Standing in line with some stuff to buy the woman in front of me, I notice, hands the cashier a variable load card and asks for $100 to be put on it. Cashier rings her up, she hands him a non-point earning cc (yeah I could tell) and I wondered, is this gonna go through? Well, it wouldn't go through. I let them stand there trying a few times thinking maybe the cashier would override or something. He was just befuddled. I leaned in and told the woman that variable gift cards are not purchasable with cc but that fixed value ones were. She had the cashier remove the gift card and voila, the purchase went through. Funny that not too long ago I would have had NO idea what the issue was but now I was able to be helpful and move things along. I was reeeeeally hoping that the purchase would have gone through for obvious reasons, but it didn't.