I rarely ever carry cash, even when home in the US. Not only does it not earn me miles, but it’s just pesky to carry around. When you’re in a foreign country, then you have to worry about having too much cash left when you return home, etc., so it’s a hassle all around.
Anyways… I’m in Peru, and yesterday I wanted to visit the Larco Museum, one of the “must see” attractions in Peru. As usual, I didn’t have cash on me… and I did the stupid thing by not checking beforehand to see if the museum would take a credit card for the entry ticket.
I went to the museum, only to find out I was out of luck…cash only. After sitting for a few minutes trying to figure out what to do, realizing the nearest ATM was over a half mile away, and Uber-ing to the ATM would have not made it worth it, I decided to text Amex Concierge for help.
After a few minutes, we found the solution. They were able to book me a ticket to the museum remotely through a third party vendor (even the hotel didn’t allow tickets to be booked online with them), so within a matter of minutes, I had a ticket in my email inbox which I displayed to the attendant at the entry to get inside.
I really thought I’d be out of luck and they wouldn’t be able to bail me out, but they came through. So…before you fret because you don’t have cash on you, call Amex Concierge and they may be able to help.
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