Use Your Card

Here. There. Just about everywhere

Your ControlTM Prepaid MasterCard can be used to make purchases in stores, online, over the phone or anywhere else Debit MasterCard is accepted. You can also enjoy secure online bill pay services & the ability to send money to family and friends who also have a Control card for no charge.

Shop in stores, online, or over the phone

Grocery stores, gas stations, retail stores, online or over the phone, the ControlTM card has you covered. Use your card for everyday purchases at any one of the millions of places Debit MasterCard is accepted.

  • When shopping in store, you can choose either Debit or Credit when you checkout. If you choose Debit you may be asked to enter your 4 digit PIN.
  • When shopping on the Internet or over the phone, you may be asked for the 3-digit CVV number on the back of your debit card to complete your purchase.
  • When buying gas, we recommend you pay inside the gas station. If you pay at the pump, gas stations may place a hold on the funds in your account until they know the final amount owed.

Withdraw Cash at ATMs nationwide

You can use your Control card to withdraw cash at any ATM showing the MasterCard®, Cirrus®, or PULSE® acceptance marks.

Tip: Get cash back without paying a fee! When making purchases at many retailers such as grocery stores, just select "DEBIT," enter your PIN, and the cashier will give you the cash back you requested.

Send money to other cardholders

It doesn't cost you extra to transfer money online or via text message to family or friends who have a Control card or another NetSpend prepaid card. All you need is your friend's card username or account number. Then add your friend (or family) to your list of friends. It's that easy. Learn how.

Spread the wealth. When you refer friends, coworkers or family and the person you refer loads at least $40 to their new Control card, you both get up to a $20 credit!1

Pay your bills

Call your biller and use your Control card number to conveniently pay your bills over the phone. The Control card also offers the fast and easy MoneyGram® ExpressPayment® Service for a fee.
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NEW! Refill virtually any prepaid phone using your Control Card account and get $1.2 It's the most convenient way to add minutes and data — and each time you do, we'll say thanks by putting a buck into your Control Card account. Add money to your phone (or even a friend's) in just a couple of quick clicks.
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1 Rewards are paid if a referred cardholder activates a new card and funds it with a total of at least $40.00. Rewards are not paid if the referred cardholder has at any time been a Control Prepaid MasterCard customer or been a cardholder on the NetSpend card network; cardholder status will be verified by NetSpend. The number of referral rewards a participant may receive is not limited, however, participants are solely responsible for determining any tax liability arising from this offer. Offer void where prohibited by law.

2 The minimum refill amount is $25 (before tax). There is a $200 daily refill limit (before tax) per Control Card account. Your Control Prepaid MasterCard account must be activated and you must login to your online Account Center in order to refill a prepaid phone. The value of each refill will be subtracted from the balance of your Control Card account. MetaBank is not affiliated in any way with this offer and does not endorse or sponsor this offer.

The Control Prepaid MasterCard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. NetSpend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to funds availability and ID verification. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Card may be used everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted.

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