Travel Tip: Worn Debit/Credit Cards


Before I traveled to Dubai and Cairo I knew my visa debit card was pretty worn out. Although, I brought money and a credit card.

I still decided to travel with the card, despite knowing this. I could have simply went to my bank and got a new one printed. However, I was hardheaded.

I decided to use my debit card while in Dubai at a grocery store. The cashier was having issues with my debit card and the chip and strip was malfunctioning. So I handed the cashier my credit card.

This got me to thinking. What if I lost my credit card, and now I am stuck with a nonworking debit card? I would only have cash on hand, and probably not enough.


I decided the next time I travel. I will make sure my cards are working properly. If not, get new ones.

Yes, it's the little things we have to think of. So do a check on your cards, and make sure they are working properly before your next vacation.

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Hey!!! I'm Erika, a penny-pinching mom filled with laughter. Trying to live the caviar life on a sardine budget. When I'm not chauffeuring my teenage son around town or working, my heart belongs to travel and wine. Well...after bills and when my son is not pleading the blood of Jesus as to why he needs a new video game (Bahahaha).

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