Do NOT buy these cards for yourself or anyone else.
I have the same issue as the previous person (http://usacomplaints.com/credit-card-processing-ach-companies/vanilla-visa-giftcar/vanilla-visa-giftcard-incomm-f7ca1.htm).in my case, I was given $200 Vanilla Visa Gift Cards for Xmas. Everywhere I have tried using these cards, they are rejected with no explanation. I can't use them for Amazon.com, Gas, Groceries... I have read online that the only places these might work is at fast food restaurants. But I don't really want $200 worth of burgers and fries. But if it comes down to letting these people keep my money indefinitely or hitting the drive-thru, I guess that's what I'll have to do.