How Do I Register My My Vanilla Prepaid Card?

It's no surprise that Prepaid cards are a popular and convenient option to banking. You can purchase a starter card from a store or request one online. MyVanilla is one such card, and you can choose either a Visa or MasterCard if you go online to request one. And once you receive it, activating it and signing up for an account are pretty easy too.

Financial management is a necessity in today's society, regardless of your financial class. However, some people either don't qualify for regular bank accounts or they don't care for them. That's where prepaid debit cards come in. There's no credit checks or opening fees. MyVanilla is one such PrePaid debit card. You can choose either a Visa or Mastercard. Which brings up the next question. How do you register or activate such a card? The answer depends on if you request a card online or if you bought a starter card from a registered seller.

Starter Cards

These are temporary cards you can purchase at stores like 7-eleven, Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Wal-Mart. A full listing can be found at Once you activate a starter card, MyVanilla will send you a personalized card.

To activate a starter card

  1. Go to and click on the Get a Card option.
  2. You will be asked if you already have a MyVanilla card, click on yes.
  3. Next, you should be prompted to enter the card and CVV numbers. Hit the Submit button when finished and follow any other prompts the site provides.
  4. You should receive your permanent card within 7-10 business days but that timeframe may change depending on business needs. Feel free to call MyVanilla customer care in case you have questions or need help.

Cards Requested From MyVanilla

After you receive your card in the mail. Simply follow the same steps as above.

  1. Go to and click on get a card.
  2. Click on Yes when asked if you already have a card and enter the card and CVV numbers. Don't worry about it sending you another card. MyVanilla site tracks cards by numbers so it can tell the difference between a starter card and a personalized one.
  3. Another option would be to follow the activation instructions you received from MyVanilla. The above steps are useful in case the instructions are lost. Of course, MyVanilla customer care is also available if you need help.

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