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DRich
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December 12th, 2022 at 10:42:10 AM permalink
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We use the EZ Pay system for gas at our local station.
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Is Easy Pay the Circle K club?
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December 12th, 2022 at 3:19:06 PM permalink
Never understood why more businesses donít offer cash discounts. Even paying your hotel rooms should be cheaper than putting the charges on your Amex or other CC.

You get screwed if you are charged a service fee AND pay cash. On the other hand, there are businesses that only accept CC and donít take cash. That should be illegal! Cash is legal tender. Airlines are notorious for not accepting cash. If they donít accept cash, then the services or items should be free.
JohnnyQ
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December 12th, 2022 at 4:51:03 PM permalink
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Is Easy Pay the Circle K club?

There may be many various incarnations of this. Ours is a gas station affiliated with a grocery store. Go figure.
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December 12th, 2022 at 6:23:21 PM permalink
Their is a grocery store chaini go to that offers you a minimum 3 cent discount if you are a plus member.no charge for plus membership and you get digital coupons. More you spend,more of a discount on gas upto$1 gallon.
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December 12th, 2022 at 9:57:56 PM permalink
Signs at the Arco station here give to prices, one for cash, the other for credit: six cents differential per gallon.
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December 13th, 2022 at 6:04:13 AM permalink
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Never understood why more businesses donít offer cash discounts. Even paying your hotel rooms should be cheaper than putting the charges on your Amex or other CC.

You get screwed if you are charged a service fee AND pay cash. On the other hand, there are businesses that only accept CC and donít take cash. That should be illegal! Cash is legal tender. Airlines are notorious for not accepting cash. If they donít accept cash, then the services or items should be free.
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I could be mis-remembering, but I thought it was against the T and Cís for participation with credit cards to even offer discounts for cash or to charge a fee to use the card at some time in the past?

One friend paid his kids school tuition (low 6 figures) via CC. No difference in price. Stepdaughters school charges 2.9% so not worth it.

EditÖ.. class action lawsuit against companies that donít take cash?
billryan
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December 13th, 2022 at 6:09:00 AM permalink
More states now allow it. It used to be illegal in many states, but the laws have changed for reasons unclear. In the 1980s, my friend's business set up a remote office in Illinois, only to handle credit card payments as they could charge three percent for CC use, while it was illegal in NY.
Companies do not have to accept cash, just as they don't have to let you pay your bill in pennies.

As I understand the law, a person or company must accept cash for a service that has already been rendered but can refuse it in advance. In other words- if you go into a business and a sign says no cash accepted, you know ahead of time. They can't serve you and then inform you you need a different payment. Before a service is rendered-it is up to that person what he accepts, but he can't insist on a form of payment not agreed upon before he renders the service. That is the Federal law. Other jurisdictions can make their own rules.
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Vegasrider
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December 13th, 2022 at 8:15:01 AM permalink
My biggest beef about not accepting cash are the airlines. If you need to check in bags or itís overweight and they insist they charge you, you should have the option to pay cash. Or if you want to pay for a drink on the plane, again, you should be able to pay with cash.
billryan
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December 13th, 2022 at 8:28:54 AM permalink
Cash is expensive to deal with.
If the airline took cash, someone has to get the cash and count it out, distribute it to the employees, collect it after their plane lands and count it, fill out the deposit slip, have someone else recheck the cash and deposit slips, and start all over for the next plane. When I had my clubs, it often took over two hours to count the night's cash, set the registers for the next day, and get bank deposits ready. not to mention the time and danger bank runs take.
Cash also leads to shortages, thefts, and looser inventory. Now multiply that by a few thousand flights a week, and the savings are substantial.
I'd imagine another consideration is airports are no gun zones, so you'd have lots of cash banks that aren't adequately protected.
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FatGeezus
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December 13th, 2022 at 8:33:04 AM permalink
I always pay cash when shopping.

During the pandemic I went to purchase a cheap $9.99 wrist watch at WALMART. I had my cash in hand and when I got to the cashier their were signs that said NO CASH--CREDIT CARD ONLY. I took out a bank credit card and it was rejected. I later found out that the reason for the rejection was because I hadn't used it in over a year. I tried a second card and it was accepted.

One of the reasons that I pay cash is because I have had Credit Card charges made to my card that I never made. They included charges from Walmart, Walgreens and Home Depot.

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