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If I apply for two cards, then take the one with that offers me the lower rate, and close the other account how will this affect my credit score? Is there a better way to go about this? I currently have a Chase Freedom that hovers around 11.99 variable.

As others have said, don't apply for 2 cards at once. And as long as you don't intend to carry a balance, instead of basing decision on interest rate, I would be looking for cards with no or low foreign currency transaction fees.
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