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    Cash, debit card, or travelers checks?

    Which is the best way to go? I am thinking a combination of all 3 is best.

    My friendly informative forum what do you think?

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    check out some of these threads for opinions
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/search.php?searchid=510926

    my husband and i usually bring cash, credit and the atm and sometimes travelers checks.

    this past trip we did not use the credit card much, ...we did put the car rental on the credit card, but settled up in cash when we returned it.

    we did use the ATM machine 2x

    we came home with a couple of travelers checks


    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    Which is the best way to go? I am thinking a combination of all 3 is best.

    My friendly informative forum what do you think?

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    >>> "Cash, debit card, or travelers checks?"
    ----- I use a combination but instead of a DEBIT I use a Credit Card.
    Every once in awhile on one of the many Aruban BB's you hear where someone card # is used again after they use it. With a DEBIT card that $$$ comes right out of your checking account. Yes you protest and you get your $$$ back but how long does that take to get that $$$ back into your checking account. With a credit card its not $$$ out of your checking account.

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    We usually use cash, but bring the credit card for any big ticket items like jewelry, or an emergency. We stay at an AI so we just take what cash we need for tips and leave everything else in the safe.

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    First time we brought all cash and a credit card for emergencies (never used it). This last trip I brought $500 in traveler's checks, came home with $250. One of the excursions we went on wouldn't take them. Otherwise we used cash for everything but that's the way we always operate.

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    remember when you get home, to CASH those unused travelers checks.
    do not let AMEX earn interest $$ on YOUR money.

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    Absolutely Andrea!! Cashed them the first chance I got!

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    we bring it all.LOLI like being prepared for all contingencies.

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    Talking Wells Fargo

    I have been to Aruba many times, but last year I used my TCF card and I was fined on every swipe for international transaction fees. I have always used my Wells card in the past and I never noticed any funny fees. I looked on the website and I find;
    "Wells Fargo charges an International Purchase Transaction fee which is 3% of the transaction amount for each purchase made with your debit card in a foreign currency that has been converted into a U.S. dollar amount by a network"

    Is this saying that its better to have the transactions already converted to US before the swipe? Or am I reading this backwards? Anyone with recent visits coming up with these fees?

    Thanks

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