Thread: A warning
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Old Friday, December 24th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: A warning

Originally Posted by phillyboater View Post
Many banks and credit unions still sell AMEX Travelers Cheques. They are also accepted in Aruba with ID. Supermarkets, hotels, timeshares and casinos will cash. Sometimes with a daily limit. Have been using for quite a few years and never turned down. The cards you refer to have significant fees when purchased, used and reloaded.
I know the Visa and MasterCard pre-paid cards have outrageous fees attached. A few years ago, we wanted to give our daughter and son-in-law a $100 card for an anniversary dinner gift (so they could make their own restaurant choice). I almost turned down the transaction when they said $108. Last time we did that.

AAA used to issue traveler's checks as a free benefit of membership. I thought someone told me that the local office was issuing some kind of cash card in lieu of actual checks. Maybe we should investigate it before our next trip...especially if there is no fee.
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