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Swiping Velocity Card at BP Service Stations

Swiping Velocity Card at BP Service Stations


Old Mar 15, 19, 2:15 pm
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Swiping Velocity Card at BP Service Stations

I'm curious to know if others are having the same issue that I have been encountering when swiping my combined Velocity/Global Wallet card at BP service stations.

I consistently run into the issue where when swiping the Velocity card side to get the points for fuel purchases, the card isn't registering but seems to have somehow accessed the Global Wallet side and attempts to deduct the cost of the fuel. As my Global Wallet card presently does not have any value stored on it, the transaction gets declined.

Is it possible to have a 2nd Velocity Card to use for swiping that does not come as a combines Global Wallet Card but yet still retain a separate Global Wallet Card for the purpose of being used a VISA debit card?
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Old Mar 15, 19, 5:01 pm
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Do you have an old Velocity card before you got Global Wallet? That would work, an expired card works fine.

I don't bother with Global Wallet but I would think if you requested a 'normal' card from Velocity they could send you one. I'd call them.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 7:31 pm
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Any old red velocity card works.

Since, 1) I cannot see to point in Global Wallet other than lining the pockets of others & 2) I was initially denied access to a Delta Sky Club since my 'Visa Card' did not come with lounge access rights, I disabled the feature and my Velocity card comes Global Wallet Visa free.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 4:40 pm
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There's only one mag strip on the velocity card/global wallet though. I must admit I've never had that problem though.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 5:03 pm
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It might be the contactless chip registering on the terminal.
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