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sundawner1 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 11:39 pm
AWesome. Might have seen it today, but I haven’t seen any $500 denominations.

By registering it, you mean I need to put my address and link it to the card?

Damn it, you will convince me to get Amex Cobalt and use prepaid MCs :)
99% of Safeway locations have $500 PayPower MCs, but only a very limited number of 7-11s (trust me, it is very difficult to find one) sell $500 OneVanilla MCs.
Yup, you need your name, email and address to register your card online.

I tell everyone Cobalt is great, if you can take advantage of the 5X categories, and it is even better if you love SPG (average 3-4 cents per point!!!). Winking Face
Scotia Amex Gold is good too if you drive frequently and buy a lot of tickets on ticketmaster.
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EdisonL299 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 12:21 am
99% of Safeway locations have $500 PayPower MCs, but only a very limited number of 7-11s (trust me, it is very difficult to find one) sell $500 OneVanilla MCs.
Yup, you need your name, email and address to register your card online.

I tell everyone Cobalt is great, if you can take advantage of the 5X categories, and it is even better if you love SPG (average 3-4 cents per point!!!). Winking Face
Scotia Amex Gold is good too if you drive frequently and buy a lot of tickets on Ticketmaster
Just checked and there are no Safeways in Toronto.

Guess One Vanilla it is. Now, just gotta find some stores that have them.
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sundawner1 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 12:41 am
Just checked and there are no Safeways in Toronto.

Guess One Vanilla it is. Now, just gotta find some stores that have them.
Check Sobeys stores. They should have PayPower MCs too...
For OneVanilla cards, just call 7-11s one by one, and ask. Save you much time! Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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EdisonL299 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2018 8:22 pm
OneVanilla: $7.95 plus tax.
PayPower: $6.95 with no tax, before you make it Reloadable, it won’t charge you reload fee and monthly fee.
I didn't get charge tax on the onevanilla?
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coolintheshade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 7:36 am
I didn't either
Maybe it's BC only?
Going to buy paypower cards going forward to minimize the $6.95 activation charge, as $200 is too little; as I've already used $130.xx filling up two vehicles last week.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 8:21 am
Maybe it's BC only?
Going to buy paypower cards going forward to minimize the $6.95 activation charge, as $200 is too little; as I've already used $130.xx filling up two vehicles last week.
$200 is the max for Paypower?
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EdisonL299 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 12:51 am
Check Sobeys stores. They should have PayPower MCs too...
For OneVanilla cards, just call 7-11s one by one, and ask. Save you much time! Smiling Face With Sunglasses
I checked some Sobeys. They didn’t have them.

The search goes on :)
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 8:21 am
Maybe it's BC only?
Going to buy paypower cards going forward to minimize the $6.95 activation charge, as $200 is too little; as I've already used $130.xx filling up two vehicles last week.
On the packaging of the card, it says 7.95+taxes for activation, but I’m 100% certain the guy never charged the tax.
I’ve seen PayPower cards at Safeway, but never checked out the packaging to see the max load value.
Is PayPower better for some reason?
I only purchased the One Vanilla cards because the 7-11 I get them from, I pass by on my way to and the way home from work, so it’s very convenient.
For me to go to Safeway, Sobeys or Save on Foods, to purchase PayPower, would be going way out of my way, unless I’m already going there for groceries.
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sundawner1 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 8:53 am
$200 is the max for Paypower?
coolintheshade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 8:57 am
On the packaging of the card, it says 7.95+taxes for activation, but I’m 100% certain the guy never charged the tax.
I’ve seen PayPower cards at Safeway, but never checked out the packaging to see the max load value.
Is PayPower better for some reason?
I only purchased the One Vanilla cards because the 7-11 I get them from, I pass by on my way to and the way home from work, so it’s very convenient.
For me to go to Safeway, Sobeys or Save on Foods, to purchase PayPower, would be going way out of my way, unless I’m already going there for groceries.
Supposedly, the non-reloadble card only goes up to $200 and I was hoping to buy the paypower card at $500 and only have to pay activation once (whether that be 6.95 or 7.95); versus buying in $200 denominations and paying $6.95x2

I just checked my AMEX transaction for the non-reloabled card and it was $206.95 (no tax here in ON).
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 10:13 am
Supposedly, the non-reloadble card only goes up to $200 and I was hoping to buy the paypower card at $500 and only have to pay activation once (whether that be 6.95 or 7.95); versus buying in $200 denominations and paying $6.95x2

I just checked my AMEX transaction for the non-reloabled card and it was $206.95 (no tax here in ON).
Yeah I buy the One Vanilla $500 value at 7-11 for 7.95 activation, so even that is still better than what you paid if you can find a 7-11 that carries them. And they are categorized as grocery for the bonus on Scotia Amex/Cobalt.
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coolintheshade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 10:58 am
Yeah I buy the One Vanilla $500 value at 7-11 for 7.95 activation, so even that is still better than what you paid if you can find a 7-11 that carries them. And they are categorized as grocery for the bonus on Scotia Amex/Cobalt.
No 7-11 in Ottawa anymore and Food Basics near me, only carries $200 non-reloadable.
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coolintheshade wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 10:58 am
Yeah I buy the One Vanilla $500 value at 7-11 for 7.95 activation, so even that is still better than what you paid if you can find a 7-11 that carries them. And they are categorized as grocery for the bonus on Scotia Amex/Cobalt.
If you can find a 7-11 that also sells Petro Can gas, you should get Petro Can points for buying all prepaid cards, but not normal gift cards, at least in my store.
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sundawner1 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 8:54 am

I checked some Sobeys. They didn’t have them.

The search goes on :)
If you are near etobicoke, try the one on the Queensway and park lawn, they have $500 paypower for sure
Most metro stores have $500 paypower as well

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