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2010/09/22 00:12:36 (permalink)
Quick question - 


If I order a MB from Newegg, it comes with a $40 rebate/prepaid card. And I am not sure in the fine print, if it is a usable "prepaid" card, that can be used for gas, food, etc. or if it's a "prepaid" card for use/purchase @ EVGA only, and no where else? 
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    Re:EVGA Rebate/Prepaid Card 2010/09/22 00:19:03 (permalink)
    Anywhere credit cards (not sure if its visa or MC) are accepted. DO NOT use it for restaurants. When they swipe your card most restaurants make sure there is an available balance equal to the check + 20% since they expect a tip. This might leave you embarrassed or with a minuscule amount left on the card. You CAN use them for fast food since they only take the exact amount out, but again it might leave you with some small balance.

    I use them to pay bills so I don't end up leaving some stupid amount on them like .41 cents. Might not seem important, but money is money
    post edited by speedys0 - 2010/09/22 00:20:57
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    Re:EVGA Rebate/Prepaid Card 2010/09/22 00:33:57 (permalink)
    speedys0

    Anywhere credit cards (not sure if its visa or MC) are accepted. DO NOT use it for restaurants. When they swipe your card most restaurants make sure there is an available balance equal to the check + 20% since they expect a tip. This might leave you embarrassed or with a minuscule amount left on the card. You CAN use them for fast food since they only take the exact amount out, but again it might leave you with some small balance.

    I use them to pay bills so I don't end up leaving some stupid amount on them like .41 cents. Might not seem important, but money is money





    Thanks! I'd use it for a quick meal, or gas, mainly, since I have a V8 in my car. I go through gas quite often.. 
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    Re:EVGA Rebate/Prepaid Card 2010/09/22 17:59:50 (permalink)
    I hate these prepaid cards. I would much rather have a check that I can deposit into my bank account. You can't use them online for any purchase larger than the card's value because most online retailers don't allow two credit cards on the same order. You can usually get a check if you take the card into a branch of the issuing bank
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    Re:EVGA Rebate/Prepaid Card 2010/09/22 18:25:54 (permalink)
    I plan on using mine at the gas station. Just take the card inside to the clerk and have em put the amount on the pump your at.

    @fletchj
    Everything that I have read on these cards is you can not use them at an ATM.
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    Re:EVGA Rebate/Prepaid Card 2010/09/23 04:31:22 (permalink)
    Where are you getting that info from? I'm getting mine straight from the Citi prepaid card site that issues these cards.

    Q. Can I withdraw cash at an ATM?

    A. Your card is a prepaid card. You can use it to purchase goods and services, but your card will not work at the ATM.

    EDIT: Never mind, early morning and was reading you could take it to a VISA member branch atm.

    How would you know who is a VISA member that would do that? I remember asking my bank one time about getting cash from credit card/debit card and they told me they had no way of doing it.

    post edited by kram36 - 2010/09/23 04:35:39
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