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PrePaid Visa Card - Prezzy Card

, posted: 27-Oct-2006 15:00

Looks like more NZers will be able to carry a Visa card from next Wednesday (1st November 2006). I asked a rep from NZPost about this, whether this is a Kiwibank only or universally available to anyone, and sure enough it is for anyone above 12 years old. Prepare to see kids as young as 12 to pay things with Visa card! I think this is a great idea, as there are some household/people that want to purchase things from online store but have been unable to do that as perhaps they are not eligible to apply for a credit card. Some people have the money but do not like to carry "credits" and preferred the transaction dealt as a debit from the actually available fund. Or even give it out as a voucher card, as the name suggested - Prezzy Card. Check it out!





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Comment by freitasm, on 27-Oct-2006 17:28

I received a couple of American Express gift cards - but they can only be used in the U.S, which means I have to hold on to them for my next trip. But the concept is the same.

Interesting...


Comment by sbiddle, on 27-Oct-2006 20:49

It's good to see the concept finally hit NZ. Cards like this have been huge overseas for online shopping because people can use it without the issues of fraud on your main CC number. Because once the credit is used the card is history it's also handy for places/sites who keep trying to charge your card even if you've tried to cancel it.


Trackback by the power house, on 29-Oct-2006 20:31

Kelvin Yong writes that gift vouchers, in the form of a prepaid Visa card, will soon be available from New Zealand Post under the name 'Prezzy Card'. So it's not really a credit card per se in terms of getting...


Comment by Alex Lo, on 8-Nov-2006 22:51

So it is like a prepaid VISA card. What name will appear on the prezzy card? When you buy stuff online, the website tends to ask for your name. Just wondering when you buy the card from the post office, will they print your name on the card? This will be a great way to shop online without worrying about security on your credit card being compromised. The most you are going to lose is the amount on the card, which is less than $500 anyway. Alex


Author's note by chiefie, on 9-Nov-2006 01:37

Not actually sure what will be the name on the card, worth checking with NZPost on this. I myself is interested to know this too.


Comment by rebecca wong, on 20-Nov-2006 12:23

Hi, I came across this sit when I was trying to find out more info on the prezzy card. Ive used it and it is good but Im waintg for the Prepaid Exact card to come out because that one is a reloadable mastercard. Im a student so Im happy that I found out about the Exact card. Thought you guys might want to check it out. From rebecca


Comment by Denise, on 22-Nov-2006 17:06

About when buying things online and they ask for billing information, just fill in what you filled out for your profile when you first register the card on the NZ Post website. So when you use it online, your able to do so. Hope that helps


Comment by Adam, on 4-Dec-2006 19:06

Hmm i have one of these now and yep i find them pretty useful. But i tried looking into that "exact card" that rebbeca mentioned but cant find anything on it... Last, does anyone know how long these cards will be available for ?


Comment by Marc, on 25-Oct-2007 15:26

I Just brought a Prezzy card from Nzpost 2 weeks ago and I used it online very safe and brought online and once all my funds were used , the card is pretty much history and u can go buy another one with out the fear of your details being used online with a normal bank Credit Card.


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