Prepaid Visa/Master Gift Card ?

Hello all~

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:

 

Mastercard picture      Visa Card picture

 

 

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
$25 $2.88
$50 $3.88
$100 $5.38
$200 $6.88

 

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.

Amount Bonus Coupon UGC PAYSAFECARD OPENBUCKS
$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
$35 $4.50
$75 $5.50
$150 $6.50
$200 $6.95

 

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.

 

 

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