Withdrawing cash from an prepaid card?

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Withdrawing cash from an prepaid card?

Postby nelsonvzla » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:19 am

Hi everybody I hope someone can help me. I'm going to explain you why and what I need to do. I'm from Venezuela and we have a dictator as a president, so we have no freedom, not even to use our credit cards how we want, when we travel out of our country.

For example, we are not allowed to spend in the state of Florida more than 700$ per year with our credit cards, I mean, that’s the limit per year that we can spend in Florida, so I cannot go on vacations with my family to Orlando, because for 5 people for 1 week it costs more than 700$ of course. If we travel to other states there is limit also but it’s higher, it’s 2.500$ per year. So my plan was going to Atlanta Georgia, buying prepaid credit cards like "Vanilla Prepaid MasterCard Card" and then withdrawing cash from an ATM and going to Orlando Florida and paying everything with the prepaid credit card that I just bought (hotels, taxis, food, Disney), but now I realized that is no longer possible to buy a Vanilla Prepaid MasterCard Card by paying with my own credit card.

So the question is: What prepaid card that allows me to withdraw cash can I buy by paying with my own credit card in Atlanta?

Btw, we aren’t allowed to withdrawing cash from an ATM with our credit card and we can’t buy trough internet either because there is a limit 300$ per year. We aren’t even able to buy dollars cash in our country, so, I need to go to Atlanta first in order to have a 2.500$ limit (because our government checks our airplane tickets in order to assign us the limit of dollars that we can spend) then take the money out of my credit card and finally going from Atlanta to Florida to enjoy a decent vacations with my family In Orlando.

Hard to believe but this is our sad reality. I appreciate any help you can give me.

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Postby lobbythis » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:41 pm

Assuming this is all true and not some bogus troll story...

Why can you not buy Vanillia cards with credit? I just did it and do it all the time. I buy all gift cards on credit. So, that part of your story doesn't make sense.

Second, many can be activated as debit online once registered.

Third, once activated, you can either cash out with a PIN or buy money orders and cash them.

All of these methods work. If they don't work for you, then I have no clue what you are doing or what is different.

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