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    Smile credit card fee

    after using citicard mastercard for years without charges, we just got charged 3% when we purchased a helicopter ride for friends. when i complained they said they have a charge for foreign purchases. been using this card without charges for 10 years. another way for the banks to screw us

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    Our Citi Bank card did the same to us earlier this year. Since the notice came while we were in Aruba, I was able to get the transaction fee removed. Future use in Aruba will have a transaction fee, though.

    We are looking for another card that does not have the foreign fee.
    Tom & Karen

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    Aruba Amy posted this on another site. I have not had a chance to check it out yet.

    http://www.usatoday.com/travel/deals...htm?csp=Travel
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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    just checked with chase and confirmed that there are no fees for USD charges made abroad.

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    We don't either with AMEX. Might just be the type of AMEX card we have. Did get hit with a fee using our debit card last year in Aruba.

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    i called citibank (we have the aa mastercard)
    and the representative just told us no additional fees for aruba purchases/charges.

    i asked only about aruba and did not mention international.

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    Andrea, that is the same card that we have, & though I was able to get the transaction fee removed, I was told there will be a fee next time in Aruba. I guess I'll have to call them again. And yes, I asked only about Aruba and the fact that all transactions were in U.S. dollar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i called citibank (we have the aa mastercard)
    and the representative just told us no additional fees for aruba purchases/charges.

    i asked only about aruba and did not mention international.
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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    I asked only about Aruba and the fact that all transactions were in U.S. dollar.
    that's what i said, and was told i wouldn't be charged by the chase visa rep. i should get that in writing.

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    credit card fee

    my son has used his Citi Bank credit card for many years in Aruba. Last month he paid for a room and used the same card and was charged a $7.00 fee. when he called they would not refund the fee. He is looking for a card that does not have this fee for Aruba purchases.....

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    CitiCard Advantage Fees

    How ironic! I just got off the phone 5/23/09 and argued about foreign charges I got for my purchases made this year. I argued with the guy and told him I would be considering another credit card after all these years. He wasn't fazed and said this has been the policy for years. I looked at previous bills and I was right! I am going to use up my points and get rid of the card.

    Let's all boycott CitiCard!!!

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