For those that still are able to buy Vanilla Reloads, you’ll no longer be able to load onto your Bluebird.
I just received the following email from Bluebird:
We are writing to inform you of some changes to the terms and conditions of your Bluebird® Account. Please review the change below:
InComm Vanilla Reload PIN Package is one of the many ways to add money to your Bluebird account. Starting April 1, 2015, the Incomm Vanilla Reload PIN Package will no longer be available for purchase. Any previously purchased Vanilla Reload can still be added to any Bluebird account.
You can still add money to your account in many free, convenient ways including Direct Deposit, adding cash at virtually any Walmart® checkout register, and more. Click here to learn more.
When CVS and other drugstores stopped allowing people to purchase Vanilla Reloads with credit cards, I think this method of manufacture spending really died out, so I don’t see this change that will really impact many, but if you were able to still find Vanilla Reloads at gas stations and local supermarkets, then you’ll now have to find a new way to unload.
What are your thoughts on this announcement from Bluebird?