Woolworths Everyday Money Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard – Rates & Fees

Rates and Fees verified correct on April 24th, 2015

Stay in control of your money by using the Woolworths Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard.

When you receive your card, you can load money onto it to use for everyday purchases, both domestically and internationally. You can also use it over the phone, or to withdraw cash out of an ATM.

It has the convenience of MasterCard, so it’s accepted at 30 million merchants worldwide, along with 1.9 million ATMs.

Suitable for younger card users, the Woolworths Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard is also safe and secure to use when shopping online, and isn’t linked to a bank account so your details cannot be accessed.

Product NameWoolworths Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard
Minimum Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$20
Maximum Credit Limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$1,000
Card TypeMasterCard
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)2.5% of transaction value
Complimentary Travel InsuranceNo
Available to Temporary ResidentsYes
Joint ApplicationNo
Minimum Age18 years of age
Available to Temporary ResidentsYes - Conditions apply
Credit Rating RequirementGood
Min Credit Limit
This is the lowest credit card limit that you can request. It is possible to apply for a higher credit card limit but not a lower one than this figure.
$20
Max Credit Limit
This credit limit may not be issued to you immediately on application. This is the maximum credit limit for this card which must be applied for or offered to you after you are approved and have already opened the account.
$1,000
Overseas Emergency Replacement$4.95
Overseas ATM Balance check$2.50
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee$2.50
Foreign Currency Conversion Fee (MC)2.5% of transaction value
Gambling Transactions AllowedNo
BPAYYes
ChequeYes
Direct DebitYes
Australia PostNo
Phone BankingNo
Internet Banking TransfersNo
In BranchNo
MailYes

Woolworths Everyday Money Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard Review

This card charges a 2.5% international transaction fee for purchases made in a foreign currency. It may be a suitable card for children, as you can only load a certain amount of funds in the card.

There are two purchase options you can choose when you apply.

Monthly Pay as you go
Could be suitable if you plan on using this card on a regular basis Could be suitable if you use the card every now and again
No monthly service fee if you load $500 or more into your card per month $1 load fee applies each time you load the card with funds
A $1 monthly service fee applies if you don’t meet the condition above No monthly service fee applies

What you need to know about using the card
  1. If you’re shopping online – like using the card to purchase a flight – and you’re asked to provide the name of the issuing bank – select ‘ANZ’. This card is issued by ANZ in conjunction with Woolworths.
  2. If you want to use the card to make a withdrawal from an ATM or to make a purchase over the counter, press ‘credit’.

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Information about reloading the card

In person, this account can be reloaded at Woolworths Supermarkets or Big W stores nationwide. While it can be reloaded electronically via BPAY or direct credit. Regular deposits from a transaction account can also be arranged.

Funds will clear in the account at different times depending on the reload method.

Method Time Limits
Cash or EFTPOS at BIG W or Woolworths Supermarkets Immediate $2,000
Direct Credit – EFT from a bank account 2 business days $2,000
BPAY 4 business days $2,000

There’s a maximum balance of $10,000. When funds are loaded onto the card for the first time, the card issue fee will be deducted from the loaded amount.


Features of the Woolworths Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard

  • Safe shopping on the internet. This card is protected by the MasterCard’s Zero Liability policy, so if you’re shopping online you’re not liable for any unauthorised transactions if you can prove that you didn’t make the transactions.
  • Safer than cash. A signature or PIN is required for this card. If you lose your card, you can request from Woolworths Money to cancel and replace the card.
  • Competitive fees. This card isn’t linked to a transaction account, so you can save on account maintenance fees.
  • Free withdrawals from ANZ ATMs. You can withdraw funds from an ANZ at no charge and there are no over the limit fees. Withdrawal limit of $2,000.
  • Convenient. You reload the card at Woolworths Supermarkets or Big W stores. You can also load funds using BPAY or Direct Debit.
  • MasterCard PayPass. Tap and Go with your purchases with MasterCard’s PayPass Technology.


How to apply for the Woolworths Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard

Since this isn’t a credit card, it’s easy to apply. Your credit history won’t be checked, as well as your income.
There is no minimum age requirement.

You can get a card as long as you can provide proof of identity.

Identification requirements

Woolworths will need 100 points of identification before they issue a card. To make up 100 points of I.D provide:

  • A passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate, driver’s licence, proof of age card, pension card, foreign driver’s licence or school attendance letter – these forms of identification count as 70 points. For applicants under the age of 18, one of the above forms of identification count as 100 points.
  • And things like a medicare card, a utility bill or an account bill (telephone or pay TV for instance) count as 30 points of identification. The product disclosure statement has a full list of identification requirements.
  • If you’re unable to provide proof of identity online, you’ll be requested to show your documents at your local Woolworths Supermarkets.
  • You’ll receive your PIN and card separately for security reasons, approximately 5-7 business days of verifying your ID.
  • When you receive your card, sign the back and load it with money when you’re ready to use it.

