In this video, we introduce four different ways to convert Cash into Astros.
I’m sure you have heard or seen of a Prepaid Visa or MasterCard hanging beside the UGC/Openbucks/PaySafeCard at participating stores
It’ll look something like this:
Note; there are 2 types of Prepaid credit cards.
– One time Usage Cards
– Reloadable Cards (We strongly discourage buying this card, as there are monthly fees to the card!!)
Well, you can actually purchase Astro using One time Usage prepaid credit card rather than using the usual PrePaid payment options that we offer.
How you may ask?
You can use PayPal.
In a recent post, we did a step-by-step tutorial on how to link your Credit Card to PayPal for smoother transactions (link)
Yes, it is that simple! You can simply add your prepaid credit cards to your Paypal account.
However we have to inform you guys that when you purchase the Prepaid Visa/MasterCard, there will be a one-time activation fee (you have to pay when you purchase the card).
|Vanilla Visa||Purchasing Fees|
Now, you’re probably wondering “Why should I even consider getting the card since there is a onetime activation fee?”
With our different methods of payment, there is a different conversion rate and if you do pay by PayPal/Mastercard, you will get a different rate.
So, we’ll show you the difference.
This is the general “exchange rate” for the different methods of prepaid payment.
|$5 USD||–||75 Astros||88 Astros||80 Astros|
|$10 USD||–||150 Astros||176 Astros||160 Astros|
|$20 USD||5% Coupon||300 + 15 Bonus = 315 Astros||352 + 17.6 Bonus = 369.76 Astros||320 + 16 Bonus = 336 Astros|
|$50 USD||10% Coupon||750 + 75 Bonus = 825 Astros||880 + 88 Bonus = 968 Astros||800 + 80 Bonus = 880 Astros|
|$100 USD||20% Coupon||1500 + 300 = 1800 Astros||1760 + 352 Bonus = 2112 Astros||1600 + 320 Bonus = 1920 Astros|
|$200 USD||25% Coupon||3000 + 750 Bonus = 3750 Astros||3520 + 880 Bonus = 4400 Astros||3200 + 800 Bonus = 4000 Astros|
With a $25 Prepaid Visa/MasterCard and onetime fee of $2.88,
|If using $25 Vanilla Visa Cards for Purchases < $25||Customer Actually Paying||Astros Received|
|$5 USD||$5 + $0.58 = $5.58||100 Astros|
|$10 USD||$10 + $115= $11.15||200 Astros|
|$20 USD||$20 + $2.30 = $22.30||400 + 20 Bonus = 420 Astros|
With $50 Prepaid Visa/MasterCard and onetime fee of $3.88,
|If using $50 Vanilla Visa Cards for Purchase < $50||Customer Actually Paying||Astros Received|
|$5 USD||$5 + $0.39 = $5.39||100 Astros|
|$10 USD||$10 + $0.78 = $10.78||200 Astros|
|$20 USD||$20 + $1.55 = $21.55||400 + 20 Bonus = 420 Astros|
|$50 USD||$50 + $3.88 = $53.88||1000 + 100 Bonus = 1100 Astros|
With $100 Prepaid Visa/MasterCard and onetime fee of $5.38,
|If using $100 Vanilla Visa Cards for Purchase < $100||Customer Actually Paying||Astros Received|
|$5 USD||$5 + $0.27 = $5.27||100 Astros|
|$10 USD||$10 + $0.54 = $10.54||200 Astros|
|$20 USD||$20 + $1.08 = $21.08||400 + 20 Bonus = 420 Astros|
|$50 USD||$50 + $2.69= $52.69||1000 + 100 Bonus = 1100 Astros|
|$100 USD||$100 + $5.38 = $5.38||2000 + 400 Bonus = 2400 Astros|
With $200 Prepaid Visa/MasterCard and onetime fee of $6.88,
|If using $200 Vanilla Visa Cards for Purchase < $200||Customer Actually Paying||Astros Received|
|$5 USD||$5 + $0.17 = $5.17||100 Astros|
|$10 USD||$10 + $0.34 = $10.34||200 Astros|
|$20 USD||$20 + $0.69 = $20.69||400 + 20 Bonus = 420 Astros|
|$50 USD||$50 + $1.72= $51.72||1000 + 100 Bonus = 1100 Astros|
|$100 USD||$100 + $3.44 = $103.44||2000 + 400 Bonus = 2400 Astros|
|$200 USD||$200 + $ 6.88 = $206.88||4000 + 1000 Bonus = 5000 Astros|
We hope that this information will be helpful to you when you are buying your PrePaid Gift Card!
