Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as well as city and local officials, approved Legoland’s plan to reopen on June 1st. Safety restrictions, due to coronavirus, will be enforced, including refusing to accept cash payments. You will find more information at the Miami Herald.
Why Refuse Cash?
While 50% occupancy mask use and social distancing requirements are all well-known methods to fight against infection, outright refusal to accept cash as payment isn’t as widespread.
Cash is filthy, and Legoland isn’t alone in refusing it. CNN performed a deep dive into this issue.
By refusing to accept cash, Legoland is forcing customers to either prepay online or in-person with credit cards, including contactless cards. Now instead of paying credit card processing fees on some customer’s payments, Legoland will be paying credit card processing fees on 100% of payments.
Is it Illegal To Refuse Cash?
We’re not attorneys and don’t give legal advice, but this is a question asked for decades. Unless there is an overriding law, such as in New York City, it doesn’t appear to be illegal on a federal level to refuse cash in the US.
So during this time, enjoy getting more points and cashback as we integrate back towards normal life.
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