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Old Nov 27, 12, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by FrequentDreamer View Post
Ok so I've read this thread (ALL of it...) at least twice. Good info to be sure.

But, has *any*one seen Jelly Bellies in the inner Bay Area? I'm fine with just having fun with gift cards at Orifice Desperate to meet min spend but just curious. I have been to at least 7 Convenience Value Service (though that S part is debatable) and the rackus is emptius.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 3:03 pm
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Old Nov 27, 12, 4:09 pm
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Billpay to PSE&G in New Jersey worked great. Payment rec'd and processed exactly on time.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 4:17 pm
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Has anybody successfully used BillPay (online, no paper check) to pay property tax? I know this has been asked multiple times, but I don't recall ever seeing a clear answer. If so, what county or city? I want to pay my Los Angeles County tax, but my payment stub says "Los Angeles County Tax Collector" while BB has "Los Angeles County Tax CA" listed as one of their payees. I suppose they're the same, but I don't want any surprises.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 4:34 pm
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Assuming you mean the SF Bay area.....

I've been to 3 of the same convenience stores in Oakland looking for beans and have found empty racks at all 3. At one store I saw where they *should* be, but there were none there. At the other 2 stores, I didn't see where, if they carried them, they would be.



Originally Posted by FrequentDreamer View Post
Ok so I've read this thread (ALL of it...) at least twice. Good info to be sure.

But, has *any*one seen Jelly Bellies in the inner Bay Area? I'm fine with just having fun with gift cards at Orifice Desperate to meet min spend but just curious. I have been to at least 7 Convenience Value Service (though that S part is debatable) and the rackus is emptius.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 4:58 pm
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Any Floridians out there have set up bill pay FPL?

Do you use the hyphen on your account number?

I gather the zip code is the FPL zip code on the bill, but not your own zip code.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 5:11 pm
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The 5 CVS stores I stopped at in Ohio over the last 3 weeks had VRs for sale using CC. Their racks have since dwindled down to nothing. The manager I talked to today expects a new shipment over the next two days. Has anyone out there actually seen their local CVS restock the racks after they have sold out?
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Old Nov 27, 12, 5:19 pm
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Yes...don't worry and check back after a couple of days.

Originally Posted by ZontarTheThingFromVenus View Post
The 5 CVS stores I stopped at in Ohio over the last 3 weeks had VRs for sale using CC. Their racks have since dwindled down to nothing. The manager I talked to today expects a new shipment over the next two days. Has anyone out there actually seen their local CVS restock the racks after they have sold out?
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Old Nov 27, 12, 5:57 pm
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Old Nov 27, 12, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
Has anybody successfully used BillPay (online, no paper check) to pay property tax? I know this has been asked multiple times, but I don't recall ever seeing a clear answer. If so, what county or city? I want to pay my Los Angeles County tax, but my payment stub says "Los Angeles County Tax Collector" while BB has "Los Angeles County Tax CA" listed as one of their payees. I suppose they're the same, but I don't want any surprises.
Used BB to pay Orange County property tax. Had absolutely no problems. Payment was recorded within a couple of days.

Would think you could go ahead and make the payment and if it does not post in a couple of days, you would still have a chance to pay via regular means.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 7:08 pm
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Old Nov 27, 12, 8:38 pm
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This may have been asked/mentioned before so I'm sorry if it has... I did not read through all 218 pages. Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a visa gift card that can be used as a debit card? I know some of them say debit on them but those are normally rung up as a credit card at stores. I haven't done a lot of research on this but I figure I may give it a try at my local CVS that is no longer accepting credit cards for Vanilla Reloads... or try and find a local place that will sell me the green dot with a CC and go that route.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Dad to GO View Post
This may have been asked/mentioned before so I'm sorry if it has... I did not read through all 218 pages. Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a visa gift card that can be used as a debit card? I know some of them say debit on them but those are normally rung up as a credit card at stores. I haven't done a lot of research on this but I figure I may give it a try at my local CVS that is no longer accepting credit cards for Vanilla Reloads... or try and find a local place that will sell me the green dot with a CC and go that route.
To reload at wm you need to used a pin-based card. GCs say debit, but are not pin-based, so you are out of luck.

There are other things you can do with your gift cards...but not this.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
I've been to 3 of the same convenience stores in Oakland looking for beans and have found empty racks at all 3. At one store I saw where they *should* be, but there were none there. At the other 2 stores, I didn't see where, if they carried them, they would be.
I've been on the same hunt. Nothing!!
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Old Nov 28, 12, 12:52 am
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Buy other reload cards. Fund your Paypal acct with them. Get a Paypal debit card and then use it to fund your Bluebird
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