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    gotcha, this is the best message board in the world (that i know of).

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    yes to casinos 100 is 100, look for foriegn exchange cost on your cc.

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    Thanks

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    now that our credit card company is charging a small percent on international purchases, we will not be using our card much if at all on island.

    we also have found that some resorts also charge a fee for cashing traveler's checks (lacabana 5%)

    casinos are the best place to cash the travelers checks

    enjoy your aruba vacation
    andrea

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    >>> "we also have found that some resorts also charge a fee for cashing traveler's checks (lacabana 5%)"
    ----- Mine doesn't. There is a per day limit and must be a registered guest.
    Some charge cards are now charging that foreign transaction fee even though Aruba's shops/restaurants/resorts run your charge through their charge machine in US$$. US$$ used throughout the islands and most places have prices in US$$. The few that don't will convert for you and take US$$.
    Most resorts want a charge card when checking in so should have one. Even if going AI you will have charges for phone calls, make tour charges through resort, buy preium drinks.
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 10-02-2009 at 09:57 AM.

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    I just double checked with dh. We were charged the foreign transaction fee on our Visa in June, but not on our AMEX .

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    I think plastic money is best, use them.

    Best Regards,

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    Dont worry about it

    We just got back from are 11th trip,We went threw the travelers check thing are first few times ,but you really dont need them.We stay at the holiday inn and just put are stuff in the room safe to your own numbers.I think if you use comman sence and dont flash large amounts ive never had any problems.you can use credit or atm also.have a great trip the water is unbeleavable right now you wont want to get out.

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    unused travelers checks
    lots of folks keep uncashed travelers checks in their wallets or in my instance jewelry box.


    if you keep the uncashed trav check for a rainy day, think again and CASH IT.

    all travelers checks uncashed are earning interest for American Express.
    AMEX does not want you to cash it.
    they want you to keep them tucked away for a rainy day...so they can make interest.

    why should amex make money on your money?
    andrea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    they want you to keep them tucked away for a rainy day...so they can make interest.

    why should amex make money on your money?
    andrea
    ...or they figure you will lose them once you get home and out of sight out of mind. Remember as a youngster the few vacations we took, 'rents always bought TC's. Whatever was left at the end Mom spent at the grocery store upon our return home.

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