One of the most annoying money wasters is ATM fees. According to a Bankrate Checking Survey, ATM surcharges hit “a new highs for the 10th consecutive year.”
The average ATM surcharge — the fee for using a bank’s ATM when you’re not a checking account holder at that bank — jumped 6.5 percent to $2.77.
Last week, I found myself in an ATM-fee conundrum because I needed cash to get my hair done and didn’t want to use a credit card or pay $3.00 to access my own money.
So, I figured that I would get around wasting $3.00 on nothing by going to Pathmark to purchase an item that I would need and buy anyway and take advantage of their cash back option.
Since I’m on a kale kick and plantain is a staple in my household, I bought those two items, which came to less than $3.00.
If you are going to use this money hack , know that Pathmark as a $50 limit for cash back per purchase.
I needed $100 so I told the cashier to ring up the kale and plantain separately.
She gave me no problems with the accommodation.
I left Pathmark with my money and the basics for my dinner.[bctt tweet=”Last week, I found myself in an ATM-fee conundrum because I needed cash to get my hair done and didn’t want to use a credit card.” username=”frugalfeminista”]