How to Make a Purchase:

You can use your Comdata Card to make purchases at any location that displays the Maestro® brand. Be sure to check your card balance through the IVR or online ( before making a purchase. It is important to allow for service fees when determining if funds are available to make a purchase.

The point-of-sale (POS) device will vary from merchant to merchant. Some will automatically ask for your PIN, while others may ask for a signature or give you the option to choose between the two.

  1. PIN-based Debit payment option:
  2. You can request “Cash Back” with PIN-based payments.
  3. Swipe your Comdata Card.
  4. Follow the instructions on the POS device.
  5. Enter your PIN when prompted.
  6. Request the amount of “Cash Back” you would like to receive. Each retailer will have its own “Cash Back” limit policy.
  7. The cashier will complete your purchase and give you the requested cash.

Signature-based Credit payment option:

  1. Select the “Credit” button on the POS device.
  2. Swipe your Comdata Card.
  3. Sign the receipt.

Split tender purchases:

A split tender purchase is any transaction where part of the total amount is paid with your Comdata Card and the remaining amount is paid with another form of payment or vice versa. Most retailers allow this type of transaction but check with the retailer before making the purchase.

You will also need to tell the cashier the exact amount you want to be taken from your card. It is important to allow for service fees when determining the amount of funds available for the purchase. Instructions may vary by merchant.