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Hello all!
Many of us live, study, or travel to Israel and prefer using US credit cards.
I haven't seen a "master list" anywhere that outlines which stores, sites, government agencies/utilities, or companies decline US cards, so I thought it might be nice to start one.

I've only transitioned my spend to a US card this past week, so there are still plenty of unknowns.
Please reply to the thread and I'll update accordingly!

Here are my experiences thus far:

Declined US card
-BigDeal http://www.bigdeal.co.il (Groupon copycat) (attempted with Chase CSR Visa)
-Club Teva website (if you happen to be a Teva employee  :))) (attempted with Chase CSR Visa)
-Website getit.co.il; Barclays MC declined
-Clal Insurance
-most gas stations (ask them to pre-charge 400 or 500 shekels if you need a full tank on your car, and if you go under the amount the gas station will refund you.) even better if you know the guy well enough and he'll let you fill up without charging your card first.

Tentative
-AIG Insurance declined through call center (rep mentioned that they do not accept any foreign cards).  However, my card successfully registered through their online portal and will wait to see if it gets charged properly.
-Pizza Hut worked online with Amex; CSR was declined

Other
-Cellarix (Israeli social payment app/site).  It let me send money, but Chase categorized it as a cash advance (attempted with Chase Visa)
-Mika gas stations (only lets you fill up 30 shekels worth when paying at the pump, apparently paying inside gets this raised to 200) (attempted with Chase Visa)

golan and other phone companies now charge an additional 30 shekel per month for processing any foreign card.

also you dont have to put in a real 9 digit number 123456789 works fine or put in your 9 digit passport number instead of teudat zehut.
« Last edited by yman on January 09, 2019, 09:58:19 AM »

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #240 on: September 08, 2020, 12:36:49 AM »
Also, this site codes as a department store when paying via Paypal with a Mastercard: https://www.tzabar-express.co.il/

Good to know if you have a bonus offer that includes department stores (Citi tends to).  Lots of items.

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #241 on: September 08, 2020, 01:15:39 AM »
Ivory.co.il no foreign cc
Where did I put my mask 🙃

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #242 on: September 08, 2020, 02:58:57 AM »
I paid for my Israeli passport yesterday and once again my US credit card was declined. (Based on past experience I only tried one card one time now.)

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #243 on: September 08, 2020, 04:46:20 AM »
Ivory.co.il no foreign cc

KSP also a no-go, unfortunately.

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #244 on: September 08, 2020, 05:45:42 AM »
Ten Bis does not take US CC IME

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #245 on: October 05, 2020, 07:06:33 PM »
Golan Telecom charges a surcharge of 30 Shekels for paying with a foreign card. Anybody have experience paying using a US-based Paypal account with a US credit card?

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #246 on: October 06, 2020, 06:46:10 PM »
Ten Bis does not take US CC IME
I used US CC successfully twice about a month ago

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« Reply #247 on: October 06, 2020, 06:47:19 PM »
I used US CC successfully twice about a month ago
Which cc? Would be amazing.

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #249 on: January 06, 2021, 03:15:34 AM »
I am trying to pay מס הכנסה using US Visa cards and it's not going. Anyone have experience with that?

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Re: Master List: Israeli companies and sites that decline US cards
« Reply #250 on: January 06, 2021, 03:35:03 AM »
I am trying to pay מס הכנסה using US Visa cards and it's not going. Anyone have experience with that?
I couldn't get מס הכנסה to take an American card. Let me know if you get a card to work
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