Published on June 28th, 2016 | by Chuck29
BP Gift Cards No Longer Work at Arco
BP Gas gift cards no longer work at Arco gas stations.
At some point within the past month or two, SVM Gift Cards on eBay added a note to their BP Gas gift card listing: “BP gift cards are no longer cross-accepted at ARCO locations.“
We weren’t sure if this is already enforced or not, but a reader reports that it stopped working, system rejection.
Oddly, a friend told me that she was able to use a BP gift card a couple of days ago at Arco. She speculates that older BP gift cards can still be used since they were issued before they changed the rule.
Most Arco gas stations don’t accept credit cards, only cash or debit, to keep down their prices. This made using a gift card the sweet spot: you can purchase the gift card with a credit card, and hopefully even with an occasional discount on eBay. Unfortunately, BP gifts won’t work any longer to buy Arco gas.
You can still buy Arco gift cards at full price on svmgiftcards.com, but SVM charges a 3.95% processing fee.