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Don’t forget to think about money when planning your next trip. While organizing flights, hotels, and vaccinations are all essential, getting your credit cards in order before taking off can save you a lot of money. A little preparation can go a long way.
Make Sure Your Credit Cards Are Accepted
While credit cards are generally accepted all over Canada, that might not be the case where you’re travelling. Some countries may not have the infrastructure to take your credit card. In some cases, stores and restaurants might have high credit card minimum purchases due to bank fees. Make sure to do some research to find out whether your preferred payment methods are common and that your credit card’s payment network (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc.) is accepted. Managed responsibly, this is a case where it can be beneficial to have multiple cards on different networks.
Notify Your Credit Card Company
You don’t want to arrive at your destination, try to pay for something, and find out your card has been declined…