We use our credit card to buy all of our groceries. That way, we save our cash for use in restaurants and stores where it is best to use cash. This has been working very well until Soriana at Plaza Carracol has decided to avoid the use of credit cards. No matter what card we try, it somehow never works at Soriana Plaza Carracol. Our cards work perfectly at other Soriana, Mega and Walmart and we even checked with our banks to see if there was a particularly problem.
There are no problems with our cards - our balance is paid up and we alerted our banks of our dates of travel to avoid having problems. SORIANA .LAZA CARRACOL IS THE PROBLEM. We have been in a situation where we had 1,000 pesos worth of groceries which we had to leave at the store. We have also seen other patrons in the same situation, all worried that their credit card was the problem. The option of course could have been to go to the nearest cash stop and withdraw money - but, we do not know the closest banks and do not wish to take a chance with an institution we do not know. From now on, we use Soriana Carracol only as a fast go to and do all of our important grocery purchases at Mega, other Soriana, Walmart and Cosco where are cards are accepted and honored.Edited: 04 January 2014, 00:38