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Olympic squad armed with Vanilla Visa gift cards

Puerto Rico’s Olympic team has spending cash in their pocket in the form of a Vanilla Visa gift card. (Credit: Puerto Rico Olympic Committee’s Facebook page)

Puerto Rico’s Olympic athletes traveled to London with $1,200 worth of Vanilla Visa gift cards each to cover their expenses while at the games, thanks to an agreement between the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee and InComm Puerto Rico, the company announced.

“Traveling with cash is not safe. The problems of theft or loss occurring when we carry cash are very common,” said Carmen Barreto-Cruz, general manager of InComm. “So, our athletes will have the ease and security of traveling with international Vanilla Visa gift cards to avoid needless headaches that may affect their stay in London.”

InComm Puerto Rico, a subsidiary of multinational InComm, is a leading processor and supplier of prepaid services in Puerto Rico. Its product selection includes gift cards to shop at major retailers, cards for downloading music on the Internet and the widest range of cards for online games.

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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