How To Activate My Vanilla Card?

MyVanilla Visa cards are prepaid cards that you can use at any ATM and stores that accept Visa cards. You can buy these cards online or at authorized retailers. Once you get one of these cards, you must activate your card before you start using it.

The reloadable card is a simple way to manage your money. Unlike your regular credit cards, you do not need a bank to get one of these cards which makes it convenient to get one and use one. Wherever Visa debit cards or Debit Mastercard is accepted, the MyVanilla Prepaid Card can be used.

Where to buy MyVanilla Card?

You can either buy the MyVanilla cards online or at retailers. Here’s a list of retailers that sells the MyVanilla card:

  1. Family Dollar
  2. 7-Eleven
  3. CVS Pharmacy
  4. Dollar General
  5. Walgreens
  6. Walmart
  7. Speedway
  8. Circle K

How to activate the MyVanilla Card?

First, get a starter card at any of the above retailers. Once you have the starter card, you will have to load a minimum of $20 into the card at the place where you purchase it. Once you have the card, you have to register your card and activate it.

  • First, go to MyVanilla’s official website.
  • Click on Set Up Your Card.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Enter the required information and select Submit.
  • On the next page, you have to enter your personal details including name, address, social security number, and security information.
  • Then, at the bottom of the page, create a 4-digit security PIN.
  • Click Next. 
  • Follow the on-screen prompts, and your card will be activated.

You can now use your MyVanilla Card to purchase at stores that accept the card. The card is reloadable which means you can load more cash to the card before you use it. You can add funds at the above retailers, and even receive direct deposit from your employer.

After activating the starter card, you will receive the actual card within 7-10 business days. This card will be personalized with your name and other information on it.

Benefits of Getting a MyVanilla Card

Getting a MyVanilla card has many advantages. You do not need a bank account to get one. You can easily load it up at any local retailer and you do not need a good credit score to get it. The card is easy to get and easy to use, which makes it an excellent choice for those who cannot get a real credit card. Here are some of the benefits of getting a MyVanilla Card.

  • Add funds with cash at any of the above local retailers.
  • Receive your paycheck within the card.
  • Transfer funds from one card to another easily.
  • Make purchases at stores that accept Visa debit cards.
  • Withdraw money from any of the millions of ATMs worldwide.

What if I cannot activate my card?

Simply call the MyVanilla Customer Care at 1-855-686-9513 and tell them what happened. The customer care representative will assist you to activate your card.

What are some other Vanilla Products?

In addition to the MyVanilla Visa card, Vanilla also offers prepaid gift cards that do not need any activation.

What is the MyVanilla mobile app?

With the MyVanilla mobile app, you can manage the funds on your card easily. You can check your balance, view what transactions you have done with the card and find places to reload cash to your card.

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