Walgreens Balance® Financial Prepaid MasterCard®

This card is no longer offered. It has been replaced by the Exact Prepaid MasterCard®. Click here to go the card page to learn more.

This is not actually a credit card!

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  • Rewards
    • Earn 10 points for every $1 spent at Walgreens or Duane Reade stores
    • Earn 100 points every time you reload in store
    • 1,000 bonus points when the first direct deposit is made if the card is linked to a Balance Rewards account upon activation, 250 points for every month after that you add a direct deposit
  • Signup Bonus 1,000 points for your first direct deposit
  • Chip Technology None
  • Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
  • Intro Balance Transfer APR -
  • Regular Balance Transfer APR -
  • Cash Advance APR -
  • Penalty APR -
  • Late Fee -
  • Returned Payment Fee -

Card Benefits

Check your card's Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them. Learn more about credit card benefits here.

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the exact benefits you have, and how to access them.


  • No Minimum Balance Required

    You won’t be charged a fee for having no balance on the card.

  • Additional Balance Financial MasterCards

    No fee for additional cards.

  • Transfer Funds

    You can transfer funds from card to card at no fee.

Security Benefits

  • Fraud Protection

    You will not be held responsible for unauthorized charges made on your card.

Visitor Reviews

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 18 reviews
by Payday loan equivalent

This crap charges you $3 / month from the date the card is purchased. Also, if you try to purchase something that costs more than the amount on the card, it denies it completely instead of draining the card and asking for an additional form of payment. This is on par with shit payday loans.

by T

The services before the sell to Exact Mastercard prepaid was great. However, after the sell this card has gone straight down the toilet. The $2.95 was paid to load the card with my money but I have been denied full access of the funds that i placed on the card. I paid a $9.00 lunch bill and $10.80 was taken off the card. In checking with the merchant she confirmed that I was only charged $9.00. In calling the new card people I was advised that it paid the 20% for tipping purposes. I did not authorize and automatic tipping withheld from my card. That's my cash money and I want to use it as I see fir. The girl was tipped in cash. I was informed that $1.80 will be returned to my card as soon as the merchant collected the $9.00. I will never use this card again and will tell everyone else not to purchase this card as well. The lady kept apologizing and saying that she understood but she couldn't product the $1.80. People work too hard for their money to have others use it at their leisure for their self serving practices. I have over 3,000 friends on Facebook and over 500 on IG... everyone will know about this. this service is not worthy of the 1 star but once again, something the system required. all starts are negative.

by royce
Nothing good to say!!!

everything about my experience was terrible and a huge hassle!!!

by royce
Nothing good to say!!!

total and complete hassle at every step from their sorry help desk to the walgreens employee trying to load the cardgave them 3 chances and they failed each time.. even locked up my account and cash and asked me to fax ssn and drivers license before they released my money!!!

by Lawrence Argenbright

I loaded money on this card at Walgreens , and now, 8days later, my money still isn't a available! I'm losing my apt tomorrow because I can't get my money to pay my rent. STAY AWAY!!

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