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Your ‘Minimum Purchase’ Credit Card Policy Is Dumb

October 12, 2018

The other day I went into a convenience store to buy a bag of Blazin’ Buffalo and Ranch Doritos. The cost was $0.99. I didn’t have cash because…well…who carries cash anymore, right?

When I went to pay for the Blazin’ Buffalo and Ranch Doritos I was told there is a $10 minimum on credit card purchases. I told the cashier — who did not make this policy and was just doing her job — that I didn’t have any cash. She told me the minimum on credit card purchases is $10. Hoping the young lady was also a fan of Blazin’ Buffalo and Ranch Doritos, I asked if she could perhaps make an exception. She told me the minimum on credit card purchases is $10. Clearly, a Fritos fan.

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