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    AAA Amex card disc and replacement coming

    WELL.... I raved about these great travel cards that replaced Amex travelers check

    so I go to AAA to check my balance on my card... QUESS WHAT?
    they are being discontinued there
    so, money on them are good till 12/31/16 and last load of $$ is 12/31/15

    AAA will begin using VISA as their new travelers check/ debit card carrier in October sometime.

    FYI in travel $ folks

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    Interesting. AMEX has been dropped by Costco Canada as the exclusive credit card. It's now with Mastercard. We were using their travel service for all things Aruba but now need to reconsider based on the shift.

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    That's disappointing. Seems like credit is changing the way people travel.

    Our credit union has stopped selling travellers checks. We really like these types of alternative options for our casino cash so it is not tied to our primary checking accounts and atm cards. We have more security than cash and don't have to worry about theft of our account information. I haven't decided what we will do for our upcoming trip as an alternative.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    WELL.... I raved about these great travel cards that replaced Amex travelers check

    so I go to AAA to check my balance on my card... QUESS WHAT?
    they are being discontinued there
    so, money on them are good till 12/31/16 and last load of $$ is 12/31/15

    AAA will begin using VISA as their new travelers check/ debit card carrier in October sometime.

    FYI in travel $ folks
    Cindy - are you going to switch to VISA?

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    honestly, HATE Credit cards....
    old fashion cash, my preference.
    no idea how to use an atm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Interesting. AMEX has been dropped by Costco Canada as the exclusive credit card. It's now with Mastercard. We were using their travel service for all things Aruba but now need to reconsider based on the shift.
    Costco in the states as well. They will begin using Citi Visa in April 2016
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    that's because Amex charges too much. I just used it in Costco but I know they are discontinuing it there.

    ricky, I'm with you. I only use CC for airfare, car rental & cell phone rental. everything else is cash. I charge absolutely nothing in Aruba. I think I've used my ATM card about 5 times in the last 10 years, if that. I've never used my debit card ever.

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    YES
    ill update when I find out more
    Rob ( who has the $$$, not me) says he'll sign up and get that travel card

    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Cindy - are you going to switch to VISA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    YES
    ill update when I find out more
    Rob ( who has the $$$, not me) says he'll sign up and get that travel card
    Yes, dear, we will switch to Visa. Visa has a better network, so I'm happy about the switch.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    that's because Amex charges too much. I just used it in Costco but I know they are discontinuing it there.

    ricky, I'm with you. I only use CC for airfare, car rental & cell phone rental. everything else is cash. I charge absolutely nothing in Aruba. I think I've used my ATM card about 5 times in the last 10 years, if that. I've never used my debit card ever.
    We have specific cards with low limits and no foreign fees that we use for restaurants and some excursions while in Aruba. Each of us has a card in case we have an issue with one of them. Money is in the bank ready to pay it off when we get home and we request the limit stay relatively low in case the cards were to be compromised..which has happened and we had zero liability for the fraud.

    We like travellers checks and cards like Cindy and Rob are describing so that we don't have to risk losing or having cash stolen. It also keeps us on a budget at casinos after day drinking...lol. I say that jokingly but with a hint of truth. When we take cash we tend to spend it all, when we have to cash a travellers check we think twice about it and have brought some home each time. That's also why I prefer them to a card where I can use an atm. We also had an instance on our last morning that the atm in our lobby was not working which was a slight inconvenience, but we could cash a travellers check no problem at the front desk.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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