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

Old Nov 25, 12, 3:03 pm
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By the way... Anyone see Vanilla cards that DIDN'T have the pin?
The ones in my local Family Dollar, look like this from the back...



I asked the cashier...but he had no idea what I was talking about and didn't know where the manager was.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:03 pm
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Wait, someone say there is a place to buy VR in SEA? Please do tell. PM would be great if you would rather not say here.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jatink129 View Post
By the way... Anyone see...
The ones in my local Family Dollar, look like this from the back...

I would not be able to recognize it without 'Emily' holding it and a ink application link in the description.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by pcharles View Post
I would not be able to recognize it without 'Emily' holding it and a ink application link in the description.
I see what you did there...
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by jatink129 View Post
I see what you did there...
And it did not even take you needing circles and arrows.

The force is strong with this one...

Too bad she couldnt have dug out a set from behind the counter and let you blaze away with your cc!! No manager to be found = good business.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:32 pm
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There is not probably anyone on this thread in rural East Texas but just in case: had no problems buying VR reloads at CVS in Nacogdoches with a credit card. Bought three in last three weeks (one a week) on different credit cards, not all of the cards being AE.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:42 pm
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VR definitely dead at Office Depot. Shame, I loved the 5X UR points.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by iminsandiego View Post
I've paid about 10 different bills. Five of them credit card payments. Others were utilities, mortgage, and car. A couple of those were made by check (not a known payee in BB) and took about 7 days to post to my account. No issues for me. I like having all payments coming from one account. I just wish I could download transactions to Quicken to better manage it all.
Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try this week.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BigDog View Post
While I had the same vision of points galore, this did not work for me at my local Walgreens.
Well, it shouldn't. The quoted text SPECIFICALLY excludes prepaid cards and VR is definitely a prepaid card. The profit on these cards is obviously less than $3.95 each, because the store doesn't get to keep any part of the amount you load - YOU do!
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by pcharles View Post
And it did not even take you needing circles and arrows.

The force is strong with this one...

Too bad she couldnt have dug out a set from behind the counter and let you blaze away with your cc!! No manager to be found = good business.
I yet have much to learn Master.

No manager = Good Business
Only if Cashier ≠ Total Imbecile.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ianturner View Post
just bought 4 ice cream's with gift cards at my local CVS....had the manager check me out....didn't ask any questions and had no problems with letting me use gift cards.
Why would you want to buy with GCs and get charged double on the fees, unless you got your giftcards fee free?
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by caGALINDO View Post
"If you have got nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear with FR"

Correct.
Actually even if you have things to hide you have nothing to fear with FR, just give them the tax form and the worst case you get your credit lines cut.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:18 pm
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Yeah I would do that after transferring out all my points. But worst case is actually them closing the accounts.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
Why would you want to buy with GCs and get charged double on the fees, unless you got your giftcards fee free?
Probably buying the gift cards at an office supply store that gets a 5x bonus in that category from the credit card company. The 5x bonus more than offsets the fees.
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Old Nov 25, 12, 5:41 pm
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Indeed, like a tax audit or root canal, an FR is quite painless - to the one conducting it, of course.

Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
Actually even if you have things to hide you have nothing to fear with FR, just give them the tax form and the worst case you get your credit lines cut.
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