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Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby Green » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:16 pm

I have a credit card that automatically pays for internet service, paper, phone bill, cable service etc. Losing the card on a trip means a lot of disconnects back home, hence a lot of problems. Especially if your trip is a month or two.

To alleviate this problem, I have a credit card just for traveling. Most banks have no annual fee credit cards. Lose it and there is just the card to deal with.

Also, before traveling, contact the card company advising them of what countries and dates you'll be traveling. Otherwise they may block your card, thinking it has been stolen. :D
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby marilyna » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:17 pm

Here's another credit card tip.
Get a free card. Cancel it, but keep the card. If you are robbed, hand over this card, with your 'real' card safely tucked away. That way, the thief is happy, and so are you!
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby mrzeszow » Fri May 15, 2009 1:17 pm

That's a great idea marilyna, thank you.
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby michelle_bee » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:05 pm

i spoke to a rep at VISA today about "overpaying" my credit card before i leave....

that way i can use it for cash advances without incurring the daily interest rate :) however, if you choose this option, note that when you add a payment this way, it takes about 3 business days to clear so make sure you do this well before your departure date!
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby katrinav » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:39 pm

that sounds interesting. thanks for sharing!

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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby kris_nyc » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:48 pm

For US residents, check out Capital One credit cards. They not only NOT charge you fx fees (typically 2%), they also reimburse you the 1% that Visa/MC charges.
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby michelle_bee » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:07 pm

i've also been advised that credit cards with a "chip" on them are better for security purposes since you need a PIN to use them...if you want a new card issued, it takes 7-10 days for visa or master card to issue them in canada...(since i'm leaving sooner than that, i had to pay $25 for mastercard to courier the new card to me in 2 days.)
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby KirkAndan1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:58 pm

That's nice Michelle. We all know that there are many credit card thief right now. Please use your card well.


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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby jae09park » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:33 am

You guys have really great ideas. Thanks for sharing them


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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby marwin24 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:55 am

i thing go for the debit card there as no probs with debit card because without security code u can not use.

debit card is the best option.
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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby krab119 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:25 am

Hi thanks for the info bout that cancelled credit card being handed to the thieves. Actually its my fear to lost my ''real''credit card bec just like all of you our bills mainly depends on it. Having a cancelled credit card is a great relief.


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Re: Credit Card or Debit Card Just For Traveling

Postby nikfrench » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:02 am

One word of warning, at least in the UK.

Some Companies state that you are still liable if the card is used after it has been canceled. Whilst it is unlikely any payments will be accepted by the card, you may want to slightly scratch the mag strip or the chip as a further measure.

Great trip though! I'm gonna use that!
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