Budget

10 Ways to Stretch Your Dollar in Europe

by Wendy Perrin


10. USE A CREDIT CARD THAT WAIVES FOREIGN-TRANSACTION FEES.

I used this one, and there are about seven or eight other Chase cards that waive the three percent foreign-purchase surcharge, as do Capital One cards and the AmEx Platinum Card. With macaroon-filled chocolate baskets like this one—at Maison Georges Larnicol, a chocolaterie on the Rue de Rivoli—costing $67 a pop, those three percent fees can add up.

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