Walmart has recently brought out a new card called the Walmart MoneyCard and you may, along with most other people, be asking yourself what is this new card? Is it like an ordinary gift card or is Walmart becoming a bank?
In this article, we hope to answer some of your questions and help you to understand what a Walmart MoneyCard is and how to activate it.
Walmart MoneyCard Overview
First, let’s look at what exactly a Walmart MoneyCard is, it may sound like a simple gift card but it is, in fact, much more than that.
The MoneyCard acts like a credit card that you control the limit on. You prepay money into the card, and that’s all you have until you put more into it, allowing you to avoid getting carried away and going over your budget.
The best part is that it is not limited to being used exclusively at Walmart, you can use it to shop anywhere and in multiple countries.
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How to Activate a Walmart MoneyCard?
You will first need to order your MoneyCard, this can either be done online through the Walmart website, or you can go to your nearest store and pay a $3 fee to get one instantly.
If you ordered your card online, you will first need to head to the Walmart MoneyCard activation page located here.
From here, enter the card number, the expiration date, the 3-digit security code, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number and your card PIN in the boxes provided, and then click ‘Next’.
Alternatively, you can call Walmart to activate your card on (888)280-8273 or call 1-877-937-4098 for assistance but remember to have your new card details ready as you will need them to complete the activation process.
How to Register a Walmart MoneyCard?
To register your card you will first need to create an account on the Walmart MoneyCard site located here.
If you already have an account you can log in and begin the registration process by clicking on ‘Register New Card’
Enter your card number and 3-digit security code in the box on the screen and your card will now be registered and automatically activated.
Adding Money to a Walmart MoneyCard
Finally, adding money to your new card is both quick and easy.
If you want to add money using cash, head to your nearest Walmart and ask the cashier upon checkout to add it to your card.
Alternatively, you can also add money to your card via bank transfer or direct deposit.