Where to Go to Reload Your Cashless Payment Options
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(SPOT.ph) The ongoing pandemic has caused a major shift in how we pay our bills, buy our food, and go shopping. Practically everything can be done online now, so it helps to have plenty of options for making cashless transactions. A lot of online payment services have physical cards you can buy too, just in case you need to type in debit card digits for online shopping.
Here’s where you can buy GCash, PayMaya, and other prepaid cards:
GCash subscribers with fully verified accounts can sign up for a GCash Mastercard, which you can use to cash out your balance through BancNet or Mastercard ATMs. You can also swipe it in shops where credit and debit cards are accepted. GCash Mastercard can be purchased for P150 at convenience stores like Ministop, All Day, Lawson, and 7-11; Puregold supermarkets and Robinsons Department Store; and Villarica and Tambunting pawn shops. There’s also the option of ordering it online through their website or app, and have the card delivered for free within Metro Manila.
While PayMaya allows you to make cashless transactions at convenient stores, payment centers, and pawnshops, you can also choose to have a physical card that you can tap on payWave terminals or swipe on POS terminals. You can use this for online and offline purchases or withdrawing money from BancNet ATMs here and abroad without the hassle of annual fees and bank applications. The PayMaya card, either Visa or Mastercard, can be bought through their website or app for P200 with free delivery on bundle orders or through SM Store Business Services, Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, LCC Supermarkets, Gaisano Capital Business Centers, and selected Family Mart branches.
CEB GetGo Prepaid Card
While waiting for the day when you can use your GetGo points again to book flights, you can just earn more points with the CEB GetGo Prepaid Card. As a Visa card, it lets you shop online and pay for streaming services or e-games purchases. For every 100-peso spend, you automatically get one GetGo point, which is as good as cash when you pay for your Cebu Pacific tickets in the future. You can buy the card for P150 at the nearest Robinsons Department Store, Ministop, selected 7-11 branches, or FamilyMart. You can also load it via Robinsons Bank, GetGo Pay, and UnionBank Online mobile apps; Robinsons Department Store; Cliqq kiosks at 7-11 branches; and TouchPay kiosks at Mercury Drug, Ayala Malls, Shell, Petron, and Total.
Yazz Prepaid Visa
Unlike most bank-affiliated prepaid cards that you have to get at the banks (obviously), Metrobank's Yazz Prepaid Visa is available at The SM Store, National Book Store, Family Mart, Robinsons Department Store, and selected ECPay outlets. It costs P300 and comes with a free P50 load. It is reloadable through the same partner stores, and can be used for cashless purchases, for withdrawing funds, fund transfer, and for tapping through contactless-enabled card terminals. The card is also as good as a savings account with no maintaining balance.