Walgreens cash only for GC ?

Old Apr 4, 14, 1:48 am
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Walgreens cash only for GC ?

What the...?

Saw a yellow "cash only" sicker on most of the VGC at 2 WG earlier,OV and even the $50 ones....grabbed a OV that didn't have the sticker and was able to buy it with CC...so its not hard coded.....yet.

Could be location specific.....I hope....but gotta confirm with other locations if this is a new policy or not...

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Old Apr 4, 14, 7:00 am
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150 viewed and no answers...


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Old Apr 4, 14, 7:07 am
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150 viewed and no answers......
Thats probably an answer in of itself
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Old Apr 4, 14, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by KYBOSH View Post
Thats probably an answer in of itself
Yep
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Old Apr 4, 14, 7:34 am
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I've tried to buy them at walgreens in NYC (and at duane reads, same company) and they are hardcoded there.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 7:37 am
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Bought 2VGC two weeks ago with a CC...will try again this weekend.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by thetoad View Post
I've tried to buy them at walgreens in NYC (and at duane reads, same company) and they are hardcoded there.
This is either new or you just had bad luck.

I bought a few of them 2 weeks ago in various duane reade location
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Old Apr 4, 14, 9:06 am
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It varies from store to store on OneVanillas. All VRs got hard coded as cash only, but some stores did not code OneVanillas that way. It can literally vary from one store to another store just down the street. Be happy when you find one that works and don't publicize it too much.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 11:24 am
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All the Walgreens in Madison that I've been to allow $1K of GC or OV purchases with the exception of the one on Min. Pt. Rd., which limits you to $500. I should try a store in Milwaukee the next time I'm there.
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I've only gone to CVS, so I guess I need to check them out.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 11:52 am
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Walgreens is very YMMV. It's probably more of an individual store policy than a city-wide or even a regional policy.

I recently saw a Walgreens (in TX) that had half a dozen tacky word-processed sheets of paper plastered all over the gift card racks proclaiming CASH only for ALL gift cards. (Yes even $25 Panera Bread GCs!).

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Old Apr 4, 14, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by brc01 View Post
Walgreens is very YMMV. It's probably more of an individual store policy than a city-wide or even a regional policy.

I recently was saw a Walgreens (in TX) that had half a dozen tacky word-processed sheets of paper plastered all over the gift card racks proclaiming CASH only for ALL gift cards. (Yes even $25 Panera Bread GCs!).
LOL...man F that Walgreens. If they want to be so tight even on restaurant GCs then they don't deserve any business. I rarely see folks pay for GCs with cash even at the $25 level at most stores.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 12:57 pm
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bought $500 VGC yesterday from Walgreens v/cc, no problem whatsoever.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 3:41 pm
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you are right, I was wrong, did it today.
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Old Apr 4, 14, 4:20 pm
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No problem at my local walgreens today. $500 OV Visa with a CC.
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