Before we detail how to activate a Bluebird card, you need to be aware of the services enabled on your card. How you got your hands on the card will determine the type of services that will be available to you, and lay your hands on the card can be done through one of the three ways mentioned below;
The Setup Kit
It is a widespread way people get to lay their hands on the card, and you can get the Bluebird setup kit at Walmart for a five-dollar price tag. This five-dollar can be used in making purchases, but the card will no longer be used when the five-dollar gets exhausted.
This is a temporary card, so it is impossible to add funds to it, so you will have to open an account and obtain a permanent card if you want a card you can add funds to.
Visiting the Bluebird website and signing up is another way to lay your hands on the Bluebird card. All you need to do is visit Bluebird. Com, and find your way to the ‘open an account’ option.
Follow every instruction from there onward, and you will receive a Bluebird card before the end of the week. You can choose to call Bluebird on 1-877-486-5990 to request your card if there is a delay in receiving the card after two weeks.
The Mobile App
Using the Bluebird mobile app is the final way you can obtain a Bluebird card, and all you are required to do is click on the ‘register now’ link and follow all other instructions when you launch the app.
This method will help you create a Bluebird account, and they will send the Bluebird card to you in ten working days.
How To Activate A Bluebird Card
Using the app or the website to create a Bluebird account doesn’t require you to have a Bluebird activated the card, but if you desire to register a temporary card or you want the card to be mailed to you, here are the steps you need to follow to get it done.
Using The Website
Find your way to the Bluebird website we provided earlier in this guide and follow these steps;
- Click on the ‘register your car’ link at the top of the screen
- Answer YES if your card is a temporary one
- You are required to fill in all of your details like fifteen-digit card number and social security number.
- You should set up a username and password and also proceed to create your PIN.
- Set up a security question and answer you can use when trying to recover your account
All these steps will help get your card registered, and you will get a permanent business card within ten working days.
Using The App
You will need to install and launch the app on your phone, then follow these steps;
- Find and click on the ‘register now’ lick, which you’ll find at the bottom section of your screen.
- Respond with YES when asked if you have a temporary Bluebird card
- Provide every detail requested by the app, including a 15-digit PIN
Before going through the registration process, you might have to verify your email with the company.
Why The Permanent Bluebird Card Is Important
If the five-dollar you have on a Bluebird card runs out, you will be unable to make further transactions, and this is why you need to upgrade from a temporary to a permanent card which allows you to add up to five hundred dollars in it.
You will lay your hands on a Bluebird card after a week, and this allows you to add up to one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine dollars inside of it.
You can make early deposits, make free cash reloads at Walmart, pay some of the bills you have online, and also have access to money through the ATM. Looking at these benefits, you will definitely want to have a Bluebird permanent card, so go ahead and apply for it today.