Can You Use a Credit Card to Buy a Reload @ the Register?

Can You Use a Credit Card to Buy a Reload @ the Register?
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Prepaid credit cards offer many of the conveniences associated with traditional credit credits, but there's no credit check or bank account needed. You control the spending limit by placing money on the card. Reload @ the Register is a quick way to add funds to your prepaid card. Cash is the only acceptable payment option for this service.

How it Works

Reload @ the Register isn't a product, it's a service. As the name suggests, it allows you to load cash directly onto your card at the register. When you bring the card to the register, let the cashier know you want to reload your card. Your card will be swiped and the cash added. Within an hour or less, the money is available for you to spend.

Participating Retailers

GreenDot.com provides a list of participating Reload @ the Register retailers. Some of the retailers listed include CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General, Kmart, Walgreens, Walmart and Rite Aid. You don't have to return to the store where you originally purchased the card to reload. You can take your card to any participating retailer.

Fees and Limits

The Reload @ the Register fee is $4.95 as of 2015. You can reload any amount ranging from $20 to $1,000. The fee is the same, regardless of the amount you want to reload. The maximum balance you can have on your card when reloading with cash is $2,500.

Other Reload Options

If you want to add cash to your card, you'll have to do it at the register. However, there are additional ways to reload your prepaid credit cards. If you have a bank account, you can transfer funds from the bank to your prepaid card. If you receive money via direct deposit, you can have the money deposited directly to the card. For example, you can elect to have your Internal Revenue Service tax refund or your paycheck deposited to your card. You can also cash a check and add the money to your card at certain Walmart locations. The daily reload limit is $2,500.

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