Saturday, September 4, 2010

Check your credit card expiration dates before traveling

I have to admit we never thought much about this when traveling in the U.S. Until we were away over the month of July with a credit card expiring in August.

We had arranged for our mail to be forwarded since we were going to be away over 30 days. In July, our bank mailed us the replacement cards in envelopes that say Do Not Forward.

When our bank got the cards back, they shut down the account, which we learned when we tried to get some gas. Fortunately we have more than one credit card so we didn't have a problem. But it certainly could have been.

So if you will be away, even domestically, the month before your card expiration date, be sure to contact your bank and make arrangements.

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