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You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards at CVS

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You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards at CVS

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Update:  You can no longer load a Vanilla Visa to your Bluebird.

Million Miles Secrets reader Joe commented:

Can you still use a credit card for the Vanilla Visas at CVS, or are you buying these somewhere else?

Joe is referring to Vanilla Visa gift cards, NOT Vanilla Reloads.  CVS recently changed their policy to no longer allow you to purchase Vanilla Reloads with a credit card.

You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards At CVS
Can You Still Buy Vanilla Visas at CVS With a Credit Card?

You Still Have a Reason to Visit CVS!

Even though you can’t buy Vanilla Reloads with a credit card anymore, you CAN buy Vanilla Visa gift cards with a credit card at CVS!

You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards At CVS
Variable Load Vanilla Visas Allow You to Load up to $500

The best Vanilla Visa gift cards are variable load, which means you can buy them in the denomination you want, from $20 to $500.  It makes the most sense to buy $500, because you pay a fixed fee of ~$5 (in addition to the amount you load) for each card.

What Are Vanilla Visa Cards Good For?

You can use Vanilla Visa gift cards to reload your Bluebird account at Walmart.  These are the easiest to use with Bluebird because you can set the PIN by typing in a random 4-digit number the 1st time you use it.

You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards At CVS
Use Vanilla Visa Cards to Reload Bluebird at Walmart

Then, using American Express Bluebird or Serve, you can pay bills and expenses you can’t normally pay with a credit card.

Or, you can use Vanilla Visa card to pay bills with Evolve Money.  You can pay student loans, car loans, utilities, and even your mortgage!

You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards At CVS
Evolve Money: More Convenient Than Loading Bluebird at Walmart

And because Evolve transactions are done online, this might be an easier option for those who don’t have a Walmart nearby.

Bottom Line

You can still buy Vanilla Visa gift cards at CVS with a credit card.  The variable load kind are best, because you can buy up to $500 and pay just 1 ~$5 fee.

Vanilla Visa gift cards can be used to load your Bluebird account at Walmart, or pay bills and expenses online using Evolve Money.

So if your local CVS cashiers have been missing you since the demise of Vanilla Reloads, you still have a reason to pop in and visit! 🙂

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Can you do a cash advance on the Vanilla Gift card to get the cash out?

CASHIERS ASKING FOR ID

Cvs asked for ID to purchase gift card vanilla for cash purchase not debit check or credit. This should not be for anyone why I am being asked for ID for a 500 dollar cash purchase on a gift card. Policy for ID being required must be posted not just stated based on who is standing in front of them. That is some bull crap and should not be. Cyber Monday is coming a lot of people like to make there purchases like this at sites thThat they dont usually use and why do I need to show my personal info to a cashier at cvs why.

Yeah, I think some will check and ask out of habit. I see it almost the same as how some cashier will ask for my ID when I’m paying for a regular purchase with a credit card. And if I recall correctly, I believe the merchant agreement with Visa/Mastercard state that no ID is required and that merchants should only be verifying the card is signed on the back.

You cannot use on Amazon, even if you get it registered on pay pal. You cannot use it for slot of online purchase.

LoL I would hope everyone has enough sense to know that vanilla wouldn’t be using YAHOO for email.. they have their own domains.

As of August 28, 2014, you can no longer load Vanilla Visa Debit GC at Family Dollar NY stores by order of District Manager. If anyone can still load at Family Dollar NYC stores please post here.

Hi Martin,

You are right, we are indeed trying to open up the channels of communication, so we can provide as much assistance to our customers as possible. To your point, while receiving an answer is quicker via social media, you can also contact us at 1-800-571-1376 or via email at vanillacares@yahoo.com. We encourage you to send your feedback, so we can continue to improve and serve you all better.

Best,

Team Vanilla

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