Walmart MoneyCard first to offer cash back on prepaid debit card

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Bentonville, Ark. Walmart announced the first cash-back incentive for consumers using a prepaid debit card. When customers use the Walmart MoneyCard to buy gasoline for their vehicles, they will receive 1% cash back on their gas purchases nationwide through Dec. 31.

"We know our customers need to stretch their budgets wherever they can. Just in time for Memorial Day and summer vacations, we are delighted to offer a benefit they want -- cash back on gas," said Jane Thompson, president, Walmart Financial Services. "It's one more way we can help families save money."

The Walmart MoneyCard is a reloadable prepaid Visa debit card that only costs $3 to purchase, does not require a bank account or credit check, and never has overdraft fees. Customers buying new MoneyCards will be automatically enrolled in the cash-back program, while customers who already have MoneyCards will find it easy to enroll. The cash back will be added to the MoneyCard balance.

The Walmart MoneyCard is issued by GE MoneyBank with additional services provided by Green Dot. The MoneyCards are available at U.S. Walmart stores and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.