I was one of the lucky few to have witnessed the exclusive launch of Metrobank's newest venture, the Metrobank Prepaid Card, a month ago at Hyve. I'm sure most of you already know what a prepaid card is but to give light to those in the dark, it is a card that you can conveniently use as a a credit card (make a purchase anywhere with just one swipe plus unlimited perks and discounts from partner establishments) and also acts as an ATM card (load it up online, thru phone or via Metrobank's atm machines and withdraw money anytime). Best part? Aside from the fact that you could get one without initial deposit or not worry about a maintaining balance (there's none!), Metrobank's prepaid card is not in any way connected to a bank account so you're sure it's safe to use! No sharing of personal information. Cool huh? Now you don't have to bring cash when shopping and not feel praning. Also, unlike credit cards (damn you cc's), you could easily monitor your spending and not worry about going overbudget. And that's why I need this in my life. Haha. I was able to road test my own card and grabeeee, ansaya lang gamitin! Documented it for you guys. Here are photos!:)
Here are the partner establishments that could give discounts and perks when used there: Chelsea, Cole Haan, Hyve, Kabila, M Cafe, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Momo, Mr Jones, Perry Ellis, Rocketroom, Sip & Gogh, Skye, Stella, Terraz and Vyne, more to come. So get your own Metrobank Prepaid Card and start living without regrets!:)
Ready, set , shop!!!
Of course, had to stock up on accessories for styling gigs. Here I am shopping at SM Accessories!:)
Easy payment! I just had to sign the standard receipt (like when you use a credit card) and then it gets deducted from my balance pronto.
Next stop was Etude House where I bought some kaartehans. Hehe.
Also bought a few clothes for styling from SM Surplus! Here's Ate girl processing my transaction:)
Sign sign like a boss
Bought more bangles from Penshoppe. Hihi. Puro pang styling! Haha!
Of course, had to reward ourselves naman with our fave Mexican food from Mexicali!
Swipe again:) So convenient!
I haven't tried using this online but I will soon!:)
Now, applying for your own card is easy! Just follow these simple steps:
1. Visit a Metrobank bank nearest you. Goooo!
2. Fill up the prepaid card application form.
3. Present 1 valid ID. Government ID if possible or student ID if you're still in school!:)
4. Pay P100 fee for the card (which is valid for 3 years).
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