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Not a good sign
August 10, 2021
11:26 am
Rick
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Didn't think I ate there often enough that it's a "recurring bill"

August 10, 2021
12:10 pm
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I wonder if McD's paid to have it included, as a marketing trick.
I doubt i've been more than a dozen times in my whole life, and usually because nothing much else is available.

When the Toronto Zoo first opened, McD's had a monopoly on food service. I don't know if that's still the case.

August 15, 2021
3:59 pm
Doug
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Rick said
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Didn't think I ate there often enough that it's a "recurring bill"  

LOL! That's hilarious. sf-laugh

Yeah, I agree, Rick, that's definitely not a good sign when your spending habits fool Tangerine's still far-from-ready-for-primetime personal finance/spending categorization tool into treating it as a recurring bill payment.

In all seriousness, this is the main reason, actually, I don't use Tangerine for my day-to-day banking and why I've disabled the tool at Coast Capital Savings.

Cheers,
Doug

August 16, 2021
10:14 am
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Loonie said
I wonder if McD's paid to have it included, as a marketing trick.
I doubt i've been more than a dozen times in my whole life, and usually because nothing much else is available.

When the Toronto Zoo first opened, McD's had a monopoly on food service. I don't know if that's still the case.  

Out of curiosity, I read about Tangerine categories in the past. They claim the category type is passed on by the company itself. Perhaps wishful thinking on McDonald's part. 🙂

August 16, 2021
12:03 pm
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The recurring bill payments category is based on a flag on the transaction that is separate from the merchant category code on the transaction.

Not sure why the flag was set for those McDonalds transactions. The flag isn't set on my McDonalds charges. Tangerine MasterCard categorizes mine as Restaurants.

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