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Discussion BE AWARE OF BUYING LOTTERY ON PRESIDENT'S CHOICE MC - they charge a ca$h fee

Discussion in 'Shopping Discussions' started by renemonika, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. renemonika

    renemonika Guest

    Last month while being at the Canadian SuperStore I stopped by the Lottery booth.
    I had not cash on me, however lady said that they accept the credit cards.
    So I purchased a $20-ticket and paid by the President's Choice MC.

    When I received a statement, I noticed a $5-CASH equivalent fee.
    I called the President's Choice to explain it and I was told that b/c I bought the lottery ticket I am supposed to pay the fee (as it is in their holder agreement).

    This is an extraordinarily RIDICOULOS - I am just tired of their Policy here and there, no wonder this company is rich if they are robbing people like that.

    So please be aware, if you are about to put a charge on your PRESIDENT'S Master Card, make sure that it is strictly for their products and nothing else !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    It's standard practice now for most credit card companies so it's not just PC. Lottery tickets and other forms of "gambling" are considered cash advances, hence the fee. If it's your first time they might let it slide since not many people know.
     
  3. gavin1818

    gavin1818 New Member

    Holy ***, I had never noticed this fee. thanks for remaindering me
     
  4. Tabarcash

    Tabarcash Guest

    Same things happened to me. I played online at "Espace Jeux" Montréal casino and I noticed a $5-CASH equivalent fee too. A rip off!
     

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