Chase Sapphire Preferred Imprinting

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Imprinting

Postby jstru402 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:11 pm

Or lack of imprinting for that matter.

Last year I went to Costa Rica and was super excited to not have an international use fee. Problem was, in lesser developed areas, apparently the only way to accept credit cards is by imprinting them, no ifs, ands or buts about it. This caused me to use a different card for my rental car, scuba trip and fishing trip. Which adds up to a lot of foreign fees from my other card.

Fast forward to this year and again we are going to a lesser developed area. While not foreign, I have done some research that indicates card imprints will be required. I have already contacted Chase and they advised me they cannot provide me with my CSP card in standard embossed version. Does anyone here have any advice and/or solutions?


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Postby jlam572 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:56 pm

Cant they hand write the numbers?
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Postby Z06Biker » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:17 pm

I've used the CSP to pay for delivery food before, and they've always successfully imprinted the numbers at the back with carbon paper and a firm hand. Just ask them to put their back into it.
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Postby tbka » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:42 pm

I remember the other day at a local resturant, when the network went down, they tried to use a old knuckle buster on my WF visa. Unfortunately, the knuckle buster was so old the numbers did not imprint correctly. So they just gave up and wrote my number on the paper.
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Postby djrez4 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:35 pm

Call Chase again. They should be able to provide an embossed card.
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Postby thom02099 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:31 pm

djrez4 wrote:Call Chase again. They should be able to provide an embossed card.


Agreed. They can (and have in the past) provided a plastic version of the CSP.
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Postby pac4toon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:49 am

I was overseas last year and the resto that needed an imprint just wrote the CC numbers down.

And oh pizza hut delivery had to write my CC number down as well since they couldnt use their imprint machine on my card.
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Postby takeshi » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:32 am

thom02099 wrote:Agreed. They can (and have in the past) provided a plastic version of the CSP.

I'd suggest trying another CSR. Even with CSP CSR's they're not always 100%.

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Postby tbka » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:36 am

Also, there is the crayon method. When I worked at Wally World, we had to use a Crayola to imprint the number on the sign paper the machine made.
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Postby Patcell87 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:18 am

I haven't had a problem in the past... The few places that did want an imprint and signature were happy to simply copy down the necessary information. I am still amazed by how many people have to do a double-take to figure out what I'm handing them...



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