Picture this: It’s 9 PM on a Friday night at the beginning of a long holiday weekend, and you’re out with friends for a night on the town to celebrate the end of a stressful week. You’re feeling magnanimous and offer to pick up the tab, to your friends’ great delight. You reach for your wallet so you can pay for dinner and realize with horror that you are completely out of cash.
Fortunately, you read our previous blog post highlighting the many benefits of Mercer Savings Bank’s free Visa debit card. Because you have your debit card with you now, there is no cause for alarm. That’s because your Visa debit card can be used to pay for purchases at millions of places worldwide, including restaurants, bars, theaters and retail stores.
Relieved, you pay with your debit card and leave the restaurant to make your way to the next venue, the local comedy club. Because it’s quite a walk, you decide to take a taxi, which you also pay for using your Visa debit card.
When you arrive at the comedy club, you’re not worried about paying for your tickets and drinks since you know they also accept Visa cards for purchases. You have a great time and get great service, so you add a tip to the final bill and keep the receipt so you can remember to subtract the purchase in your checking account register.
At the end of a fun evening, you head to the parking ramp and pay with your Visa debit card as you exit.
As you make your way home, you reflect on how convenient your debit card really is. Even though you didn’t have any cash, you were still able to access the funds in your Mercer Savings Bank checking account to do all of the things you wanted and needed to do.
And, if you do find yourself needing cash over the long holiday weekend, rest easy, because your Mercer Savings Bank Visa debit card also doubles as an ATM card, giving you ready access from millions of ATMs all over the world. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read last week’s blog post which highlighted some of the many benefits of a debit card.
To find out why Mercer Savings Bank has been a trusted community bank for more than 125 years, and to find out how to get your own debit card so you won’t be stuck in a nightmare scenario with no cash and no way to pay, contact us today.