Not that I’m ever wrong about anything, but it turns out I was wrong in my assessment that CVS’s cash-only policy would be regional only. The deadline of March 31 came and went, and I was still able to buy them at my local stores. Today, Daraius posted a memo sent to him by a reader, stating that the cash-only policy would be implemented on April 4, 2014. I figured this was yet another regional memo, but headed out to load up on cards anyway.
Well, I just got back from the store I visited last week, where the cashier had been seemingly clueless about any upcoming policy changes. I purchased $2,500 in Paypal Reload cards and when the cashier handed back my card and receipt, she threw in this little nugget: “By the way, starting tomorrow, these will be cash only.” This is pretty disappointing, mainly because the rollout date on the latest memo is April 4. As I explained before, there are plenty of alternatives to Vanilla Reloads once this policy is implemented.
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