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PayPal FAQ

Q. What are the payment options for my membership dues and event registration costs?
A. Currently we are only supporting online payment processing using PayPal.

Q. I used to pay my membership dues by check in the past. What happened now?
A. Processing membership dues using check requires a lot of manual work. Sometimes checks get lost in transition. Due to lack of resources we couldn't deposit checks in time and they expire after 6 months. When a $20 check bounces, TGIF has to pay $35 fee to the bank. To avoid all these problems, we have decided to go all electronic payment processing using PayPal. It's convenient for members too.

Q. Why PayPal?
A. This page at PayPal explains why. The link opens in a new window/tab.

Q. I don't have a PayPal account. What should I do?
A. You don't need a PayPal account to pay using PayPal.  You can use a credit card to make a one time payment through PayPal.

Q. What kind of Payment methods are accepted?
A. PayPal accepts major credit cards. You can also pay using your checking account. Using checking account will require PayPal membership though.

Q. Does TGIF store my payment information?
A. No. TGIF doesn't see or store your payment information when you pay through PayPal. PayPal processes the whole transaction and simply passes on the amount to TGIF.

Q. For some specific reasons, I still can't use PayPal. Can I still become TGIF member?
A. We encourage people to use PayPal and make the payment process simple and convenient. But if you still can't use PayPal then :
  1. There will be a $5 processing fee applied, because we have to manually process your payment, and enter it into system.
  2. You will need to send a money order for $40, which is the only accepted form of paper payment.
  3. Please mail your payments to following address. Be sure to write your email address and phone number on back of the money order.
PO Box 14195
Fremont, CA 94539

Q. I like TGIF activities, and I would like to join. But I can't afford membership fees. Can I still join?
A. Please contact VP membership about your situation. We might be able to help you.