Reloading Your Green Dot Prepaid Card

Got a new GreenDot prepaid debit card and want to load value onto it? Or are you thinking about getting one but want to know how to load or reload money onto it? The quickest way to load or reload your Green Dot prepaid debit card is via MoneyPak® Universal Reload™.

Using MoneyPaks to Reload Your Prepaid Debit Card

[ad#Google Adsense]A MoneyPak is a cardboard package that has a concealed number that is worthless until activated at the cash register.

When you take a MoneyPak to the register, the amount you wish to purchase is loaded onto your Green Dot prepaid debit card. You will be charged a $4.95 fee by the retailer.

Most MoneyPaks can be applied immediately after purchase but you may have to wait for up to an hour to redeem MoneyPaks purchased at some retailers. Ask the cashier when the funds can be redeemed the first time you visit a retailer.

To apply your funds, call 1-800-473-3636 or go to You’ll need to remove the tear-off strip to reveal the package number.

NOTE: If your Green Dot Prepaid MasterCard was purchased at Rite Aid or Walgreens and you return to a Rite Aid or Walgreens to reload the card, you will not need to purchase a MoneyPak package.

Take your Green Dot card to the cash register and tell the cashier you need to reload your card. Your card will be scanned and between $20 and $500 can be loaded instantly. You will charged the $4.95 fee.

Where Do I Buy MoneyPaks?

Located in the prepaid section, MoneyPaks are available from Kmart, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, RadioShack, Ralphs, FredMeyer and Smith’s Food and Drug Stores.

For additional retailers, visit and enter your city and state or zip code.

How Much Can I Add to My Prepaid Debit Card Using a MoneyPak?

Although the maximum amount that can be purchased on a MoneyPak varies by retailer, most will permit loads ranging from $20 to $500 per MoneyPak.

Green Dot restricts total daily loading to $2,500 and the maximum card balance is $2,500.

Use Direct Deposit to Load Your GreenDot Card

Payroll or government checks can be credited free of charge to your Green Dot card via convenient Direct Deposit. You can choose whether to apply the entire check or just a portion of it. On payday, your funds are immediately available on your card.

Bank Transfer to Reload Your GreenDot Card

Reload your prepaid card from your financial institution. Most financial institutions allow the transfer of funds from your bank account to your Green Dot card. This process may take up to three business days.

Your financial institution may assess transfer fees.

Green Dot limits bank transfers to $1,000 during any 30-day period.

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