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    than4
    Last night I learned that Lidl don't take credit cards
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    • 10th Jul 09, 11:39 AM
    Last night I learned that Lidl don't take credit cards 10th Jul 09 at 11:39 AM
    Last night OH and I went to check out our brand new Lidl. Picked up a few things, got to the till - "sorry we only take debit cards" I hadn't brought my wallet, only my credit card and OH didn't have his wallet either. So we left our groceries there and went across the road to our trusty Sainsbury's - which would take my credit card.

    A lesson learnt - only shop at Lidl with cash or a debit card.
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 10th Jul 09, 11:44 AM
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    ariba10
    • #2
    • 10th Jul 09, 11:44 AM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 11:44 AM
    Not all that long ago they would not take Debit cards.

    The card issuers take a cut from the sellers and it is one thing that helps to keep prices down.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • haynick
    • By haynick 10th Jul 09, 12:48 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Jul 09, 12:48 PM
    • #3
    • 10th Jul 09, 12:48 PM
    Lidl have never taken credit cards - like the post says above - it keeps their costs down - so most of the time they are cheaper than Sainsburys.
  • alared
    • #4
    • 10th Jul 09, 1:00 PM
    • #4
    • 10th Jul 09, 1:00 PM
    Nor do Netto
    • Glitzkiss
    • By Glitzkiss 10th Jul 09, 1:06 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 1:06 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 1:06 PM
    Ours does :confused: Although it doesn't accept Amex - only VISA and Mastercard.

    I paid by mastercard just the other night.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 10th Jul 09, 2:38 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 2:38 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 2:38 PM
    So does mine. Is this an England / Scotland thing ?
    • Yogibear
    • By Yogibear 10th Jul 09, 2:43 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 2:43 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 2:43 PM
    I use my credit or debit cards in Aldi and Lidl in Scotland we don`t have Netto where we are
    • st999
    • By st999 10th Jul 09, 3:07 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 3:07 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 3:07 PM
    My wife uses her Tesco credit card in Lidl, cheap vegs and Tesco points too.
    And Aldi.
    Stan
    • MrsBartolozzi
    • By MrsBartolozzi 10th Jul 09, 3:12 PM
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    • #9
    • 10th Jul 09, 3:12 PM
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    • 10th Jul 09, 3:12 PM
    I use my credit card in Lidl and Aldi too (another points grabber ). There was a time when Lidl only took debit cards though.

    It's only a game
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    • FatAndy
    • By FatAndy 10th Jul 09, 3:26 PM
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    FatAndy
    I went into Aldi in Llandudno a couple of weeks ago to buy a portable DVD player for my daughters birthday and I was told that they didn't accept credit cards.
    The fridge is empty, the walls are damp, there's no hot water
    And I look like a tramp and tramps like us
    Baby we were born to walk

    • MoneySavingNovice
    • By MoneySavingNovice 10th Jul 09, 3:38 PM
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    MoneySavingNovice
    Lidl do accept Credit Cards in Wales and Scotland but in England they don't. - I'm not sure about Ireland.
  • dfh
    In my local store in Whitby,they only accept Debit Cards.
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 10th Jul 09, 9:45 PM
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    TomsMom
    Lidl do accept Credit Cards in Wales and Scotland but in England they don't. - I'm not sure about Ireland.
    Originally posted by MoneySavingNovice
    They don't in Porthmadog.
    • Kavanne
    • By Kavanne 10th Jul 09, 9:53 PM
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    Kavanne
    i nearly discovered this the hard way in aldi. luckily my bf was with me and he has our joint account debit card!
    Kavanne
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    'I do my job, do you do yours?'

  • Halloway
    They don't in Porthmadog.
    Originally posted by TomsMom
    Yeah but to be fair they've only recently introduced telephones to Porthmadog.
    • davmail
    • By davmail 10th Jul 09, 10:19 PM
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    davmail
    Yeah but to be fair they've only recently introduced telephones to Porthmadog.
    Originally posted by Halloway
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    • Suewre
    • By Suewre 11th Jul 09, 9:51 AM
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    Suewre
    They accept credit cards in the Lidl in Torquay.
    Quidco cashback paid out so far £745.89
    • biscit
    • By biscit 11th Jul 09, 10:40 AM
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    biscit
    The fact that most discount supermarkets don't allow the use of credit cards... am I missing something or isn't this really common knowledge?

    It's reasonable to expect the big 4, and similarly big shops to accept credit cards, but anywhere else, isn't it common sense check the signs on the window before you enter.
  • than4
    The fact that most discount supermarkets don't allow the use of credit cards... am I missing something or isn't this really common knowledge?

    It's reasonable to expect the big 4, and similarly big shops to accept credit cards, but anywhere else, isn't it common sense check the signs on the window before you enter.
    Originally posted by biscit

    No, I was totally surprised. I had maybe expected that I might have to spend a minimum amount (£5, £10 etc) before I could use my credit card, but did not expect that it would not be accepted at all.
    I realise the cc companies charge the supermarket so am not offended by their policy, just surprised.
    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 13th Jul 09, 3:18 PM
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    Enigmatic Me
    Well they don't take credit cards at the Lidl in Aberdeen so the theory they take them in Scotland is not quite correct.
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