I stopped by a Sacramento-area Walmart today to try and load my Bluebird card. I’ve never had a problem loading it with a mile-earning debit card. When I asked the cashier at the Money Center to load the card, she consulted with a manager, who gave her the ok. At the same time she warned, “we’ve had trouble loading these lately. They just don’t work.” Sure enough, she wasn’t able to load it. The manger apologized and suggested I withdraw some cash at a nearby ATM and use that to load the card.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? I hope this doesn’t spell out the death of Bluebird. Without the debit card funding option, many of us have no other way of earning miles on these loads.