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Initial post: Dec 20, 2011 7:33:58 AM PST
Has anyone created an Amazon account using a prepaid debit card? I bought the kindle fire for my daughter and do not want her to accidentally start purchasing apps tied to my checking account or credit card, but i would like to have the ability to tie the account to a prepaid card, and then when it's balance is zero, add another prepaid card.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:36:17 AM PST
I don't know about a prepaid debit card, but Amazon gift cards should take care of what you want to do.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:36:56 AM PST
Many have found this solution to work best for them.

When choosing a prepaid card, make sure it has an expiration date on it. Apparently that field is needed.

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 7:39:49 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 20, 2011 7:40:14 AM PST
LadyH95 says:
I personally set up a second checking account that has a minimal balance that I use for online purchases. It is a debit card. That is all I have tied to my account and it works just fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:41:10 AM PST
Great! Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 7:44:55 AM PST
Just an FYI, Jennifer. Apparently to start purchasing apps, there needs to be a credit card assigned to the account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 8:07:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2011 8:08:30 AM PST
I found this to be true also, have old account was going to keep separate for ebook purchases.

Sent gift card to that account, but one click for ebooks and apps requires card on account. AND, you can't remove card and keep purchasing.

Though pre paid cards do work well. Or, set up a separate PayPal account, get a debit card (cash back), and use that on her account (they come with expiration dates). Be sure to CANCEL BACK UP FUNDING!! Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 8:11:23 AM PST
Yeah well i guess my kids aren't perfect, but at least giving them access to their own funds teaches them a lesson on budgeting / spending money.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 8:31:22 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Put Fud53 on ignore. He, she or it always tries to upset people.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 8:35:04 AM PST
Well isn't that his user name?
Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 5:09:05 PM PST
Lisa Hubner says:
I was wondering the same thing?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 5:09:25 PM PST
Lisa Hubner says:
I was wondering the same thing?
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