Other Things You Can Get Done At 7-Eleven Convenience Store.
Most of us think of just getting snacks, beers, and condoms, but there are other things you can get done at 7-Eleven Convenience Stores that even I didn’t know.
I have tried this myself but have stayed and chatted with the staff and found out. Remember, I love hanging out at the local 7-Eleven in Taiwan!
You get to handle all the bare necessities of life besides eating at a 7-Eleven!
Here’s a list of things of other things you can get done at 7-Eleven Convenience Store
Recharge Your Cell Phone In Minutes
Keeping your cell phone well stocked with minutes is the way a local cell phone works in Taiwan. Most are pay-as-you-go. When that crucial 10-second window comes in when you need to purchase more minutes, the staff at the 7-Eleven will help you out with this.
Pay Utility Bills and Parking Tickets
If you drive in Taiwan and get a speeding ticket, you just take it to get it to get the bar code scan and pay at the 7-Eleven.
Renew your driver’s license
I heard that this could be done at the 7-Eleven as well
You Can Call a Taxi
In case you forgot to renew your driving license. Next time you need a ride, just ask the attendant at the nearest 7-Eleven to call a taxi for you.
You can only send your package from 7-Eleven to 7-Eleven. It’s probably easier to locate a 7-Eleven than a post office.
Buy tickets to shows and games.
Ibon is an ATM-like machine in every 7-Eleven store where you can purchase any kind of ‘ticket’ you need. It will help if you can’t navigate the Chinese website as some don’t translate well.
Use an ATM
ATMs in 7-Eleven stores are convenient. You can withdraw money and also send money to other bank accounts is excellent for wiring a small deposit to hold hotel reservations.
Redeem Taiwan Receipt Lottery Winnings
One of the best things is the lucky lottery draws, which is not a gambling ticket, but rather the numerical code at the top of receipts, there is a number. These numbers are chosen as the lottery winners every two months.
Earnings can range from NT$200 to NT$10 million. If you’re lucky and win a small amount, the local 7-Eleven will redeem it for you.
Print, fax, copy, and Wi-Fi
There’s free Wi-Fi, but you do have to sign up for it. As for Print, fax, copy, that’s self-explanatory. Just check with the 7-Eleven store attendants.
Get your dry cleaning done.
If you’re traveling and can’t find a dry cleaner in the city, you can drop off your dry cleaning at 7-Eleven, and they’ll take care of it for you. Just check with the 7-Eleven store attendants for details on pick up, cost, etc.
7-Eleven is my favorite for convenience and diverse selection. Drinks and meals are better in cafes, but when you’re rush and feel hungry at odd hours, 7-11 can be very convenient.
Source: Taiwan Receipt Lottery