Len Ovens wrote:
I have yet to meet a merchant who will not allow paying by two means, a card plus cash. My wife and I often each pay for part of a load of groceries, sometimes on two cards, sometimes a card and cash... whatever.
Hello, neighbour! The cards I have used in the past were labelled as being for "electronic purchases" only, which I believe means that they were not for brick-and-mortar retail use. I never actually tested that premise, but I did a quick search and found that Canada Post, as well as others, sell reloadable Visa cards. I will have to investigate further, but that might resolve my issue.