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 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 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
by Shane on May 30, 2011
I've tried searching everywhere online for whether this card is accepted for online use. And on my way to finding that out, I've heard that it DOES have monthly fee's after 7 months of purchase, even though it clearly says there are no fee's after purchase. I'm still trying to find a place to activate the card.
Bottom line, this card is almost purely false advertising, don't use it, and it's not consistent at all.
Also, the support numbers you see above, they don't work.
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.