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Apr 16th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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foreign trans. fees in P.Rico?

I searched and couldn't find a thread that mentioned this specifically for Puerto Rico and need to know which cc to use while there. Thanks!
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Apr 16th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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No foreign transaction fees (so long as you are using an card from a U.S. bank). Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.
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Apr 16th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Thanks, that's what I thought but wanted to double check.
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Apr 16th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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You may want to check with your credit card company as it seems inconsistent. This woman was indeed charged foreign transaction fees and Visa only refunded her $16.00 after a consumer blog intervened on her behalf. The article below includes this Visa's card language on the policy -- they refunded her fees as a courtesy but warned future PR purchases would still be charged. Crazy, isn't it?

http://www.elliott.org/blog/credit-c...rico-purchase/
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Apr 16th, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Well, there you go. You need to ask your credit card company whether or not they charge the FTF in Puerto Rico. I see that Citibank recently sold its businesses there, so I'm guessing Citi probably now has the FTF in Puerto Rico even if it didn't before. I guess there's just no easy answer.
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Apr 16th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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My bf's Visa didn't charge the FTF when we were in Bonaire (now using USD as official currency ) so it just seems that everyone needs to know their specific card's policy and call. Yet another phone call to make before we leave for our trips.... : )
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Apr 17th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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Get a Captial One Visa or Master Card. THere are no foreign transaction fees for purchases no matter where you go.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Thanks, I have a Hyatt Visa with no fees so will just use that.
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