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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 Dec 31, 14, 4:05 pm
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VISA Buxx (2015)

Originally Posted by dpd82 View Post
That was my experience several months ago with a US Buxx card. I got the first online load through, but my second attempt failed and my BB account was (temporarily) shut down. I called and the CSR told me that I couldn't use that card because they couldn't match it with a corresponding checking account.
I think a few moons ago with BB it might have been easier to slide a few Buxx cards past some analysts as "Debit cards" but lately, it's been much harder. Of course, if you've been lucky and was approved before - don't EVER change out your "Debit card" because it's unlikely they'll let it slide again!
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Old Jan 2, 15, 12:35 pm
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Getting weirdness with the load limits on my USB cards. Seems like there's a new, lower limit in place in the last week or two, but I can't pin it down.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Getting weirdness with the load limits on my USB cards. Seems like there's a new, lower limit in place in the last week or two, but I can't pin it down.
True. I noticed limits may be shared by my other cards with the same platform as USbuxx. In my case, what used to be $5K per CC load has been reduced much lower threshold (like $2K?). When I kept getting the error message after making sure it was not related to 30 day rolling, I switched to another CC and it went through. Problem now is there's a limit in editing/switching cards so I may ran out of cards to use...lol
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Old Jan 3, 15, 7:56 am
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USBank Buxx

I'm also having trouble loading. Can't put anything at all on mine, and ran into the card limit also! So, have 1 card I can use, and can't load anything. Sigh. If they have new limits, etc., it would be nice if they told people.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Mamibear View Post
True. I noticed limits may be shared by my other cards with the same platform as USbuxx. In my case, what used to be $5K per CC load has been reduced much lower threshold (like $2K?). When I kept getting the error message after making sure it was not related to 30 day rolling, I switched to another CC and it went through. Problem now is there's a limit in editing/switching cards so I may ran out of cards to use...lol
concur on the 2k... seems to be the limit I'm running up against as well.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 8:55 pm
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concur on the 2k... seems to be the limit I'm running up against as well.
Same here...
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:03 pm
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ouch, that means we can really only use 2 VB cards given the restrictions around changing payment methods
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by glynot


concur on the 2k... seems to be the limit I'm running up against as well.




Same here...
Haven't tried loading since late December and currently out of the country... Is what I'm hearing there is a new 'per cc' load limit of 2k per month? So basically 4k monthly load limit?

If so I'll take something over completely gone for sure!
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:28 pm
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Are we absolutely sure you guys didn't just run into some sort of daily limit for the CC?

The wiki does say
Max load per day: $2,000 per CC
Max load per rolling 30 days: $2,000 per card, but $5k per CC (if you have multiple teen cards.)
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:50 pm
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Try it tomorrow. It's 2k per day per CC
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Old Jan 6, 15, 12:03 am
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Try it tomorrow. It's 2k per day per CC
Last time I tried with that same CC I did 4 full loads 2 days ago, and get authorization errors now.
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Old Jan 6, 15, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by mastermind85 View Post
Last time I tried with that same CC I did 4 full loads 2 days ago, and get authorization errors now.
You gotta be more descriptive on your loading pattern. What do you mean by 4 full loads? A full load is $517.50 so doing it 4x would be over $2K/day. Despite this...are you sure its not related with the CC being flagging as potential fraud. You are hitting it pretty hard in multiple transactions of the same amount within the last 2 days.
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Old Jan 6, 15, 8:05 am
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Loads

I havent had any issues. I have 4 cards in my account and I do 2k of loads on each card each month (throughout the month). I dont pay much attention to the funding, whenever I get an error, I just change the source. I rotate between 4 funding sources (2 paypal Bus debit cards (process as credit) and 2 credit cards. I did my latest load yesterday, I always wait for 31 days from my 4th prevous load to do the next. Quite easy, I just mark my calendar to do it accross all four cards. I am curious to know how many cards I can get. I do wish the website was faster.
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Old Jan 6, 15, 2:17 pm
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I had loading issues in the past - specifically with CSP. I was diligent in not going over load limits and know this wasn't the issue. Kept getting the same error messages that were described above (the error messages that weren't related to going over load limits). Search through the thread for the approximate dates as to when this occurred. Tried different cards (I think 2 or 3 different cards) and ensured billing address was fine (which it was) with no progress. About 2 weeks ago (still having the same issues), my account status went from ACTIVE to PFRAUD and has been that way since then. I had 2 total US Bank VB cards, under one parent account. My wife was the parent and the two accounts were one under her name and one under my name.

Take all of my information within context of your own situation but thought it'd be helpful with those dealing with error issues not related to loading limits.
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Old Jan 6, 15, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by zach1201 View Post
I had loading issues in the past - specifically with CSP. I was diligent in not going over load limits and know this wasn't the issue. Kept getting the same error messages that were described above (the error messages that weren't related to going over load limits). Search through the thread for the approximate dates as to when this occurred. Tried different cards (I think 2 or 3 different cards) and ensured billing address was fine (which it was) with no progress. About 2 weeks ago (still having the same issues), my account status went from ACTIVE to PFRAUD and has been that way since then. I had 2 total US Bank VB cards, under one parent account. My wife was the parent and the two accounts were one under her name and one under my name.

Take all of my information within context of your own situation but thought it'd be helpful with those dealing with error issues not related to loading limits.
So are you going to call USB about the PFRAUD account status?
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