Like many people here I bought a package of 5-$20 cards to give as tips and gifts.I had one left over and decided to use it to get rid of carrying one more card.
Not only did it not work - when we looked at the back of it, something'I'd never thought to do, it is basically blank with a bar code and 10 numbers underneath. That's all that's there, the rest is white. Now I'm not only out this $20 but I'm embarrassed to think I gave 4 of these away and they're probably also useless. Master Card, Visa and every other credit card company who puts their names on these Vanilla cards should be sued.
It's a total disgrace. Those who have a phone number at least have a place to vent. Mine doesn't even have that.
I'm in total agreement if you want to give money, give cash or write a check.We're only enriching the coffers of big corporations by buying gift cards.
Review about: Vanilla Mastercard Prepaid Card Activation.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.
Monetary Loss: $105.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
I didn't like: Long involved process to voice a complaint.