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Wal-Mart, Amex take on banks with Bluebird debit card

Wal-Mart, Amex take on banks with Bluebird debit card

Old Nov 15, 12, 7:04 pm
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finally made it to WM with no crowd tonight, and realized i have never used my suntrust debit card. PIN fail.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:06 pm
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Happend to me too! I had to call Suntrust to get the first purchase cleared....

Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
finally made it to WM with no crowd tonight, and realized i have never used my suntrust debit card. PIN fail.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
Was the giftcard the only item on the receipt? Maybe it fees are broken out so they transmitted $500 + $5.95 and the CSP guessed it was a giftcard?
I didn't know this was news but credit card companies have always had access to this information.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by traveldealexpert View Post
Happend to me too! I had to call Suntrust to get the first purchase cleared....
how did you get it to go thru without the PIN?
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by infamousdx View Post
I didn't know this was news but credit card companies have always had access to this information.
So they can see exactly what you're buying?
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:38 pm
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Surprised they are allowed to do this.... sounds like pretty big invasion of privacy to me.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by caGALINDO View Post
Surprised they are allowed to do this.... sounds like pretty big invasion of privacy to me.
Didn't they subpoena Monica Lewinsky's credit card records to find out she purchased "Vox"? Or maybe it was the bookstore they subpoenaed. Who knows.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by frozyn View Post
$5k is the max amount you can load via VR, per month. $10K is the max from all sources combined, per month. $10K is also the maximum amount of money you can have loaded to BB at any given time.
Sorry if this has been asked again, but is the per month limit a calendar month or a 30 day month? I know the $1000/day is calendar day.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 8:51 pm
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Really? No wonder I 've been getting promo material for Cialis after seeing I purchase so much Viagra from my local Wagreens (& VR on cc too!)
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Old Nov 15, 12, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
Sorry if this has been asked again, but is the per month limit a calendar month or a 30 day month? I know the $1000/day is calendar day.
Yes, calendar month.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by crimsonAA View Post
Didn't they subpoena Monica Lewinsky's credit card records to find out she purchased "Vox"? Or maybe it was the bookstore they subpoenaed. Who knows.
Maybe we need to all rehearse our script for answering calls from the Cardinals... "I did not have reloadable relations with that [insert store name here]"

Hopefully our Blue Birds will fare better than Miss Lewinsky's blue dress. At least we take our BBs to the cleaners now and then...
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:13 pm
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For those who are buying ice cream or green dot at CVS, how do you get it to work with a CC? I tried at my local store and cashier could not push it through because of "invalid tender" or something like that.

On a separate question, does the register treat gift cards differently from CC? Will I have less problems purchasing beans and similar reloads using a gift card as opposed to a CC?
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Rommie2k6 View Post
For those who are buying ice cream or green dot at CVS, how do you get it to work with a CC? I tried at my local store and cashier could not push it through because of "invalid tender" or something like that.

On a separate question, does the register treat gift cards differently from CC? Will I have less problems purchasing beans and similar reloads using a gift card as opposed to a CC?
Its the managers decision whether he wants to make it cash tender only or not. If it is cash tender only cc or gift card won't matter.

On to the next location.
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:17 pm
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So I was just at a CVS looking for Vanilla and they were out...I ask a cashier and he finds an unopened bag of vanilla reload cards. Sweet! EXCEPT these are not typical reloads. It was a package with a credit card sized card called a "Vanilla Reloadable Prepaid Card" - the card itself is all black. These are not vanilla reloads and they are not Visa vanilla gift cards. Anyone else seen these or know how they work?? Haven't seen any pictures of these on the blogs so maybe a new product...
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Old Nov 15, 12, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by caGALINDO View Post
Its the managers decision whether he wants to make it cash tender only or not. If it is cash tender only cc or gift card won't matter.

On to the next location.
So it's entirely YMMV? What about that blog with the picture of his GF waving beans at CVS? Just dumb luck that he found a "compatible" CVS store?
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