How to buy tickets without creating a Paypal account

We use Paypal to process payments for Ely’s performances of Disney’s Frozen, but it is not necessary to create a Paypal account for this! Here’s how to make a one-time credit or debit card payment on Paypal without a Paypal account..

After you’ve selected your seats, verified the order in your cart, and clicked to “check out,” you will be taken to Paypal’s site to make your payment.

On that first screen, ignore the top half of the form. Don’t enter an email address or phone number in the box and don’t click on the “Forgot email?” link or the “Next” button. Just click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button in lower half of the form.

Screenshot of PayPal's initial payment screen. You want to select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" without touching the "Email or mobile number" box or the "Next" button.
How to use PayPal as a guest – step 1

 

On the next screen (“Check out as a guest” should appear at the top), enter the email address you want your confirmation from Paypal to go to and press the “Continue to Payment” button.

 

Paying with PayPal without creating a PayPal account, step 2.
How to use PayPal as a guest – step 2

This will finally take you to the “Pay with debit or credit card” screen where you can enter your payment information.

THIS FORM TRIES TO GET YOU TO CREATE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. YOU NEED TO OPT OUT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM TO AVOID CREATING AN ACCOUNT. THEN YOU’LL BE ABLE TO PAY AS A GUEST WITH YOUR CARD. THE IMAGE BELOW SHOWS YOU WHERE TO OPT OUT.

Paying with PayPal without a PayPal account, Step 3
Paypal Without Paypal Account-Step 3a

Just below the “Billing address” section, there is a blue “toggle” button with a blue checkmark on it. To the left of that button is the text: “Save info & create your PayPal account”

This is where you opt out to pay as a guest.

Click that toggle “button” with the blue checkmark and move it from “right” to “left.” As soon as you do that, it will turn grey, and the checkmark will disappear. Notice that the button at the bottom of this page will change from saying “Create Account & Pay Now” to “Pay now as guest”. This is what the bottom of the form should look like after opting out.

PayPal without a PayPal account - Final Step
How to use Paypal as a guest – step 3b

NOW you can finally click the “Pay now as guest” to complete the payment without creating an PayPal account!