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This past weekend, I decided to hit up my local CVS store and buy some Vanilla Reloads. My particular CVS keep their Vanilla Reloads behind the counter, so I went up to the cashier who was able to get them from under the register and start the transaction.
However after the scanned the first two cards, and I had already swiped my credit card he alerted me that their was an error with one of the Vanilla Reloads and that the card had already been activated.
I thought this was strange, since these cards had been kept behind the register, so wondered how this could of happened. The cashier did not know either and claims he had never seen this before. However, after the transaction was processed, he said there was a message on his computer to process a refund.
So I swiped my card again, and was refunded the $503.95. It’s important to note that I had to swipe my card again to get the refund so had I dashed out of the store, I’m not so sure this refund would of happened automatically.
Currently when I log into my chase account, I see the $1007.90 pending charge so let’s hope this refund comes through.
Once refunded, the cashier did take back the card that had the error, so I don’t know if there was any money loaded on it or not, but my guess is there wasn’t.
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It’s important to double check the receipt and make sure all your cards are indeed activated. Have you ever had an error message when trying to buying Vanilla Reloads? How did the store handle it?
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