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How To Combine 2 Prepaid Visa Cards Into One?

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How To Combine 2 Prepaid Visa Cards Into One?

I've got 2 prepaid Visa cards that are $75 each and want to buy an item online. Retailer online won't accept 2 prepaid cards and requires one sum on one card. How do I combine the 2x$75 prepaid Visa cards into one worth $150? Thank you.
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You can't.

The limit is $75 on each card, even if you were to put refunds onto them
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Akitakara wrote:
May 10th, 2013 3:29 am
You can't.

The limit is $75 on each card, even if you were to put refunds onto them
What if I buy something at a store and return it, but give the other card instead when getting the money back?
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buy a new $150 gift card using the two $75 gift cards at a store. you will loose on some activation fee, but it works
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dankup wrote:
May 10th, 2013 3:02 pm
What if I buy something at a store and return it, but give the other card instead when getting the money back?

that's fraud.
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Use your credit card and use the gift cards somewhere else. If you don't have a credit card, maybe you can they a friend to do the purchase for you and give him some money or if he wants, the cards. If you must, resort to visa debit but if don't have the 150 in your chequing? Why are you wasting money in visa gift cards and online shopping?

How is this a problem? Are you underage or irresponsible and unable to get or handle credit?
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Beans1234 wrote:
May 10th, 2013 6:10 pm
Use your credit card and use the gift cards somewhere else. If you don't have a credit card, maybe you can they a friend to do the purchase for you and give him some money or if he wants, the cards. If you must, resort to visa debit but if don't have the 150 in your chequing? Why are you wasting money in visa gift cards and online shopping?

How is this a problem? Are you underage or irresponsible and unable to get or handle credit?
Probably privacy? Especially for somewhat shady websites?
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It's one purchase that I want to make online on Amazon. I don't have a credit card but have these 2 x $75 each PREPAID Visa credit cards so I thought I might as well use those. I called Amazon - I can only enter 1 credit card and the item is more than $75 so there's no way to combine both cards for 1 purchase. So now I'm looking to combine the 2 cards into a $150 prepaid Visa card.

Eh, I'll just get a friend to buy it for me and give him the cards.
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merc782 wrote:
May 10th, 2013 5:38 pm
buy a new $150 gift card using the two $75 gift cards at a store. you will loose on some activation fee, but it works
That's not a bad idea. How much would I lose?
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dankup wrote:
May 10th, 2013 8:11 pm
That's not a bad idea. How much would I lose?
Buy 2 amazon gift cards of $73 each.

Use the remaining $2 on each card in a local store about 1 week after your amazon purchase. :)
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Akitakara wrote:
May 11th, 2013 3:39 am
Buy 2 amazon gift cards of $73 each.

Use the remaining $2 on each card in a local store about 1 week after your amazon purchase. :)
Why not just pick up 2x $75 Amazon cards, wiping out the gift balances.
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Can be done. Problem is if I need to return the item, Amazon will give me a $150 gift card to Amazon. I'd like it back on the Visa card so I can at least use the funds somewhere else.
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dankup wrote:
May 11th, 2013 5:39 am
Can be done. Problem is if I need to return the item, Amazon will give me a $150 gift card to Amazon. I'd like it back on the Visa card so I can at least use the funds somewhere else.
Do you plan on returning it? Why not buy gift cards from Shoppers to another store? Ie LCBO, Starbucks, etc.
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Kasakato wrote:
May 11th, 2013 3:58 pm
Do you plan on returning it? Why not buy gift cards from Shoppers to another store? Ie LCBO, Starbucks, etc.
I'm not planning on it, but if the product doesn't work like it's supposed to I'll have no choice, and I don't want to risk it. So if a return is necessary, I'll be SOL with a $150 gift card to Amazon instead of being able to use it anywhere else.
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dankup wrote:
May 11th, 2013 5:31 pm
I'm not planning on it, but if the product doesn't work like it's supposed to I'll have no choice, and I don't want to risk it. So if a return is necessary, I'll be SOL with a $150 gift card to Amazon instead of being able to use it anywhere else.
Either buy something you know you need/is a quality product or go with the gift cards.
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