Are Vanilla Reloads Still Available at Walgreens?

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Readers have been emailing to ask if Walgreens still sells Vanilla Reloads with a credit card.

I shared earlier that I was able to buy Vanilla Reloads with a credit card at one of the two Walgreens in my town.  Many Walgreens don’t let you use a credit card to buy a Vanilla Reload, so I was lucky to be able to buy them with a credit card – even though I was limited to 1 Vanilla Reload at a time.

Walgreens Vanilla Reload
I’m Out of Luck at Walgreens

This was great news because I could buy the Vanilla Reloads using a credit card.  I’d earn miles for the purchase and the spending would count towards the minimum spending requirements on my credit cards.  I’d then use Bluebird to pay bills, such as rent and student loans, which I couldn’t otherwise pay with a credit card.

However, a few days ago, the cash register at Walgreens accepted my credit card for only the $3.95 Vanilla Reload fee and wanted me to pay cash for $500 reload value.  Oh well, all good things must end.  But I’m lucky that I can still buy Vanilla Reloads at my local CVS stores – though I expect that to end at some point as well.

I’m not sure if these are isolated examples or if Walgreens has updated their cash registers to prevent sales of a Vanilla Reload with cash.  Are readers still able to buy Vanilla Reloads using a credit card at some Walgreens?

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