Target announces it will no longer accept the once-popular payment option

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Target shoppers who prefer to pay by personal check are just days away, as the national retailer has announced plans to stop accepting the once-popular payment option. According to CBS News, Target will no longer accept checks starting July 15, a few days after the company’s Red Circle sales event.

The decision comes as fewer Americans write checks as payment options. In 2009, nine out of 10 consumers wrote a check at least once a year. Today, that number is about half of all Americans. Target also says it uses fewer checks at stores.

The company says the decision is influenced by the number of other payment options available to customers, including PayPal, Venmo and Zelle. Target continues to accept cash, digital wallets, credit cards, debit cards and SNAP/EBT.

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