Originally Posted by Maxtion Hero
Actually this is very important. While it's an easy association, they are constructed differently. A Postal Code is normally 6 characters of equal numbers and letters while a ZIP Code is 5 numbers. If a ZIP Code field is restricted to 5 characters, then they are out of luck.
It's also important when filling out billing information or obtaining eligibility for certain things. If a ZIP Code field is filled out with a Postal Code, it could be automatically rejected based on it being "incorrect".
Exactly, which is why I was surprised when my purchase of Riot points was accepted when I filled in my Postal Code in the Zip code field because it wouldn't let me progress unless I filled in that field. Needless to say someone who had never heard of a ZIP code may not think to plus their postal code in there.
Also, that is a long drive and one that I have made many times. While being an island only populated by ~500,000 people total it is in fact very large (for anyone who cares that drive takes 10 hours and you get to look at nothing but trees as you ride along our terribly designed newfoundland highways
EDIT: And thats 10 hours if you are cooking it. (120km/h + the entire way)