Rite Aid Informative - Cannot Purchase Phone Card With Credit Card
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Yesterday I went into the Rite Aid store on West 117th Street in Cleveland, OH to purchase a phone card. The 650 minute phone card was on sale for $14.99, regularly $29.99. When I went to pay, I slid my credit card in the slot on the terminal in front of the register. Then the cashier asked me to slide the card again. It asked for a PIN. The card did not have a PIN because it is a credit card. I had to pay for the phone card with my debit card because Rite Aid does not allow credit cards to be used for the purchase of prepaid phone cards. Good thing, because it would mean $16.15 less on my MasterCard bill, but I do find it unusual that I couldn't use a credit card to buy a phone card at Rite Aid. I have purchased prepaid phone cards from other retailers before using a credit card... this is the first time I had a problem with using a credit card to buy a phone card.
I had the credit available, but my concern is, because I had to enter the PIN from my debit card to complete the phone card transaction, if MCI (who issues cards for Rite Aid) would end up debiting my debit card when the minutes run out on this phone card.