This issue typically occurs with a debit card.
The first phase of all debit card transactions is Authorization. This means that when you attempt to pay, your card is scanned and checked for a sufficient amount of funds. Once approved, there is a period of time before the second phase, Capture, ensues. This phase entails the actual transfer of funds from consumer to merchant.
The following message appears on the credit card check-out page:
"If your card is declined for some reason (typically due to an Address Verification System (AVS) mismatch of your entered zip code to what your bank has on file), your banking institution may place a 'hold' on your funds equal to the amount of the transaction. Though your card is not actually charged this amount, the hold will decrease the available funds within your account. It can take several days for this hold to be released, depending on the card’s issuing bank".
- MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS/DECLINES MAY CREATE ADDITIONAL HOLDS ON YOUR BANKING ACCOUNT. It is recommended that you use a credit card or other form of payment if your debit card transaction is initially declined.
NOTE: Sports Illustrated Play does not have the ability to release any holds or pending charges placed on the registrant by their bank.