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282 Responses to Woolworths Everyday Money Reloadable Prepaid MasterCard – Rates & Fees

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    kahliat | April 18, 2015

    How do you pay online airfares using the Woolworth same prepaid mastercard?

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      Jonathan | April 21, 2015

      Hi Kahliat, thanks for your inquiry!

      The maximum balance that can be held on this prepaid card is $10,000 with maximum reload amounts of $2,000 at a single time via service cashiers (Woolworths, Safeway and Big W), BPAY and direct debit. Purchases through online merchants can be completed by stating the card number.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    margaret | April 8, 2015

    how do check my balance on account

    • Staff
      Jonathan | April 8, 2015

      Hi Margaret, thanks for your inquiry!

      To check your balance all you need to do is go to the Woolworths Everyday Money website and pressing the ‘Login’ button in the top right hand corner and select ‘Prepaid Card’.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Joshua | April 4, 2015

    How do I use the card? Do I need to activate it? If so how do I activate it?
    I tried using it once and I couldn’t use it because I needed a pin code

    • Staff
      Jonathan | April 7, 2015

      Hi Joshua, thanks for your inquiry!

      To be able to start using this card ID verification must be completed. Verification can be done through the Woolworths website or by your local Woolworths supermarket branch. Once verification has been completed you will receive your card and PIN code separately within 5-7 business days.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Cassie | April 2, 2015

    Is there a way I can check the balance of this card ? I recently got a refund online and they said it got returned to how I paid it? Would the money be back on here ?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | April 2, 2015

      Hi Cassie, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      You can check the balance of a Woolworths card by logging on to your Woolworths account. Please refer to the link I have sent to your email containing this link.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    | March 20, 2015

    I have one time prepaid wool worths given to me but I don’t have the card because it was only given to me. she only gave me the card number and the code number for me to use it online… Is there a way I can use it to in cash it I’m living in the Philippines

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 20, 2015

      Hi Ella, thanks for your inquiry!

      Without the physical card withdrawals from ATM’s would not be eligible, so you would need the card in order to withdraw cash/ funds.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Sam | March 19, 2015

    My card came with Westpac details for direct deposits.
    If I deposit to these details from a Westpac branch, will the funds be available on my card instantly?
    Thanks

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 19, 2015

      Hi Sam, thanks for your inquiry!

      Direct credit – EFT from a bank account can take up to 2 business days for the funds to clear on the card.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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      Sam | March 19, 2015

      Yes, but if I deposit the funds directly at a Westpac branch, rather than EFT online, will it then be instant?
      Thanks

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 19, 2015

      Hi Sam, thanks for your inquiry!

      Unfortunately the Woolworths Money website does not specify whether you can directly deposit funds from a bank branch. For instant deposits you can reload at any Woolworths Supermarkets or Big W stores nationwide. It would be best to contact Woolworths Money to confirm whether Westpac branch deposits are an instant reload.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    sharyn | March 18, 2015

    since you have changed your website how do I now check my balance as it keeps coming up error

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 19, 2015

      Hi Sharyn, thanks for your inquiry.

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not directly affiliated with Woolworths Money. You can check your balance by logging into the Woolworths Everyday Money website. The log in field is in the top right hand corner where you can select from ‘Credit Card’ or ‘Prepaid Card’.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Danny | March 18, 2015

    I cannot link my woolworth’s prepaid card to my Pay Pal account I thought they accept it with pay pal

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      | March 19, 2015

      My sister game me this prepaid woolworth’s is there a way for me to in cash the amount from the Philippines

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 19, 2015

      Hi Sara, thanks for your inquiry!

      This card can be used at 30 million merchants worldwide and any ATM that accepts Mastercard including in the Philippines.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 18, 2015

      Hi Danny, thanks for your inquiry!

      Unfortunately this card can not be linked to a Pay Pal account. Credit reloading can be completed at any Woolworths or Big W, or by linking a bank account to your card.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Gynn | March 13, 2015

    I just have 1 question… does paypal accept these cards?

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      Annie | March 16, 2015

      I want to link my pre-paid card to my bank account but I don’t have a anz account?

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 16, 2015

      Hi Annie, thanks for your inquiry!

      Linking your card to your paypal account can be done by logging into the paypal website and going to account settings.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

    • Staff
      Jonathan | March 16, 2015

      Hi Gynnn, thanks for your inquiry.

      Paypal accepts prepaid cards/ debit cards.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    jim | March 13, 2015

    Can this card be used at masters?

    • Staff
      Isaiah | March 13, 2015

      Hi Jim,

      Yes, Masters accept Woolworths Everyday Reloadable cards.

      Cheers,
      Isaiah

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