Brinks Prepaid is still offering their $20 bonus which I’ve covered in a previous article. I’d like to remind everyone that this is a great way to earn some free holiday spending money especially with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s right around the corner!
This article explains how to quickly/easily sign up for a Prepaid Debit card and instantly earn a $20 bonus after loading your first $40.
Note: It costs $2.00 – $3.95 to cash load your card – however I’ll show you methods around it to maximize your profit!
For the month of November: I will send a $5.00 bonus to everyone who successfully receives their $20 bonus. Be sure to sign-up with a valid e-mail as this the address I will request your FlashPay ID from. FlashPay allows you to instantly transfer money between any GreenDot account which is pretty awesome in itself – at no charge!
You’ll create an account making a username and secure password. After this is complete you’ll instantly have access to a new account ready with a checking and routing number. This can be used for one of the methods below which will be covered shortly. A new prepaid card will arrive in your mailbox in about 5-7 days.
The card is a great savings/backup account! If you’re already a GreenDot customer you can sign in and transfer money to/from this account.
Payroll and government checks are a great way to fund this card as well.
You have added benefits such as discounts after making purchases, and also an overdraft protection plan which is pretty effective if you have more than one account.
Now to the fun part, loading.
Loading Your Account
The way the referral works is once you load $40 into your Brinks Prepaid account you will receive a $20 bonus. This will end up being only a $16-18 bonus depending on where you load your card if you don’t use the first method mentioned.
Bank Transfer – Free
Since the account is new and you don’t have your card yet – why not link it to an existing account? This will allow you to easily initiate transfer in the future and is a trick to loading your account without those pesky fees. You’ll be instructed on how to link to your account by clicking Move Money -> Bank Transfers from the dashboard.
You’ll verify a deposit or two made into your Brinks Prepaid account and then you can initiate a free transfer of $40 which will arrive in a few days.
Instant Bank Transfer – $1.95
This can be used by using an existing Visa/Mastercard and linking it to your account. A small deposit will be made for verification and then you can go about loading your $40 onto your account. Click Move Money -> Instant Bank Transfers for this option.
Cash Load – $2.00 – $3.95
If you’re unable to load your Brinks Prepaid account with the above options, you’ll be able to visit one of many locations in your area for the deposit. This can be found under Move Money -> Reload Locations. One thing to pay attention here would be the fee amounts.
These range from $2.00 – $3.95. This will help you out by giving you their exact locations and contact information as well.
There are other ways to fund your account, but these three are the simplest and fastest. If you’re unfamiliar with how prepaid cards work this is a great starter card for anyone – especially kids. You can attach additional cards for friends/family to your account or send them your referral code for your bonus!
And that’s all there is to it! Be sure to leave my referral code in the box so we both get our bonus and enjoy your free holiday spending!
Here is the link to my previous blog on this topic.