DO NOT PUT YOUR REFUND ON THE EMERALD CARD!!!
I work in a call center for a huge catalog/internet automotive company.
When you place an order (nearly everywhere, not just us) & use a CC or a Debit Card
An authorization is done to verify the account & that you have enough money for your purchase
If you use a debit card, that amount of your purchase is pulled from your account so you can't spend it.
Normally the Authorization drops once the charges goes thru.
An authorization is also done on CC's but its usually not a big deal, except if its a pre-paid card.
Such as a Visa Gift Card or the H&R Block Emerald Card.
It took us nearly a week and 1/2 & quite a few supervisors & faxes to drop the auth $
And the customer service for this emerald card was - rude & ignorant
Please tell everyone you know
Do Not Put Your Refund on this Card