Has Walmart stopped selling Money Orders with a debit card (gift card)?

Posted on July 18, 2014 by in Manufactured Spend


Has Walmart stopped letting people buy money orders with a debit card (gift card)?

Walmart is a mainstay of 'manufactured spend' techniques as it allows you to buy money orders or load your Bluebird card at the Money Center.

Until now I never had an issue doing that, but I just ran into issues with three new Bay Area Walmarts. Most of them are Neighborhood Stores and are rather new (under 2 months old).

The store attendants told me that there is a 'new policy' in place to only allow purchases with a debit card 'where the person's name is printed on the card'. So this excludes debit cards that were bought as gift cards.

If this holds true or spreads to more Walmarts, this may seriously reduce the ability to 'manufacture spend'.

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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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