Visa GC/Walmart (2017 onwards)

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Tips in Reading Your Walmart Receipt to Prevent Errors

1. Locate the barcode on the back of the Sunnie; this is what Wally uses to load it; somehow their system links the barcode with the account number in the background. The barcode number is what goes on your receipt.
2. Find the "loading" of the Sunnie at the BOTTOM of your receipt. (NOT the top)
3. The last four numbers of the barcode will be shown; that is how you match it to the Sunnie.

What Happens if a Clerk Attempts to Load 1 Sunnie Twice

It will tie up your CC money for 5-8 business days. It will automatically credit back at that time.

Misc. Issues

1. Reports indicate that some stores only accept cash/debit for GC. This doesn't appear to be the case in every store so YMMV.

2. In the same store (or during multiple transactions) misinformed CSRs may tell you "no credit cards." Try a different CSR, or go back.

3. If you receive a "tender not allowed" message or the first swipe didn't work, ask to try it again but don't argue the point. (For some reason, pin-enabled cards fail or take several attempts before they work.)

4. Remember: if your card didn't work and the CSR insists on seeing it or says "no CC allowed" it's best to try a different CSR, lane, or store.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by njsalazar View Post
I've been reading that Amex will deny bonuses/clawback points/close accounts if they think you are trying to use gift cards to meet minimum spend requirements and thus, one should not use Gift Card Mall or places that only sell gift cards to try to meet these requirements.

What about buying VGC from Walmart and then liquidating? If I bought a $500 VGC and a pack of gum (so the transaction total isn't the exact amount of the VGC + fee), would that trigger this in their system and cause me to have an issue with my bonus?

I'm trying to meet minimum spend requirements for the Amex Hilton Aspire card. Is there a better recommended method?
Unlike Simon VGC purchase, points for WM VGC purchases are not automatically denied. However for Amex min spending reqt, I would never buy GC's. Amex has come back after a few months and clawed back points for MR earning cards. I havent heard any data points of Amex clawing back SPG/Marriott or Hilton points, but still I wouldnt take a chance.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by rambo View Post
Unlike Simon VGC purchase, points for WM VGC purchases are not automatically denied. However for Amex min spending reqt, I would never buy GC's. Amex has come back after a few months and clawed back points for MR earning cards. I havent heard any data points of Amex clawing back SPG/Marriott or Hilton points, but still I wouldnt take a chance.
Is there a good way to MS and hit the minimum for Amex cards?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by rambo View Post
Unlike Simon VGC purchase, points for WM VGC purchases are not automatically denied. However for Amex min spending reqt, I would never buy GC's. Amex has come back after a few months and clawed back points for MR earning cards. I havent heard any data points of Amex clawing back SPG/Marriott or Hilton points, but still I wouldnt take a chance.
98% of my Amex purchases are gift cards. Never take more than one trip to hit min spends
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Old Jun 25, 19, 2:17 pm
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98% of my Amex purchases are gift cards. Never take more than one trip to hit min spends
Any issues with clawback of points/denied sign up bonus/etc?

Where are you buying the gift cards?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 7:34 pm
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Any issues with clawback of points/denied sign up bonus/etc?

Where are you buying the gift cards?
grocery gas cvs.. havenít done sm forever with any of my Amex
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Old Aug 27, 19, 5:42 pm
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bought 4 walmart VGC (issued by Green Dot Bank) last night, tried to use them this morning and one VGC turned out no balance. I called wlamart gift card CS number on the back of the VGC, it asks for VGC number, 3 digits CCC and expiration date, typed them in and it said the numbers are not valid, asked for 3 times and typed in 3 times, the call ended...no way to talk to a live person breathing. checked the card on walmartgift.com, it shows the card is in the process of being acctivated. it was bought over 24 hours ago. not sure what to do now.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 6:44 pm
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bought 4 walmart VGC (issued by Green Dot Bank) last night, tried to use them this morning and one VGC turned out no balance. I called wlamart gift card CS number on the back of the VGC, it asks for VGC number, 3 digits CCC and expiration date, typed them in and it said the numbers are not valid, asked for 3 times and typed in 3 times, the call ended...no way to talk to a live person breathing. checked the card on walmartgift.com, it shows the card is in the process of being acctivated. it was bought over 24 hours ago. not sure what to do now.
Not much you can do except wait it out mate.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 8:17 am
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48 hours after purchase, it is still in the process of being activated....need to talk to walmart cash office manager today.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 9:01 am
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bought 4 walmart VGC (issued by Green Dot Bank) last night, tried to use them this morning and one VGC turned out no balance. I called wlamart gift card CS number on the back of the VGC, it asks for VGC number, 3 digits CCC and expiration date, typed them in and it said the numbers are not valid, asked for 3 times and typed in 3 times, the call ended...no way to talk to a live person breathing. checked the card on walmartgift.com, it shows the card is in the process of being acctivated. it was bought over 24 hours ago. not sure what to do now.
Exact same thing happened to me. Bought four yesterday morning, went to use them this morning and one did not work. Same message on phone and same message on site that you got.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 7:26 am
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48 hours after purchase, it is still in the process of being activated....need to talk to walmart cash office manager today.
I got same issue as you. Can you please share the outcome after you talked to WMT office manager? Thanks!
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:32 am
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Other than trying to purchase (or signs), is there any way to determine if a Walmart accepts CC for gift cards?
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by SideShowBob View Post
Other than trying to purchase (or signs), is there any way to determine if a Walmart accepts CC for gift cards?
You could ask them.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by ChrisFlyer66 View Post
You could ask them.
Seems kind of bold to just come out and ask don't you think? Last time when I asked if you could buy them with a stolen credit card I was escorted out of the store.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:25 am
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Other than trying to purchase (or signs), is there any way to determine if a Walmart accepts CC for gift cards?
Someone told me if you stare intently at the cashier and think the question really hard in your mind, they'll understand what you're looking for and will give you a yes or no nod. Give it a shot and report back your results. I'm sure we'll have lots of folks interested in the DP!
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:54 am
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Someone told me if you stare intently at the cashier and think the question really hard in your mind, they'll understand what you're looking for and will give you a yes or no nod. Give it a shot and report back your results. I'm sure we'll have lots of folks interested in the DP!
Sorry to be the DP here but this doesn't work. I've tried this multiple times with bad results:
  1. Tried with female cashier, she called cops.
  2. Tried with male cashier, he called cops.
  3. Tried with male cashier, he tried to get my number.
  4. Tried with androgynous cashier, cashier winked at me but still required debit to purchase.
  5. Tried with female cashier, who turned out to be a manager, now I'm banned from that store.
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