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How do pay you every day buys in supermarkets etc by cash debit card or credit card
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  • ibizafan_2
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    A mixture. As we mainly shop in Sainsburys, we have one of their credit cards which is only used in there. On the rare occasions we shop elsewhere, it would probably be debit card, or cash for very small amounts.
  • Farway
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    Always credit card, only because I have cash back credit cards, which I pay off every month

    Cash for small, under a quid, amounts
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  • Silvertabby
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    Always credit card, only because I have cash back credit cards, which I pay off every month

    Cash for small, under a quid, amounts

    ....Ditto.
  • Arthurian
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    At my local Aldi, I noticed the till operators have to calculate the correct change in their heads, rather than let a more sophisticated till work it out for them. So I always use my debit card there - usually contactless, since the bill is small - which also helps speed up the process. Otherwise, cash or credit cards.
  • SevenOfNine
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    Farway wrote: »
    Always credit card, only because I have cash back credit cards, which I pay off every month

    Cash for small, under a quid, amounts

    Another 'nearly' ditto. But anything up to about £10 is paid in cash. Have NEVER missed a payment in full of the cc card bill.
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  • teddysmum
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    Arthurian wrote: »
    At my local Aldi, I noticed the till operators have to calculate the correct change in their heads, rather than let a more sophisticated till work it out for them. So I always use my debit card there - usually contactless, since the bill is small - which also helps speed up the process. Otherwise, cash or credit cards.


    My contactless debit cards (4 of them used) rarely work in Aldi.


    I'm convinced that the TSB ones wanted PIN so often because they didn't have to pay the 5% bonus and now the offer is nearly over they have reduced the number of requests. However, Aldi's machines didn't just 90% of the time want the TSB PINS, but also rejected my Co-op card which has never failed contactless use anywhere else( Lucky I know its PIN.)
  • seven-day-weekend
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    rexel wrote: »
    How do pay you every day buys in supermarkets etc by cash debit card or credit card

    Debit card or cash
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  • enthusiasticsaver
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    Credit card which is cleared monthly as we get cashback on supermarket spends.
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  • badmemory
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    Credit card which is cleared monthly as we get cashback on supermarket spends.

    Ditto - since Aldi & Home Bargains have started doing contactless my cashback has more than doubled. I've never had trouble in Aldi/needed to put my pin in. It is a fairly new branch though.
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