Petrol stations charge for credit cards?

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Hi,

I'm looking into getting this santander 123 credit card. It gives cashback at petrol stations and supermarkets.

Do these places charge card usage fees? How big are they? Say on £50 of diesel or food?

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  • Deru
    Deru Posts: 621 Forumite
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    There's no surcharge for card payments at petrol stations.
  • The_Boss
    The_Boss Posts: 5,850 Forumite
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    They do not charge the customer a fee - the price of your fuel/goods is what you pay.
  • anoncol
    anoncol Posts: 982 Forumite
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    Cool, what about supermarkets generally?
  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629 Forumite
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    No, they don't charge. At least I have not seen any that do, but some supermarkets don't take credit cards at all like, say, Aldi.
  • anoncol
    anoncol Posts: 982 Forumite
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    Thanks all, i've never really used credit cards to my benefit apart from protection on big purchases. So its all a bit strange territory to me.
  • nomoneytoday
    nomoneytoday Posts: 4,866 Forumite
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    I would imagine that supermarkets and petrol stations take 90% of their payments by card these days. After all, who carrys round £50 cash to fill their car with go-go juice?
  • reclusive46
    reclusive46 Posts: 2,698 Forumite
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    I would imagine that supermarkets and petrol stations take 90% of their payments by card these days. After all, who carrys round £50 cash to fill their car with go-go juice?

    Probably more than that. Some petrol stations now only take card via the pumps at night.

    For the OP:

    It is unusal to be charged a surcharge anywhere unless purchasing something from an Airline, cheap hotels and goverment/council things. The odd occasion a small shop might charged extra.
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