This weekend I had to pay a few bills for the first time. When I went into the Citibank they informed me that it is easier to pay at the local convenience store than at the bank (seriously).
At the convenience store they only take cash. $1,000 later, my bills were paid.
A first for me.
When they started this system, it was great…! phone got turned off? go pay your bill, conveniently. A few minutes later, service restored! woo hoo! Now I can pay ALL my bills online/direct debit… just have to make sure I have money in the bank!