by Judd on Oct 25, 2011
I'm a huge fan of the this gift card. I shop at Amazon.com a lot so there is a good chance I'll use the card and get something I like. It's also convenient because I can order from home and Amazon has such a large selection. I'm going to add this as one of my favorites.
by Natalie on Mar 1, 2012
The website crashes. I call the customer service number. A woman answers who is unintelligible (and I teach internationals all day long). She says to try it again. I try it again. Nothing. I call again because I try to use Membership Reward points. Guest what? My points are taken but no cards! Membership Reward customer service is great, but they can't credit my points back. They transfer me to gift card service again. SAME horrible woman. She puts on her supervisor "Matthew," whose English is better but who does not have a brain. He argues with me that Membership Rewards must give back the points, but I tell him the problem is with the Gift Card division, not rewards. Round and round we go. I lost the points, no cards, and I won't do business with that division ever again. Stay away -- AX clearly has no interest in making this a business that works!
by Michelle on Jul 5, 2012
Gratuity mandated at 20%?
Ok, so everyone has been to a restaurant that automatically adds 18% if there is a large group at the table and we all know that "normal gratuity" is 15%. Vanilla seems to disagree..they hold it at 20%.
So, if your in a salon, restaurant, or anywhere else that has a possible gratuity, your new available balance is at $41.00, or you get the "I'm sorry, but your card was declined" which is always a favorite when standing in line to settle a bill surrounded by family, friends and complete strangers.
I'd love to inform Vanilla that gratuity is NOT automatic. If the service was substandard, then there is no tip left, but Vanilla still leaves you hanging...even after you spent the $5 to activate it.
Put simply, Vanilla Visa sucks. Avoid at all costs, less you have to suffer at the 5 places in the last month I have tried to use them (my boyfriend and I received several this month for our birthdays).
by Vivian on Jan 11, 2012
Tried to use a $10 gift card at the Sonic Drive-in in Murrieta, CA for a $14.70 purchase. I tried to pay with the $10 gift card and a $5 bill. The clerk said she could not take two forms of payment for the transaction otherwise her draw would show as short. She told me my option was to pay with cash for the entire purchase, but I decided in order to use the gift card, I would remove some items from my order so that the entire purchase did not exceed $10. I still have just under $1 on the gift card. The clerk said she could not give the remaining balance in cash; it must go back on the gift card. The clerk said it was a company policy that came from corporate. I could not believe what she was telling me, and will investigate further! If I find that this is indeed a corporate policy, I will forward a complaint to state and federal agencies. I figure that if 100,000 individuals across the U.S. have a remaining balance of, let's say, 75 cents on their gift cards, that's $75,000 that Sonic is stealing from customers. The practice is illegal!
by Pete on May 10, 2012
never had any issue with gamestop gift card as long as you dont lose the card you are in great shape :D