Fee-Free Shops

What is a fee-free shop?

When they “tap & go”, many Aussies are unwittingly overpaying for everyday purchases. Payment card surcharges are eating away at bank balances. Finder believes consumers shouldn’t be hit with a surcharge or minimum spend amount for using their credit, debit or prepaid card. Fee-Free Shop recognises shops that don't charge extra for this convenience. Search for your closest card-friendly venue here so you can "pay fair" on your next lunch break, date night or shopping trip.

Want to add your business to the fee-free shops map? Sign up below.


How do I know I’m at a fee-free shop?

As well as using our map, look for the Fee-Free finder sticker at cafes, restaurants and retailers so you know you won’t pay a fee or have to spend over a certain amount when you use a card (or smartphone, or watch, or sunglasses or ring).

If you're visiting a store and it doesn't charge fees or a minimum spend, you can nominate it to receive a free sticker using the form below. You can also give your local cafe or store a shout-out with the #FeeFreeShop hashtag.


How much can I save on card fees?

What you pay for a card surcharge fee depends on the retailer, the type of card you use and the amount of money you spend. While it’s usually around 0.5% of the transaction value for debit card purchases, it could be up to 3% for some credit cards.

If you bought coffee and lunch five days a week and paid a 1.5% card surcharge fee each time, it would cost you $50.62 per year. That might not seem like a lot, but that's just coffee and lunch.


Show your local shop some love

If you spot, own or work at a shop without fees, let us know using the form below and we'll mail out a sticker. We'll also have the map updated quicker than you can order your almond latte (double shot, no foam).

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