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Buying money orders from banks as an emergency gift card liquidation strategy?

Buying money orders from banks as an emergency gift card liquidation strategy?

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Old Jan 27, 19, 1:18 pm
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Buying money orders from banks as an emergency gift card liquidation strategy?

I recently read that some banks and or credit unions allow people to buy money orders using a debit card.
They charge you about $5-$10, however it is better than nothing.

Has anyone here successfully used a Visa, pin enabled, gift card to buy an money order from a bank?
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Old Jan 27, 19, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by PoEntre View Post
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Old Jan 29, 19, 7:55 am
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Many banks (including Citi) will let you buy a money order with a atm or credit card. I don't know about a gift card. They don't need the pin. They just check that your id matches the card.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 2:57 pm
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Many banks (including Citi) will let you buy a money order with a atm or credit card. I don't know about a gift card. They don't need the pin. They just check that your id matches the card.
And your CC will treat it as a cash advance and you'll likely pay 5% or minimum $10 in fees.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 11:32 am
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And your CC will treat it as a cash advance and you'll likely pay 5% or minimum $10 in fees.
To add to your point, the subject line asks about a way to liquidate VGC's in an emergency. Buying them with a CC would not help in the liquidation of VGC's.
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