Posts Tagged ‘visa’

Good News for San Francisco Criminals: Visa Raises “No Signature” Limit to $50 at Discount Stores and Supermarkets

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Here’s why you don’t need to sign your name when you buy stuff with a Visa or MasterCard sometimes, below.

Read and learn the best way to get stuff with that Visa card you just stole, or rather, picked up on the ground, yeah, that’s the ticket.

“Visa Raises “No Signature” Limit to $50 to Increase Merchant Efficiency & Consumer Convenience - Visa Also Streamlines Dispute Resolution Process to Reduce Merchant Fraud Management Costs

SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2012 — Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced plans to raise its Visa Easy Payment Service “no signature required” limit from $25 to $50 for two key U.S. merchant categories. Starting in October 2012, discount stores and grocery stores/supermarkets in the U.S. can accept Visa cards for transactions up to $50 without requiring a cardholder signature or PIN, or providing a customer receipt unless requested by the cardholder.[1] This change is designed to increase speed at the point-of-sale, cardholder convenience and operational efficiencies for a large number of merchants.

Previously known as the No Signature Required program in the U.S., Visa Easy Payment Service allows merchants to eliminate cardholder verification and receipts on qualifying smaller value transactions. This helps make the payment process easier and more convenient for both merchants and cardholders. The program has been available to the majority of merchant categories in the U.S. since July 2010, for purchases up to $25.

As the $50 limit is introduced, Visa will review merchant, cardholder and card issuer feedback and may expand this higher transaction limit to additional merchant categories in the near future. Approximately 80 percent of face-to-face Visa consumer transactions in the U.S. are under $50.[2]

“Visa is committed to delivering solutions to help our merchant and financial institution partners better serve their customers, reduce costs and grow their businesses,” said William M. Sheedy, Group President, Americas, Visa Inc. “Visa Easy Payment Service has been extremely popular with merchants and cardholders in busy retail environments. As a result, merchants have asked us to expand the program to purchases up to $50, so that they can more efficiently support consumers’ growing preference to use cards instead of cash or checks for everyday purchases.”

Streamlined Dispute Resolution Process

Visa also announced changes to its dispute resolution process to reduce unnecessary chargebacks and merchant documentation requirements and promote faster, more efficient dispute resolution for all participants in its payments system.

Starting in April 2013, merchants will be protected from fraud chargebacks on transactions that have been electronically read (i.e., swiped or dipped in, or waved past, a card reader), helping to reduce merchant fraud management costs when appropriate acceptance procedures have been followed at the point of sale. In addition, Visa will eliminate the requirement for its card issuers to ask merchants for a copy of the receipt when a cardholder disputes a transaction, resulting in back office operational savings for everyone. There is no change to existing fraud liability associated with these changes.

The changes to Visa’s Easy Payment Service and dispute resolution process will help its merchant and financial institution partners to better serve their customers and grow their respective businesses.

About Visa Inc.

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.”

OMG, It’s “VISA Free Deal” Day – $80 Worth of Food at Tokyo Gogo in the Mission for Just $20!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Here’s what you do, you buy a $40 credit at four-star Yelp-rated Tokyo Gogo for $20 on your Visa Card, and then you choose the person you want to receive another $40 credit at four-star Yelp-rated Tokyo Gogo.

That’s it. Now, you’re not allowed to take your friend to scarf down $80 worth of fish in one sitting, so that’s the catch, if you’d call it that. You’d need to invite your friend on one night and then s/he could pay you pack another night. (Oh, and if you refer three friends who fork over their $20, then you get another $40 credit to give to someone else. Quite iterative, non?

Otherwise, today’s deal is the sweetest social deal I’ve seen since Tsunami a few months back.

“Limit 3 per person, buy as many as you’d like as gifts • Limit 1 per party of 4 people (maximum of 2 vouchers can be used for parties of 8 or more people) • Gratuity not included (Be nice and tip on the pre-discounted total!) • Dine-in only (not valid for takeout or delivery) • Not valid during happy hour • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on 04/08/11″

Enjoy!

OMG, Use a Visa Card at LivingSocial.com to get an $80 Credit at Tsunami Sushi in the NoPA for $20

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

[UPDATE: The official rating of this deal is now Beyond Excellent. More than a few buds have referred their buds and ended up with three $40 credits for just $20. (Our corporate overlords must have gone hog-wild.) Now, you’re too young to remember, but this is like the dotcom days of the late ’90s when you could get 50 pounds of dog food delivered to your house for like $8 ‘n stuff. Anywho, thank you India, thank you terror, etc…]

Word on the street is that August 5, 2010, is a gonna be a Visa Free Deal Day at Living Social.com. So, that means you should be able to get two $40 credits at the Panhandle Tsunami Sushi Bar at 1306 Fulton for just a $20 charge on your Visa card.

