VISA Buxx (2015)

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This thread has begun a new tradition of annual master threads, this one on Visa Buxx. The previous 2003- 2014 megathread is here.

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Buxx cards can only be loaded with a Visa or MasterCard.

NW Buxx

•Initial purchase fee: $5 (waived with promo code: 02050053 - ( the promo code appears to be working consistently)
•$2 load fee
•Max load per rolling 7 days: $500
•Max load per rolling 30 days: $1,000
•Max ATM per week: ($200 - but only if specifically enabled online, including PIN setup). No fee for some Allpoint ATMs (no way to know in advance if the Allpoint ATM will ding you $1; check your account carefully and call if necessary to reverse the $1 charge…IME 2/3 Allpoint ATMs do charge the fee).
•Max spend per rolling 7 days: $800
•Max # of CC on file is 2.
•Max balance per card: $1000
•Max of 2 loads per CC per 7 day rolling period.

If you card fails to load, check to see if there are at least 7 calendar days between loads, make sure the load won't bring your card above the maximum balance, or try the other CC.

Funding with Citi cards codes as a purchase for NW Buxx.
TD Bank Go Buxx

•Can only be loaded with TD Bank credit cards, debit cards or direct deposit
•Initial purchase fee: $4.95 + $1 load fee
•Max load per day: $500
•Max load per 7 days: $2,000
•Max load per rolling 30 days: $3,000
•Max per ATM withdraw: $60/week. (No fee at TD Bank.)
•Max balance: $2,000
•Max transactions: no limit
•Max load per funding TD CC (across multiple teens): $6,000 per 30 days

Limits are per teen card, not per master account

TD Bank card loads are treated as purchases by TD Bank and earn points.

Cannot be used to pay CITI or Capital One cards by phone.

States not supported: AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FM, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PW, PR, SD, TN, TX, UT, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY

USPS MOs count against the ATM withdrawal limit.

Do not create too many accounts too fast. Some reports of account shutdown when same SSN used across multiple cards / accounts in a short period of time.

USB Buxx (closed)

USB BUXX is closed:
Last day to load was Oct 24th, 2015.
Last day to use or withdraw all funds Dec 30th.
Cards closed Dec 31st
Transaction History available through 6/30/16

(NOTE: stopped taking new applications ~mid February 2014 through the official link.

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Old Sep 22, 15, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ericdabbs View Post
Does it really matter? There are enough data points (including myself) that can verify that it is true. Just assume the Oct 24th date as the last day to load.
Sure it matters. Maybe they aren't closing all cards.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Sure it matters. Maybe they aren't closing all cards.
a lot of us got the same letters, with the same closure date. you can call and check if this includes you or not.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Sure it matters. Maybe they aren't closing all cards.
Yeah ok...you can go ahead and continue to believe that if you wish. All I am saying is don't be shocked if you can't load past 10/24 or try to unload the cards beyond 12/31. Its not just 1 person getting the shutdown letters. There are many data points to support this of which they aren't just regional specific letters.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 4:26 pm
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With NW cards there is limit on withdrawal $200 per day. Is there any per week limit of MO? or loading it to the serve?
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Old Sep 22, 15, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Newyorker11 View Post
With NW cards there is limit on withdrawal $200 per day. Is there any per week limit of MO? or loading it to the serve?
Your question is answered by the Wiki: "Max spend per rolling 7 days: $800"
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Old Sep 22, 15, 4:32 pm
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8/2015 Citi Hilton Reserve Visa did not code as CA. CA was reduced to 0.00 prior.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by missing_link View Post
Your question is answered by the Wiki: "Max spend per rolling 7 days: $800"
Is loading to serve, issuing MO considered as spend? I'm not sure if any debit is considered as spend?
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Old Sep 22, 15, 5:49 pm
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jump over serve thread and re read wiki and see if it make sense to you again.

"Serve ONLY accepts debit load that tied to your REAL checking account", which is MW evidently not even it says debit on it
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Old Sep 22, 15, 8:25 pm
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Have been slowly adding NW Buxx cards over the past few months. I now have 3 parent accounts with 5 total teens at one address. Tried adding Teen #2 for parent #3 and get an error saying "Cannot issue any additional cards for the last address". Is 5 the max number of teens one household can have? Certainly seems like a logical number but us FTers would of course like to have a whole lot more teens =).

Is this a known NW limit or something new?
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Old Sep 23, 15, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by Newyorker11 View Post
Is loading to serve, issuing MO considered as spend? I'm not sure if any debit is considered as spend?
Just leave.
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Old Sep 23, 15, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
Have been slowly adding NW Buxx cards over the past few months. I now have 3 parent accounts with 5 total teens at one address. Tried adding Teen #2 for parent #3 and get an error saying "Cannot issue any additional cards for the last address". Is 5 the max number of teens one household can have? Certainly seems like a logical number but us FTers would of course like to have a whole lot more teens =).

Is this a known NW limit or something new?
5 per parent per address. Just go get a PO Box or something
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Old Sep 23, 15, 7:03 am
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I tried to load my USbuxx card and a transaction was rejected. I did check a Wiki about limits:

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•Max load per rolling 30 days: $2,000 per card, but $5k per CC (if you have multiple teen cards.)
•Max load per rolling 7 days: $2,000 per CC including fees.
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I have 1 CC on file (cannot add another one - added/deleted too many times) and 2 teens a total. Here is a history of loading (including fees):
09/23/2015 $520
09/14/2015 $450
09/14/2015 $520
09/14/2015 $450
09/14/2015 $520
09/11/2015 $520
09/11/2015 $520

Total $3500 in 30 days. There is one load left (for $517.50) for one of my cards, but a load doesn't go through. I don't see that this a fraud alert. Any idea what is wrong?
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Old Sep 23, 15, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewTheMan View Post
5 per parent per address. Just go get a PO Box or something
The limit isn't 5 per parent. It's 5 per address. The error message gave the exact reason for failure.
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Old Sep 23, 15, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by cdancer20 View Post
The limit isn't 5 per parent. It's 5 per address.
So here's a hypothetical. Let's say someone wants to ramp up to 2 parent accounts with 3 teens per parent account. That's a total of 6 accounts. This exceeds the limit of 5 per address.

Parent #1 uses the home address, and the same home address for all teen accounts.

Should parent #2 use an alternate address when establishing their account? Or can parent #2 use the usual home address for the first 2 teen accounts and then an alternate address for the final teen account?

In other words, what I'm not sure about is whether a teen can have a different address than the parent. Seems like that should be possible. In the real world, some teens have moved out of the home (to a boarding school or college, for example).
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Old Sep 23, 15, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by missing_link View Post
Your question is answered by the Wiki: "Max spend per rolling 7 days: $800"
Well the wiki doesn't make it clear that the $800 max spending is inclusive of the $200 atm withdrawal. This is from my experience. I withdrew $200 atm and was only able to spend max $600 until the reset.
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