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a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 19, 2013

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Starwoods Credit Card best option or no?

Trying to balance out rewards from card vs the fee (2.7%) what shoudl I do?

Leaving on Sunday....



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answered on 9/19/13 by
a VT member from Atlanta

OP is referring to the foreign transaction fee. Many cards charge this, which usually is 3%, but this Amex card charges 2.7%. There are cards that charge nothing, Chase Hyatt is one example, so it boils donw to how much benefit getting the SPG points is to you.




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answered on 9/19/13 by
a VT member from Long Island

you will never get back 2.7% in USABLE rewards ( as a friend discovered with this card last year to his chagrin ).





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