Our moderators read all reviews to verify quality and helpfulness. Vanilla gift card tells me this and then they doesnt activate my card. What's the difference between credit and debit? I got a call yesterday from "Publishers Clearing House". Stay away from this place unless you want to get robbed!
I was able to use this card to buy a paypal gift card, which puts the money directly in my bank account. That was a good way to get cash back from my walmart credit card, without that affecting my credit card interest rate. After you click the activation link it takes hours for them to activate even if it's more than one they all activate same time and usually hours from my experience. These are great if you don't like carrying your bank and credit cards everywhere.
Read the instructions and everything will be fine. Dank, September 28, I got worried thinking I need to get a email link to get it activated. How do set up the pin. EASY- the first time you use the card and are asked to input your PIN just enter one that you will be using and it gets automatically programmed to the card for future use. Couldn't get any easier. No online retailer offers that option. I wonder how many people just get frustrated and leave the few bucks on the card unspent.
It's a great deal for the bank as it all adds up I'm sure. Called Vanilla - company that issues gift card who reports they are unable to activate the card without a receipt. They report they are unable to refund the gift giver without a receipt. So - no instructions on card to gift buyer reporting need for receipt. Sounds like a wonderful investment by Vanilla to immorally gain money. After providing information to register and check my balance online, I have been receiving non-stop emails for credit offers from random companies.
I can only assume that this company misused my information. I also had a problem when I tried to replace a card with a remaining balance and was told I needed to provide the receipt from the person who purchased the gift card. Do not do business with this company. The Vanilla gift card customer service supervisor is the worst I sent the email June On July 23rd I received the replacement card. I told CS I was never ask nor told to give my year of birth. Customer service then informed me that the person I've spoken with them 1st time no longer works for the company and that she entered whatever year of birth or my behalf.
She apologized for the prior CS not answering me the question the 1st time. Vanilla gift card tells me this and then they doesnt activate my card. Now they want me to sent a copy of my driver license. I refused to send a copy of my drivers licenses. This company is a scam. Could you image all the other people this is happening to. I will never buy a card again. Box Forston, GA Had no idea had to register and bunch of BS! Tried using card for bf acct and it kept declining sooo finally called CS.
They told me since I tried to purchase more than I had on there it made it so I needed authorized action and now I can't even use my card till My bf stuck in jail with no commissary. I would like to provide you guys a review: Now I am trying to use it and your customer service team has asked me to ask my mother to go back to get the receipt.
I have used many gift cards and yours has to be the worst. You are the worst company - you really should be shut down by consumer protection agencies. You are cheating customers! I am leaving this review because dealing with this company has been the worst experience of my life.
I bought two prepaid cards for online bill pay. I hadn't done any transactions with it. I called in shock and not knowing how it could have happened. I called and spoke with two reps and a supervisor. I explained how the only interaction I have had with this card was when I had to activate it.
I spoke with one of their reps over the phone and she informed me that the card was activated, registered, and could be used now but not in the UK. How it could be anyone else except for the rep I spoke with is beyond me.
The supervisor explained I would have to file a dispute that could take up to 90 days! That is insane for a card I never even got to use! This is the worst experience of my life. They never even notified me of such large transaction before allowing it to proceed.
I will never do business with this company ever again! So I went online to vanillagift. My story ends the way that everyone else is. I don't know how they get manage to keep selling cards but I will never see that money again.
According to their site, you have to assign a ZIP code to via your account before you can shop online, which I did not do before the purchase was illegally made. If you are unfortunate enough to be the recipient of one of these, I advise you to use it at a brick and mortar store and use the entire amount in one day before they can take it from you.
My son received this card as a birthday gift from a friend. It was intended as a gift card but unless he registers it with very personal information i. I called and spoke to a customer service rep who said we needed to know the purchase balance. Since the card was a gift, we had to ask the person who gave my son the card. I called again and was told that was the incorrect amount and there was nothing he could do for me. I asked to speak to a supervisor. Again, that was a waste of time since she wouldn't do anything for me unless I knew the purchase balance.
She suggested I contact the person who gave my son the card and ask them what the correct purchase amount was, again. How embarrassing would that be to ask someone twice how much they spent on a gift. After reading all of the online reviews, I could not find a single good one.
People buy these cards as gifts and the recipients are unable to use them. This is a total scam and people should be aware. They have given me so many runarounds and I am over it.
This has to be the absolute worse excuse for a gift card ever. There is a waiting period, not sure exactly how long I've been told so many stories, before they release the rest of the money. I would not recommend these gift cards to anyone, they are really terrible. It takes about 7 minutes to get through the automated attendant to speak with a person. I called to ask how I can protect this card because I was planning to mail it, and I had previously had cards in the mail stolen.
It took a total of 29 minutes to get a person who told me how to put the card on hold or 'deactivate' and then I gave her a password that would allow the person who was receiving the card the ability to reactivate it. This was a gift for a customer. The last thing I want is to put them out by wasting their time. The spent time trying to get it activated.
When the tax and shipping are added in the total price exceeds the amount on the gift card. Request Walmart Gift Card: Can Vanilla Visa Card be used in Africa. I just received a vanilla visa gift card and I was reading the FAQ. You can if the seller is based out of the United States. Thing is though when you go to checkout,online stores usually don't have a payment option that allows you to pay with a gift card.
Instead they have payment options that allow you to pay with a credit card and if you use this option and enter your gift card information,it usually doesn't work and is declined.
If you encounter this problem,if the online store has a phone number and allows you to make your transactions over the phone,do so. Just tell them that you have a gift card and not a credit card. They should allow you to make your purchase with it. Also make sure you have enough money on your gift card. You can make money in binary options only if you treat it as a real form of investing.
All these are not that difficult but it takes some time.
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