MO Purchases using OV @ WM

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Does not work anymore, is dead..... what is the point to report 'not working'?

As of 08/25/2014, Bancorp cards (Vanilla Visa, OneVanilla, etc.) are rarely working first try for debit transactions at Walmart. There is no apparent geographical basis. Basically, it's a crapshoot.

Do not agitate a cashier or store and lose the ability to make these transactions in the future. Multiple failed swipes or transactions will likely increase scrutiny. You do not want that. It is best to stop using these cards.



Vanilla VISA defaulting to credit
As of 5/29/2014, at most Walmart locations, all Vanilla VISA cards issued by The Bancorp Bank are automatically recognized as credit. Most Mastercard have required a workaround for some time. The MoneyCenter Express (ATM, kiosk, Kate) is not affected by this change.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by skibum7732 View Post
There are numerous other methods out there for MS....Way to many one-trick ponies around here, but hopefully this will weed some out of the game
Honestly, it's not a "one trick pony" thing, IMO. It's a convenience thing, esp when your in an area where grocery stores #1 won't sell >$500 / person / day, #2 don't do MOs. It's hard to hit category bonus spend with OV dead that way. But like you said, there's other ways...there just more time consuming.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by skibum7732 View Post
There are numerous other methods out there for MS....Way to many one-trick ponies around here, but hopefully this will weed some out of the game
It will probably cause idiots to act the fool at some of our other favorite places, trying to use OVs, and at WM desparately trying to get anything to work, causing even more scrutiny. OVs have been easy and lots of noobs hold them and the ones not following this site or this thread lately are still buying them.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 5:08 am
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Old Oct 10, 14, 8:17 am
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OV failed with Evolve

Tried to make a utility payment yesterday, one I've made thru Evolve before. Message in my email today that the payment failed, due to "problem with your card". Called OV, full amount is still on the card. Maybe the problem isn't totally with WM after all?
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Old Oct 10, 14, 8:44 am
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Anyone else get the stink-eye from the moneycenter cashiers that recognize you coming in every week? Sometimes they give me an attitude and act like they're doing me a favor, lol.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by rtraveler View Post
Anyone else get the stink-eye from the moneycenter cashiers that recognize you coming in every week? Sometimes they give me an attitude and act like they're doing me a favor, lol.
Not really, usually the one that recognized me treat me well.... Of course I don't go through the multiple swipes exercise with them. Just a quick in and out a couple times a week.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:01 am
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Since there doesn't seem to be a dedicated non-WM-related Vanilla thread, I will ask this question here:

The stock of Vanilla $20-$500 GCs* at my local drugstore consists entirely of what I believe is older stock, with a magnetic strip rather than a bar code on the outside of the package. When purchasing, the clerk runs the strip through the register instead of just optically scanning.

Does the mag strip represent an unacceptable level of fraud risk to me?

* These are the ribbon/present GCs, not OVs.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by Brugge View Post
Tried to make a utility payment yesterday, one I've made thru Evolve before. Message in my email today that the payment failed, due to "problem with your card". Called OV, full amount is still on the card. Maybe the problem isn't totally with WM after all?
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(3 x debit not available and/or alternate payment for everyday purchases)
MyVanilla scam all over again!
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by Brugge View Post
Tried to make a utility payment yesterday, one I've made thru Evolve before. Message in my email today that the payment failed, due to "problem with your card". Called OV, full amount is still on the card. Maybe the problem isn't totally with WM after all?
Did you schedule the payment correctly on OV? The day you scheduled the payment has to be the same day its being charged (ex: Today is 10/10, you have to schedule a payment that is being charged on 10/10 which is typically 3 business days out. In this case I had to select 10/15). So you are sure you scheduled it correctly?
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
Did you schedule the payment correctly on OV? The day you scheduled the payment has to be the same day its being charged (ex: Today is 10/10, you have to schedule a payment that is being charged on 10/10 which is typically 3 business days out. In this case I had to select 10/15). So you are sure you scheduled it correctly?
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Numerous Evolve payments made with OV this week without issue. Picking the correct payment/ charge dates is key.
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by bigugly View Post
It will probably cause idiots to act the fool at some of our other favorite places, trying to use OVs, and at WM desparately trying to get anything to work, causing even more scrutiny. OVs have been easy and lots of noobs hold them and the ones not following this site or this thread lately are still buying them.
You have been here 3 months & less than 100 post. Your not a noob?
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by Brugge View Post
Because I haven't seen any reports of people loading at Kate with non-Van cards. Lots of posts on how using OV is "stupid", so you would think those folks are loading with non-Vans, but if so, why is no one reporting on their results.
Well, for one this is a thread about the OV and not about other cards. For two, other cards have never stopped working, and do not have continuing problems like the OV, so why would we report something that has always worked and is not broken, as currently working??
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:18 am
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Old Oct 10, 14, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Juss11 View Post
You have been here 3 months & less than 100 post. Your not a noob?
Lighten up Francis
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Old Oct 10, 14, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by hamokmonky View Post
Well, for one this is a thread about the OV and not about other cards. For two, other cards have never stopped working, and do not have continuing problems like the OV, so why would we report something that has always worked and is not broken, as currently working??
So is there a different thread for WM MOs with non-Vanilla cards? If so, please post a link for it.

Have you perhaps noticed that although this thread is "about" purchasing MOs with OV, at least half of the posts are about BP instead of MOs. There is a separate thread for WMBP, but virtually no one posts anything there.

As someone using OV at WM, I don't think it was out of line to ask if other types of cards are working much better than OV. That's a relevant question since on one hand OVs are easy to buy and cost a dollar less, but on the other hand you never know if they are going to work at WM or not.
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