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mickshell Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 11:50 PM

Travelers Checks or not
 
Does anyone know if is worth getting travelers checks I hear that more and more places are not taking them but I don't know about aruba.

dwippies Thursday, January 6th, 2011 07:48 AM

Re: Travelers Checks or not
 
that's a rumor. used them in august for aruba and i have used them everywhere here. they are great for merchants. a sure thing with little or no fees associated. the only problem is they only come in $100 increments now so a tiny store can't cash them for a $6 purchase. cash them at the hotel or timeshare desk if you need small shopping money.

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Originally Posted by mickshell (Post 104593)
Does anyone know if is worth getting travelers checks I hear that more and more places are not taking them but I don't know about aruba.


droykelly Thursday, January 6th, 2011 08:18 AM

Re: Travelers Checks or not
 
We use them in Aruba with no problem. As Sherry indicated, you need some cash for your small(er) purchases but in general, you won't have a problem.

If you're an AAA member, you can get them there at no charge.

TomFrederick Thursday, January 6th, 2011 10:19 AM

Re: Travelers Checks or not
 
>>> "I hear that more and more places are not taking them"
---- That's what my BANK said also. Think they just didn't want to give them out free anymore to their good customers. But my Credit Union still gives them out free to their good customers.
I get American Express Travel Checks in $50's. Have not heard only coming in $100's now. That is all I use at restaurants. My resort front desk and casinos will cash them.
Now if going to Europe there might be problems. But was on a Cruise Ship in the Med and they cashed them.

dwippies Thursday, January 6th, 2011 10:25 AM

Re: Travelers Checks or not
 
that's weird tom, my bank said no more 50's. maybe it's the only ones they want to use? however, according to wachovia, they are still a strong item and a cheap benefit to keep good customers. either way, for aruba it's no problem.

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Originally Posted by TomFrederick (Post 104600)
>>> "I hear that more and more places are not taking them"
---- That's what my BANK said also. Think they just didn't want to give them out free anymore to their good customers. But my Credit Union still gives them out free to their good customers.
I get American Express Travel Checks in $50. Have not heard only coming in $100's now. That is all I use at restaurants. My resort front desk and casinos will cash them.
Now if going to Europe there might be problems. But was on a Cruise Ship in the Med and they cashed them.


mickshell Thursday, January 6th, 2011 10:42 AM

Re: Travelers Checks or not
 
Thanks everyone we only have 2 day before we'll be in aruba looking foward to it this 20 deg weather is getting to me I need warmth.

dwippies Thursday, January 6th, 2011 10:48 AM

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please remember to fill us in on how your trip was. safe journey and lots of fun in the sun!

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Originally Posted by mickshell (Post 104603)
Thanks everyone we only have 2 day before we'll be in aruba looking foward to it this 20 deg weather is getting to me I need warmth.


ArubaAmy Thursday, January 6th, 2011 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TomFrederick (Post 104600)
>>> "I hear that more and more places are not taking them"
---- That's what my BANK said also. Think they just didn't want to give them out free anymore to their good customers. But my Credit Union still gives them out free to their good customers.
I get American Express Travel Checks in $50's. Have not heard only coming in $100's now. That is all I use at restaurants. My resort front desk and casinos will cash them.
Now if going to Europe there might be problems. But was on a Cruise Ship in the Med and they cashed them.

We still get them in 50's at our bank, too (Wells Fargo - who purchased Wachovia so Wachovia will be "no more" soon.)

arubabob Friday, January 7th, 2011 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by sherry (Post 104602)
that's weird tom, my bank said no more 50's. maybe it's the only ones they want to use? however, according to wachovia, they are still a strong item and a cheap benefit to keep good customers. either way, for aruba it's no problem.

Sherry, my cu said they will no longer be issued in $20s, but $50 and $100 are still available.

dwippies Saturday, January 8th, 2011 08:09 AM

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thanks bob...must be my bank.

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Originally Posted by arubabob (Post 104668)
Sherry, my cu said they will no longer be issued in $20s, but $50 and $100 are still available.



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