Per my Huggy Bear

“You pay $20 with your Visa card (debit or credit) to get your $40 credit, and then receive another $40 credit free to give to a friend (or keep for yourself, it’s not at all required to send the second credit to someone else). So that’s an $80 credit for only $20.”

And then if you refer three friends then you can get another $40 credit. That’s the deal as I understand it.

Tsunami looks appetizing from this angle:

I’m failing to see any unexpected downsides* here, people. (Be sure to tell me if you have any probs with this brand of social shopping.)

See you there!

*“Limit 1 per table per visit • Gratuity not included (Be nice and tip on the pre-discounted total!) • Dine-in only (not valid for takeout or delivery) • Not valid on happy hour items • Call 415-567-7664 to make your reservation • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on 12/30/10″

FlavorPill.com Needs an American Editor in Australia – A $400 per Week Working Holiday

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Let’s review here - Tourism Queenland’s recent Best Job in the World promotion had some bloke getting paid $100k to be a caretaker on an Australian island. The whole thing was quite popular worldwide and some people figure that it got the Australian tourism industry eight figures worth of free advertising all told. (Or course, if you wanted to be considered seriously, it really helped to be young and cute, just like in the real world.)

All right. Today, comes now FlavorPill.com to offer you another job down under. They want you to apply by February 15th, 2010 to be their new part-time online editor in Melbourne (it’s near Cindy, I think) starting September 1, 2010. They’ll pick up your airfare and they’ll put you up for 12 days but it’ll be up to you to live on $400 a week for a year or whatever.

And, oh yes, you’ll need to qualify for a Working Holidays in Australia visa and that means you’ll need to be between 18 and 30 years old. So you have to be kind of young, but nobody will care what you look like. Bonus.

Just think, this could be you with a cute attentive beach kangaroo:

And this is how you’ll look surfing down under with your cute, attentive boyfriend:

This is something betwixt the best and worst jobs in the world. Keep that in mind as before you become one of the world’s highest-paid part-time bloggers (as you struggle to afford a daily cup of coffee.)

Its you:

Come Out and Live, Play and Work in Australia as the New Flavorpill Melbourne Editor! Flavorpill Announces Job Opportunity for a Young American; Visa Program and Travel Deals Available for Others Wanting to Work and Play in Australia

Los Angeles, CA – (February 9, 2010)  Thanks to a visa program and some great travel deals available on Australia.com/workandplay, Flavorpill, an online source for culture, events and current news in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and London, is getting ready to launch Flavorpill Melbourne! There’s just one thing missing: an editor.

Americans ages 18-30 can apply for the Managing Editor position at http://flavorpill.com/australia/submit.html. Just tell why you deserve the position and what experience you have with writing, editing and social media. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2010.

“The ability to go to Australia for up to 12 months, get a job and experience our unique and diverse adventures through the Work and Holiday Visa program makes the opportunity with Flavorpill’s new Melbourne newsletter a dream job. This is a great way to add to one’s resume by joining the locals and getting off the beaten path,” said Tourism Australia Vice President Americas Daryl Hudson.

More deets, after the jump.

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Sorry Visa, But Your New Black Card is Not the World’s Most Prestigious Credit Card

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Visa Inc. claims its new Black Card is “the world’s most prestigious and versatile credit card.”

Srsly, Visa? Haven’t you all ever heard of the Centurion Card from the American Express?  That thang is certainly more prestigious than your Black Card.

Visa, please correct your ad campaign. Forthwith.

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These cards are made with carbon, just like a rusting, broke down Ford Pinto.

Did Visa actually apply for a patent for the idea of carbon-fortifying these rectangular pieces of black plastic? Sadly, yes.

In Visa’s own words:

“For those who demand only the best of what life has to offer, the exclusive Visa Black Card is for you. The Black Card is not just another piece of plastic. Made with carbon, it is the ultimate buying tool.

The Black Card is not for everyone. In fact, it is limited to only 1% of U.S. residents to ensure the highest caliber of personal service is provided to every Cardmember.

Become a Black Card member today and enjoy our 24-hour world class Concierge Service ready to assist you with all your business, travel and leisure needs.”

And:

“The Black Card is made with carbon, creating a more unique card, guaranteed to get you noticed.”

O.K. fine.

If your sugar daddy and/or mommy ever tries to impress you by whipping out a Visa Black Card, you ought to end it right there and start yelling about how you “don’t want no scrub.”

Anyway, just don’t know what you’re thinking here, Visa. Using this new piece of plastic/carbon merely serves to show how somebody doesn’t have a Centurion, right?

In closing, hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!