Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Doris M. of San Bruno, CA, who offers a tip for domestic travelers with debit and/or credit cards:
“We all know to notify our credit card companies when traveling abroad but none of my cards worked when shopping across the country in NYC. Fortunately we were able to contact one company who cleared the card so we could finish our transaction.”
I haven’t run into this problem myself, but every bank travel policy is different (here’s a guide to setting travel alerts with some of the big banks). If you’ve never traveled with your card before, it can’t hurt to get in touch to learn the details of the ban travel policy for sure. Getting stuck without a working card is no fun, no matter where you’re traveling. Thanks, Doris!
More on spending abroad and bank travel policy
- How to Avoid Bank of America’s International ATM Fees
- Set Up Bank Alerts Before a Trip
- Check Your Bank Account After a Trip
- Alert the Bank 2-3 Days Ahead of Time
- Watch Out for High Fees at These ATMs in Europe
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