You can’t buy a MoneyPak online. MoneyPak allows customers to reload their prepaid debit cards with cash or safely send cash reloads to friends and family. Because it’s designed to work with cash, MoneyPak is available exclusively in retail stores like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. Retailers that sell MoneyPak won’t accept personal checks, PayPal, debit cards, or credit cards for your purchase.
If you hoped to buy a MoneyPak online to send to a friend or family member, there are other ways to send money online, including PayPal, Cash App, Western Union, MoneyGram, and Venmo. Find out more about these options in our list of ways to send money online.
If you’re looking to reload your own debit card, the available methods will vary depending on the issuer. Most prepaid and bank debit cards allow you to add money not only through cash reloads but also through bank transfers, checks, and direct deposits. You can avoid visiting a store — and, in some cases, avoid fees (as with Green Dot) — by using one of these alternative deposit options. See our related research for information on how to make mobile deposits to prepaid cards.
MoneyPak Fees and Limits
If you decide to buy MoneyPak at a store, be aware that fees and limits apply when using it. MoneyPaks can deposit anywhere from $20 to $500 to a debit card, but there are maximums of $1,000 or six deposits per debit card within 24 hours; $1,000 or 8 deposits per debit card within seven days; and $1,000 or 12 deposits per debit card within 30 days.
There’s also a purchase fee of about $6 per MoneyPak. If you don’t use the MoneyPak within 30 days, MoneyPak will deduct another fee of around $6 from the balance each month.
If you choose to buy a MoneyPak in person rather than using an alternative reload method, see our list of where to reload Green Dot cards; it includes information about where MoneyPaks are available.