Palau Digital Residency ID - To Purchase Alcohol from Target Store? (Field Report #7)
Updated: Sep 23
By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.
Another stock photo - this is not the Target location I went to
This article is part of our series exploring what exactly the Palau digital residency ID can be used for.
I made my seventh attempt to use the Palau digital residency ID in the week of September 18th, 2023.
I tried to use the ID to buy alcohol at a Target store in Los Angeles, California.
Explanation: I went to a smaller Target store in Los Angeles, and picked up a six pack of Coors light beer (bottles). As with my last alcohol purchase, I left all other government issued ID in my car so as to force the cashier to decide whether he would sell me the alcohol just based on my Palau ID. I presented my Palau digital residency ID to the cashier who attempted to scan the document a few times. After failing to do so, he entered a number from the ID into his system. I asked the cashier: “Is it fine?” He said “Yea, it’s fine” and we completed the purchase.
Please direct all opinion emails about my beer choice to BuzzOff@nobodycares.com
This is the second attempted purchase of alcohol that I’ve made with the ID.