You may already know this if you have tried to use a credit card to purchase a Vanilla Reload Card lately but CVS is making big changes this year. We knew once they outlawed cigarettes in their stores they will start taking away other pleasures that can get out of hand. I read on some frequent flyer blogs that there is a rumor going around about a memo sent at CVS drug stores that said effective the last day of March there will be a override in the cash registers to stop credit cards from being used. I went to CVS and purchased $1,500 worth of Vanilla reload cards that day and it worked fine. I went today and it no longer works. So it may take some time to reach all the CVS stores but we are pretty certain it is nationwide at this point where you can no longer use anything but cash to pay for Vanilla reloads.
If you are unfamiliar with what Vanilla reloads are used for they are to load cash to Bluebird cards so we can use the money paid for on a credit card to pay bills and things such as taxes. This would be to earn 5% on the Wells Fargo Cash Back card, go towards the Elite Platinum American AAdvantage obstacle of spending $10,000, British Airways spending of $10,000, or meet any of these spending requirements. We imagined that either the credit card companies, CVS, Bluebird, or Vanilla Reload would catch on to this soon enough as it was a loophole where we could make money from using our credit cards. It was great while it lasted and now it is gone thanks mainly to the bloggers who made it so public. The irony huh.