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Where can I use Bell visa gift card?

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Where can I use Bell visa gift card?

I received a $50 Bell visa gift card after switching over to their services. Card is loaded and activated but I'm unable to use it at Walmart or on Amazon.

Anyone know how or where this can be used?
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Was the Walmart attempt an online purchase? You might have to register it online with a postal code or something, otherwise online purchases will fail.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Was the Walmart attempt an online purchase? You might have to register it online with a postal code or something, otherwise online purchases will fail.
It was in-store at Walmart. Amazon purchase failed too.
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Kiraly wrote: Try paying your cell phone bill with it.
Or use it at The Source (which Bhell owns.)

If for some reason they won't accept their explanation should at least provide some free entertainment.
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desiredusername1989 wrote: I received a $50 Bell visa gift card after switching over to their services. Card is loaded and activated but I'm unable to use it at Walmart or on Amazon.

Anyone know how or where this can be used?
What kind of error did you get (i.e. declined due to insufficient fund)? If you look at the back of the card, does it say it is issued by Peoples Trust? If it is, then it is most likely a Vanilla prepaid card. Then you should be able to check the balance on the card online.
Are you trying to buy something more than the value on your card(I.e. $50)? If you are, then you have to tell the cashier, you only have $50 on the card so she has to enter $50 first to use your card, then pay the rest on a different payment method(I.e. credit card, debit or cash).
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desiredusername1989 wrote: It was in-store at Walmart. Amazon purchase failed too.
Load the $50 into your amazon account by buying a gift card use your visa to pay for that transaction.

If you have a car prepay for your gas with an attendant.

Keep in mind these cards have a maintenance fee if you got it a while ago you might have less than the $50 you think which could be leading to the declines.
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ml88888888 wrote: What kind of error did you get (i.e. declined due to insufficient fund)? If you look at the back of the card, does it say it is issued by Peoples Trust? If it is, then it is most likely a Vanilla prepaid card. Then you should be able to check the balance on the card online.
Are you trying to buy something more than the value on your card(I.e. $50)? If you are, then you have to tell the cashier, you only have $50 on the card so she has to enter $50 first to use your card, then pay the rest on a different payment method(I.e. credit card, debit or cash).
I've only tried using the card for purchases less than $50 and still declined due to insufficient funds even though account login shows full balance remains. Card is issued by Home Trust.
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WMPCOT wrote: Load the $50 into your amazon account by buying a gift card use your visa to pay for that transaction.

If you have a car prepay for your gas with an attendant.

Keep in mind these cards have a maintenance fee if you got it a while ago you might have less than the $50 you think which could be leading to the declines.
I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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