Late last night, The Miles Professor wrote that CVS Raises Vanilla Reloads and Prepaid Cards Limit to $5000 Per Transaction. I was a bit skeptical at first, so I was called out on her latest blog post: Confirmed! (Some) CVS Stores Raise Vanilla Reload/Prepaid Card Transaction Limit to $5,000. She did some investigative work and found out that it worked for dad.
I decided to put this to the test in Los Angeles, California where Vanilla Reloads have been scarce as of late. I was out tonight and decided to stop by CVS to test out the theory and there were plenty of Vanilla Reloads at this location. Instead of taking my usual 2, I grabbed 10 of them and brought it to the cashier.
I made small talk to the cashier and said “How come there are so many here?” “Aren’t people buying them?” She said that she has never rung up one in her life. I was like “Really?” She took my ID since the POS (Point of Sale) system prompted after scanning the first Vanilla Reload. She wiped it and entered all the information necessary from my California Driver’s License. She proceeded to ring up 10 and the total came out to $5,039.50.
I used my SPG Amex and the transaction went through without a hitch.
The long receipt printed and I was on my way to being 5,039 Starpoints richer.
I value 5,039 Starpoints at a minimum of $151.17 at 3 cpp (cents per point). Is it worth the $39.50 in fees? You bet!
Have you tried purchasing 10 Vanilla Reloads at once yet?
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