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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 19th Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    Prepaid virtual credit card
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:49 PM
    Prepaid virtual credit card 19th Mar 17 at 7:49 PM
    I have a prepaid virtual credit card with £10 on it that I got for doing some surveys online.

    How on earth do I use it??

    Amazon won't let you use it as a partial payment when paying with another card, and Paypal don't like it either, so that rules eBay purchases out.

    Where or how can I spend this thing?? I normally opt for an Amazon voucher but thought this would give me more flexibility. What was I thinking???

    Does anyone know of any easy options where I can make up the extra cost with a debit card?
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    • venison
    • By venison 19th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
    You could buy something for less than £10 on amazon etc.
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 19th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
    As with virtual cards in for example Neteller, Revolut and Soldo you don't get a plastic card but you get all the details; card number, name on card, expiry date and CVV. You use it online.
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 19th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
    I have a prepaid virtual credit card with £10 on it that I got for doing some surveys online.

    How on earth do I use it??

    Amazon won't let you use it as a partial payment when paying with another card, and Paypal don't like it either, so that rules eBay purchases out.

    Where or how can I spend this thing?? I normally opt for an Amazon voucher but thought this would give me more flexibility. What was I thinking???

    Does anyone know of any easy options where I can make up the extra cost with a debit card?
    Originally posted by pinkshoes
    I had a few of these a while ago. I used them as part payment towards a catalogue account.

    Could you use it as part payment towards a credit card bill?

    Mobile phone top-up?
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 19th Mar 17, 8:55 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:55 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:55 PM
    You could buy something for less than £10 on amazon etc.
    Originally posted by venison
    Tried that, but their postage is really high for small items, so it kept taking it over £10!

    Perhaps I'll try boots online or similar and collect from a store avoid the postage!

    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 19th Mar 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 9:00 PM
    Use it to load your PayPal account? You can then use it as part payment or withdraw to your bank account.
    • WillPS
    • By WillPS 19th Mar 17, 10:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:40 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:40 PM
    Buy an Amazon egift voucher - which can be used to part pay...
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