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    I've read all these blogs and sympathize. For years I've carried my cards in a little aluminum case to protect my information from the "SCANNERS" (the little device that can get your info. with a device no matter where you have it).
    I suggest one of those.
    If that is not feasible, get another card that has a "limit" on it. Say no more than $50 - $200. Then if you need more $$$, go online or call and transfer the funds you need. I use my "limit" card for on-line purchases and my name is NOT my full name, just the first two initials and a last name.
    I was issued a new card about two months ago (debit card) and within a week, it had been compromised. It was from a site in the Netherlands.... The Netherlands???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandygoshorn
    I've read all these blogs and sympathize. For years I've carried my cards in a little aluminum case to protect my information from the "SCANNERS" (the little device that can get your info. with a device no matter where you have it).
    I suggest one of those.
    If that is not feasible, get another card that has a "limit" on it. Say no more than $50 - $200. Then if you need more $$$, go online or call and transfer the funds you need. I use my "limit" card for on-line purchases and my name is NOT my full name, just the first two initials and a last name.
    I was issued a new card about two months ago (debit card) and within a week, it had been compromised. It was from a site in the Netherlands.... The Netherlands???

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    Crime is not a huge issue there. I'm sure it happens, but never heard anything.

    I take my debit card and cash. I think credit cards should be illegal and are a big part of consumer economic problems. I digress..

    I use my card at places I know or have been to before and cash when I'm not sure or there's a huge line.

    Oh, and I take my hubby aka pack mule, to carry everything. Pretty handy when I had 12 bolts of fabric and had to wait in line for 20 minutes. LOL

    Don't forget the strawberry shortcake outside at the Boy Scouts tent! Mmmmmmmm tasty!

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    All the vendors I have dealt with take both. I have used both.

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    [quote=costumegirl]You can get a card holder that is lined with a metallic substance that will protect you credit card that has a microchip in it. The metallic sleeve makes it impossible for any thief to use a card reader to steal your info as it blocks transmissions. Ask your bank about it - they are inexpensive to get and are really great to have to prevent any fraud.
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    Never heard of this but I suspect it's going to be the next necessity for shopping. And when I travel, I put an inside pocket in whatever jacket I'm wearing. If I can match the lining I'll put in a patch pocket, but unless I can find a match, I usually go for an hanging one.
    For years it's irritated the heck out of me that mens' jackets all have inside pockets and womens' jackets don't, with very few exceptions. Wearing loose jackets, the pocket could be made to fall from just under the underside of the bra, and you would be sure to notice a pickpocket!!!

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    I always take cash to the vendor booths and use my credit card at Hancocks. Some vendors still use paper forms, so who knows where you credit card number lays until they get back to their store. Most of my cash is in my shoe between the insole and the shoe until I need it. I just take my shoe off in the privacy of a bathroom stall and pull it out as I need it. The shoe "system" and a fanny pack, along with a cloth, zippered shoulder bag let me shop till I drop.

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    Whenever I go where there will be crowds I carry my purse across my chest as I need to carry meds. But for someone who doesn't need to carry a purse and only wants something small I made a Quiltsmart cell phone case for a family member. This will hold a cell phone and credit cards, id and cash. With a long thin strap it can safely be carried almost anyway you want - across your chest, tucked inside your top or even around your waist and tucked into pants pockets. If you are concerned about the card readers just stick some aluminum foil in it to wrap around your card. Another thing I have done is gotten a low limit card and made sure it was 100% protected from liability if lost or account number stolen.
    You can't be too careful anywhere and I believe in better safe than sorry. Also the cell phone case will hold my digital camera perfectly and makes an easy way to carry it.

    Longarm

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    When you use your credit card, be sure to keep your receipts. I had a waiter tack on $10 to my food ticket one time and in checking my receipts, found that out when my bank statement came. I got my money back when the bank helped me make the claim. I had my receipt.
    Vendors are charged a percentage of the amount on the credit card slip and for purchases under $10 they lose money.
    Be careful at all times with your money and credit cards. Be aware of people bumping into you and never lay down your purse without one hand on it and a cord of some kind. The crowds at the show can be confining and the ones who are out to take your money act quickly.
    Have fun and don't pass up a good deal

    Carol J.

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    I take cash for small purchases, restaurants, and water. Everything else credit card or bank card. Use a small bag that fits around the neck with cell phone, cards and small amount of cash as you hands will be busy with looking and buying. Go to the downtown area as they have many shops with books, thread and notions as well as fabric that seem to be a bit cheaper than a lot of the booths at the show. The whole town turns out for this 4 day event, it is a lot of fun but take lots of pictures as you will have creative overload and forget a lot of stuff. If possible go to the Show of Eleanore Burns, it is lots of fun and she signs books as well as gets her picture taken with you. Find a good parking spot and take the shuttle buses that run, been there quite a few times and just park in the down town. Chances are it will be warm, so dress comfortable with a light sweater or jacket that you can take off. Go with a few ideas in mind for things to look for or you will come home with wayyyyymore that you intended to. Ask me how I know that one!!!!It will be the most crazy fun and exhausting 4 days that you will spend. So many ideas and so little time. Enjoy
    Brenda

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    I don't go anywhere w/o a card. Never know when you might need it (car breakdown, e.g.). However, it so easy to overspend using plastic only. Sew, I will be taking cash for the vendors.

