VGC's and AGC's from Office Depot

Old Apr 5, 15, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by vrm View Post
I managed to purchase 5 gift cards (5 *200$) with manager override. They initially said cash only but later figured they can accept card for fixed value gift cards.

I immediately took it to Walmart Money Center (Automated machine) and tried to use the gift cards to load my serve account. This failed and when I checked my vanillavisa.com website, I saw a message "Denied : Delayed Redemption". Called customer center and they said I can load only after 90 mins, I tried after 90 mins as well.. No luck... has anyone had the luck of loading into Serve card?
You might want to bring a chair with you next time when you go to WM ... as it's going take you a while to load in $49.99 increments (assuming that trick still works)
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Old Apr 5, 15, 6:16 pm
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can anyone please PM me on how to liquidate the gift cards??
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Old Apr 5, 15, 6:49 pm
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hehe, haha @ the sarcastic remarks

are yall that bored?

Thx for the PMs
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Old Apr 5, 15, 7:16 pm
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for all those looking how to liquidate:


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...t-here-94.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...re-2015-a.html
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Old Apr 5, 15, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by airride View Post
can anyone please PM me on how to liquidate the gift cards??
1) Money Order
2) BlueBird 5k limit - bill Pay
3) RedBird 5k limit - bill Pay

Emerald, Paypal, Tmo and few more debit cards I have them all but stopped using because the accounts cancel/close issues...difficult to comply with their BS - T&C, I feel they are all unreliable, eventually everyone falls in the trap.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 9:29 pm
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My takeaway from this is that you have to test a strategy from start to finish before you go out and spend on Step 1 without knowing how to close the deal (i.e., pay back the purchase). I'd guess that those who bought a gazillion vanilla cards knew exactly how they were going to liquidate before they ever pulled the trigger. I'd love to know how they do it, but so much low hanging fruit to consume while I wait to figure that out. Wow -- very impressive to me to obtain 7x thousand UR points and knowing how to pull that off.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by airride View Post
can anyone please PM me on how to liquidate the gift cards??
Just loaded nine $100 Vanillas tonite on my KATE to my Serve. Took a while, like 1 minute per $49.99 load, but easy, no glitches, and free points.

Sure I miss the VR days, we all do. But hey, this is still free points, just takes a bit longer.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 9:39 pm
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Old Apr 5, 15, 9:50 pm
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Went by OD this evening, since I was at the grocery store next door. The clerk recognized me from last week, and as I came up with a handful of MCGC said "hey I don't think that's working anymore". Said they had heard it was going to be fixed. But I had him start one through, and it showed $100.00. So I picked up the last 6 $100 MCGC they had. Guess any update they made hasn't percolated out to POS in the stores as of April 5th evening at least.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by ElPresidente View Post
Went by OD this evening, since I was at the grocery store next door. The clerk recognized me from last week, and as I came up with a handful of MCGC said "hey I don't think that's working anymore". Said they had heard it was going to be fixed. But I had him start one through, and it showed $100.00. So I picked up the last 6 $100 MCGC they had. Guess any update they made hasn't percolated out to POS in the stores as of April 5th evening at least.
I didn't get a chance to make another stop today so I'm hoping it'll still be working tomorrow. I'd like to pick up another $4k. Would end up being the easiest 40,000 points I've made outside of sign up bonuses since I started doing MS a little over a year ago.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by dshelbyjr View Post
I didn't get a chance to make another stop today so I'm hoping it'll still be working tomorrow. I'd like to pick up another $4k. Would end up being the easiest 40,000 points I've made outside of sign up bonuses since I started doing MS a little over a year ago.
Guess you missed last July's Visa Checkout bonanza on Staples.com. They had a promotion running for $25 off $100 purchases for new accounts. For about 18 hours you could make new Visa Checkout accounts for every order placed and the discount worked on VGCs. I personally ordered 65 and paid $181.95 for each $200 VGC. I know others did even more. $18 profit plus 910 UR per VGC. For me that's the deal/mistake pricing that I'll always remember.
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Old Apr 5, 15, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by ILGfly View Post
Guess you missed last July's Visa Checkout bonanza on Staples.com. They had a promotion running for $25 off $100 purchases for new accounts. For about 18 hours you could make new Visa Checkout accounts for every order placed and the discount worked on VGCs. I personally ordered 65 and paid $181.95 for each $200 VGC. I know others did even more. $18 profit plus 910 UR per VGC. For me that's the deal/mistake pricing that I'll always remember.
did you make 65 separate transactions on your Ink? Chase was cool with that?
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Old Apr 6, 15, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by mmarcuse View Post
Jeez, you're going to liquidate thousands of dollars $49.99 at a pop? That's going to take forever, especially since I don't have a working Kate near me. Sigh.
I guess I was an idiot and did unload $49.99 increments x 40 times (Ten $200 Vanillas). Boy did it take some time but I got used to it and it got faster. I guess I didn't have anything else better to do. I didn't want to rely on FD allowing me to unload multiple $200 VGCs in 1 sitting since earlier in the day 2 FD stores the supervisor on duty capped me at 1 l$200 oad per day. I figured I mind as well sacrifice some time and try to get these things churned out when no one was bothering me. Btw I tried to ask the guy at the MC if I can do split payments at $49.99 each and it didnt' work...first swipe failed. LAME!!!

Originally Posted by Preacher7 View Post
Yeah, these aren't like the Sunnies you buy at WM which can be loaded right away. Safest bet? Wait till tomorrow. But thy'll load, in load amounts of $49.99 and less.
You can certainly use Vanilla VGCs right away. I bought some at OD and about 10 minutes later I was able to dump the cards at FD.

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Old Apr 6, 15, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by yukon50 View Post
did you make 65 separate transactions on your Ink? Chase was cool with that?
I was actually kind of disturbed at the time that Chase did not throw a fraud alert for 65 back to back transactions of the exact same amount. But nope, didn't hear a peep from them. Even my mail man said something when 130 yellow and white envelopes showed up over the course of a week.
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Old Apr 6, 15, 3:48 am
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Could someone please pm me regarding how to unload the 200$ fixed value Vanilla Visa. I am reading through the threads but haven't found any ways yet. I am sure I eventually will but trying to find it sooner.

Finally
1) Can the 200$ Vanilla Visa still be unloaded in 49.99$ increments in Kate? I havent used Vanlilla visa in a long time so just want to be sure.
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