Old Oct 13, 08, 10:20 pm
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icurhere2
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Originally Posted by fone View Post
Why do many people want to buy the coins to spend? Is there a difference swiping your card for the points, then spending the coins as compared to swiping your card for the actual transactions? Granted that not all places accept card, but if you were to replace part of what is supposed to be a card transaction with the coins, you will still get the same amount of points.
Having the coins gets them in circulation and even encourages good behavior (don't have to get change for a $20 bill to leave tips). Plus, the aim is to use the coins where one cannot use a credit card. And a lot of people are curious and like receiving them. I used a ton when I was in Vegas.
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