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RobertQc
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment


@z10user4 wrote:

 @RobertQc

Here you go. And the Bravos. 🙂

 

That is interesting about the CanadaPost one. Did you have to register it and supply an address and some kind of identity? Or are you remaining anonymous?


@z10user4Nope! I didn't have to do anything. I can put in any random address and name and it works.

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment


@RobertQc wrote:

@z10user4 wrote:

 @RobertQc

Here you go. And the Bravos. 🙂

 

That is interesting about the CanadaPost one. Did you have to register it and supply an address and some kind of identity? Or are you remaining anonymous?


@z10user4Nope! I didn't have to do anything. I can put in any random address and name and it works.


Into the card site or here (and both)?

 

Edit: And to add...do you have a link to the specific product that you got from CanadaPost?

 

Edit again: Is it the same one on their site now branded as CanadaPost and serviced by Vancity? Edit: It does say recurring payments allowed so maybe not.

Edit: The Mastercard one says not allowed.

RobertQc
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment


@z10user4 wrote:

@RobertQc wrote:

@z10user4 wrote:

 @RobertQc

Here you go. And the Bravos. 🙂

 

That is interesting about the CanadaPost one. Did you have to register it and supply an address and some kind of identity? Or are you remaining anonymous?


@z10user4Nope! I didn't have to do anything. I can put in any random address and name and it works.


Into the card site or here (and both)?


@z10user4I never registered it, I have heard you need to log into the gift card company and register a name and address then when making a purchase you need to match up that info but for some reason I don't have to with the Canada Post one. The funny thing is, it says right on the package "You must register this card at www.mybalance.ca" ... nope! I sure didn't. I literally went to Canada post, gave them the face value in cash (+5.95 fee), ripped open the package and it was good to go tried on multiple auto-payment processing sites, and multiple online purchases with any inputted address it works.

 

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@z10user4I uploaded a pic. It seems to be by "zenwallet"

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

Fantastic thank you. I'll look for it when I'm by a CanadaPost next.

stonechucker
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

I’m still using mine.  Get to see movies and eat out a bit more often with the rewards lol!

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

So to give this a little update...I found a Visa gift card set-amount type of card at a Home Depot and tried it here and it worked.

It appears to be underwritten by something called People's Trust. I did nothing with it. Just straight out of the packaging.

I also saw another Vanilla branded Visa card at a PetroCan that I chose not to try as the lack of success with the Vanilla Mastercard I tried before didn't work.

But maybe as krazykiwi said in another thread like this...the Visa gift cards might possibly be acting differently.

Maybe some day I'll try that out.

I could also try out the kind of gift card that RobertQc talked about where you choose an amount instead of a set amount.

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

Thread necro...again...

I have now tried the Visa Gift card and Mastercard Gift card from Peoples Trust.

I have also tried Vanilla branded cards again. There seems to be something a little different about them. But they all work. The Vanilla ones even have a longer expiry and don't take monthly fees after a year. And curiously, they're also "underwritten" by Peoples Trust.

None of these are the reloadable type.

No sign up. No registration. For here, I simply put in my real address as with the profile. Re-do Autopay and all seems ready to go.

 

Edit: I see. I went to MyVanilla and it's more about reloadable. That's the one I tried unsuccessfully. But they ARE directly related to just Vanilla. They seem to be all the same company. They show the various card options on their site.

Carrieellen87
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

I do know that if you log into the website on the back of the prepaid vanilla Visa or MasterCard and register the card simply with a postal code or your mailing address it is than able to be used for any online payments such as paying public mobile.  The following link brings you to the log in page where you enter your card info than the page that follows will allow you to register your card

https://www.vanillaprepaid.com/VanillaPrepaid/home.html?csrfToken=6uZQRxxtu2JWE8l9EcxfhjNbIG82bWJM

 

 


@JL9 wrote:

Does anyone know if prepaid vanilla Mastercards would work for payment?

 


 

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

 @Carrieellen87 

I've been only interested in using these cards here and particularly "anonymously". I found that I don't need to log in or register anything with the card...just enter it in to this place and it works fine. I then keep Available Funds up by other means and enjoy the $2 reward.

Carrieellen87
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Using Vanilla Mastercard for payment

Oh wow, really?? Well whatever works than!!!

The last time I bought a prepaid Visa to use for online purchases has been a couple years.

Maybe since there's no shipping/delivery and just categorized as a bill payment it isn't necessary, or perhaps they don't away with requiring registration all together .

Thanks @z10user4 for the info


@z10user4 wrote:

 @Carrieellen87 

I've been only interested in using these cards here and particularly "anonymously". I found that I don't need to log in or register anything with the card...just enter it in to this place and it works fine. I then keep Available Funds up by other means and enjoy the $2 reward.


 

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