By Iris - 12/10/2016 13:53 - Canada - Saint-laurent

Today I bought a 50$ voucher card to refill my phone. After I purchased it, I threw the receipt in the dustbin. When I got home, I found out that the 14-digit pin code was on the receipt. I basically threw 57 bucks in the dustbin. FML
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Have you refilled your phone before? I would think that if you have, then you'd know that the code was on the receipt. Then again, we all have days where we derp out and forget how to function properly. Whatever the case, I hope you were able to redeem the credit that you lost.

I'm sure there is a number on the card you can call for this type of situation. You're not the first person to chuck a receipt.

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I'm sure there is a number on the card you can call for this type of situation. You're not the first person to chuck a receipt.

If she needed the card to refill her phone, how is she going to call? (Assuming the phone is out of service already and that she has no landline.)

That's a good point; although I'm sure they know someone with a phone...

The technical assistance number should be free and always work regardless of everything.

Your reply made the most sense #2. Don't know why it was disliked.

#2 was disliked because you have to assume multiple things for the post to make sense, so it in fact does not make the most sense. We don't know the phone is out of service, we don't know there's no landline and we don't know that OP doesn't have access to anybody else's phone.

just go back to the store and reprint the reciept

On the up side, you can use this cautionary tale and advise friends to never throw away receipts lest they suffer the same fate as you. You can make signs and take to the streets, spreading your word of warning. You can alienate those closest to you with your constant semi-coherent rambling about the untold price—well, $57—you paid until not a single person can stand your presence.

Plus, then they'd no longer have a need for the phone voucher.

Not sure how it works in other places but at the supermarket I work at, it's a pretty annoying process when people do this. You can't just reprint the receipt. The cashier has to find the serial number, call up the company (Optus, Telstra etc), wait on hold forever until they get through to an operator, who then has to check that the recharge number hadn't been used and can then void it so the supermarket can get their money back. Then the customer can be issued a new voucher. It takes a long time and when it's a busy shift it's very frustrating to have to do it because somebody was stupid enough to throw out their receipt.

People make mistakes. It's not like most of them get some sort of thrill out of it. I'm sure that they are just as frustrated as you.

Why is the voucher even necessary if the pin is on the receipt?

The whole voucher prints onto the receipt.

I bet you that's the last time you do that

Have you refilled your phone before? I would think that if you have, then you'd know that the code was on the receipt. Then again, we all have days where we derp out and forget how to function properly. Whatever the case, I hope you were able to redeem the credit that you lost.

Might have used a different service before... I've used paycards that are sealed, scratch, etc. Receipts are more typically for returns/warranty only.

species4872 19

Next time stick your phone under the tap, It will fill up nicely.

Well, that's an expensive lesson. Considering what tutors charge, if you took a one-hour lesson on phone recharging, it would cost about $50.

Or the better option, you can buy my book on phone recharging for the limited time price of $99.99.

mariri9206 32

If you paid with a credit or debit card, you should be able to have your bank or credit card provider pull the reciept and give you a copy, like you can request to see a copy of it. You might be able to get the code that way.

The bank wouldn't have record of it, only the store would.

mariri9206 32

19, I never said they stored it - I said they could pull it. It's a kind of like a fail-safe if you get your card stolen or something - they can get/access the receipt so you can see what was purchased, how much, determine if it actually was you.

I assume a dustbin is another word for trash? I would have gone back and looked in that trash for that receipt. If all is lost, talk to customer service or anything besides giving up so "basically." I make good money but $57 is worth the effort to not give up "basically" so easily.

that what I was thinking for 57 bucks I'd dig through trash lol ur hands are washable