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 Dec 18, 19, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by deker0 View Post
Glad to hear Greendot was able to help you. Did they fix the card itself, issue you a new card, or just refund your money?
The fee and loaded value is automatically refunded, if there's no activation. So no action is required, and there's no down side.
But I haven't experienced this issue in a long time (probably a year). It must've been fixed.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by deker0 View Post
Glad to hear Greendot was able to help you. Did they fix the card itself, issue you a new card, or just refund your money?
I opened the case with Greendot, took a month for them to mail me a check..my friend opened the case for the same reason, Greendot IT got the VGC activated, so YMMV.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by Rush1029 View Post
...how are you guys able to activate the Go Bank MasterCard the first time around?
All prepaid cards purchased from Walmart are disabled for the first few hours after activation. If you want to confirm activation, you can do so by phone. But the card will not work immediately.
Try again the next day.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MaxVO View Post
All prepaid cards purchased from Walmart are disabled for the first few hours after activation. If you want to confirm activation, you can do so by phone. But the card will not work immediately.
Try again the next day.
Good to know, just tried some for first time in a while since the mall is closed
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