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DI
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My Discover Zip Story

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We have several vending machines scattered throughout the campus.  I never carry cash, so, I always use my cards.  Today, I tried swiping my Discover giftcard and it worked.  I tried to swipe it again and got an error message.  So, I pulled out my debit card and got an error message.  Next, I pulled out my Chase card and got an error message.  I went on to 3 other vending machines and they all wouldn't take a card.

 

 I went all the way to my vehicle to get some change.  I only had enough change to buy one  thing.  Right before I got back to where I was going, I thought about my Discover zip card and if it'd work with the card machine  I've never used the zip card before.  Low and behold, I waved my phone in front the payment  machine and it worked!!!  I never been so happy for a card to work.   :smileyvery-happy:

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Imhotrodcrazy
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Re: My Discover Zip Story

I know my age is going to show in my statement, but, I can't go out without any cash on me.  I always have at least a  couple hundred dollars on me just in  case of an emergency.  While I have my credit card with me at all times,  I honestly feel naked without cash. 

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smc733
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Re: My Discover Zip Story


Imhotrodcrazy wrote:

I know my age is going to show in my statement, but, I can't go out without any cash on me.  I always have at least a  couple hundred dollars on me just in  case of an emergency.  While I have my credit card with me at all times,  I honestly feel naked without cash. 


I'm with you on that one.  Though I don't carry hundreds, I always have $50 on me in case I find myself in a pinch at any time.

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Re: My Discover Zip Story

Digital cash may be great but it cannot replace everything in our daily life. For instance, a homeless that need help at an intersection and he or she could only accept cash. That's why I always carry at least some cash in my wallet. In fact, in my car also had plentiful of $1, $5 bills.
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Coldness
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Re: My Discover Zip Story

How'd you get Discover to let you test the Zip card? I'd kill to try one out, did you have to request it? 

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barbaralee
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Re: My Discover Zip Story

I almost never carry cash. I very rarely need to have cash, there  are just so many places that take debit or credit. I may have a dollar or two at the bottom of my purse.

 

Those vending machines that take plastic are the death of me. :smileysad: My lack of cash use to work in my favor that I never had change for the vending machines. Within the last month they put a credit swiper in the machines at work and now I find myself grabbing snacks out of those machines at least twice a week. 



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way2evil
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Re: My Discover Zip Story

I got a zip card by posting on Discovers facebook page. They emailed me and sent me a card. Its awesome, I have it stuck on the fob of my car keys. Makes 7-11 stops real easy.

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Uborrow-Upay
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Re: My Discover Zip Story

OK, here's the idiot question...

 

What the h*ll is a zip card??

 

I honestly don't know about it.

 

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Re: My Discover Zip Story


Uborrow-Upay wrote:

OK, here's the idiot question...

 

What the h*ll is a zip card??

 

I honestly don't know about it.

 


me either, came across this:  http://www.discovernetwork.com/paymentsolutions/features/zip.html

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Re: My Discover Zip Story

Thanks, score_building! 

 

I kinda hope that the process is better thought out than its description... 

 

"Consumers simply touch a payment device to a Zip-enabled contactless reader to make a payment..."

 

Huh?

 

 

 

 


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