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GASR Mascot Contest
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As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

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Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

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Hi, I'm Kori. I joined GASR in 2014 and have grown to love the community and people here. I'm a self taught hobby artist but I've liked to draw and paint ever since I can remember. I didn't get into using a tablet till a few years ago- and I love it. My family has always been a really big supporter in whatever I do, so I hope to continue and make it a more serious thing. I believe there's always room for me to improve so that's what I plan to do.

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Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:31 am
I don't have a working PayPal account (needs a bank account.) but I live by stores that sell PayPal cards. Can I use this as payment? Please and thank you.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:21 am
I'm reading their FAQs as I am unfamiliar with their cards. It just states that you require a paypal account and not that you need a bank hooked to it from how it appears. You can use the card for moving money around both online and offline for everything from bills to groceries (and art). The card links to your account and acts as a debit card. You can even have direct deposits (from work). It isn't available for people Paypal is not available for (as you must have a paypal account) nor people from the state of Vermont.

To upload cash onto the card, you'd need to make sure a reload center/pack is near you, and you need to buy in it certain amounts as stated here. Other options are directing your direct deposit, transferring from your bank, or requesting your tax return to go onto the paypal account.

I will note for if you opt to try it out:

From the FAQ wrote:
If you purchased your PayPal Prepaid Card at a retail location: the temporary card you received will expire 120 days from the date of purchase. We encourage you to contact us early in the 120-day period so that we may send you a personalized card to ensure that your access to your money is uninterrupted. The personalized card we send to you will have an expiration date printed on the front of the card.

If you placed an online order for a card, or received our card offer in the mail: the personalized card we sent to you will have an expiration date printed on the front of the card.

This way you don't get any rejections suddenly if the physical card due to the expiration stuff.

I am also a bit interested in how this is working for other users, and whether or not this may end up a viable solution to lacking a bank account.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:49 am
I'm pretty sure I'll be using the card right away when I'm about to order.

So, I guess since with this method as you stated, I wouldn't have too much trouble moving funds around, literally bypassing the bank account step. Well, I'll try it later today (Still at work as I'm typing this.) and see how it turns out.

If it works, maybe this will be a great option to get people using PayPal more often.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:00 am
I agree. Thank you for bringing this up! Like I said, I'm interested in how this works for you! I'd greatly appreciate it if you can send me feedback as to your experience with it so that I can pass it on to see if this would be something we would recommend for users.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:49 am
H'okay, I'm home, now. It seems like I can confirm that you can immediately use the money once you load it up to your PayPal Account.

I think I need to clarify something before people get confused:

You need to buy this for it to work for you:

Do not go for the Mastercard version. (Unless you want to, I unno. It's up to you!)

I don't think this picture gives it much justice, but the minimum amount is $20 USD, while the max is $500 USD, plus a $3.95 USD Purchase Fee. (I live in New York City.) Which isn't so bad, in my opinion. I use Gift Cards all the time to pay for gaming services.

Anyway, once you load it in, it's available for you to use:

I found this card at my local 7-11 store. I tried going to CVS and Walgreens, but to no avail.
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:14 am
Actually, you can apply online for one. You don't need to get it at the store. The store is the temporary one until the personalized one is requested, and the ordered one from online is the personalized one right off the bat.

Thank you for following up on this!
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:42 am
The one I bought is just a one-time use. Something quick and easy to load money into your account.

This is probably the easiest way to do it if you're in a pinch.

Now to find me a DP to unpotato-fy myself.
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