Vanilla Reload Card Locations

Discussion in 'Other Credit Card Programs' started by ericb, May 31, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. ericb

    ericb Silver Member

    Does anyone know where else (besides office depot) these are sold? I called in and Vanilla has no idea what chains/stores sell them, and the locations link on their website is non-functional.

    I did call chase and found out that the merchant codes you're looking for are 5111 and 5943 for a certain small business card. Now it's a matter of cross-referencing those merchants with locations that sell vanilla reload cards...

    Hope that wasn't too cryptic, but it looks like a big loophole is getting closed

  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    huh i think I kinda got what you're saying but still way to cryptic.
  3. ericb

    ericb Silver Member

  4. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    Oh I got that part, already along for the ride. What I didn't get was your merchant code part.
  5. ericb

    ericb Silver Member

    So cc's use merchant codes to determine what "counts" as restaurant spend/ office supply stores /gas etc. Sometimes there are miscodes at the SMB level (like a grocery classified as a gas station) that can open a lot of loopholes. The ones in this particular case are those above
  6. wrxmom

    wrxmom Gold Member

    Try Staples
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  7. AA_EXP09

    AA_EXP09 Gold Member

    Petro Canada
  8. perryplatypus

    perryplatypus Gold Member

    They don't have them yet. I shop in person at couple different Staples all the time.
  9. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    yup i've only seen Vanilla @ OD.
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  10. SC Flier
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    SC Flier Gold Member

    American express is offering a complimentary $25 gift card with a $200 load onto an Amex prepaid through June 30. Both new and existing card members are eligible. Limit 1 per card.

    Also, the Locations link on is now showing the following locations:
    • 7-11 Garbko
    • 7-11 Handee Mart
    • 7-11 SW
    • CoMac, Inc.
    • Cogo's Co.
    • E and C Enterprises
    • Holiday Station Franchise
    • Holiday Station Stores
    • Kum & Go
    • Nittany Oil Co., Inc.
    • Nouria Energy 12
    • Office Depot
  11. wrxmom

    wrxmom Gold Member

    I'll have to look again, I thought I saw them at the Staples near me. It might have just been the AMEX prepaid.
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  12. SC Flier
    • Original Member

    SC Flier Gold Member

    At my local Staples today, there were non-reloadable Amex prepaid cards but nothing for reloading cards. Neither Vanilla nor Green Dot.
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  13. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    I just bought 2 $500 reload; one today & one saturday at OD. are the OD in your area not selling them to you?
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  14. 98mike

    98mike Silver Member

    I've noticed something bizarre at od when I buy the reloads, it takes 4 days to show up as a pending charge on my ink bold. If I buy a box of paper it's on there next day, but I've bought 4 $500 cards now and always with at least 4 days to post.

    As a side note with purchase code types, all my wireless and cable post as misc, not telcom. I use Verizon. I called to discuss and was told they'd get back in touch. Check your statements. Make sure you're getting the right credit for bonus cats
  15. LauraPDX

    LauraPDX Silver Member

    I have had to call to get my points each month for the two months the card has been in use. The csr says it is coded by the merchant, but they. Can give you bonus points to compensate this "miscode".
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  16. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    Good to know; i'm still waiting on my first billing cycle to end.
  17. rizwank

    rizwank Silver Member

    Nice call. Is there a way of searching for merchant codes?

    I'm still surprised OD is in this game. I figured they'd have killed it by now.
  18. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    Cycle ended. Got the points without having to call in.
  19. lotso-bear
    • Original Member

    lotso-bear Silver Member

    No problems for me, and I have auto-bill for Verizon, T-Mobile, and Comcast, despite what it states for each charge.
  20. Lkohawaii

    Lkohawaii Active Member

    The two Hawaii OD doesn't carry prepaid Visa or Amex cards. I hope this won't spread to other OD. Never could buy Amex cards. Wanted to buy them to send my daughter off on a trip.
  21. vardievard

    vardievard Active Member

    Does anyone have a location in NJ that has these cards? I've tried every OD and they weren't in stock or carried any longer
  22. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

    I've noticed most of the locations I've purchased them from, the inventory is dwindling. Maybe once they're gone they're gone? who knows
  23. kristikna

    kristikna Member

    Same here. Saw on Frequent Miler's blog (in the comments) that many of the OD stores in the Twin Cities are out of stock!
  24. bretta

    bretta Silver Member

    I've been to three Office Depots in the RDU area in the last 48 hours, and they are all gone. They used to have them, but now sold out and not restocked (so far).

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