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How to Apply for a BPI More Fun Prepaid Card

BPI More Fun Prepaid Card review

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This is part two of my post here.

And no, I am not paid to do this post. I am just amazed at this discovery and want to share it with you.

Before I begin, let me reiterate the difference between a prepaid card and a debit card. First, while you can use both cards for physical transactions, you can’t use debit cards online (at least in my experience!). Usually, in online transactions, when they ask for credit card details, you can’t input your debit card details. (An example is GoDaddy.)

Second, you can’t withdraw your money from this prepaid card. So when you decide to get this, make sure you only deposit your “extra” cash.

Application for BPI More Fun Prepaid Card

Anyway, here’s what I did to apply. I just stumbled upon it one night when I was looking for a credit card to use for international transactions because I was planning to slowly buy homeschooling stuff. When I finally saw this, I just went to BPI’s More Fun website.

Next, after reading the FAQs and everything I need to know about the card, I clicked on “Apply Now.”

A gallery of cards will appear. You can choose one from the given designs OR you ca do what I did and upload your own photo – which is, of course, more fun.

I don’t have a screenshot of a personalized photo, so let’s assume you wanted the Tarsier one.

A social media sharing option will appear next; you don’t have to do that. Click “Continue.”

A very short application form containing your name and email address should appear. Fill it in.

Then, another longer application form containing your details should appear. Also fill it in.

And you’re done! After finishing all of the forms, you will now only have to wait for BPI’s email to tell you that your card is already done and ready to be claimed at your designated branch. It took me around 3 weeks to wait, but I’m not sure if that’s the usual waiting time because I applied for my card in the middle of Christmas season.

Claiming the BPI More Fun Prepaid Card

After receiving the email, you have to pick the card up for, I think, 5-10 days (it depends on your location; please read the email carefully for instructions). The email will contain the requirements you need to bring upon claiming. Here they are:

  • P250 opening fee
  • Valid IDs
  • A printout of the Purchase Agreement form, which is attached in the email

Before going to the branch, fill the form in.

In my case, I went to the Abreeza branch on a Saturday, which was a wrong move because the branch was packed with people. Nevertheless, we waited. Finally, after 2 hours, I was called. I immediately submitted the printed and filled-in form and my IDs. Actually, the email asked for only one valid ID, but I brought all of my valid IDs anyway.

The teller would check all of those documents and will make you sign the Purchase Agreement (you can’t sign it beforehand; you need to sign it in front of the bank employee). Then, you’ll pay the opening fee and she will hand you the card over.

And congratulations, you’re done!

For more questions, don’t hesitate to comment or send me a message.

This post was originally written in January 2015. 

As of now, I have already used my BPI More Fun Prepaid Card several times, including a couple of times with GoDaddy and one time with Photobook Philippines. I’ve also connected it to my PayPal account and used it to re-verify my account. It’s fail-proof and the best part is that I don’t have to think of debts to pay!

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  • Reply hitokirihoshi August 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    good thing you share you experience about it. like you it’s a problem for me whenever i have to transact online. if i am correct, it’s a kind of card that I am the one who will fund the its e-cash. Perhaps because I am also afraid of the temptation that’s why I am not a fan of credit card. Hope it will help me too.

    Mabuhay! by the way I am really messy too hehehe appear!

  • Reply Darling February 23, 2016 at 4:49 am

    is there a reloading fee? How much? 😁 Coz’ other prepaid visa has reloading fee.

    • Reply Maan February 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      I just checked and yes, there’s a 5.00 reloading fee 🙂

  • Reply Madraf June 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Good afternoon, just wanna ask regarding the “Full Name” space, need po ba kasama middle name or kahit hindi na? Will this affect verification sa Paypal account if ever? Or if I ever pay something using this card?

    • Reply Maan June 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Oh no I don’t recall, but I think I didn’t include my middle name? Please ask a BPI representative because I don’t remember 100%, baka mali ako

  • Reply June Porto January 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for this review. Just wanna ask if you can transfer PayPal funds to this card? Tia

    • Reply Maan January 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Oh I haven’t tried that yet. What I’m sure of is that it can be used to verify a PayPal account

  • Reply Princess June 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Hi there! Would you know if BPI More Fun Prepaid Card is accepted in Airbnb as a payment method? Thank you very much!! 🙂

    • Reply Maan June 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Princess, sorry I’m not sure! It can be used in lieu of regular credit cards though so I think you can use it as long as you have enough balance

  • Reply JB January 24, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I availed of this card but just last year, I suddenly have a balance of (-) 3,850.00 . That’s right, a negative balance. I was wondering how in the world is this possible when before using this card you have to fund it? I have tried going to BPI branch and they cannot do a thing about it. They said to call a specific number which I tried calling right there in their office but it was still busy after so many trials. Till now I cannot use my card because of this issue. It’s sad how BPI cannot even handle this.

    Any thoughts ?

    • Reply Maan January 24, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Hi JB, sorry but I had the BPI prepaid card for only a year (I decided not to renew it to limit my spending). I’m afraid I can’t help you with that. 🙁 Best of luck!

  • Reply Denise September 7, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I miss this card from BPI. I had two cards applied before they stopped the application for new ones. I like this card because I can personalize the photo background with my face on it so it really adds security that you are the owner of the card.

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