University of Minnesota  Appendix

Blocked Supplier Types

Merchant Category Codes (MCC) are used to classify a supplier/merchant by type of goods or services it provides.

The following MCCs are  blocked on procurement and travel cards. If there is a need for incurring an expense at any of the merchant types below, and the funding source for the University account is appropriate, submit a request to the Program Administrator to open the merchant. Please submit a written (e-mail) request from a Department Card Administrator.

  • Bail, Bonds, and Payments
  • Betting including: Lottery Tickets, Gaming Casino Chips, Off-Track Betting and Wagers at Race Tracks
  • Billiard and Pool Establishments
  • Cruise Lines/Steamships
  • Dating and Escort Services
  • Financial Institutions including ATM machines
  • Fines
  • Food Stamps
  • Foreign Currency, Travelers Checks
  • Hotels, Motels (allowed on Travel Cards only)
  • Massage Parlors
  • Money Orders- Wire Transfer
  • Package Stores- (Beer, Wine, and Liquor stores)
  • Resorts
  • Time Shares

In addition, there may be other merchant types that are blocked in order to reduce fraud.