by Sita33 on Sep 29, 2012
DO NOT BUY METABANK VISA
I purchased a Metabank Visa from Price Chopper before going on vacation (within the US) to keep expenses on 1 card. When I tried to pay for dinner for my family, the card got denied. We thought it was the location, so we went to another restaurant. It too was denied. I called the 888# only to hear that they "are experiencing difficulties and apologize for the inconvenience." We did not eat dinner that evening, and had to buy gas station food purchased with what little change we had. The following day I called again, and heard a different message asking to enter card # to hear balance. I tried purchasing something & it worked. However, a few hours later, again the card got denied. I called the 888# and again heard the "experiencing difficulties and apologize for the inconvenience" message. Our vacation has been ruined due to this! We were unable to pay for entrance fees, movie tickets, and purchase souvenirs due to this VISA that sometime works and sometimes doesn't. Save yourself the HUGE inconvenience and avoid this card at all costs!! Imagine if we had to pay for our hotel room with the card? We would have had to sleep in the car! Simply piss poor business practices.
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. :-)
by Lou on Jun 9, 2012
After buying this card I went to Travelocity and then found out you have to used a limited gift card wedsite. The hotel I was booking was not listed on that websight. I needed to change my beds from a king to two kings and called Travelocity after my call went to India I was told if you use a Travelocity card you cannot Chang a thing without paying 100 fee. So I wouldn't use these cards or you could get stuck.
by Lilly on Apr 30, 2014
There's no scratch off code on the card and the online asks me to put that in so I can't buy online and I don't even live near a tj maxx why did I even get this card
by Janik on Jan 5, 2014
Can't use the gift card
I just received a Wal Mart Visa Gift card in the amount of $25. I registered it online, and verified that it had a balance of $25. However, it was declined everywhere I tried to use it.