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Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

I searched the Reka website and they refer to Reka rail. Can I buy these with Reka checks?

On Reka- Guide there seems to be no clear info saying you can use them for normal SBB rail tickets.

Am I missing something?

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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

Yes, Reka checks can be used for SBB tickets, though I'm not sure if the machines accept them or if you need to go to the window.

They are also accepted at some gas stations (i.e. Avia), which is what I do with them.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

Great thanks for confirming!
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

Some of the SBB ticket machines are marked with the Reka symbol and you can use them to buy tickets. You put it in just like cash.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

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Yes, Reka checks can be used for SBB tickets, though I'm not sure if the machines accept them or if you need to go to the window.

They are also accepted at some gas stations (i.e. Avia), which is what I do with them.
Most machines that take cash seem to take Reka checks too. I use them all the time.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

You can also get the Reka card and use it in the ticket machine like you would use and EC/Maestro card.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

And you can even use REKA card to top up your cell phone if you use a prepaid phone but note that this you can't do everywhere. You can do it in HB and Oerlikon.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

Greetings,

Well this is first time my wife has recieved reka deposit slips from her new employer. Which I assume can be used to apply for REKA card and get some additional 20 percent money on card.(Total value 1000 chf)

Questions are :
1.) Can i use my wife card to purchase Yearly ZVV(Zone 10 ) Pass for my self or only she can buy it for her self as Reka card is on her name?? ( Annual card price is 711 CHF)

2.) Is their is any validity\ period till which I need to use the money in Reka card??

Kindly share your experiences.
Many Thanks.
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

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Greetings,

Well this is first time my wife has recieved reka deposit slips from her new employer. Which I assume can be used to apply for REKA card and get some additional 20 percent money on card.(Total value 1000 chf)

Questions are :
1.) Can i use my wife card to purchase Yearly ZVV(Zone 10 ) Pass for my self or only she can buy it for her self as Reka card is on her name?? ( Annual card price is 711 CHF)

2.) Is their is any validity\ period till which I need to use the money in Reka card??

Kindly share your experiences.
Many Thanks.
Reka checks & cards are like money; you can buy rail tickets for anyone even for our dogs...
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

Anyone know how long "the money" is valid for?

I bought a "halbtax" card with real money but now have a Reka card, thing is I wont need to buy the Halbtaxt card again until next year... I couldn't find an answer on the Reka site.

Also, I buy my train tickets using the mobile app (on iOS), can I add the Reka card as a payment method? I suspect not but someone may have tried already...my card is "in the post" so unable to try it today.

I am able to get a 20% discount on Reka and I am wondering if I have wasted my money buying Reka money.... I book holidays elsewhere, rarely visit museums, ...uncultured of me I know!
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

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You get 3% on Reka Checks from any Coop if you have a Supercard.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page:
https://www.supercard.ch/de/promotio...FYkp0wode24M0w

For the ones who are not under time constraint and fancy getting more out of their Reka checks, there is a loophole, where you can get your discounted money back in cash. Well it's more like a hustle.
Replying on this thread because the other one has been closed.

You can use them to buy tickets at most SBB ticket machines and change is always give in coins.

For a ticket that costs Fr. 10.10, when you feed in 2 x 10 franc Rekas you get 9.90 back in coins
I guess that is the maximum you can get back in cash.
The 50 franc Rekas are no longer accepted at the machines, unless the ticket costs over Fr. 40.

I have some Rekas which I wouldn't mind exchanging back into cash because I am not going to need them in a while. If not I will just use them for my rail tickets in the future.

What does the loophole you mention on the other thread actually entail?
Reka Checks
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Re: Can I buy SBB train tickets with Reka Checks?

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What does the loophole you mention on the other thread actually entail?
Reka Checks
Don't know about that particular loophole, but some stuff I've come across.

- People use REKA cheques to pay for business trips and then expense for the CHF amount. HR doesn't know about REKA. That means 20% profit for you.

- people buy reimbursable tickets with REKA cheques and then return them before the day of travel, getting reimbursed in CHF. that means 20% minus any reimbursement charge.

I think SBB are getting smarter on these things and some tickets have a code on them indicating how you payed, meaning that if you payed with REKA cheques you get refunded in REKA cheques. But there may still be loopholes.
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