I run errands, travel, and do just about everything with my three children – and that’s never easy. Carrying a MasterCard makes things easy. It’s an assurance that my credit card will be accepted everywhere, no matter where I am.
Our MasterCard was very useful on a trip to England a couple of years ago. We were going to be staying for lengthy period of time, as my brother-in-law was living there. I did not want to travel with the hassle of carrying a lot of cash, but I also didn’t want to worry about my credit card being accepted.
Our MasterCard customer service was really helpful in answering our questions about using our credit card abroad. A note was made on our account that we would be using in in England during the specified dates. We felt really assured that we would have no problems using the card or with acceptance. And we didn’t.
From the city attractions, stores and restaurants of London, there wasn’t a single time that we could not use our MasterCard in a place that accepted credit cards. Even in small towns outside of London, we found acceptance everywhere – from afternoon tea in a charming house built in the 14th century, to renting a small paddle boat on the River Avon.
Using our MasterCard truly made our London trip easy, convenient, and memorable. Since then, we have used our MasterCard in Italy with the same acceptance. As a result, I always make sure I have my MasterCard with me when traveling abroad…
…or at home. We live in a small town and we like to support many of the local shops and small businesses. Most of these shops do not accept all credit cards, but they do accept MasterCard. As we prepare for a trip to Rhode Island in a few weeks, I am able to shop locally at these stores to pick up our vacation essentials.
The same will be true once we arrive in Newport, RI. This beach town is filled with small shops, restaurants and businesses. I can bring along my MasterCard on a morning walk to get coffee or an evening stroll to shop for souvenirs and it will gladly be accepted.
Whether I’m shopping locally, traveling domestically or abroad, acceptance matters to me, so I choose MasterCard.