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How does paysafecard work? The only guide you need

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How does paysafecard work? The only guide you need
Safety online

If you’ve heard of paysafecard but haven’t used it yourself, you’re probably wondering: “How does paysafecard work?”. You’re in the right place. We’ll explain all you need to know about this handy prepaid card.


What is paysafecard?

Simply put, paysafecard is a prepaid credit card. You can use it to pay safely online, whether you have a bank account or not. Since paysafecard is prepaid, it comes without unexpected bills, monthly contracts, or any other commitments.
There are two types of paysafecard:
  • paysafecard classic/ PIN
paysafecard Classic is a simple concept. It’s a digital code that represents a certain monetary value. You buy a paysafecard code and then use the code to pay on thousands of paysafecard partner websites. Paying with a paysafecard code means you don’t have to provide extra personal or billing information at checkout. The code is all you need. This way, you can minimise the personal details you share online.
  •  paysafecard Mastercard
paysafecard Mastercard is a physical prepaid credit card, similar to traditional bank cards. It’s a good option if you’re looking for a prepaid credit card to use offline, as well as online. With a paysafecard Mastercard, you can also shop on websites that aren’t paysafecard partners.
Is there a downside? Not exactly, but it’s good to keep in mind that paysafecard Mastercard charges an annual maintenance fee, as well as small fees when you top up your card, pay in a foreign currency, or withdraw money from an ATM.
To order your paysafecard Mastercard simply create a My paysafecard account and follow the on-page instructions. To top up your paysafecard Mastercard, you can buy paysafecard online within seconds.

How to create a My paysafecard account

Creating a My paysafecard account starts on the paysafecard website. In the home screen, click Sign up in the upper right corner. You’ll be prompted to provide some information, including your email, home address, and phone number. No worries, it’s a simple process and only takes seconds.
Good to know: You don’t need a My paysafecard account to use paysafecard codes. An account is only required if:
  • you want to order a paysafecard Mastercard;
  • you want to make a purchase for over EUR 50 using paysafecard;
  • you’re interested in ewallet functionality.


How does paysafecard work for online payments

It’s easy to pay online with paysafecard.
  • Pay online with paysafecard classic/ PIN
On  a paysafecard partner website,  simply select paysafecard as a payment method during checkout. All you need to provide then is your 16-digit paysafecard code. That’s it!
  • Pay online or offline with paysafecard Mastercard
How does paysafecard Mastercard work? Simply select Mastercard as a payment method on your website of choice. In a physical store, you can use the card to pay as you normally would with your bank card. Need a top up? Buy a paysafecard code instantly.

Where can I pay with paysafecard online?

Curious where paysafecard is accepted as a payment method? Here are some of paysafecard’s partners in Ireland. You can always find an updated list of partners on the paysafecard website.
  • Aion
  • Neverwinter
  • Final Fantasy
  • League of Legends
  • Ashley Madison
  • Besugar.net
  • Flirtuna
  • Single Jungle
Sports betting:
  • Bet365
  • Pokerstars
  • William Hill
  • bet-at-home
With a paysafecard Mastercard, you can pay anywhere online where Mastercard is an accepted payment method – including Amazon, Zalando and Alibaba.

Where can I buy paysafecard online?

Buy your paysafecard instantly online on recharge.com. Choose your desired paysafecard value – EUR 10, EUR 25, EUR 50, or EUR 100. At checkout, you can pay safely with PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. Your paysafecard code will be in your email inbox within seconds.

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Can I buy paysafecard with PayPal?

Yes. On recharge.com, you can buy any product with PayPal – including paysafecard. All you need to do is select PayPal as your payment method during checkout.

Can I top up PayPal with paysafecard?

Yes, you can also top up your PayPal account with paysafecard.
To do that, you need to have a paysafecard Mastercard. Have one? Go to your PayPal account and click on Banks and cards. Link your paysafecard Mastercard to your account. From now on, when you click on Add money in your PayPal account, paysafecard Mastercard will be one of the options you see. You’re ready to transfer money from your paysafecard to PayPal.

Good to know: What is Paysafe?

paysafecard is often wrongly referred to as paysafe card, pay safe card, or simply Paysafe. Don’t let that confuse you. To set matters straight, paysafecard is the correct name of the prepaid credit card you’ve been looking for. Paysafe, on the other hand, is the name of the company issuing this card.

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Kristina Kalpaklieva