How To Avoid Extra Credit Card Fees During International Travel

Going on an international trip is very exciting but it can also be very expensive. Using a credit card to pay for purchases when traveling internationally is often the best way to get a good exchange rate and the rate your bank gets will be better than the one you’ll get on your own if you exchange cash. Using a card also means that you don’t have to carry around a bunch of cash with you. However, many cards will add on a “foreign transaction fee” to any transactions made with anything except your home currency. Here’s an easy way to keep from paying that extra 2-3 percent on all of your purchases while away.

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Hundreds of Thousands Face Passport Revocation, Non-Star Wars Fan Opinion of Star Wars Land, TSA Line Slowdown & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Marriott Making It Harder To Stay With Them, Airlines Most Likely To Damage/Lose Your Bags, Nice Thing TSA Does For Military, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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US Airports With Shortest/Longest TSA Waits, The End of A Credit Card Era, Most Accurate Hotel Ad Ever, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Come On IHG, It’s Like You’re Not Even Trying With Accelerate Offers Anymore

I don’t know what to think about IHG’s Accelerate promotion anymore. When it was first launched, it was one of the most novel promotions out there. With multiple offers and a kicker bonus for completing some or all of the tasks, you were encouraged to game the system. There was a time where I earned 25,000 extra points when I met four out of five of my requirements.

Oh, what I’d do to have those old offers back. Now getting a new Accelerate offer from IHG is like getting news of a new promotion from Starbucks. I’ll look at it, but I’m not holding my breath that it’ll be anything worthwhile,

IHG has managed to underwhelm me so much with their current offer that I think they’re not really even trying anymore.

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