Visa USA today announced that Visa TravelMoney cards will now be available in more than 1,550 Safeway store locations nationwide, including participating Safeway, Carrs, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Pak 'n Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Vons, and Tom Thumb stores.
NetSpend will market the reloadable prepaid travel cards and process transactions for Inter National Bank (Member FDIC), the issuer. The expanded distribution will make it even easier for consumers to obtain Visa TravelMoney, which offers the security of travelers checks with the unsurpassed convenience of a Visa card.
"Consumers are opting for the convenience and flexibility of cards over travelers checks," said Todd Brockman, Senior Vice President, Prepaid products, Visa USA. "Visa is helping to better meet consumer preference by developing innovative products like Visa TravelMoney, which provides travel-specific benefits that checks simply can't offer. We're working with our member and merchant partners to continue to expand distribution of Visa TravelMoney to make this payment option more readily available to travelers."
Effective immediately, Visa TravelMoney is available at participating Safeway and affiliate stores. Shoppers can pick up a Visa TravelMoney card while they shop, purchase the card and load funds onto the card at the check-out counter. Once purchased, the card can be reloaded online, by telephone or in store.
"We are pleased to lend our expertise, knowledge and leadership in the prepaid segment to expand the retail availability of Visa TravelMoney," said Bertrand Sosa, Co-founder and Vice President of Advertising and Brand Development of NetSpend. "Visa TravelMoney is the latest in a series of Visa card products offered through NetSpend's partnership with Visa members that help meet consumer and retailers' needs."