Originally Posted by Riverman
ringing up cigs/alcohol as groceries would be fraud, you don't think store owners would do that, do you?
i've been offered $100-200 on direction cards at drastically reduced prices in cash and have passed every time, mostly because i a) didn't want to use the direction card myself, and b) didn't trust them to get what i wanted.
that said, this **** is definitely broken. i know people who get them and need them, working poor, mom and dad both work and have 3 kids, etc.
THAT said, i know a whooole ton of people that get them that use them as an additional cash payment every month.