As some of you may know its hockey registration time for me again this year! I was so excited this year to find out that my league has introduced online registration for players “how convenient!” I thought, “I’ll register with my Visa and then transfer the money over!” I thought. WRONG! I learned that the online registration feature would not be applicable for senior players (ladies 18+). Immediately I thought “oh well, I’ll just send them an email money transfer for my deposit”. WRONG! A lovely little note on the league Facebook page informed me that they would not be allowing email money transfers this year and that deposits should be made by cheque or money order.*HULK SMASH!*
I’m 24 years old…I have never had or used cheques other than when I would transfer my parents money and they would write one for me. Don’t get me wrong, I have written many a cheque when I used to work various jobs for my employers, but never personal cheques. I do not want to pay to order cheques and I do not want to pay for a money order! (Maybe Spunky could help me out here with my options). They also had noted they would not be accepting cash until I made a lovely comment about generation y’ers who don’t have or use cheques and they decided they would accept cash at registration nights only but not for the remaining balance. Umm hellooo… my cash will not bounce…my cash is legit, I did not fabricate it in my basement…if you want my money you should take my cash or take my electronic money! With the growing popularity of online and mobile banking, I feel this is how the majority of generation Y does their banking. I was relieved to see feedback from other players who had planned on paying cash or money transfer.
Over the years I noticed my parents used cheques all the time for registrations, donations, etc…
Do you use cheques? If you do, what do you use them for? ENLIGHTEN ME!