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About dorisb

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  1. I assume yo I assume you were asking how much the tourist tax to be refunded is. My last two refunds were $21.13 from American and $21.73 from United. The difference has to do with the exchange rate when you paid it.
  2. Here is a list of restaurants where I have used an American credit card without additional fees along with the last date I used a card there. Some may have discontinued accepting cards since my last visit.
  3. I have a Fidelity cash management account and have used their VISA debit card to withdraw pesos from ATMs here for years. They also refund all local ATM bank's fees. There is a 1% foreign transaction fee when using the Fidelity VISA debit card.
  4. I don't use Schwab, but I use Fidelity with the results you are seeking. I have a cash management account with Fidelity. When I use my debit card in an ATM here, I get the Mexican bank's fees returned two or three days after my withdrawal. Fidelity does not charge a fee, but I guess some foreign currency charge is figured into the exchange rate. My last withdrawal was on 4/17, and I got just over 18.68 to the dollar.
  5. Of course, you can bring several 2 oz. bottles of deet instead of just one as long as they all fit inside a quart-size ziploc bag. Some Visa credit cards (MileagePlus) and some Citibank credit Mastercards (AAdvantage) do not charge foreign transaction fees. There are no doubt many others I don't know about. My other Visa cards do charge a foreign transaction fee.
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