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Can I deposit a rebate prepaid debit card into my bank account or do I have to spend it at a store?

Asked by drdoombot (8090 points ) December 1st, 2009

It seems that many merchants are now issuing prepaid debit cards instead of checks for rebate offers.

Can I simply insert my debit card into an ATM to take the cash out or perhaps deposit it into my bank account? I hate the idea of having my money on a card and having no way of getting it out besides spending it on more crap I don’t need.

Seeing as how I have an option from Staples to get my rebate back as a prepaid debit card or a check, which option should I take?

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poofandmook's avatar

you could spend it on groceries… that way it wouldn’t be something you don’t need.

YARNLADY's avatar

Most likely you can simply get the cash out of your ATM, unless the card is only good for the name on the card. I got one for Starbucks that could only be used at their shop, but a ‘visa’ card would be good anywhere.

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