Can I pay with a prepaid card?

You can now use prepaid cards to purchase a subscription through as long as the card is either MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, or JCB.

The answer is “kinda”. The only prepaid card that I can confirm works is “MoneyPak” from Green Dot. I don’t know for sure what, if any, other prepaid cards work. Using a prepaid card is the most lengthy and complicated method for subscribing, so I’d only use it as an absolute last resort. I recommend using one of the alternative methods including:

Credit/Debit Cards
Bank Account
Sending Cash or Check in the Mail

If none of those options work for you, here’s the details on using the prepaid card. Even after following all the steps below, your account won’t get upgraded to be a subscriber immediately. Unlike the other ways of paying on PayPal, you won’t be able to use the normal method of subscribing on the site. It will take a day or two for me to manually set your account. Please send at least 3 months at a time so that I don’t need to manually set your account every month.

  1. Go to Green Dot’s website to find out how to get a MoneyPak card.

  2. Once you have a MoneyPak, Log in to (or create) your PayPal account.

  3. From the menu at the top, navigate to this page: My Account > Add Money > Add Money From MoneyPak

  4. Follow the steps for entering your MoneyPak number. The money will appear in your PayPal account balance immediately.

  5. Click Profile near the top of the page.

  6. Click Send Money near the top of the page.

  7. Enter where it says To (email or mobile phone).

  8. Enter the amount according to the number of months you want to pay. ($15 for 3 months, $60 for 12 months, ect.)

  9. Click I’m paying for goods or services.

  10. Click Continue.

  11. Optional. Send an email to to notify me, and be sure to give me your username on the site.

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1 year 11 months ago

Can I pay with PaySafeCard ?

3 years 3 months ago

when can i pay with a prepaid mastercard?

3 years 7 months ago

when it gonna be possible to paid with prepaid visa card only ??

3 years 8 months ago

For anyone that is wondering about other prepaid cards. I bought a Vanilla Prepaid Mastercard at my local convenient store. I then created a PayPal account, registered a new card (in this case the prepaid card I bought), then all I did was coming to SapphireFoxx’s site and clicking the ‘Becoming A Subscriber’ button, logged into PayPal, and confirmed the $5.00 payment. Also if you are wondering, PayPal doesn’t send you billing to your house unless you want it, and the prepaid card isn’t personally connected to you. So.. Yeah hope this helps. :3

3 years 8 months ago

What about OneVanilla V

3 years 8 months ago