Where can I use my prepaid card?

Answer: Most prepaid cards with a network logo (such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) can be used anywhere that brand is accepted.

Places to use your card may include grocery stores, gas stations, hotels, online shopping, etc. However, some prepaid cards with a network logo can only be used at certain locations or for certain purchases. If your card does not have a network logo on it, you can only use it at certain locations – for example, a specific store or group of stores for a gift card, or your public transportation system for a transit card.

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