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Office Hours continuing to offer the credit card surcharge challenge; win $5 cards

American Express Co., Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. credit cards are displayed over bank notes for a photo illustration at the Fog Hill Market in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Consumers may be relying more on their credit cards to pay for necessities like food and fuel, an indication that inflation is impacting spending habits. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg (David Morris)
American Express Co., Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. credit cards are displayed over bank notes for a photo illustration at the Fog Hill Market in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Consumers may be relying more on their credit cards to pay for necessities like food and fuel, an indication that inflation is impacting spending habits. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg (David Morris)

Nobody answered our invitation to win a $5 coffee card on us, by proving that a retailer is adding the new credit card optional surcharge.

Our first blog entry laid out the terms.

The offer stands.  If you can show by photo or other means (even a credit card receipt) that some retailer (after Feb. 1) began adding the surcharge, as permitted by a court settlement of a class action suit, then you'll get one of three cards we're offering to readers.

Read that entry to get the particulars. Limit, one submission per person.

We weren't confident that any retailer would start doing something that few others would. Still, we wanted to test that theory by asking the mob for any indication if it is or isn't happening.




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