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PSA - Best Buy - Buying 3rd Party GCs with BB gcs no longer allowed YMMV

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Just saw this on DOC
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/gi...ger-works/

This is bad news as some of us stocked up on the GC's during the bonus $10 promo
https://slickdeals.net/f/11534943-100-best-buy-egift-card-10-best-buy-savings-code-100?v=1

Don't know how this will affect the bonus $10 that will arrive later this month but I hope we can still use to buy GCs.

Just glad I converted mine over the weekend.

Hoping fellow SDers can provide some data points on which Gift cards work and which ones won't.

We knew this day would come eventually as fewer and fewer merchants allow the purchasing of 3rd party gift cards with gift cards.


Edit:. Looks like they are still allowing the purchase of gcs with BB gcs right now. Not sure how much longer this will last so exchange them now you are holding onto a large qty of cards just in case.
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This was never allowed.
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shit. So no more gas card purchases?

I still have $245 on my bb gc. and there's nothing worth buying. Fk!
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By policy they were never supposed to do it, the change is now the registers simply won't allow them to activate gift cards if the payment method is a gift card so it's more of a technology check and balance to patch the user error issue in store Wink
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they never "allowed it", you just had to get lucky with a stupid rep. The way to do it was to buy something else along with the gift card to kinda avoid detection then return what you bought. now the register will only take off the actual cost of the item and you will have to pay for the remanding gift card with cash or credit. kinda sucks. I remember when home depot stopped doing this. now only walmart and target (sco) "allow" you to buy gift cards with gift cards
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This was never allowed.
You cannot do it online but in store you can (up until today apparently). I would buy gas, ebay and Disney gift cards all the time using Best Buy gift cards. You don't, however, accumulate Best Buy rewards points if you pay with a gift card.
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they never "allowed it", you just had to get lucky with a stupid rep. The way to do it was to buy something else along with the gift card to kinda avoid detection then return what you bought. now the register will only take off the actual cost of the item and you will have to pay for the remanding gift card with cash or credit. kinda sucks. I remember when home depot stopped doing this. now only walmart and target (sco) "allow" you to buy gift cards with gift cards
They've always allowed it at my store and I never had to purchase anything extra. I would use gift cards, the mystery dollars Best Buy sent, and special emails where they sent a $10 coupon to purchase GC's.
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Do prepaid refill cards still work?
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They've always allowed it at my store and I never had to purchase anything extra. I would use gift cards, the mystery dollars Best Buy sent, and special emails where they sent a $10 coupon to purchase GC's.

varies by store. if your a regular and they are cool then your good or if they are ignorant of policy then you are good. but one store I had a chick actually try to get a manager to reverse the purchase when she noticed I purchased a gift card along with an echo dot and used a gift card to pay it.
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same here. I solely bought gas cards with my bbgc, at different stores, and it always worked.

I will still try to buy gas cards this week to see if it still works, and if not, will just resell the balance of my gc
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Sounds like this also affects the bonus "gift card" with an expiration date. Ugh.
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shit. So no more gas card purchases?

I still have $245 on my bb gc. and there's nothing worth buying. Fk!
Buy something on sale then resell for profit
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Buy something on sale then resell for profit
Then take your profit and buy some baking soda and cocaine and make crack and then sell that for an even bigger profit.

Super sick deal ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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This was never allowed.
Yes it was, I used to trade in things and then buy amazon gift cards with my bestbuy gift cards. They were labeled "kindle" but were really just amazon cards.
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No longer allowed by the POS system, how fitting.
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