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Hikari Dec 13, 2009 08:17 PM

I'm trying to find grocery stores that accept American Express (Amex) in Montreal. I know a lot don't like Loblaw and IGA.

I found this list of grocery stores: http://www.highwayhome.com/travel/tou...

I tried going to their websites but they do not list the specific credit cards they accept. On that note, does anybody know if Marche Hawai accepts Amex?

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    C70 RE: Hikari Dec 14, 2009 03:49 AM

    Marche Hawai doesn't accept any credit cards, unfortunately.

    neither does Milano, or Adonis.. But Akhavan does!

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      MtlChris RE: Hikari Dec 18, 2009 07:32 AM

      Metro did, at some point, but then again, it's not much better than IGA and Loblaws...

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        aliris RE: MtlChris Dec 18, 2009 08:43 PM

        Metro currently accepts AmEx. I agree AmEx is way-nicer to its customers than MC/Visa. However it seems to be a zero-sum game from the cc's point of view -- that is, either they're nice to the merchant and not to the customer (MC/Visa) or nice to the customer and not to the merchant (AmX) -- hence so few of the smaller stores use AmX. I always try but almost always have to resort to MC/Visa. Costco doesn't qualify as a "grocery store", surely, but they do sell groceries and accept (exclusively) AmX. Provigo takes AmX.

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          C70 RE: aliris Dec 19, 2009 04:21 AM

          my Provigo does not.

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            aliris RE: C70 Dec 19, 2009 11:34 AM

            interesting!? The various branches must be semi-autonomous. I am almost positive the one in Monkland Village does but it's also the case that my memory is rotten, so I'll report back...

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