How Can I Avoid Giving Apple a Credit Card Number on iPad?

Episode 1801 (1:19:50)

Carolyn from Sedona, AZ

Carolyn wants to know what's the safest way to get a prepaid VISA card to use on her daughter's iPad and Apple Account. She doesn't want to use her credit card as Apple requires. Leo says she can get them at most stores and they are perfectly safe, but Apple doesn't allow them.  There's the Privacy card from You can even set a spending limit.  There's also Does a similar thing.

From the chatroom - Apple seems to have a workaround. But it won't let her download any apps, even free ones. Also, American Express gift cards seem to work.