Does Circle K Put a Hold On Your Card?

The Circle K Fuel Station

Welcome to Circle K. The last place you wanted to be at. But, Circle K is conveniently in front of you. And all better gas stations are too far away.

Well, this is the last time I’m getting gas at Circle K.

I put my card in. I didn’t get a chance to input my debit. It went straight to credit within a second. Like, what?

And, I want to share the results of my findings with you.

Does Circle K Put a Hold On Your Card?

Yes, circle K puts holds on your card when you’re paying credit for gas. Run far, far away.

I was trying to put a $30 in gas.

While I was putting my card into the machine, it prompted me for my pin (for debit transactions). Before I was able to put my fingers on the numbers, Circle K machine automatically processed as Credit. 

I thought nothing of the credit transaction. I put $30 in gas, and left.

My bank now has a $150 hold. And a $30 extra charge. 

How Long Does Circle K Hold Money?

I want to say 3 days. However, from the looks of it, it could be up to 3-5 business days. How annoying.

Will Circle K Go Out of Business

I sure hope so.

Circle K needs to stop these $150 holds.

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