Sunday, October 4, 2009

Credit Cards Come to the Convenience Store

Oxxo is about the largest chain of convenience stores in Mexico. It's large by any standard, there seems to be one in every block, in every neighborhood.

This week, I noticed that they started accepting Visa and Mastercard.

The thing is, if you make lots of purchases of less than 100 pesos, you end up with a pocketful of change 4 or 5 times the weight of US coins. There's so much, it's hard to get rid of.

Being able to use a credit card will protect my pockets from wearing out too soon.

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