There is another thread which indicates that no one has been reimbursed for the required POV for shops in October where the boxes were refused. The "suggested" yet "required to get a receipt" purchase amounts to $1.96 and the Guidelines never said whether we would be reimbursed or not. Since this is a required purchase, I am going to treat it as a business expense. That is definitely not as good, and I personally feel that if we are required to make a purchase, it should be reimbursed. However, the "suggested" yet "required to get a receipt" items have value, although I use few of them anymore myself. At this time of year, most people use copious quantities of them. I am imagining collecting 100 of them (25 shops) and then selling them on eBay at a 10% discount. Or offer them to people entering the lobby and save the eBay listing fee.