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Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:06 pm
by hoyce
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to see if anyone is using the Visa Green Dot pre-paid/re-stockable cards in Peru. They have the interlink, plus, and green dot symbols on the back.

Thanks guys, any help is appreciated.

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:52 am
by javacat
I used the Walmart Green Dot cards both times when I was in Peru. I had two different accounts, and was lucky because one of my cards was stolen. I had my Mom put money onto the card only when I needed it to keep any potential loss at a minimum. It worked out great for me, and I was able to use it as a credit card and at all ATM's. My only suggestion is to call and let them know in advance you will be using the card overseas, so a block isn't put on your account.

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:11 am
by hoyce
thanks javacat, that was very helpful!

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:15 pm
by Pollo mani
How much and what if any "fees" were charge using one of these cards? Seems like a good way to go!

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:39 pm
by hoyce
ok, i've been messing with this card a bit and will tell you my experience whether or not it makes sense. i'm using it fine at scotia bank. the bank shows no transaction fee at the atm. when i log in to green dot to see what i was charged - it show 50 u.s. cents for a foreign transaction fee or whatever, but then, two days later an atm charge of $2.50 u.s. shows up as well.

so i guess it's $3.00 u.s. to use it. here is another cool thing i didn;t know you can do. you can have your money in paypal sent to the card by adding it as a bank account. i think that is really cool.

OHH! but it costs $4.00 U.S. for the person on the other end to buy the card, so it might not be such a good deal for many people.