nvtech wrote:Yes..You are right. I got really screwed in my last vacation in South Africa.
I used my penfed at all damm gas stations across Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban...Almost spent $2k on gas on a 25 day road trips...
The only difference I find there is you do pay at the pump but it is the cashier with a wireless swipe machine.
I was little suspicious and collected all the receipts. As expected, I never got any cash back. I made a claim and did send in all the receipts but finally it came out as declined saying that the gas has to be paid at pump.
Damm...at one point felt I lost a lot but was later happy that I did not pay any forex fees and I did get a very good conversion rate.
Interesting story but I'd say all bets are off once you go overseas on this sort of thing. And wireless swipe devices are specifically warned about with some cash back cards as not compatible with their checking system (Discover says this specifically).