How likely is it that a minor could buy a prepaid Visa -without trouble- at a Safeway?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavourite answer
Reloadable pre-paid Visa card and Visa gift card are two different things.
You can't buy a reloadable pre-paid Visa card, but there are no age restrictions on Visa gift cards. Walk into Safeway, grab one off the kiosk and buy with confidence. You do not need to register the card with Visa to use it. It's completely anonymous (and legal).
There is usually a ~$5 surcharge on a Visa gift card. Meaning a $50 gift card will cost you $55. Once you spend all $50, the card is done and you throw it away. You cannot reload it.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Buying it is no problem whatsoever. Using it online is a bigger issue.
There is no punishment. Id be surprised if ID is required. I bet my 15 year old niece could buy them.
But if not, how hard is it to get an adult to buy one for you?
You won't be able to use it on ebay or amazon being a minor.
I was explaining this to a 14 year old at christmas when she got one as a gift.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 74 weeks ago
Buying it is not the problem. The problem is that you can use it only in person, in a real brick-and-mortar business. You cannot use it online, because a prepaid card cannot be used online until it is "activated" with the social security number of someone who is 18 or older AND has a credit report.
- fcas80Lv 74 weeks ago
I think it is extremely likely. The store doesn't care. You should know that such cards may not work if the seller is in another country.