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Jan 13, 19, 5:20 pm
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Posted By vacaloca

Had to cancel a trip about a week ago and placed...

Had to cancel a trip about a week ago and placed the B6 cancellation fees on AMEX Plat card as two separate charges of $75. Both were refunded. They were listed as 'ADDITIONAL COLLECTION'. They took...
Nov 5, 18, 7:12 pm
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Views: 437,133
Posted By vacaloca

Palm real debit card if asked to show, then swipe...

Palm real debit card if asked to show, then swipe VGC instead. You may have grocery stores around your area that allow purchase of MOs w/ debit. For the future, you can always get personalized cards...
Aug 25, 18, 9:19 am
Replies: 706
Views: 224,799
Posted By vacaloca

Anyone else having issues logging into Plastiq?...

Anyone else having issues logging into Plastiq? When i enter the password, the continue button keeps spinning...
Aug 25, 18, 4:10 am
Replies: 634
Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

I had situation 1 happen. Was not 'lucky' enough...

I had situation 1 happen. Was not 'lucky' enough to have situation 2 happen, which is why it got resolved without faxing anything. Probably helps that I bought fixed value ones rather than the...
Aug 24, 18, 8:38 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

I had luck with morning CSR's. Try after 10 AM ET.

I had luck with morning CSR's. Try after 10 AM ET.
Aug 24, 18, 8:34 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 10,619
Posted By vacaloca

call the # on back of card during business hours....

call the # on back of card during business hours. I had luck after 10 AM ET. The rep should be able to activate instantly if lucky. Anyone afterhours will direct you to fax info or go back to the...
Aug 24, 18, 8:28 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

fixed ones have issues activating also... that's...

fixed ones have issues activating also... that's all I purchased ;)
Aug 23, 18, 6:30 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

glad, saves me the trip to the local OD and the...

glad, saves me the trip to the local OD and the call tomorrow to activate, back to dissertation writing xD


hm, strange. For the 2 reps that activated 1 card/each for me, I was able to check the...
Aug 23, 18, 4:57 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

Call during business hours to avoid having them...

Call during business hours to avoid having them put any other amount. Dont send in receipts. If the person mentions fax HUCA.. ive gotten at least 2 cards activated this way. Had luck calling in...
Aug 22, 18, 9:58 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

Considering they already banned an IP and phone #...

Considering they already banned an IP and phone # for me, and I'm not even doing these in a large enough volume (a few cards less than you), just be aware it might happen. Use different IPs/VPNs if...
Aug 22, 18, 9:51 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 8,125
Posted By vacaloca

The MC's work at WM as the last (4th swipe) from...

The MC's work at WM as the last (4th swipe) from what I've read. Haven't tried it personally.

OP, I have run into the same issue you did. The activation started failing at OD/OM for me, and today...
Aug 22, 18, 12:47 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

If you don't liquidate immediately (as in a day...

If you don't liquidate immediately (as in a day or two) make sure you register them, as that makes it easier to get a refund in case fraud hits.
Aug 22, 18, 12:44 pm
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Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

Interesting... might have to open the unlocked...

Interesting... might have to open the unlocked gift card rack and browse around later tonight... didn't try to use the survey coupon either, but will give it a shot.
Aug 22, 18, 12:39 pm
Replies: 634
Views: 159,867
Posted By vacaloca

TLDR; call in and see if you can get it resolved...

TLDR; call in and see if you can get it resolved nearly instantly.

Had that happen yesterday. The register takes a long time and freezes when activating in my store. The cashier employee placed an...
Aug 13, 18, 4:19 pm
Replies: 706
Views: 224,799
Posted By vacaloca

Careful w/ AMEX. I recently did just 2 separate...

Careful w/ AMEX. I recently did just 2 separate purchases of discounted MCGCs @ Staples with a triple stack (10% AM3X offer, 5% usual SimplyCash Biz @ office stores, $10 RMN) and they fraud alerted...
Aug 9, 18, 4:46 pm
Replies: 706
Views: 224,799
Posted By vacaloca

There is a ''memo' field that actually gets...

There is a ''memo' field that actually gets printed on the check which if the CSR is paying attention should honor. Worst case, you will have to call the biller ahead of time or after you see it...
Aug 7, 18, 9:45 pm
Replies: 706
Views: 224,799
Posted By vacaloca

Based on at least one comment on the latest...

Based on at least one comment on the latest reddit AMA w/ Plastiq's CEO (google it), it would seem like that is what some are doing. Their chat support is fairly attentive/responsive, can't hurt to...
Aug 7, 18, 5:27 pm
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Views: 224,799
Posted By vacaloca

Based on a few < 1 mth age posts, it seems that...

Based on a few < 1 mth age posts, it seems that it should work, but sounds like you should be your own data point. :)

I did a payment today to take advantage of the masterpass promo with a MC not...
Aug 3, 18, 5:53 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By vacaloca

Does it have to be in a gift card format? If you...

Does it have to be in a gift card format? If you are doing it via gift cards to MS that is fine, but maybe the best idea is to create a new e-mail and then use a money sending service for the payment...
Dec 28, 17, 1:07 pm
Replies: 1,354
Views: 567,627
Posted By vacaloca

Correct. Which also means that if your December...

Correct. Which also means that if your December statement reset say the 17th like mine did, it would also seem to preclude that one is able to get the 2018 $300 travel credit even before the new year...
Aug 20, 17, 7:48 am
Replies: 443
Views: 263,991
Posted By vacaloca

Didn't work for me either today, and lighting /...

Didn't work for me either today, and lighting / MO print was good. Believe WU MO is what works for WF, and even then they might flag it.
Dec 10, 16, 10:36 pm
Replies: 1,461
Views: 836,149
Posted By vacaloca

While interesting idea, this might increase the...

While interesting idea, this might increase the chances for an audit I would think, even if the amount matches if someone notices. YMMV on this.

In other news, as data point for those in the NE...
Dec 3, 16, 8:58 pm
Replies: 1,461
Views: 836,149
Posted By vacaloca

Today was the first time my local TD ATM didn't...

Today was the first time my local TD ATM didn't quite read a WM MG correctly, but I told it to return it and then re-inserted it and it prompted me with the usual screen of not recognized but 'enter...
May 25, 16, 3:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By vacaloca

Buxx will fail to load if your CA is set to 0 or...

Buxx will fail to load if your CA is set to 0 or below the load limit (even though it posts as a purchase) For remaining banks, look at datapoints for what posts as CA. /thread
May 21, 16, 10:08 am
Replies: 1,461
Views: 836,149
Posted By vacaloca

TD Bank was surprisingly quick (next day?) to...

TD Bank was surprisingly quick (next day?) to clear a WG MO via ATM deposit. Account is relatively new -- less than a year old. Just another data point.
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