Old Feb 13, 07, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by BigYellowDog View Post
I believe that is correct, but it they don't always know that. Also, if the card number does not start with a 4, I believe they have to enter a 4 before swiping so the system thinks it's a Visa.
I must say, Marriott's use of gift cards seems to be the most inefficient I have ever seen. I'm still using mine, but each time I do, they ask me how much is on the card and that they can't process without knowing the exact amount. Huh? Why can't you just swipe the thing and tell me balance like everyone else does? Why do I have to call the number on the back to get the balance (I write it down now) to give to the rep?

And yes, they do appear as Visa charges.
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