Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 180936 27-Sep-2015 06:35
Send private message

I was recently given a Prezzy card by work. This has come at a great time for me as I am off to America in a week and the $200 loaded on the card will certainly be useful as spending money over there. However because of the exchange rate and fees that NZ Post charge I'm gonna end up losing quite a bit of money by using the card over in America. So I am just wondering if there is a way to get cash from the card. I'm certain that I can't go in to a bank and use the card to buy US dollars so I have ruled that out.

My only idea is to go to The Warehouse or similar, buy something with the prezzy card and return it hoping they'll be able to refund my purchase to another card. Would this work, or are they any other ways for me to get cash from the card? Also am I wrong in believing that I can't use the card at restaurants in the US? I believe they use the manual imprinting method as they charge your card initially before giving you a receipt where you can write the amount you want to tip on, so I assume that this the manual imprinting method that doesn't work on this particular card?

So does anyone have any ideas or recommendations on what I should do?

Create new topic
447 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 1395121 27-Sep-2015 09:16
2 people support this post
Send private message

Just use it in NZ for your groceries and gas then put the money you were going to use for that towards the holiday?

25580 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5358

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 1395134 27-Sep-2015 09:48
Send private message

US don't use zip zap machines.



Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.