Gas stations have been very YMMV for a source to buy gift cards via credit cards. It’s REGIONAL YMMV and in some regions, it’s STORE YMMV, and in some stores, even CASHIER YMMV. I have been lucky to find a couple near me that a) stock VGC and b) let me use a credit card. I was using Ink for a while, but for this quarter, I switched to Discover for the 5% x 2.
Poop hits the fan
I’m not the only one buying the cards since I’ll see diminishing stock each time I go in. I had spent $2,000 out of the $3,000 in Q4 (my wife and my card,) and was going to buy my last $1K this past weekend until a familiar cashier tells me, “Oh it’s now cash only for cards over $25.” I ask him what happened. He tells, “We are in a lawsuit due to fraud…” DOUGH! It seems that the fraudsters have been buying VGC in the area (a grocery store was hit last year,) and I guess got around to trying out the gas station.
The enemy of MS is fraud. Secondly, don’t procrastinate. I should have finished all $3K earlier in the quarter. I guess I’ll try out other gas stations nearby to see if anyone has any stock left and will let me buy with a credit card.