It takes a day for the rest of the authorization to fall off.
IN ORDER TO AVOID THIS, if you go to into the gas station and have the attendant run your card for the exact amount, then this authorization doesn't happen.
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Hope this helps someone from blaming blue bird or other cc companies.
Although I have my own issues with the Bluebird card I have to share some information in regards to the gas and the hold issue.
READ: Foreign websites steal our content I have a bluebird express card.
I'm NOT an employee of walmart or amex I'm just your average everyday house wife, and I LOVE my bluebird card.
The ONLY complaint I would have is I wish there was an atm from the company that would not charge me to use the atm near me the closet one is all the way in hoover which is a 30-45 min drive other than that i have no complaints. This is another scam on people who are less thatn a millionare these days once again!!
If you don't have money Bluebird (AKA Bernie Madoff) will take what little you do have!!They put a hold on there so you don't pump gas and then not have enough credit on there to pay for it. The first time this happened to me Bluebird was nice enough to give me a free credit.So why dont you get a clue before you go screaming. If you had any money held by Blue Bird, it is probably because you have dealt unknowningly with such a company. They're doing it to protect themselves and in away protect you.You only get charged at that moment for the amount you are requesting in gasoline. It happened to me on vacation once and when I pohoned them they explained it to me.So now if I use my AMEX at a gas statio , I just go inside and problem solved.My bank knows my balance and what's available immediately!