How do I start using my PayPal Extras MasterCard® or PayPal Platinum MasterCard®?

Once approved, you can, in most cases, start using your card right away through your PayPal account wherever PayPal is accepted. In instances where your application is first placed into a pending status before it is approved, you will not be able to use your PayPal Extras , eBay Extras Mastercard, or PayPal Cashback Mastercard until you receive and activate the card.

Upon approval of your application, your physical card will arrive within 7-10 business days.

When you receive your card in the mail, you can call to activate your card and start using it anywhere Mastercard is accepted or follow these simple steps to activate your card:
  1. Log into you PayPal account and click PayPal Mastercard.
  2. Click Services then Activate Card.  
  3. Enter the card number and 3-digit security code, then click Activate.
  4. Your card is added automatically to your PayPal account. When making a purchase with your PayPal account, just choose PayPal Mastercard as your payment source.  You can also set the card as your preferred funding method in your PayPal account.

    You will need to login into your PayPal account in order to set your PayPal MasterCard as your preferred payment method.