I have deleted my previous thread on this topic which contained inaccurate information.
Here is the correct information: During the course of your stay you will not be able to pay cash for any incidental purchases however (and this is the correct part), you will be able to settle your account upon checkout by paying cash, travelers check or credit card.
I sincerely apologize if the original information raised anyone's blood pressure.
Hey Randymon - What about when you want to trading spaces but don't want to take a credit card? Is there a way to have your purchase at CTI be transferred to your bill at CSS? We had this happen to us last month. Took cash to CTI for the day, tried to buy a hat, and it took 45 minutes for us to pay for it at the main lobby desk. Frustrating. We just don't like to carry around the card if we don't have to. Would much rather lose a little cash than a credit card with a large limit!
On one hand I think this is a great idea, on the other it has some flaws.
Not being able to pay cash when you do trading places would incur having to take a credit card, as well as require paying those awful "international transaction fees" that most credit card companys are charging, or as Bilkat stated, waiting 45 minutes to settle the purchase at the main lobby desk. If the resorts are going "cashless", there has to be a system in place to address these issues.
I also only allow myself a set amount of "mad money" for vacation. Paying for items as I go, helps me keep track of my spending. It's too easy to spend more when you are just signing for it.
Please excuse me for asking probably a dumb question. Could some one give me a brief description or definition of "incidental purchases"?
I assume this means the items and services available at the resorts as extra cost items. Messages, gift shop purchases, photos, those sorts of things. It appears that the new policy simply eliminates the cash transaction taking place at the time and place of service or purchase and diverts it to a part of the check out process. Correct? I also assume that this does not affect transactions with the independent operators like para-sailing, jet skis and so on.
If I have exposed my ignorance, please forgive. I don't get out much.