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 take 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, 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 ‘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 send money to other bank accounts to wiring a small deposit to hold hotel reservations.
Redeem Taiwan Receipt Lottery Winnings
One of the best things is the lucky lottery draws, 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.
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