Fred Meyer shoppers who want cash back with their purchases at checkout are now being charged a fee.

Fred Meyer Corporate Affairs Director Jeffrey Temple said customers are now charged a 50-cent fee to get up to $100 back on their debit cards and a $3.50 fee for amounts over $100 up to $300.

Temple said the new fees went into effect on Oct. 23.

A spokeswoman for Carrs-Safeway said their stores are not charging customers to get cash back.

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