CVS isn’t the only major chain with reload card cash-only memos flying around. Safeway got in the game too, with respect to Reloadit cards. See the photo, below, that was sent to me by a reader. Reloadit cards are similar to Vanilla Reload cards in how they work (but cannot be loaded to Bluebird or Serve). Some people have been able to use their credit cards to buy Reloadit cards at Safeway owned stores (Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs). Safeway doesn’t like this though. Apparently, the registers will still allow it, but they sent out this memo reminding stores that their cashiers must require cash only. Additionally, Reloadit cards used to all have text on the front stating “Cash Only”, but a recent batch did not have that. This memo says that once new cards are printed, they will once again proudly state “Cash Only”. Bummer.
Last updated on September 29th, 2014