Chime is an online banking solution that allows users to bank at the drop of a hat and does not incur any hidden fees and charges that come with traditional banking. Created by Chris Britt and Ryan King in 2013, Chime aims to offer an alternative to the traditional pen and paper banking services and allows users to access the bank directly from their smartphones. Besides offering advantages over traditional banks, the main Chime features include Spending Account, Savings Account, and other perks.
Opening an account with Chime automatically makes you eligible for a Chime Debit Card that you can use at most ATMs, retailers, and franchises. The debit card offered by Chime is issued by Visa and can be used with mobile payment apps like Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay. Chime Debit Card arrives in 5 to 10 business days at your mailing address. If you haven’t received the card within this time period, you can contact Chime customer care and record with them your issue.
Once you have gotten your card, you will need to activate it to do shopping and make payments. Here is the step by step procedure for that:
- Visit Chime.com
- When the website is open, click on the “log in” option that you will find at the top right side of the screen.
- Enter your registered email id and password in the following respective fields.
- On the next page, you will be provided by full information on how you can activate your Chime Debit Card.
Can I Load My Chime card at Walgreens?
Yes, you can. All you need to do is go the nearest Walgreens and ask the cashier to load up your card. The procedure is easy and convenient. However, there are certain limitations to loading Chime card. Only 3 deposits can be made in 24 hours of up to $1000 and $10,000 every month. You can also add money to your Chime card at other stores like Walmart, Dollar General, and CVS.
You can go through your Chime app to learn more about the list of supported stores and procedure to load the Chime card.