A surcharge reminder for Easter

If you see a restaurant blaming its Easter Sunday surcharge on the day being a public holiday, don’t believe it.

Woman paying at counter

If you see a restaurant blaming its Easter Sunday surcharge on the day being a public holiday, don’t believe it. The only public holidays over the long weekend are Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Eateries can ultimately charge what they like, but to add a surcharge legally they need to let you know before you agree to eat there. That’s so you have the opportunity to decide if you are willing to pay the extra cost.

Been misled?

If you feel you’ve been misled about a surcharge over the long weekend, you can contact the Commerce Commission. Consumer NZ members are also welcome to contact our Consumer Advice Line.

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