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Topping up Leap card in Easons?

  • 19-03-2015 2:43pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,572 ✭✭✭


    Does anyone know if its possible to top up in Easons in O'Connell Street, Dublin?

    I have a One For All voucher and it would be great if I could use it to top up.I assume I can't use a One For All in Dublin Bus itself.

    Thanks in advance. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,312 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Yes you can.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,428 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    There's a very good chance they're going to refuse to take the One4All for it, as it'd be a massively loss-making transaction. The commission paid out on One4All is far higher than they get back in off Leap


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,572 ✭✭✭Black Menorca


    I'll give it a go tomorrow. :)


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    I'll give it a go tomorrow. :)

    Let us know how it goes?

    Also does anyone know if you can use a debit/credit card to top-up your leap card? And can you do it at the Luas and Dart ticket machines?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,312 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    bk wrote: »
    Let us know how it goes?

    Also does anyone know if you can use a debit/credit card to top-up your leap card? And can you do it at the Luas and Dart ticket machines?



    Yes you can to both, but some (and I stress some) shops may charge an additional fee (I've heard of some shops charging 20c) as they see fit if you choose to use a card over cash.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,428 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    And online, with the resultant collection issues if you use a bus.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭efb


    bk wrote: »
    Let us know how it goes?

    Also does anyone know if you can use a debit/credit card to top-up your leap card? And can you do it at the Luas and Dart ticket machines?

    Easiest at a luas/train ticket machine or online


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,572 ✭✭✭Black Menorca


    Went into Easons today and asked for a top of of €25. Once topped up I offered my One For All voucher and there was no problem. All sorted. :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,865 ✭✭✭✭MagicMarker


    I know a couple of spar shops who will only take cash when topping up a leap card.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    efb wrote: »
    Easiest at a luas/train ticket machine or online

    That is what I was thinking. I've a €25 Visa Debit card thingy that I've been meaning to offload. It is a pain to spend these in a store normally. Over €25 and the teller has to do a split sale, which most tellers hate. Under €25 and I leave unused money on the card.

    Dumping the €25 onto my Leap card will be a much better use of it. Cheers


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,428 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Went into Easons today and asked for a top of of €25. Once topped up I offered my One For All voucher and there was no problem. All sorted. :)

    Will remember that next time I get one for whatever reason. Could still get another cashier refuse it but if they took it without even thinking it should be fine.

    Similar reasons to bk - it can be hard enough to use the amount up without irritating cashiers. I do find that shops that issue their own stored-value giftcards like that are far more willing (Woodies, Tesco, shops in big shopping centres, etc) to do splits though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,411 ✭✭✭Avada


    I know a couple of spar shops who will only take cash when topping up a leap card.

    My local supervalu is the same, right pain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Gabi376


    Can you buy a leapcard anywhere in navan


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