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Gift Cards for travel instead of Cash

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Instead of carrying around a lot of cash when traveling, using gift cards can be a good alternative. I earn some gift cards online from various sites, and they come in handy for gift shopping, gift giving and all that, but they even work well for travel. You can use them to pay for fast food or gas along the way and even for hotels and restaurants. It's a convenient way to pay for things, if you don't want to use your credit card, debit card, or cash all the time.

Depending on the area you happen to be in, it may not even be safe to pull out cash. At the same time, you might not want to use your bank card just to grab a drink or quick snack, but you can use a gift card instead.

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  • That does make more sense than carrying around a lot of cash. 

I hate carrying cash about with me at the best of time. Let alone abroad. 

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Well, I have never used those kind of gift cards. At least never during travelling. Yes travelling with more cash is not good idea, but for that I have bank ATM with me which will work anytime with any shop. And I can get cash too with it. So I guess I not face any problem with it. But I would love to try those gift cards too if I have any opportunities with them in future. 

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