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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 Dec 6, 12, 5:55 pm
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Hard to believe but there are no CVS stores in the entire states of Oregon or Washington! I was all ready
to get out there with my CC thinking I just needed to find the nearest store. Really bummed!
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Old Dec 6, 12, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jkr4040 View Post
I stopped at an OD in MD tonight on my way home from work to pick up 2 $500 visa gift cards at the register they took my Ink card and ID then called a number for what I assume was Chase to confirm the billing address was the same as my ID address....

....Has anyone else encountered this at OD?
Yep. Ran into that a couple of times before OD pulled the plug on Vanilla Reload cards. Nothing to worry about (as long as you're not using a stolen credit card).
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy View Post
Originally Posted by jkr4040 View Post
I stopped at an OD in MD tonight on my way home from work to pick up 2 $500 visa gift cards at the register they took my Ink card and ID then called a number for what I assume was Chase to confirm the billing address was the same as my ID address....

....Has anyone else encountered this at OD?
Yep. Ran into that a couple of times before OD pulled the plug on Vanilla Reload cards. Nothing to worry about (as long as you're not using a stolen credit card).
Not good when your license doesn't have the same address because you have moved .
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by nwflyboy View Post
Yep. Ran into that a couple of times before OD pulled the plug on Vanilla Reload cards. Nothing to worry about (as long as you're not using a stolen credit card).
how do you get miles if the card is stolen?
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by particlemn View Post
how do you get miles if the card is stolen?
hahaha lollol
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by ddallas View Post
Are you using the ones you buy from AMEX through Big Crumbs, or the ones you buy in a store?
Ones i buy on bigcrumbs
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by particlemn View Post
how do you get miles if the card is stolen?
. . . I guess you can always buy miles . . .
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by poptarts View Post
No, sorry, none in SD or Orange County. They have been banned for years; you know, local municipal ordinance and all. Try Kansas City or DC!!
WHY I OUGGA!!!!!
What I meant to say is...ahem...won't some nice, charming, ICE Cream Hoarder (I'm calling the show, really) share with a poor sad low miles wannabe?


Originally Posted by iqbalt80 View Post
Went to a San Jose CVS and talked to a manager. As per her, they are putting weekly orders for the VR but the warehouse is always empty..
I guess all the Southern stores are getting it..
Either that or someone in SJ is buying them all faster than she can restock. I check at least 3 stores more than once a week...bubkiss!
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by particlemn View Post
how do you get miles if the card is stolen?
This is a joke, right?
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Old Dec 6, 12, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by webazoid View Post
anatomy of a vanilla CVS.....

After walking into a dozen cvs's, i've notice one common theme. Those that carry vanillas don't have prominent displays featuring the green dot products. so if u seem a prominent green dot display, they won't stock vanillas. those that don't have a green dot display will feature vanillas.
I had the same experience. 3 different CVS's within a mile radius, none had VRs for weeks. Went on a Wednesday - no VRs and no GD display. Went back the following Saturday - all had VRs and all had GD displays. I wonder how these 2 products are linked by the GC vendor CVS uses.
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Old Dec 6, 12, 7:11 pm
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Anyone been successful using BB to pay down your Amex bill if you used your Amex to buy the cards to get 6 Hilton points per dollar spent? I have been successful paying my mgt, car pmt, and other credit cards but didn't know if paying down the Amex was getting too circular?
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Old Dec 6, 12, 7:21 pm
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I have to think that it would work, but I am not going there as it is very circular. No reason for me to bring unwanted added attention from AMEX/CVS and kill the deal for me, before others who get greedy and kill it for all of us.
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Old Dec 6, 12, 7:23 pm
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"due to the success and high demand for bluebird, we are not currently accepting calls"

worst customer service ever. at least put me on hold..
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Old Dec 6, 12, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by srittle001 View Post
Anyone been successful using BB to pay down your Amex bill if you used your Amex to buy the cards to get 6 Hilton points per dollar spent? I have been successful paying my mgt, car pmt, and other credit cards but didn't know if paying down the Amex was getting too circular?
Yes
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Old Dec 6, 12, 8:49 pm
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Has anyone succeded in bill-paying SunTrust debit cards and having it show up on your bank account? Looking to earn some Delta miles...
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