The Anonymous Widower

Contactless Payments For Food In Marks And Spencer

I have been using contactless bank cards to buy my food in Marks and Spencer for about sixteen months now.

I started making a note of my spending this way, as I wanted to check that this method of payment was secure.

It is!

What has dropped out of my research is that the average price of an item over those sixteen months, has been a couple of pence over two pounds.

So now, I usually only  buy fifteen items, so that I’m just below the contactless payment limit.

  • If it’s a couple of pounds over, I just drop a couple of pound coins in from my pocket, before using the card.
  • As it happens fifteen items always fit in my reusable bag, which I stow in my manbag.
  • I haven’t bought a new bag for a year and rarely pay 5p. for a plastic one.

The self-imposed fifteen item limit has certainly speeded up my shopping.

I wonder if other chains have the same item cost!

November 25, 2018 - Posted by | Food, World | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I use contactless at every available opportunity. But I am usually either buying something small – a coffee at Starbucks or Costa, or a snack lunch, etc. Or else a large amount of stuff which is way over £30.00. Plastic bags, I do get them because the food bank are glad of them, to put the food in for the people who use the food bank.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | November 25, 2018 | Reply


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