Target Demands To Scan My ID When I Buy Booze

Target Demands To Scan My ID When I Buy Booze

Scott says he can’t get to boozin’ unless he allows Target to scan his ID. Not just look at it, scan it. This is possibly linked to a one world government conspiracy. Either that or Target is just being weird, as usual. [More]

Starbucks Told Me It's Corporate Policy To Check My ID With $27 Credit Card Purchase

Starbucks Told Me It's Corporate Policy To Check My ID With $27 Credit Card Purchase

Steph says Starbucks violated her credit card’s merchant agreement by forcing her to show her ID while buying $27 worth of coffee. She writes: [More]

GameStop Tells Me It Doesn't Care It's Violating Merchant Agreement

GameStop Tells Me It Doesn't Care It's Violating Merchant Agreement

Adam tried to buy some games at GameStop by using his credit card, but balked when the clerk demanded he show his ID. He alerted the higher-ups that the denial was a violation of the MasterCard merchant agreement, but the complaint fell on deaf ears. He writes: [More]

Breaking $20 $50 At McDonald's? Get Ready To Show Some ID

Breaking $20 $50 At McDonald's? Get Ready To Show Some ID

Who pays for a six-piece McNugget with a $20 $50 bill? Counterfeiters, that’s who, and the McDonald’s near Madison Square Garden is ready for them. Sorry guys, you’re going to have to ask Wendy’s to anonymously break your shadily large bills.

That Stranger Knocking On Your Door Might Work For The Census

That Stranger Knocking On Your Door Might Work For The Census

Don’t panic if a stranger shows up at your door sometime in the next few months asking how many people live in your home. They work for the Census Bureau, not IDT, and they’re starting their decennial door-knocking party to figure out how big a slice of the federal government’s annual $300 billion pork pie your community deserves.

Delta Isn't Sure Whether Or Not You Can Fly Without ID

Delta Isn't Sure Whether Or Not You Can Fly Without ID

A Delta customer service representative assured Grace that her sister would be able to fly, even though she had just lost her wallet containing her identifications. Of course, when Grace’s sister arrived the next morning at the airport, Delta’s counter agents refused to let her anywhere near the gate until she produced a photo ID. After two hours on the phone, Grace’s parents tracked down an old learner’s permit and drove 20 miles to fax a copy to the airport. Now Grace wants to know why Delta’s customer service agents weren’t familiar with Delta’s policies, and what, if anything Delta can do to compensate her for the wasted time.

Giant Foods Cashier Said I Had To Be 30 To Buy Zyrtec!

Giant Foods Cashier Said I Had To Be 30 To Buy Zyrtec!

Reader Amie had an odd encounter with a Giant Food cashier today. As she was checking out the cashier asked if she was 30 because he wasn’t supposed to sell Zyrtec to anyone under 30.

Kohls Violates Visa's Merchant Agreement, Refuses To Accept Credit Card Without ID

Kohls Violates Visa's Merchant Agreement, Refuses To Accept Credit Card Without ID

This afternoon I visited the Kohl’s store in Moline, Illinois. When I was checking out I elected to pay with my Visa card. After sliding my card through the card reader I signed the screen when prompted. My cashier asked to see the card, which I handed over to her. She handed my card back to me and then asked to see my identification, to which I respectfully declined. She said I had to show my ID or I could not leave the store with my purchases…

IHOP Threatens To Call The Police Because You Refuse To Show ID With Credit Card

IHOP Threatens To Call The Police Because You Refuse To Show ID With Credit Card

I went to IHOP(INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES) on March 30th with my wife to eat. After our meal I went to the counter to pay and presented my Visa as payment. I was asked for photo ID, and kindly declined. I was then told that they were not going to be able to accept my card without photo ID.

Make Your Own Passport Photos

Make Your Own Passport Photos

If you have a computer and a digital camera, there’s no reason to ever pay a drugstore $8 for a couple of crummy passport photos and lousy customer service. This blogger discovered that he couldn’t even get an in-focus photo from a local CVS: “When we pointed that out, he was like ‘Oh really? don’t worry all photos printed here look like that and no one ever came back because a photo was not accepted.’” If you’re not Photoshop-savvy, just use the free epassportphoto.com website.

Ask The Consumerists: Can I Fly With No ID?

Ask The Consumerists: Can I Fly With No ID?

I have a friend that moved to NYC a little while ago from Iowa. She hadn’t switched to a NYS Photo ID yet, as she isn’t sure if this is going to be a permanent move, so she has been using her Iowa State Photo ID (non-Driver’s License, which is important as you’ll see) around town.