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    I use a fanny pack, it's amazing how much I can fit in it. I like it because you can also pick up business cards from the vendors and you have some place to put them. "In style"?, make your own style!!!

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    I myself don't like a paper trail! So, when I go to shows, I take cash. I save up before going and that way, my DH doesn't know exactly how much I spent. I do take a CC with, just in case.
    I love the comment about, "be sure to wear clothes." LOL
    That may get very interesting if you don't.?!?!

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    take both and set a limit,after many trips there see the quilts first ,carry camera , wear comfort,shop last, they wull be glad to rake you cash or credit, have a great time,also more than one show in town.

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    Mona - I saw these in Harriet Carter's latest catalog. Around $10 I think'
    Sandy

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    They take plastic, and yes, everyone should have a shielded sleeve for any of their cards, wherever you go...thieves even go to grocery stores these days. ATMs are conveniently placed around the venue too...some vendors will even take a personal check! Some folks even throw another pair of comfy shoes in their bag to switch out...it really helps. Wheeled carts/totes are not allowed in the display area, but there is a fantastic package check manned by volunteers in the lobby of the CC.(scooters, walkers and wheelchairs are the only devices allowed) I carry a shoulder tote that I stuff small purchases in, with my small wallet. (big enough for d.licence, cards and some cash) Take a small notebook and pen! It is priceless. The show book has the quilter's name and a description of each quilt, but you always need extra when you see them yourself. I always take a picture of a quilt and then another one of the show tag. If you can't see the number, it is hard to match up your pictures with the book when you get home, since it is just text.There are many seating ares inside the show and in the big vendor tent...you can also purchase snacks in the lobby.(fruit, water, small cold sandwiches...even peel and eat shrimp)I carry a bottle of water and a few PB crackers. The food tent outside has all sorts of food...KY bar-b-q, fresh strawberry shortcake (sold by the boy scouts)drinks, and many types of sandwiches.

    Ask anything you want...I'll find an answer! Oh, yeah...go by the MAQS YoYo's table in the lobby and get a $1 chance on the quilt they are raffling off...this year it is done with batik fabric and is stunning! (Mom is a YoYo)

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    I am hoping to get to go. If all goes well. :) I plan to take cash only. This way I am limited on my spending-so I won't go way overboard (I will be going on payday!) HA!

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by costumegirl
    You can get a card holder that is lined with a metallic substance that will protect you credit card that has a microchip in it. The metallic sleeve makes it impossible for any thief to use a card reader to steal your info as it blocks transmissions. Ask your bank about it - they are inexpensive to get and are really great to have to prevent any fraud.

    Have fun!!! Wish I could go!! :)
    I have seen this case on TV, slim metal billfold, would easily fit in a back pocket. Check out "as seen on TV " site

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    I bought a small "wallet on a string" type purse (goes crossways across my body) for the Cincinnati show. Hold everything I need and is small, lightweight and handy. I also have a light nylon backpack I use to carry my purchases.

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    Don't you have a debit card issued by your bank??Will take whatever you spend right from your checking account. No cash, no credit card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melodyr
    go by the MAQS YoYo's table in the lobby and get a $1 chance on the quilt they are raffling off...this year it is done with batik fabric and is stunning! (Mom is a YoYo)
    I love the Yo Yo's table. Last year the ladies were demoing how to make the most amazing 3D quilt block from a charm square using only four pins and a quick whip stitch. I showed my guild members and everyone loved making them. The yo yo quilt for raffle is always stunning. Buy a ticket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee
    That reminds me. I don't want to carry my handbag either. I'll have a bag for purchases, but I don't want to carry my personals. So I was thinking I'd create a pocket inside my bra cup to hold my driver's licence and plastic. The girls won't mind, I'll feel safer, and it might raise and eyebrow or two when I reach for the card. :)
    I do that now and a pocket was not necessary. Yes you'll have a few raised eyebrows along with some big smiles.I put one on each side (I don't want the girls to feel that I favor one over the other LOL)

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    All the vendors are happy to take cash, credit card and some will even take a personal check with ID. I usually have lots of pockets and an over the shoulder (across the body) bag. Good pair of shoes (well broken in) fashion stops at the knees. Comfortable clothes. Leave fashion at home, for me is jeans a pull over shirt and light sweatshirt type jacket for when its cold. Keep a mini umbrella in my bag and a small flashlight. I know that sounds strange, but have had power outage a couple times in a huge auditorium. It really gets dark in there then. Pull out my tiny light and I'm still shopping. grin.

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    My credit card company called me asking if I was in China - I wasn't so they did the same for me - cancelled my card and reissued a new one. We were going to go to Belgium a couple of weeks later so I called them and said. "I'll be in Belgium so don't worry if you see charges from there." Always a good idea so that they don't stop a transaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Marie
    My credit card company called me asking if I was in China - I wasn't so they did the same for me - cancelled my card and reissued a new one. We were going to go to Belgium a couple of weeks later so I called them and said. "I'll be in Belgium so don't worry if you see charges from there." Always a good idea so that they don't stop a transaction.
    Whenever we go on vacation or travel I always call the credit card co. and tell them where we are going so they know if they see charges from there that it is legit.

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    I made a small purse with strap to go over my neck it is called the potato chip bag. it is great can make it in less the couple of hours.. will hold essentials. I need to have meds with me so can't go no purse.

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