by Marketa on Jan 2, 2012
Works well if you spend all amount of value on very first shopping. If you use just partial amount from whole card value, its impossible to find remaining balance for next use.
Register will not tell you, how much money is available on the card and register cannot process it unless you say the dollar amount you want to spend on it. So you can keep trying to guess (if cashier has patience enough)
Only good thing is - never expires.
I bought it (and also received one) as a Christmas gift. First time and last time.
by Ca on Aug 1, 2013
Card becomes "Dormant"
My brother gave me a Bass Pro Gift Card for my birthday in October of 2012. I tried to use it on August 1, 2013, and it would not work. I called the 24 hour customer service, and they said it went "dormant" because it is an old card. The back of the card states its good for 2 years. The customer service said that I would have to call during business hours to try to do anything....So much for 24 hour customer service. This is not a gift, it's a headache. PLEASE do not give a loved one a headache for a gift. Give an Amazon card instead!
Update: November 22, 2014
I noticed that a user named "Greg" responded to my posting. "Greg" obviously did not handle my complaint when I called Bass Pro. "Greg" also can not read. As stated, the card was given as a gift in 2012, not 2009. It had NOT even been over a year when it became invalid. "Greg" is correct in that they will re-issue a card. They will NOT however re-activate the card you have in your hand. You MUST wait for them to mail it to you. The reason I was especially disappointed with Bass Pro in my situation, was because bow hunting season was starting in September and there was some gear I wanted to purchase before the season start. By the time I received the card, it was too late. I ended up giving away the card I received in the mail (not as a gift - it was included with a real gift, with the caveat that they may have as much trouble as I had using the card).
As I stated in my posting... This is a HEADACHE! Go with Amazon, and give a gift that will be enjoyed!
by Pixipoppi on Feb 12, 2012
I wouldn't even give this one star to be honest. If you are going to buy any type of prepaid gift card, I would suggest Visa. Hubby and I have had nothing but problems with any Amex cards we have purchased. We tried to use it on walmart.com for baby stuff....declined. Tried to use it on a cosmetics site...declined and told they don't accept prepaid cards which is odd because I've used prepaid visas on that same site for 3 years now with no problem so it has to just be amex cards. Tried to order off of Amazon...declined...TWICE. It's not very convenient when you have to call to register the card after you purchase it. Especially since we have never had to register any Visa cards we have purchased and if we did, you can do it online in a matter of seconds. I would seriously suggest skipping these cards and going with Visa. Period.
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 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.