Also, if you’re buying the PrePaid Visa/MasterCard in Canada, the activation fees defer.
|Vanilla Visa||Purchasing Fees|
Please double check and triple check that it’s the onetime usage cards before purchasing them, we wouldn’t want you to buy a reloadable prepaid credit card and end up paying more transaction costs than needed.
And as always, all of these prices are in USD.
If you are purchasing any of these prepaid cards outside of USA, there will be a conversion fee.
Please let us know if you have any question by commenting down below.
UGC is one of the most popular choices. In our previous blog, we talked about how to get Astro using UGC. (LINK)
Due to the fees, our users are not able to fully use up the value of the card for a particular choice of amount.
Example, for $20 Astro choice, $20 worth of UGC is not enough to cover due to fees added on top of $20.
However, we have good news for you. First, let’s make an account for UltimatePoints (link)
With UltimatePay account, you would receive UltimatePoints when they overpay for a virtual currency or digital goods.
For example, if you were to redeem a $5 prepaid game card to buy a $4.99 virtual good, the remaining $0.01 would be stored in your UltimatePay account in the form of UltimatePoints.
What Can I Do With my UltimatePoints Balance?
UltimatePoints can be applied towards future purchases in the game which they are stored.
How Can I use my UltimatePoints Balance?
Here is how it works.
1. Log into OGPlanet.com and go to Get Astro page.
2. Once you proceed with UGC, you will be directed to a UGC payment page. Before, you put in another UGC number.
3. Before, you put in another UGC number, click on Login. You need to have UltimatePay account. (link)
4. You see that my UltimatePoints were applied and total went down. This is how you use your remaining balance towards your future purchase.
Please remember that in order to use the balance of the card, you should have UltimatePay account and the remaining balance could only be used toward the games in OGPlanet.
Please comment down below if you have any question.
Let’s start by copying and pasting our official announcement.
“Dear OGPlanet customers,
We regret to inform you all that, starting on March 22, Astro will not be available for purchase on Amazon.
These changes are never easy, but by providing sustainable services, we can concentrate on building better, convenient payment methods for our customers.
For any feedback or suggestion, please visit our blog.”
For those who have been using Amazon to obtain Astro, you might wonder why? why take it down?
The answer is simple. We provide many different ways to purchase Astro as shown on our Get Astro page. To name a few, credit card, Paypal, Skrill, Zong and more.
As every payment method comes with different rates, OGPlanet and Amazon has failed to come to an agreement to provide a sustainable rate for our customers.
We hope you understand our decision. If you have any other service in mind that we should consider, please comment below.
We thank you for your understanding.
Error code 10900, 10901, 10902,10904 are the most common errors codes. (See below)
You may add your credit card to your PayPal account and pay using PayPal.
Here is how it works.
1. Make a PayPal account if you do not have one yet. (www.paypal.com)
2. Once you have made an account, please log in and click on Profile
3. Add your credit card
4. Once you have successfully added your credit card, you should go to www.ogplanet.com and go to Get Astro page.
Make sure you select PayPal as a payment method and you will be redirected to a page below. Log in again and select your credit card.
This would address most error cases. If you still have problems, it might be due to your bank which issued your credit card not allowing it. Please contact the bank