To pledge to a project you can use a debit or credit card associated with Visa, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, or American Express. At this time, Discover, UnionPay, and JCB cards are only accepted for US-based projects. We do not currently accept Maestro or Visa Electron cards.
If you will be using a prepaid credit card, please make sure that the card has a value of at least 1 USD (or the similar equivalent in your local currency, e.g. 1 GBP) more than the amount of your pledge. This will help to reduce the chance of any issues collecting your pledge.
It is not possible to split a pledge across multiple transactions. If your card has a daily limit, we’d recommend contacting the card issuer to determine whether it’s possible to get approval for a particular transaction. Alternatively, you could try using a different card, such as a prepaid card.
Remember: Backers are only charged for a pledge after a project reaches its deadline and it is successfully funded. If a project doesn’t reach its goal, backers are not charged.
If we are experiencing difficulty collecting your pledge, please consult this article for steps on how to fix the payment.
Can I pledge with PayPal?
We do not currently support PayPal as a payment or account set up method. To pledge towards a project on Kickstarter, you will need to use a valid debit or credit card.
Can I pay for a pledge with a check, or send cash by mail?
In order to be counted as a backer on Kickstarter, you will need to pledge via the site using a valid debit or credit card. If you decide to send funds to the creator outside of Kickstarter (cash, check, etc.), you will not be reflected as a backer.
Can I pledge using direct debit?
Currently only backers based in Germany, pledging less than €250 towards a German project, will have the option to use direct debit (SEPA) as their payment method.