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Travel dilemmas: Don't let cards trip you up

You're planning a vacation as soon as the kids or grandkids get out of school, and you'll be enjoying the benefits of the new travel credit card you applied for just for its rewards points.

In your dreams. At least, in your short-term dreams.

Read on to find out how to make the most of that card - and why, at least for a vacay this June, you've already blown it. Here's what you need to know:

- Watch the calendar.

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