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Ill spell it out for the feeble.
You dont call up and ask if they take Visa gift cards for  a money order.
You dont call up and ask if they take Mastercard gc for a MO
You dont flippin call!


You go into a store and ask for an MO and she says ok its, XXX.XX say no p, take out your debit card and swipe. If the rep says no debits then apologize and leave. If she says lemme see that is that a gc say NO ITS A DEBIT. if she asks wheres your name you say (among many other options to think of) the permanent one is on the way and im using the temp one until i receive it. If you need to swipe more than once, its ok to have multiple debits (for those who are lacking in common sense). But be nonchalant dont be in your face about it to the rep. Reps want to feel they're in charge, its natural for a minimum paid employees...




I think this should give the basics on how to get a MO if you find a place.... this is not rocket science. But it seems like it is to some.... Where to cash out GCs for MO:

Where                                       Which gift card                                   Fee                                     max MO amount                                   

Service desk @ Wal-Mart                  MVD,  Visa from Meta bank,                                  70 cents                                           $1000
                                                  chase (phased out)                                                                                      $1000   
                                                     
Rite Aid                                                                                                 $0.89                                          $500
       
"HaNesher HaGadol"                            One Vanilla                                 .52                                          $500 max     
meijer-69 cents up to $1000-most stores
NOTES:
MVD charges 50 cents per transaction so ask for MO of card amount- (fee+ 50 cents) eg @WM ask for 498.80 on MO (or cover $1.20 some other way)
« Last edited by bb1836 on June 04, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2013, 02:25:48 PM »
Pardon my ignorance,  What's Nesher Hagadol and where is it located?
literally translates to "The Giant Eagle" in OH, PA, WV?
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2013, 05:12:03 PM »
Unfortunately the closest Nesher Hagadol is about 200 miles away  :(
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2013, 06:10:32 PM »
I walked into a PO today and asked a cheerful older employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes.  The line was waaay tooo looong to actually try it. 
Maybe tomorrow.

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2013, 06:12:29 PM »
I walked into a PO today and asked a cheerful older employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes.  The line was waaay tooo looong to actually try it. 
Maybe tomorrow.
Not to put your hopes down,  but it's not a policy thing,  it's a system issue. 
The system won't allow gc's to work as debit. 

Please try it and let us know.  Thanx. 


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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »
I walked into a PO today and asked a cheerful older employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes.  The line was waaay tooo looong to actually try it. 
Maybe tomorrow.
Well I walked into a PO last week and asked a cheerful middle aged employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes. I tried both a MC and Visa GC purchased in A&P and/or Pathmark. The system would not let it go, even though I put in my PIN. The same thing happened in WM.

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2013, 07:32:47 PM »
Well I walked into a PO last week and asked a cheerful middle aged employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes. I tried both a MC and Visa GC purchased in A&P and/or Pathmark. The system would not let it go, even though I put in my PIN. The same thing happened in WM.
ye - with the PO, i think the issue is that this is a "debit card",
but it's not read as such there. I had a similar issue with the PP from CVS at the check cashing location...
it had a PIN, but they did not count it.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2013, 08:55:49 PM »

Well I walked into a PO last week and asked a cheerful middle aged employee if I could buy a MO with a debit card.  He said yes. I tried both a MC and Visa GC purchased in A&P and/or Pathmark. The system would not let it go, even though I put in my PIN. The same thing happened in WM.
Thats odd as the GC I purchased in AP worked to buy an MO in Walmart last week.

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 09:16:33 PM »
Thats odd as the GC I purchased in AP worked to buy an MO in Walmart last week.
Atm or cs?
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 09:25:34 PM »
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2013, 09:28:23 PM »
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Do you ask for full about off gc on mo and pay few with cc or cash?
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2013, 09:48:47 PM »
Do you ask for full about off gc on mo and pay few with cc or cash?
Took me sometime but I figured out your question! I got a MO for $999.30 and paid $500 from 2 GC.


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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2013, 09:54:00 PM »
Thats odd as the GC I purchased in AP worked to buy an MO in Walmart last week.
What state are you in? Was that the Gift Card mall visa or MC?

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2013, 09:57:43 PM »
Not sure if there is a thread on this(couldn't find one), but maybe it will be a good idea for people to share which GC's they have been able to cash out with a MO, where it worked and what the cost was to buy.

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2013, 10:11:01 PM »
Took me sometime but I figured out your question! I got a MO for $999.30 and paid $500 from 2 GC.


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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »


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