Originally Posted by beastmaster
Has anyone experienced buying a Canadian travel card on Bestwestern.com and getting charged in US funds on their credit card? I recently purchased a $150 Canadian travel card which was then emailed to me. Then looking at my AMEX statement I was charged $142.15 in US funds which then converted to $155.22 Canadian. Does not seem right to me. Anyone have any thoughts?
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. It seems that this happens when you purchase using an Amex card.
I complained and they smoothed things over by giving me 1000 extra points. Still, it's annoying. Why can all sorts of US-based merchants (e.g. United Airlines) charge a CAD price in CAD on a Canadian credit card (even Amex) yet BW does not?