Green Dot MoneyPak® FAQs

Load Cash to Your Card with MoneyPak

  • MoneyPak cannot be used to reload temporary prepaid cards, which are prepaid cards that have not been registered with the card provider (or where registration was attempted, but the prepaid card provider was unable to verify the cardholder’s identity). Temporary prepaid cards do not have the cardholder’s name embossed on the front of the card. 

    If you have a new prepaid card without your name on it, you must register it with your prepaid card provider in order to reload your prepaid card with a MoneyPak. Once you get the personalized prepaid card in the mail (usually within two weeks) and activate it, your personalized prepaid card will then be ready to accept MoneyPak reloads as long as the card is issued by a participating prepaid card provider.

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    Remember to treat your MoneyPak like cash. Transactions cannot be reversed, so only give the number to a trusted recipient. Green Dot is not responsible for refund or replacement of a lost or stolen MoneyPak, nor for the quality or non-receipt of any goods or services.

    1. Create a Secure Login: The first time you use MoneyPak, you will need to enter your MoneyPak number and create a Secure Login. will remember your information, making future visits fast and easy.
    2. Verify mobile: Verify your mobile phone by following the prompts during setup.
    3. Load card: Enter your prepaid card number. The prepaid card will be loaded with the amount on the MoneyPak.

    Check your card’s eligibility. MoneyPak will only work with prepaid cards that have been activated and are personalized with the recipient’s name.

  • MoneyPaks can be used to reload hundreds of prepaid cards and most bank debit cards linked to a checking account. MoneyPaks only work with activated prepaid or bank debit cards. Prepaid cards must be embossed with the cardholder’s name. Check your card’s eligibility.

  • There is a MoneyPak service fee of up to $5.95. How long until my MoneyPak is loaded? After purchase, there is a 20-minute funding delay before your MoneyPak is ready to use.

  • Once the money has been transferred, it will appear in your Reload History. Just log in on to view this. You can also get your prepaid card’s available balance by calling the phone number on the back of that card.

  • You can usually add any amount from $20 to $500 per MoneyPak. You may use up to three MoneyPaks or add up to $1000 total per card every 30 days. The amount of cash you can add may be reduced if there’s additional load limits on your prepaid card.

  • There are separate limits for each card you use with MoneyPak, and for your MoneyPak profile. Whichever limit you hit first will apply to the deposit you are attempting to make. 

    The amount you can deposit using MoneyPak may also be lower if your prepaid or bank debit card provider has limits on the amount they allow you to deposit to your card. 

    Limits Per Prepaid or Bank Debit Card

    Time period (rolling) Dollar Amount Number of MoneyPak Deposits
    24 hours $1,000 6
    7 days $1,000 8
    30 days $1,000 12

    Limits Per MoneyPak Profile

    Time period (rolling) Dollar Amount Number of MoneyPak Deposits
    24 hours $1,000 6
    7 days $1,500 10
    30 days $3,000 18

    Limits for loading funds to online accounts are set by the account provider. Check with your account provider for their limits.

  • Once you’ve created your MoneyPak secure login, depositing money to an eligible prepaid or bank debit card is simple. 

    1. On, log in using the button in the top right corner (if you are on a mobile device, tap the menu icon on the top right of your screen).
    2. Click LOAD CARD to deposit to a saved card, or click “Add money to a new card” to deposit to a new card. 
    3. Enter the MoneyPak number (and if adding a new card, enter your prepaid or bank debit card number) and click add money. 
    4. After passing the limits and verification checks, the funds on the MoneyPak will be deposited to your card.
  • No, MoneyPak cannot be used to add money to PayPal or other online accounts. To add money to PayPal, check out PayPal Cash. To fund online accounts, check out Green Dot @ the Register.

    • Lost or stolen MoneyPak: Once a MoneyPak is lost there is no way for Green Dot to trace or recover the money. Handle your MoneyPak number the same way you would treat the cash in your wallet.
    • Issues reloading with MoneyPak:
      • Verify that you are reloading an eligible prepaid card.
      • Verify the card is permanent, has the recipient’s name on it, and is activated.
      • Make sure the load limits have not been exceeded on the prepaid card.
      • Check to make sure you entered all numbers correctly.
    •  Requesting a refund: 
      You can submit a refund request by filling out this form. Refund checks typically arrive in the mail 3-4 weeks after your refund request is submitted with valid documentation.
  • The only way you can reload a prepaid card with a MoneyPak is through our Secure Login. The Secure Login is a one-time registration on MoneyPak has enhanced fraud controls, and is not anonymous. All parties involved with this transaction must be willing to provide personal information required to verify identity. Once your identity is verified the first time, you can simply log in on return visits to quickly reload prepaid cards with MoneyPak.
    To create a Secure Login, you will be asked your first and last name, Social Security number, birth month and year, email and mobile phone number. During setup, you will also be asked to verify your mobile phone and allow Green Dot to use your current location.
    Additionally, some users may be asked to further verify their identity by uploading photo identification.

  • MoneyPaks are available at over 50,000 stores nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. Find a store near you.

  • MoneyPak is a convenient way for friends and family to send cash to thousands of eligible prepaid or bank debit cards issued in the U.S. See if your card is eligible

    Just purchase a MoneyPak at a participating store near you and create a secure login at to add money to a card. You can send $20-$500 for a flat fee of $5.95. MoneyPaks only work with activated prepaid or bank debit cards. Prepaid cards must be embossed with the cardholder’s name. 

    Note that a MoneyPak cannot be used to purchase goods or services, pay bills, or add money to a PayPal account. To add money to a PayPal account, check out PayPal Cash

    Having trouble using a MoneyPak? See our Troubleshooting Tips for help.

  • Pick up a MoneyPak in the prepaid card section, take it to the register, and the cashier will collect your cash ($20-$500) plus the $5.95 purchase fee. The cash will be loaded to the MoneyPak number and will be ready for use within 20 minutes. 

    Once you load cash to a MoneyPak, the MoneyPak number on the back of the package is the same as cash. If you lose the MoneyPak or give the MoneyPak number to the wrong person and the MoneyPak is used, Green Dot cannot refund your money.