Can I use a store card outside the store?

Answered on November 23, 2017
Updated on November 23, 2017
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.
Amy Miller Amy Miller
If you use a shopping card of one particular retailer, it's usually linked to this retailer and it's impossible to use this card outside. However, if it's a Mastercard or Visa card, then you can use it anywhere Mastercard and Visa are accepted. There aren't many of such cards, so you need to search for a Mastercard or Visa logo on your card. However, if you are worried about the universality of your card, try a general rewards credit card. They usually offer rewards just as good or better, they are essentially universal and the fees and interest rates are much lower than those of a store credit card.
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