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Where to buy GreenDot Visa Card

You can buy Green Dot Visa Cards at retailers such as 7-11, CVS, K-Mart, Radio Shack, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. However, many different retailers may carry Green Dot Visa Cards in their stock.

How to check the balance on a GreenDot Visa Card

The fastest and easiest way to check your balance is by texting “BAL Last 4” to 43411 where “Last 4” is the last 4 digits of your gift card number. Text “HIST Last 4” to check your transactions. Before using this texting service, you’ll need to register your mobile number with Green Dot. Click here to register, or log into your account. Then, select Account Settings, Edit Contact Info, and enter your mobile number. They do not charge customers to receive a text message; however, data and message rates still apply from your phone carrier. You may also check your balance and transaction history online 24/7 by logging into your account at

How to activate a GreenDot Visa Prepaid Card

You can activate your Green Dot Visa Card online by inputting the 16 digit serial number on the card and the 3 digit security code.

Can you set up Direct Deposit on a Green Dot Visa Prepaid Card?

Yes, enroll by giving your direct deposit and bank routing numbers to your payroll or benefits provider.

Where to buy a GreenDot Visa Prepaid Card online

You can purchase a Green Dot Visa Prepaid Card, here

Can you use a GreenDot Visa Prepaid Card to get cash from an ATM or cash back?

Yes, you will select a 4 digit PIN (personal identification number) when you activate your Personalized Card. Visa may block ATM withdrawals in some countries due to fraud or security concerns. You may only withdraw up to $400 per day.

How to reload a GreenDot Visa Prepaid Card

Reload with Cash

Swipe Reload at the register. Take your card and cash to any register at a participating retail location. The cashier will swipe your card and add cash directly to your card. A service fee of up to $4.95 applies. Keep your receipt.

MoneyPak® and Cash Reload

Load cash on your Green Dot with MoneyPak or Cash Reload. Purchase one at participating stores nationwide. Adding cash is easy – find one of these products at the prepaid section, take it to the register, and load with cash for the amount of your reload. To apply the funds to your prepaid card, visit or call 800-GREENDOT. A service fee of up to $4.95 will apply. Keep your receipt.

Reload with a Check

Take your Green Dot and pre-printed payroll or government check to any register at participating Walmart® locations (not available in NJ, NY, RI). The cashier will cash your check (check cashing fees apply). Swipe your card and add all or part of your cash directly to your card (load up to $1,000 at Walmart as long as you do not exceed the card load limits). A service fee of $3.74 applies. Keep your receipt.

Online Reload from a Bank Account

Reload your Green Dot card directly from your bank, credit union, or other financial institution! Many banks offer the ability to transfer funds through a process known as ACHtransfer. You can load your card with the click of a button. Green Dot does not charge for this service, although your financial institution may charge a fee.

How to replace a lost or stolen GreenDot Visa Prepaid Card

If you lose your Green Dot or believe it was stolen, you must immediately report your card lost or stolen, click here to report your card lost or stolen. You can also call 1-866-795-7597 to report your card lost or stolen. Visa will cancel your card and a new card will be sent to you. A fee for a replacement card may apply, please see your Cardholder Agreement for more information.

Can you use a Green Dot Visa Prepaid Card to pay bills?

Yes you can, but only from your Personalized Card. However, it is your responsibility to make sure you have enough funds available on your Green Dot each time the recurring transaction is due. These merchants may suspend or cancel your service if you don’t have enough money left on your card when they attempt to charge the monthly payment. This could be dangerous if the recurring charge is for an essential service.