Buying Money Orders at Walmart(2013-2016)

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As always, YMMV from store to store and cashier to cashier.

Any product affiliated with InComm or ITC Financial Services(like Vanilla VISA, Vanilla MC, and OneVanilla VISA) will not work for swiped-PIN transactions exceeding $49.99.

NO variety or design of VISA or MC Gebit's auto-drain at Walmart.

You cannot successfully swipe more than 4 cards in a single transaction.

Before you swipe, the cashier needs to know how much you want removed from each and every Gebit because they need to type in that amount. Of course, the Gebit must have a current balance of that amount or more otherwise you will get Error 51.

Very few Kate's can sell money orders anymore.


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Old Jul 3, 13, 6:28 pm
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Buying Money Orders at Walmart(2013-2016)

Hello

I need to get one money order (MO) urgently but the below options failed. Need help

1. Used BB at WM but was told that they cannot accept BB for MO
2. Used vanilla visa card with PIN @ USPS & it was declined.

Note - plan is to use either BB / Vanilla (or some similar cards)

Thanks
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Old Jul 3, 13, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by domino007 View Post
Hello

I need to get one money order (MO) urgently but the below options failed. Need help

1. Used BB at WM but was told that they cannot accept BB for MO
2. Used vanilla visa card with PIN @ USPS & it was declined.

Note - plan is to use either BB / Vanilla (or some similar cards)

Thanks
Try again for other cashier or find another WM around.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 6:52 pm
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You can get a money order at a walmart kiosk, so you don't have to deal with an employee. Check this thread to find a location

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...rd-kiosks.html
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Old Jul 3, 13, 6:54 pm
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Many WM kiosks that I have seen have the MO function disabled.

BB is not a debit card.

MVD or Vanilla debit will work to buy MO at WM.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by jonnyd13 View Post
Vanilla debit will work to buy MO at WM.
I tried to use a $200 Vanilla GC to get a MO at WM without success. $200 MetaBank GCs worked great.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 7:26 pm
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BB is not a true debit card so you cant get MOs with it.
Post offices are being blocked by card issuers for cash like transactions.

Use your GC at WM to get a GC.
You can swipe up to 4 GCs per transaction.
If your cashier is skittish I would so for one 1k MO (two $500 GCs) and come back as many times as you need to.

Good Luck
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Old Jul 3, 13, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by domino007 View Post
Hello

I need to get one money order (MO) urgently but the below options failed. Need help

1. Used BB at WM but was told that they cannot accept BB for MO
2. Used vanilla visa card with PIN @ USPS & it was declined.

Note - plan is to use either BB / Vanilla (or some similar cards)

Thanks
1. Use the Vanilla debit w/pin @ WM (preferably at kiosk)
2. Use ATM @ WM withdraw cash from BB then buy MO at counter
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Old Jul 4, 13, 3:44 pm
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Using Vanilla $200 Visa GCs for MOs at WM

I was not able to use $200 Vanilla cards from OD to buy a MO at the WM counter, but was able to use $200 MetaBank cards from Staples.
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Ok? And?
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Old Jul 4, 13, 8:01 pm
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Weird, I had the same problem using vanilla $200 GC (purchased at OD) to load BB at WMT.
IIRC, the swipe failed with transaction error: 51.

Later, I checked the balance to be $200. I have bought bunch of these at OD and loaded them to BB/GB at WMT. I thought it was some fluke or the clerk not keying something properly.

I am going to try again tomorrow..

lovenala.. whats up? trying postcount++?
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Old Jul 4, 13, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by T3pleShot View Post
Weird, I had the same problem using vanilla $200 GC (purchased at OD) to load BB at WMT.
IIRC, the swipe failed with transaction error: 51.
Yes, it came up as error 51. I went to buy one $800 MO at the counter (no kiosk at my local WM). I used 3 MetaBank cards then a Vanilla. Not only was the Vanilla declined (51) but I couldn't use any debit card afterwards since I used up all 4 transaction attempts.

I had to come up with $200.70 cash to complete the deal.

Originally Posted by lovenola View Post
Ok? And?
Since I didn't see any posts about Vanilla cards not working as debit cards at WM I wanted to give people a heads up so others wouldn't be caught in this situation.

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Old Jul 5, 13, 6:36 am
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Did you buy Vanilla from OD more than 3 hrs. before trying to purchase MO?
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Old Jul 5, 13, 8:29 am
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I had the same problem happen with vanillas at my walmart in Miami.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by LoveMountains View Post
Did you buy Vanilla from OD more than 3 hrs. before trying to purchase MO?
They were bought about half an hour before purchasing the MO.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by cuebert View Post
They were bought about half an hour before purchasing the MO.
You have to wait for at least 3-4 hrs. before using Vanillas from OD. The same thing has happened to me as well, as well as it was reported in multiple threads on the forum.
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