I searched, but found nothing on foreign use of the BB, so I thought I'd fill you in on how it's working for me. I live in Mexico most if the time now and we do very little CC spending here. Up til now we'd just cash a US check at our local bank to get pesos every week. Lots of money spent, but no points/miles. So, I picked up a Bluebird card last time I was in the US and am using it here in Ajijic, MX to fund my peso withdrawls. It's working well. Even including the Bluebird $2 per transaction and the local ATM fees, I'm getting a better exchange rate than my Mexico bank offers for cashing a US check. It's only .22 pesos per dollar better, but I also get the UR points for the reloads. My brother buys the Vanilla reloads and phones the pin to me for reload. Nice to get some points for the day-to-day expenses here.