union
1. Complete the gray Prepaid Services form and provide the agent with cash for your load amount and the $3.95 fee.
2. Save your receipt with your Money Transfer Control Number

To use your emerald for ach payments:
1. get your information from the direct deposits section of your emerald account
2. go to your bill (CC) and put that information in as your new payee
3. schedule your payment using that payee for the amount loaded to your emerald card. Posts next day and shows up as gone next day on emerald.

Please add your comments where necessary......

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From the T&Cs (April 2015):
  • The maximum amount of cash value you may load to your Card Account each day is $999.99.
  • The maximum number of times you may load your Card Account per day is four (4).
  • The maximum amount of cash value that you may load to your Card Account each month is $9,500.00.
  • The maximum number of times you may load your Card Account per month is ten (10).

  • The maximum cumulative amount that may be withdrawn from an ATM per day is $3,000.00 per card.
  • The maximum cumulative amount that may be withdrawn from a participating bank per day is the available balance of your Card Account.
  • The maximum that can be spent per Card per day is $3,500.00.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:22 pm
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Emerald Prepaid Card, Alternative methods to load (after demise of VR) for MS

I have been able to get the Emerald Prepaid Card, but the end of CC purchase of VR at CVS has left vacuum to load for MS.

Lets discuss about the Alternatives....
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by prasha11 View Post
I have been able to get the Emerald Prepaid Card, but the end of CC purchase of VR at CVS has left vacuum to load for MS.

Lets discuss about the Alternatives....
Go back to CVS and swipe load it.

DEAD HRB is not on the memo list however register is coded for Swipe Reload rather than Item#.

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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:39 pm
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need some pointers to which RA in NYC allows buying MP with CC..Please PM
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Old Apr 3, 14, 12:52 pm
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GD MP - just did it and it worked fine. Some stores sell them with CC, but I heard you should not buy more than two at once. I only tried it with one card for the beginning.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by spgbus View Post
Go back to CVS and swipe load it.
'swipe load it' what? Money Pack?

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Old Apr 3, 14, 7:05 pm
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How are you going to swipe reload it? It's part of Vanilla network and hence, should be blocked by register.

I would test today anyways, but am past my 30 day limit. Will try in a couple weeks.
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Old Apr 3, 14, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by spgbus View Post
Go back to CVS and swipe load it.
that won't work either starting tomorrow
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Old Apr 4, 14, 12:50 am
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That thread is about how to get the Emerald card the responses are mostly 'I got it' and 'I have been denied 3 times what should I do?' that is distracting for those who have the card and has new challenges to use it and benefit from it, particularly after CVS declaring no VR with CC, and different choices to unload it.
What is your situation?

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Old Apr 4, 14, 10:30 am
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so do you just go to the cvs register and say "I want to reload my HR Emerald card?"
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Old Apr 4, 14, 10:35 am
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so do you just go to the cvs register and say "I want to reload my HR Emerald card?"
Read the post #2, Now it says 'Dead'
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Old Apr 5, 14, 10:14 am
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need some pointers to which RA in NYC allows buying MP with CC..Please PM
Did U find RA?
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Old Apr 5, 14, 10:52 am
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Find MPs.
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Old Apr 5, 14, 11:05 am
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There are four cash reload options listed on the Emerald site. The question is whether any of their outlets will accept either credit cards directly or debit cards purchased through a portal with a credit card.

Rapid Reload at WalMart
1. Take your H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard« and cash, payroll or government benefits check to any register at a participating Walmart (Rapid Reload not available in VT and WY).
2. If you have a check, the cashier will cash your check (Check cashing not available in NJ, NY, RI. Check cashing fees apply).
3. Swipe your Emerald Card and add all or part of your cash directly to it-load up to $1,000 as long as you don't exceed the card load limits. A service fee of $3.74 applies.


GreenDot Money Pak
1. Pick up a MoneyPak« from your participating neighborhood retailer.
2. Go to the register and add cash to the MoneyPak (up to $500 at most locations, up to $1,000 at Walmart). A service fee of up to $4.95 applies.


MoneyGram
1. Fill out the blue form or pick up the MoneyGram phone. Provide the following information:
Company Name: Emerald Card
Receive Code: 4941
Account Number: Your Emerald Card Number
2. Add the funds you want and the $3.95 fee.
3. Keep the reference number that confirms your transactions.


Western Union
1. Complete the gray Prepaid Services form and provide the agent with cash for your load amount and the $3.95 fee.
2. Save your receipt with your Money Transfer Control Number
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Old Apr 5, 14, 12:25 pm
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Which cards can be loaded for free at Walmart with a Visa/MC Gift card?
Bluebird, GoBank, ?HR ? any others?
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