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visa vanilla gift cardWalmart scam or Vanilla scam?

I had to get this card because Walmart would not give me back the cash I paid on my debit card for cell phone that I had to return. Now they won't take the card??? I am soo done shopping at Greenvile Walmart... odd I can use that card at any convience store
I need to know the balance on the card and cannot find that out because of all the pop ups on my computer screen and they just never do tell how much I have left... they need to stop all this nonse and just tell people what their balance is so they can use it up


  • Ma
    maria Dec 17, 2008

    We received a Vanilla visa gift card for a wedding gift. The expiration date is plainly marked and easily read on the front of card so i thought i was okay for a purchase at a local store. At that time i found out that fees had eaten up my original amt and it wasn t worth anywhere near the purchase price my friends had paid for it. The writing on the back is so small i had to buy a magnifying glass to read it and at some points the printing was punched in by the numbers from the front of card, was not readable with or without the magnifier. Not only that but... the fees had almost doubled from what was stated on card. I would love to be able to take a picture of card back and print it on this site, it is laughable at how small the print is. This has been one of the worst cases of blatant ripping off that i have seen. My card was also not accepted at several stores, even though a small balance remained on it.

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    kathy Nov 22, 2008
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    $50 vanilla debit gift card received in April 08. 1st use for $32.50 no problem. 2nd and 3rd attempts to use bal. of $17.50 card declined. Called Visa & was told that my total purchase was more than card balance, thus declined. RIDICULOUS! The card balance should have been credited against my purchase and I pay the difference. Lost $5. in "Visa fees" by the time I found out the problem. That same day I went to a store & totaled up $12.50 in items & the card worked. I've used many gift cards, Visa included and never had a problem with my purchase being more than the card's value.

    What a rip off!

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