by Luciano G on Oct 14, 2012
Card was paid for by giver but there is a penalty non-use. Did not use the card at all and have lost 16.00 of value.
by Emily on Dec 24, 2010
This card is NOT accepted everywhere VISA is accepted. I've yet to find a gas station that takes this card (at the pump or inside). Also, I've been rejected by every restaurant where I've tried to use this card. The card given to me has a $500 balance, so it's not that there is insufficient funds (and this has been confirmed online and I've registered the card). The only place I've found that accepts this card is the grocery store and large, retailer pharmacies (CVS, RiteAid). With the price to purchase and monthly fees, this is not a good card to give.
by Rick on May 15, 2012
I received the card as a gift. Its value started to drop after 6 months due to fees that total $2.50 per month. It didnt take long after that until the card was worth nothing. The first customer rep I spoke to said she could not do anything and that the terms are stated with the card at the time of purchase. Really?? Ohhh,...I found it... First you buy the card, then rip it open to actually get to the terms where they tell you about the fees. Nice... (Open the gift card before you give it to someone?? ..well.. OK) DO NOT BUY GIFT CARDS FROM THIS SELLER.
I may ammend this... as I said the first rep. couldn't or rather wouldn't do anything. Frustrated ... I called back 5 minutes later and another rep told me it would be no problem to refund the fees and even offered a replacement card at no charge with the full $50.00 available. I was told I would receive the card in 7-10 days. I will let you know how it pans out.
I just hope they pick a better bank to deal with than when my card was issued. They originally chose Silverton Bank of Georgia. You know.. the largest bank failure in Georgia history. Look it up on Google. More to come after I get and use my new card. :-)
Greg responded to Rudy Pittman
The cards never expire and have no fees. Bass Pro Shops has a great selection of outdoor gear for everybody in the family. What's not to love? An old policy said that after two years of inactivity the cards would go inactive (NOT expire), but holders of cards such as this can simply call the number on the back of the card or take the card to one of our retail locations to have a new card issued in place of the inactive card.
by Beth on Apr 29, 2012
We received a Visa Vanilla gift card for $50 as a gift from a family member. We used it to purchase two toys at a local store for $11. A few days later we returned one of the toys, and the return was processed on the same Visa gift card. Since then, the card has been declined everywhere else. When I called to figure out what was going on, they said the first purchase never went through, but the return did, so the card was deactivated, adn the only way to re-activate is to send them the receipts for both the purchase and the return. Otherwise, teh card is no good and they basically stole $50 from us. In fact, they keep telling us that we have a $58 balance on the card because of the return, which is supposed to make us feel better. But of course, we can't actually USE the card, so this is completely useless.